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October 2021 book haul

Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the October 2021 book haul!! A monthly post where I usually shame myself for never achieving my goal of buying less than I read, or sticking to my buying goal.

And October was an interesting month… Because I read 13 books and I hauled 13 books. I had a bunch of preorders come in, which I had completely forgotten about. And the only book box I received had a double book. So, it should have been better than it was, but here we are.

In case you aren’t aware (which, fair, because I never made an announcement post, although I do mention this every month) my goal for each month is to only purchase 7 books, split between purchased books and books from book boxes. So, 7 paid books in total. But also I need to read more books than I collect each month, including review books. So it’s kind of a 2-part goal. That I very rarely meet. But, rules are made to be broken!! When it comes to book hauling anyway…

So, let’s go see the books I hauled in October!!

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October 2021 book haul

Book haul categories are as follows:

  • subscription boxes
  • book purchases (book mail, in-store and ebook*)
  • review copies (book mail, digital and gifts)

* Not counting Kindle Unlimited

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โš”๏ธ fantasy โ›ฑ contemporary ๐Ÿš€ sci-fi
๐Ÿฐ historical fiction โค๏ธ romance ๐Ÿ” crime / mystery
๐Ÿคก thriller ๐ŸŽ€ classic ๐ŸŽ“ dark academia
๐Ÿบ paranormal ๐Ÿ„ urban fantasy ๐Ÿ† smut
๐Ÿชด non-fiction ๐Ÿฅธ humour ๐ŸŽ™ biography / memoir
๐Ÿ–ค BIPOC author ๐Ÿ—ฃ own voices ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ queer rep
๐Ÿง  mental health rep โ™ฟ๏ธ disability rep ๐Ÿž body positivity
๐ŸŒ‘ dark themes ๐ŸŽฎ nerd references ๐Ÿˆ sports references
๐Ÿงธ middle grade ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ young adult ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆณ new adult / adult
๐Ÿ“” hardcover ๐Ÿ—’ paperback ๐Ÿ“ฑ ebook
๐Ÿ’ฅ graphic novel ๐ŸŽง audiobook ๐ŸŽ gift
๐Ÿ“š backlist title โฐ ARC / review copy ๐Ÿจ Aussie author / #loveozya
๐Ÿ–‹ signed / personalised copy ๐Ÿช† multiple copy โœ… read

Emoji table for reference

book boxes

I subscribe to three monthly boxes: OwlCrate (which I sometimes skip and sometimes swap to OwlCrate Jr), FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for Illumicrate. I also subscribe to the quarterly book-only option for LitJoy. Plus I sometimes buy the special edition books they put out, but only if I loved the series, or I got the special edition of book 1 as part of the monthly box.

So, here is where I’m up to as at the end of August:

  • ๐Ÿ’Ÿ = arrived in a previous month
  • โœ… = arrived this month
  • ๐Ÿšš = in transit
  • โžก๏ธ = skipped
  • ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ = parked (not out yet)
  • โŽ = did not switch to
  • โŒ = confirmed that it was lost to the mail gremlins (but thankfully refunded)

  FairyLoot OwlCrate OwlCrate Jr Illumicrate LitJoy
September โœ… ๐Ÿšš โŽ ๐Ÿ’Ÿ (next book November)



โŽ โžก๏ธ (next book November)
Special Editions

The Righteous

Heartstopper Vol 1

Girls of Fate and Fury

When Night Breaks

The Scorpio Races


All of which means, I got my September FairyLoot box in October (and I’m currently fighting with AusPost over my OwlCrate box). So, September’s FairyLoot box had TWO books:

  • Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer
  • Bonus book: Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray
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book purchases

So, here we are, all of the new books that I bought or was gifted in October!! Which, is slightly more than I would like to have bought… but also, yeah, there’s a lot of preorders in here!!

Year of Publication
A Dance With the Fae Prince Elise Kova Married to Magic #2 2021 โš”๏ธ โค๏ธ
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆณ ๐Ÿ“”
A Dance With the Fae Prince by Elise Kova
The Bronzed Beasts Roshani Chokshi The Gilded Wolves #2 2021 โš”๏ธ ๐Ÿ„
๐Ÿ–ค ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ“”
The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi
Kingdom of the Wicked Kerri Maniscalco Kingdom of the Wicked #1 2020 โš”๏ธ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ„
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆณ ๐Ÿ“” ๐Ÿ“š
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco
Kingdom of the Cursed Kerri Maniscalco Kingdom of the Wicked #2 2021 โš”๏ธ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ„
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆณ ๐Ÿ“”
Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco
Empire of the Vampire Jay Kristoff Empire of the Vampire #1 2021 โš”๏ธ ๐Ÿบ
๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐ŸŒ‘
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆณ ๐Ÿ“” ๐Ÿจ ๐Ÿ–‹ ๐Ÿช†
Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff
Dark Rise C. S. Pacat Dark Rise #1 2021 โš”๏ธ
๐Ÿ—ฃ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ“” ๐Ÿจ
Dark Rise by C.S. Pacat
Anything But Fine Tobias Madden   2021 โ›ฑ โค๏ธ
๐Ÿ—ฃ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿˆ
๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ—’ ๐Ÿจ
Anything But Fine by Tobias Madden
Flash Fire T.J. Klune The Extraordinaries #2 2021 ๐Ÿš€ ๐Ÿ„
๐Ÿ—ฃ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ—’
Flash Fire by TJ Klune
The Storm of Echoes Christelle Dabos The Mirror Visitor #4 2019 / 2021 โš”๏ธ
๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ—’
The Storm of Echoes by Christelle Dabos
The Party Crasher Sophie Kinsella   2021 โ›ฑ โค๏ธ
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆณ ๐Ÿ—’
The Party Crasher by Sophie Kinsella
Midnight Sun Stephanie Meyer Twilight #5 2020 โค๏ธ ๐Ÿบ
๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ—’ ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ“š
Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you may have noticed that my copy of Midnight Sun has arrived. It’s a very special copy. My friend Sarah (@commasandampersands) annotated this for me. And she held a press conference about it because she genuinely dislikes the book. I’m… interested to see what happens, but also, there’s about 300 other books on my TBR that I probably want to read first. Let’s be honest, Sarah did NOT make a compelling case to begin it immediately…

review copies

And thank goodness, no review books in October!! *phew*

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What was in your October 2021 book haul??

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo


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