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October 2022 book haul

Hello friends!! Welcome to the October 2022 book haul!! A post where I talk about all the books that I bought and received in the previous month.

You know, October was looking like a pretty good month. I had only received six physical books between review copies, book boxes and some light online shopping. And then on Friday 29 October, I snapped. I went to the bookstore. I only intended on getting one book ― but the longer I perused the bookshelves, the longer I stayed in the shop. And the heavier the pile of books in my arms grew… Ooops?!

In saying that, this year there is no shaming for buying excess than my haul goals. However, my haul goals this year are to only buy books I will read immediately, so that’s a step in the right direction. The main goal for the year, is to buy less books than I read. And I’m trying not to increase my TBR this year. And, as per my now-normal, there is a round up of TBR increase/decrease at the end.

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

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October 2022 book haul

Book haul categories are as follows:

  • book boxes (monthly/quarterly subscription or special edition book boxes)
  • review copies (book mail, digital and gifts)
  • book purchases (book mail, in-store and ebook*)

* Not counting Kindle Unlimited

book boxes

I subscribe to a bunch of book boxes that I usually skip because 2022 is the year of cutting back.

In October, I had three books arrive:

  • Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young (FairyLoot Adult book only sub for September)
  • Belladonna by Adalyn Grace (FairyLoot YA book only sub for September)
  • Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber (LitJoy YAbook only sub from April/May)

As always, photos link through to photo owner’s instagram and shows extra details such as sprayed/stenciled edges, custom end pages, naked hardcovers, reversible dust jackets, etc.

Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young
Belladonna by Adalyn Grace
Twins Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber

book purchases

During October, I bought nine physical books, and three ebooks.

Kingdom of the Feared by Kerri Maniscalco

Kingdom of the Feared
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Series: Kingdom of the Wicked #3
Released: Sep 2022
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardcover
Read: Currently
Goodreads link

A Duel with the Vampire Lord by Elise Kova

A Duel with the Vampire Lord
Author: Elise Kova
Series: Married to Magic #3
Released: Aug 2022
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardcover
Read: Currently
Goodreads link

Lore Olympus Vol 2 by Rachel Smythe

Lore Olympus Vol 2
Author: Rachel Smythe
Series: Lore Olympus #2
Released: Jul 2022
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Read: Yes
Goodreads link

Lore Olympus Vol 3 by Rachel Smythe

Lore Olympus Vol 3
Author: Rachel Smythe
Series: Lore Olympus 3
Released: Oct 2022
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Read: Yes
Goodreads link

Demon in the Wood by Leigh Bardugo, Dani Pendergast

Demon in the Wood
Author: Leigh Bardugo, Dani Pendergast
Series: Grishaverse #0.5
Released: Sep 2022
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardcover
Read: Yes
Goodreads link

Ledge by Stacey McEwan

Ledge
Author: Stacey McEwan
Series: The Glacian Trilogy #1
Released: Oct 2022
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Read: No
Goodreads link

This Wicked Fate by Kalynn Bayron

This Wicked Fate
Author: Kalynn Bayron
Series: This Poison Heart #2
Released: Jun 2022
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Read: No
Goodreads link

Take a Bow Noah Mitchell by Tobias Madden

Take a Bow, Noah Mitchell
Author: Tobias Madden
Series: N/A
Released: Aug 2022
Genre: Contemporary
Format: Paperback
Read: No
Goodreads link

Unnecessary Drama by Nina Kenwood

Unnecessary Drama
Author: Nina Kenwood
Series: N/A
Released: Oct 2022
Genre: Contemporary
Format: Paperback
Read: No
Goodreads link

Under the Oak Tree 3 by Suji Kim

Under the Oak Tree
Author: Suji Kim
Series: Under the Oak Tree #3
Released: Apr 2022
Genre: Fantasy
Format: eBook
Read: Yes
Goodreads link

Under the Oak Tree 4 by Suji Kim

Under the Oak Tree
Author: Suji Kim
Series: Under the Oak Tree #4
Released: May 2022
Genre: Fantasy
Format: eBook
Read: Yes
Goodreads link

Under the Oak Tree 5 by Suji Kim

Under the Oak Tree
Author: Suji Kim
Series: Under the Oak Tree #5
Released: Jun 2022
Genre: Fantasy
Format: eBook
Read: Yes
Goodreads link

review copies

I received two review books in October!! And both are books that I was VERY keen to read.

Blitz by Daniel O'Malley

Blitz
Author: Daniel O’Malley
Series: Checquy Files #3
Released: Oct 2022
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Read: Currently
Goodreads link
Publisher link

Going Rogue by Janet Evanovich

Going Rogue
Author: Janet Evanovich
Series: Stephanie Plum #29
Released: Nov 2022
Genre: Thriller
Format: Paperback
Read: Yes
Goodreads link
Publisher link

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So… what does this all mean for my book buying limit for 2022? Well, because I apparently can’t count at all, I made a new row on my giant TBR spreadsheet to figure it out for me. I also unhauled a LOT of books in August. Most of them I had read, but some I decided I was no longer interested in. So, the numbers now stand at:

  • Commenced 2022 with physical TBR: 455
  • Increased physical TBR in 2022 by: 64
  • Subtotal physical TBR: 519
  • Read physical books: 30
  • Unhauled physical books on my TBR: 39
  • TOTAL PHYSICAL TBR: 450
  • TBR variance: -5

My secret aim is to get my physical unread books down to 400, but I’ll be happy if I can keep it below 450 which is my real goal!!

What was in your October 2022 book haul?

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo

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