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September 2020 book haul

Good morning bookworms!! It’s time for the September 2020 book haul!!

September was slightly over my limit of 10. But only SLIGHTLY!! So, I feel like I’m getting back on track!! *cough*

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Book haul categories are as follows:

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

* Not counting Kindle Unlimited

⚔️ fantasy contemporary ? sci-fi
? historical fiction ❤️ romance ? crime / mystery
? thriller ? classic ? dark academia
? BIPOC author ? own voices ?️‍? queer rep
? mental health rep ♿️ disability rep ? graphic novel
? hardcover ? paperback ? ebook
? graphic novel ? audiobook ? gift
? backlist title ARC / review copy ? Aussie author / #loveozya

Emoji table for reference

September 2020 book haul

book boxes

I subscribe to four monthly boxes: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for LitJoy and Illumicrate. International shipping is still an absolute shit show… but it is getting better. So, here is where I stand with boxes that arrived in September:

Nowhere. I had no boxes arrive in September.

So, this is where I’m up to in general:

Owlcrate FairyLoot LitJoy Illumicrate
July in transit N/A
August skipped in transit N/A
September skipped ?? ?? ??
Special Editions Blood & Honey

I’ve also skipped all of the October boxes, except Illumicrate, so expect to see less of these as time goes on.

book purchases

LOTS of gift-voucher and birthday money being spent here!! I think I have used them all now though… ?

Also, a lot of these books are very recently released. They’re all 2020 books, with the exception of The Memory of Babel (which was originally published in 2017), but the English translated version only came out in September, so it’s technically new too. It was a really good month for books!!

Release year


Katharine McGee

2020 ⛱ ❤️ ?‍♀️ ? American Royals #2: Majesty by Katharine McGee

Cinderella is Dead

Kalynn Bayron

2020 ⚔️ ? ?‍♀️ ? Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Blood & Honey

Shelby Mahurin

2020 ⚔️ ? ?‍♀️ ? Serpent and Dove #2: Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin

The Lost Book of the White

Cassandra Clare

2020 ⚔️ ?️‍? ?‍♀️ ? The Eldest Curses #2: The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare

The Other Side of the Sky

Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

2020 ⚔️ ?‍♀️ ? ? The Other Side of the Sky by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Kiss My Cupcake

Helena Hunting

2020 ❤️ ?‍? ? Kiss My Cupcake by Helena Hunting

The House in the Cerulean Sea

TJ Klune

2020 ⚔️ ? ? The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

Well Played

Jen DeLuca

2020 ❤️ ?‍? ? Well Played by Jen DeLuca

The Gravity of Us

Phil Stamper

2020 ⛱ ❤️ ? ?️‍? ?‍♀️ ? ? The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

The Memory of Babel

Christelle Dabos

2017 / 2020 ⚔️ ?‍♀️ ? ? The Mirror Visitor #3: The Memory of Babel by Christelle Dabos


Jessica Townsend

2020 ⚔️ ? ? ? *currently reading* Nevermoor #3: Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

I did also add a couple more books to my graphic novel collection… again… But, only three this time!! ?

Release year

Check Please: Sticks and Scones

Ngozi Ukazu 2020 ⛱ ❤️ ? ?️‍? ?‍♀️ ? ? Check Please Vol 2: Sticks and Scones by Ngozi Ukazu

Ouran High School Host Club Vol 1

Bisco Hatori 2003 ⛱ ❤️ ?‍♀️ ? ? ? Ouran High School Host Club Vol 1

Seven Days

Venio Tachibana 2007 ⛱ ❤️ ?️‍? ?‍♀️ ? ? ? Seven Days by Venio Tachibana

review copies

Two review books in September… which is not bad!! I’m even halfway through one of them!!

Kingdom of Sea and Stone Mara Rutherford HarperCollins / Harlequin ⚔️ ?‍♀️ ? *currently reading* Crown of Coral and Pearl #2: Kingdom of Sea and Stone by Mara Rutherford
Poisoned Jennifer Donnelly Allen & Unwin ⚔️ ?‍♀️ ? Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly
Did you get any new books in September?

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo


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