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September 2021 book haul

Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the September 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.

Or at least I did in July and August anyway. I was clearly feeling so confident and pleased with my last two hauls that I decided to celebrate and reward myself. By buying more books. *cue disaster striking*

I also totally forgot to skip some book boxes in August, which didn’t really turn out all that bad as most of the books actually sound really good. But I will be selling some, so hopefully this won’t hurt my (already overflowing) bookcases too much!!

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 September!!

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September 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

Emoji table code

⚔️ fantasy contemporary 🚀 sci-fi
🏰 historical fiction ❤️ romance 🔍 crime / mystery
🤡 thriller 🎀 classic 🎓 dark academia
🐺 paranormal 🍄 urban fantasy 🍆 smut
🪴 non-fiction 🥸 humour 🎙 biography / memoir
🖤 BIPOC author 🗣 own voices 🏳️‍🌈 queer rep
🧠 mental health rep ♿️ disability rep 🐞 body positivity
🌑 dark themes 🎮 nerd references 🏈 sports references
🧸 middle grade 🧘‍♀️ young adult 👩‍🦳 new adult / adult
📔 hardcover 🗒 paperback 📱 ebook
💥 graphic novel 🎧 audiobook 🎁 gift
📚 backlist title ARC / review copy 🐨 Aussie author / #loveozya
🖋 signed / personalised copy 🪆 multiple copy 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:

  • 💟 = arrived in a previous month
  • ✅ = arrived this month
  • 🚚 = in transit
  • ➡️ = skipped
  • 🅿️ = parked (not out yet)
  • ❎ = did not switch to
  • ❌ = confirmed that it was lost to the mail gremlins (but thankfully refunded)

  FairyLoot OwlCrate OwlCrate Jr Illumicrate LitJoy



(next book November)
Special Editions

Gods and Monsters

The Righteous

Heartstopper Vol 1

When Night Breaks

The Scorpio Races


All of which means, that I’m already at 6 books, and we’re still at book boxes… Oops?!! These are super pretty editions though. So, this is what we got:

Honestly, these books are SO PRETTY!! I’ve added links to spoilers in case you want to see the gloriousness.

book purchases

So, here we are, all of the new books that I bought or was gifted in September!!

Symbols and Year of Publication
The Heart Principle Helen Hoang The Kiss Quotient #3

⛱ ❤️ 🍆 🗣 🧠 🌑 👩‍🦳 🗒


The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang
Private Rogue James Patterson and Adam Hamdy Private #16

🔍 🤡 👩‍🦳 🗒


  Private Rogue by James Patterson and Adam Hamdy
The Last Legacy Adrienne Young  

⚔️ 🧘‍♀️ 📔


  The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young
Lakesedge Lyndall Clipstone World at Lake’s Edge #1

⚔️ ❤️ 🏳️‍🌈 🌑 🧘‍♀️ 🗒 🎁 🐨 🖋


Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone
Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake Alexis Hall  

⛱ ❤️ 👩‍🦳 🗒


  Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall
Out of Character Annabeth Albert  

⛱ ❤️ 🏳️‍🌈 🎮 👩‍🦳 🗒


  Out of Character by Annabeth Albert
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Jessica Townsend

Nevermoor #1

Goldsboro edition

⚔️ 🧸 📔 🐨 🖋 🪆


Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend (UK hardcover edition)

Honestly, there are so many amazing books in here (and one Patterson because I am addicted to this series). I cannot wait to scream at everyone later about Lakesedge!! It was so amazing!! And The Heart Principle didn’t disappoint either!! ❤️

Also, I FOUND MY UNICORN BOOK. And I got it!! *cue crying* Yes, I finally got a Goldsboro edition of Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow. Honestly, I never thought I was going to get a copy under $300AUD, as there are only 250 of these babies in the world. But I found it on eBay and was the successful bidder. And now it’s pride of place on my shelves with my other Goldsboro editions of this series. It’s not the matching number (because can you even imagine if I found that?!), but it doesn’t matter. I’m going to have a FULL SET!!

review copies

And finally, ONE review copy!! Unsolicited, and it’s very far down my to-read list… like, maybe next year. Or 2024.

Symbols and Year of Publication
Publisher and read status
The Summer We Turned Green William Sutcliffe  

⛱ 🧸 🗒 ⏰



The Summer We Turned Green by William Sutcliffe

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What was in your September 2021 book haul??

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo


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