September Book Haul
At the end of every month, I start seeing fellow bookstagrammer’s book haul photos, and every time I’m both jealous and somewhat relieved that I didn’t keep better track of my own haul for the month. So this month I decided to hold myself accountable and document every single book coming in… It was probably the worst month possible to keep track. I swear I’m not usually this ridiculous. They are in the approximate order that I accumulated them in.
1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland which is a gorgeous edition that was a gift from Janelle
2. Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent which I purchased for Criminally Good Book Club, currently still reading
3. Misery by Stephen King for #oneweekofmisery readalong, which I failed at because of a cold, also currently reading
4. The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler because I’m obsessed with The Sandman
5. Perfect Remains by Helen Fields because I’ve been wanting to read the series
The last four were all purchased during an Amazon shopping spree where I randomly decided to spoil myself.
6. Thirteen at Dinner by Agatha Christie
7. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
8. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
9. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
10. Duma Key by Stephen King
11. Feast of Fates by Christian A. Brown which I won in a giveaway
12. The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker which was one of my Book of the Month picks
13. The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar also a BOTM pick
14. #FashionVictim by Amina Akhtar which was my final BOTM pick
15. Newirth Mythology Trilogy by Michael B. Koep from Smith Publicity
Even though Smith Publicity sent me an entire trilogy, I’m not counting all three. I already had the entire trilogy and this set is being used for a giveaway. Enter here.
16. We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix gifted to me by Quirk Books
17. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton gifted to me by Sourcebooks
18. The Party by Robyn Harding
19. Cemetery Girl by David Bell
20. Within These Walls by Ania Ahlborn
21. Apart in the Dark by Ania Ahlborn
22. Confessions by Kanae Minato
23. Those Girls by Chevy Stevens
24. Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs and it’s signed!
25. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in another special edition I’ve had my eye on
Remember how I said I randomly decided to spoil myself with an Amazon haul? …well, then I decided I had been on a Book Outlet ban for too long and went a little crazy. And to be fair, I have read three of these and I just plain collect Alice, so at least they’re not all going on my TBR.
26. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult see my review here
27. To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope by Jeanne Marie Laskas
28. The World of Lore: Dreadful Places by Aaron Mahnke
29. Different Seasons by Stephen King
30. Insomnia by Stephen King
31. I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel
The first three books were part of my September Penguin Random House Influencer package. The last three were all gifts from Janelle.
32. Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee because I found out it was “buy a book day”
33. The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain because it was in the BAM bargain section
34. The Mist by Stephen King because I was in BAM on King’s birthday and it seemed necessary
Uhh… I guess I decided to spoil myself again?
35. Rose Madder by Stephen King
36. 100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories by Stefan R. Dziemianowicz
37. Human Remains by Elizabeth Haynes
These three were all from Silver Fire Books as well; the first two I chose as my free rep books for September.
38. Sacred and Delcious by Lisa Joy Mitchell gifted to me by GetRedPR
39. Room 23 by Kavita Basi gifted to me by the author
40. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult yes, another copy because I went to her first tour stop and got a signed copy; I gave my other copy to a friend
41. My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix because I was at a different book store for Jodi’s book tour and felt the need to buy something
42. A Matter of Chance by Julie Maloney gifted to me by the author
43. November Road by Lou Berney gifted to me by TLC Book Tours
44. Black Water by Whitney Skoreyko gifted to my by the author
45. Temptation Rag by Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard gifted to me by Smith Publicity
46. The Last Straw by Ed Duncan gifted to me by Book Publicity Services
47. The Iron Flower by Laurie Forest gifted to me by Harlequin Teen
48. Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa gifted to me by Harlequin Teen
49. Foe by Iain Reid
50. Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
51. The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang
52. Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood
53. The Wildlands by Abby Geni
54. Katerina by James Frey
55. Lies by T M Logan
This was my final haul from Janelle for the month. I literally need a bookshelf just for all the books she sends me.
56. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson because it was the Penguin Horror edition
57. Where the Crawdad’s Sing by Delia Owens because bookstagram made me do it
So there you have it, I aquired 57 new books in the month of September, which equates to 44 new books on my TBR. I should probably put myself on a book buying ban until 2024.