Happy November everyone! It is the start of a brand new month, which means it is book haul time. This haul consists of 14 books. It has some books gifted by publishers, pre-orders, gifts and a couple I’ve picked up for myself. Here is my October book haul!
Whilst away for my birthday weekend, I thought I would treat myself to a few books. First, I picked up a copy of A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers. I’ve been waiting to see this in a bookshop for a while so I was excited to finally pick up a copy. Also, I picked up We Are All Constellations by Amy Beashel on release day! I cannot wait to read this one. I picked up a copy of The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston too. I listened to it on audiobook and loved it so much I had to pick up a physical copy.
I had a few pre-orders arrive this month. The first to arrive was Defend the Dawn by Brigid Kemmerer. I’ve still not read the first in this series but I took the chance and ordered the second one ahead of time. My exclusive copy of The First to Die by Adam Silvera arrived and I immediately displayed it on my shelf. I loved this book so it felt right to display the stunning sprayed edges. The last pre-order to arrive was The Heartstopper Yearbook by Alice Oseman which is such a stunning book!
My lovely best friend bought my a book for my birthday that has been on my wishlist for quite a while now. It was a copy of Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky which I cannot wait to finally read!
On another shopping trip this month, I used a book voucher I got for my birthday to buy a couple more books. I picked up Space Band by Tom Fletcher. I’m looking forward to reading this as his other children’s books have been excellent. Then, I picked up Sixteen Souls by Rosie Talbot after seeing so much about it online. I enjoyed it and think it is perfect for halloween!
I’ve been incredibly lucky this month to be gifted a couple of books by lovely publishers. Macmillan gifted me a copy of The Sunbearer Trails by Aiden Thomas which I cannot wait to read! I’ve heard amazing things about it so can’t wait to see what I think. Chicken House kindly gifted me a copy of The Other Ones by Fran Hart which I loved! It is perfect for the Halloween season.
Whilst at the BookTok Mini-Fest I picked up a few books which were kindly gifted by publishers. From the Del Rey stand I picked up a copy of In Case of Emergency by Poona Bell which has been on my wishlist for a while now. Then I picked up Mina and the Slayers by Amy McCaw which was kindly sent to the festival by the publishers UCLan Publishing. Finally, I picked up When You Call My Name by Tucker Shaw from the Penguin stall which is another that has been on my wishlist for a while.
So, I ended the month with 14 more books than I began it with. Thank you so much to the publishers who gifted me some of the books included in this haul!
What books did you get in October and what books are you excited for in November? Let me know in the comments!