May ’18 Haul (& Returning to My Ban!)

What up, this is my 400TH POST! Thanks for sticking with me through so much of my nonsense, you amazing book dragons!

Now, with you all as my witness, I am back on a legitimate book ban after this post. My shelves are full, my TBR is beyond hope, and my bank account is in a constant state of grieving. I was very successful at my summer book ban last year, so wish me luck!

I’m going on a book ban for all of June and July, with the same rules applying as last year’s ban:

1. eBooks on sale for $1.99 or less = free game!
2. ARCs & trades = a-okay!
3. Pre-existing pre-orders = go for it!
4. ALL OTHER PURCHASES: must be read within ONE WEEK of purchase!

Now… for the haul!

(Click the titles for Goodreads links!)


PHYSICAL HAUL

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BookOutlet:

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Hell House
Universal Harvester
Books of Blood Vol 1-3
Red Queen
Mapping the Interior
Certain Dark Things
If We Were Villains
The Fire This Time
Dreamfall
Oathbringer
The Traitor Baru Cormorant
The Star-Touched Queen
Station Eleven
Saints and Misfits

Pre-orders:

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A Court of Frost and Starlight (review)
Sky in the Deep (RTC)
The Way You Make Me Feel (review)
LIFEL1K3 (review)

ARCs:

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Worlds Seen in Passing
Bright We Burn
Blanca & Roja
Mirage

Trades:

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Hush, Hush
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Burial Rites
The Girl from the Well
An Ember in the Ashes

Misc. Purchases:

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Kitchen Table Tarot
Little & Lion


EBOOK HAUL

eARCs:

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Hark! The Herald Angels Scream
Spinning Silver
Grace and Fury
Summer Bird Blue
Babyteeth, Vol 2
Scream All Night

Kindle Purchases:

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Ramona Blue
Beauty of the Beast
The Princess Trap
The New Voices of Fantasy
Sour Candy
The City of Brass
Six Stories
The Best Horror of the Year, Vol 8
The Folcroft Ghosts
Dead Lake


How big was your May haul – or did you stick to a book ban? Let me know in the comments, and let me know if you read (and loved) anything I hauled this month!


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45 thoughts on “May ’18 Haul (& Returning to My Ban!)

  1. Annemieke says:

    My fnger slipped with my May book haul…

    I’m curious what you will think of The Girl from the Well. I’ve heard some good things but I have to read The Bone Witch by her first since I actually own that haha. I really enjoyed Spinning Silver though I didn’t find it as good as Uprooted, but still pretty good. And so lucky to find Oathbringer in hc on bookoutlet. Those are otherwise so expensive!

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    • Destiny @ Howling Libraries says:

      Bahaha “my finger slipped”… suuuuuure… 😉

      I have had The Bone Witch since it came out and have NO idea why I haven’t read it yet, but Girl from the Well just really caught my eye, so hopefully I’ll enjoy Rin Chupeco’s writing! I’m probably starting Spinning Silver tomorrow and excited about it. And yes, Oathbringer was a real steal!

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  2. Ellyn says:

    So many amazing books! Oathbringer looks massive omg! I really want to start the series but, I think I’m going to wait until more books come out in the series!
    Have you read Hush Hush before? What made you pick it up?

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    • Destiny @ Howling Libraries says:

      It is HUGE! I think it’s about 1,200 pages? Something like that. Every book in the series is 1,000+, I think.

      I haven’t read Hush Hush before, actually! Have you? I just always see it around goodreads and the person who wanted to trade with me really wanted a book I had, and this was the only thing in her stack I had heard of, so I was like, “Hey, why not?” lol

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  3. Lin says:

    WOAH! THAT’S A LOTTA BOOKS! Your poor TBR…
    I was pretty good, kept myself under control. I bought about 6 books.
    The rest of the year though….. I probably won’t be able to hold back. There are so many good books coming out though! #notmyfaultidonthavemoneyanymore
    Happy Reading! 😀

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  4. shelfishforbooks says:

    Wow, your 400th post?! That’s so amazing! How long have you been blogging for??
    You got so many books this month! That’s pretty impressive. How many of them have you read? I’ve gotten about eight books this month and haven’t even read two of them

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  5. MetalPhantasmReads says:

    You got Mirage! I’m so jealous; I’m dying to read that book after hearing more reviews about it. Hell House is seriously creepy and I’m curious to see what you think and Oathbringer is the best ever 🙂 awesome haul!

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  6. anna says:

    THIS IS SO MANY BOOKS !! I DONT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START WOW
    u bought oathbringer! the stormlight achrives is one of my favourite series :>>>>

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    • Destiny @ Howling Libraries says:

      Thank you! I just started it not long ago and have barely touched it because I’ve been focusing on other reads, but I have REALLY enjoyed what I’ve read so far. Something nice about it is the fact that the author talks about diversity in tarot, and she lists the names of some decks that actually depict POC, queer couplings, etc. It’s really cool!

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