December ’17 Haul

December 30, 2017

I didn’t buy much in December – just one BookOutlet order, because I had a $20 gift card – but between that order and Christmas, I managed a pretty sizeable haul this month! I’m also expecting two orders from BookOutlet right now, so my January haul will be pretty big, too… ? But I swear February’s will be tiny!

While I didn’t stick to my ban as well as I should’ve (or at all, really…), I did a pretty good job with requesting hardly any ARCs, so at least I achieved half of my goals! It’s… something?




Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day
Legend (graphic novel)
My True Love Gave to Me
The CreepyPasta Collection, Vol 2
The Smell of Other People’s Houses
When the Moon Was Ours
And I Darken (my 3rd copy… #noregrets)
Almost Midnight
The Last Namsara


Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World


Wonder Woman: Warbringer
The Bear and the Nightingale
The Refrigerator Monologues
The Starlit Wood
The Tiger’s Daughter
Captive Prince (entire trilogy)
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard (entire trilogy)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (illustrated)
Lady Midnight
The Fifth Season
When Dimple Met Rishi
Strange the Dreamer
What to Say Next
The Call
Girl Mans Up
The Dollmaker of Krakow
a brand new bullet journal!


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Before I Had the Words: On Being a Transgender Young Adult
A Song Flung Up to Heaven
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Into the Drowning Deep

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Bad Call
More Than We Can Tell
Ash Princess

How was your December book hauling? Did you add anything awesome to your collection? Let me know in a comment!


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  • Reply confessionsofayareader December 30, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Great December haul!

  • Reply abyssallibrarian December 30, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Are those physical books from BookOutlet? I placed my first order with them a few days ago, but then I saw some reviews online complaining about the quality of the books they received so I’m a little worried!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 15, 2018 at 10:36 pm

      I do get a lot of my physical books from BookOutlet, yes! I feel like their quality is extremely hit-and-miss. I order from their scratch ‘n dent section sometimes, and some of my books come totally flawless, while others have shredded dust jackets and banged up pages and all. If you order from their regular section, though, if you receive anything damaged, they’ll send you another copy or refund you! You just have to contact them within a week of receiving your order, I think.

      • Reply abyssallibrarian January 15, 2018 at 11:04 pm

        I would only order from the regular section. I’ve heard too many people complain about the quality of Scratch and Dent books to risk it. Plus I’m a little picky when it comes to how my books look. I recently ordered a bunch of books from their regular section and I was pretty impressed with the quality.

  • Reply Annemieke December 30, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Oh Magnus! Yeay, I really loved the conclusion this year. Amazing haul!

  • Reply Ms. Victorious December 30, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Such a HUGE haul! I did not buy many books in December since I’m trying to put my TBR in order a little bit. Still, I think this is not gonna happen since there are some awesome releases coming up in January!

  • Reply Jackie Nolan December 30, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Wow! That’s an amazing haul. It looks like you’ve got some really good books in there.

  • Reply CJRthebrit December 30, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Wow that’s a great haul! I bought 2 books in December and have an Amazon gift card but I thought I’d wait till early January as there are some great ones being released then ?

  • Reply Lola December 30, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    That’s a lot of books! I had a small haul in December, but I am pleased with all the books. I should post a review of December in a couple of days once family visits and the like have calmed down! Have a great New Year!

  • Reply emmareadstoomuch December 30, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    i am heart eyes-ing HARD for this post.

  • Reply aravenclawlibrary December 31, 2017 at 1:49 am

    I’m so jealous you got Scythe! I need that book like yesterday!
    Looks like you had a pretty good haul!

  • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches January 9, 2018 at 5:00 am

    I’m simply sitting here, copy/pasting:
    “But I swear February’s will be tiny!”
    And thinking: You’re going to need to link some kind of punishment to it if you DON’T have a tiny haul – which we know you won’t. Like.. You’re Destiny. That’s impossible.. :’D

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 15, 2018 at 10:50 pm

      LMAO. What are you gonna do, fly over here and smack me?

      Actually, do that. Then we could hang out and you could berate me for my poor impulse control. ???

      • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches January 16, 2018 at 1:54 am

        Oooh I wish! Haha.
        That would so not help though. We’d go “NOW WE CAN GO BOOKSHOPPING TOGETHER.” and we’d both be ruined.. ??

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