Wrap Ups

Haul Roundup 2.0: July-December 2018

January 21, 2019

Last summer, I did a TBR Roundup & Haul Roundup, and I revisited the first of those last week (you can see it here if you missed it!). I was originally going to do this every 6 months (which is why today is covering July through December of 2018), but after today’s post, this will become a quarterly post—so expect the next one in April!

Anyways, we’ve got a lotta hauls to talk about, so let’s jump in!


July — 31 books hauled:

july2.pngReview copies: 26
Purchased print: 2
Purchased ebooks: 1
Read: 20
Still on TBR:

August — 59 books hauled:

august2.pngReview copies: 31
Purchased print: 11
Purchased ebooks: 8

Read: 26
Still on TBR:

September — 46 books hauled:

september2.pngReview copies: 13
Purchased print: 31
Purchased ebooks: 2

Read: 18
Still on TBR:

October — 62 books hauled:

october2.pngReview copies: 11
Purchased print: 23
Purchased ebooks: 10

Read: 23
Still on TBR:

November 1 & 2 — 68 books hauled:

november2.pngReview copies: 31
Purchased print: 11
Purchased ebooks: 25

Read: 14
Still on TBR:

December 1 & 2 — 73 books hauled:

december2.pngReview copies: 32
Purchased print: 16
Purchased ebooks: 3

Read: 12
Still on TBR:

Overall Results:

This is… well, to be honest, mortifying. I knew that I hauled way too many books in 2018, but I had no idea the number was this high just for the second half of the year, or that I had actually read so few of the books I hauled in those 6 months.
All I know is that this is super eye-opening and motivational to stay on path with my goals for hauling less this year and focusing more on my backlist TBR and catching up on review copies!


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  • Reply Kelly | Another Book in the Wall January 21, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    I didn’t haul quite as many books as you did, but IVE LITERALLY ONLY READ AROUND 15-20% OF THE PHYSICAL COPIES I BOUGHT! Pls send help. ?

  • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches January 22, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Holy crap that’s a lot of books.. :’) But.. what did I expect, right? Haha.
    Let’s hope we do a bit better in 2019!
    I honestly don’t even DARE think about all the money I spent on books last year.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 22, 2019 at 7:05 pm

      So far, so good! So far this month, I’ve barely spent anything on books, and my physical haul is looking TINY compared to how they normally are. The digital haul will be big, but it’s almost all ARCs, and most of them are kids’ books I got for work haha.

      • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches January 24, 2019 at 4:21 am

        AWESOOOOME! I did order a whole bunch of books, but I’m not counting them as haul until they’ve arrived and.. since they’re all pre-orders? [And if they’re not, they fit my buy rules so WHOOP.] I think my haul will be my sub boxes books and then FC’s of ARC’s I loved or something. That’s it. :’)

  • Reply kindkonfetti January 22, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    I am going to begin keeping these sort of stats because I think it will be a shock for me to graphically see how many books I am accumulating / reading/ and how much I am spending!

  • Reply CJR The Brit January 22, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    OHMYGAWD…..that’s a lot of books! I don’t know whether to be jealous or pass you the paper bag to breathe into again! I have hauled 15 this month and I nearly had a panic about that!

  • Reply Kaleena @ Reader Voracious January 22, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    I really like these posts and might do something similar to help rein in the haul-monster. Thanks so much for sharing your results with us and good luck tackling that owned TBR and overdue review copies!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 23, 2019 at 11:19 pm

      Ahhh, please do! I would LOVE to see other bloggers’ takes on these posts because they’re honestly so much fun to create (and really insightful for me). Thank you! ♥

  • Reply Ellyn January 23, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Okay, so your tbr may be massive but think about how many 5 star reads you have waiting for you! Yeah, this is a stressful tbr but there are going to be some real gems in there, Destiny!

  • Reply Annemieke January 26, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Haha I feel you. I rarely read the books i buy right away. And it is just so easy to keep buying. At least now you know and you can decide what you want to do with the information (adding in that there doesn’t have to be action taken if you are fine with it at the end of it all).

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 28, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      Haha exactly!! It’s so easy to buy it and throw it on the shelf and move on. That’s the biggest reason I’m making this a quarterly thing instead of every six months, so hopefully seeing it more often will help remind me to read them faster.

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