July Haul: did I actually start buying physical books again?!

August 5, 2020

It’s the end of another month, which means it’s time to talk about my haul for the month!

physical review copies

After months of very few or NO print ARCs, it feels so weird to even have this section in my haul again!

digital review copies

I did haul a few too many ARCs this month, but I still managed to stick to my ARC limitations, so at least there’s that? Plus, I got a few EXTREMELY exciting anticipated releases that I’m still screaming over. ?

audio review copies

What do we all think of the new NetGalley audiobook program? I think the new app is pretty neat, but I haven’t seen many ALCs on there that I wanted yet — just The Switch, which I’m super excited to listen to! The rest of these are from LibroFM, as usual.

physical purchases and gifts

I think this is the most I’ve bought in a while! 

digital purchases, freebies, and gifts

I think this is the most excited I’ve been about my new Kindle store hauls in a while!

And a few freebies: 


Nothing this month! I’ve really been trying to focus on books I already own, so I don’t borrow much lately besides audiobooks of overdue review copies. ?


We finally got our Xbox One replacement in, and I’m so happy! I’ve added a “Game Pass Ultimate” section to this area, even though they’re subscription games and not permanent hauls.

  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate:
  • Steam sales [PC]:
  • Humble Bundle [PC]:
  • Epic Games freebies [PC]:
  • OTHER:

What was your favorite thing you hauled this month — or if you didn’t haul anything, is there anything you hope to haul soon? Let me know in the comments!


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  • Reply Mel August 5, 2020 at 10:30 am

    ooh I really want to read Alyssa Cole’s thrillers. I keep meaning to read stuff by her in general but that book sounds amazing! can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it 🙂

    • Reply Mel August 5, 2020 at 10:30 am

      thriller* idk where the s came from, lol

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries August 18, 2020 at 4:57 am

      It’s been SO good so far! It’s honestly really dread-inducing from the start because the racism and toxic attitudes are just so authentic and awful.

  • Reply confessionsofayareader August 5, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Great haul! I’m jealous you got Kingdom of the Wicked!

  • Reply erin from rinsreads August 5, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Oh you got so many great arcs this month!! I hope you enjoyed them all and have fun reading! ?

  • Reply tasya @ the literary huntress August 5, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Oh I didn’t know they released an illustrated edition for The Lightning Thief!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries August 18, 2020 at 4:58 am

      I don’t feel like I see it talked about much but it’s so lovely and seems so well made!

  • Reply evelynreads1 August 5, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    some exciting books for you to read!


  • Reply Kaya @ afictionalbookworm August 5, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    lovely haul! oh my gosh, the infinity courts and the project are two of my most anticipated releases, i can’t wait to see what you think!!?

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries August 18, 2020 at 4:59 am

      Thank you! Omg I’m so excited for both of them I could cry. I keep considering just totally ditching all of my other ARCs so I can go ahead and just read those 2 and a couple of others that are also still a little ways out lmao.

  • Reply Kristina August 5, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    Some of thoses looks quite interesting.. and all the pretty covers!! ❤️

    The flat share & the Switch has been somes that I’ve had been wanting to read for a while too! … but I sadly hadn’t gotten to it yet xd

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries August 18, 2020 at 4:59 am

      Yessss, super blessed by the cover gods lately haha! <3 Oh The Flatshare is SO GOOD - I hope you can check it out soon!

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    I’ve been wanting to read True Blue for a while. You’ll have to let me know what you think of it!

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