October ’17 Haul & Wrap-up

November 1, 2017

I’m so sad that October is over, but one good thing about the end of every month is writing up the end-of-month posts like this one! I have so much fun tallying up my stats and showing off my new goodies. I swore my haul this month would be nothing compared to last month’s, and while I stuck to my rule of buying almost nothing in October, I learned that I have some very amazing friends (and a wonderful fiance!) who gifted me so many incredible books for my birthday. I am so, so blessed, and my heart is so full, and I love all of you too much for words.

Moving on from my sappy self, I’ll start with my wrap-up, as usual:


* = graphic novel
! = ARC/sent for review


The Grownup
! Women in Sports
*! Phoebe & Her Unicorn, Vol 6
! Dear Martin
! Strange Weather
The Hearts We Sold
A Monstrous Love: Two Halloween Romances
! Now is Everything


! The Innocence Treatment
* The Walking Dead, Vol 2
There’s Someone Inside Your House
Vengeance Road
Mary: The Summoning


! The Hanging Girl
*! Hero Cats of Stellar City: Year One
*! Northstars, Vol 1
*! Us
! The Goblins of Bellwater
One of Us is Lying
Night Shift


! The Ravenous
*! Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1
* Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein, Vol 1
* Fables, Vol 3




Sleepy Hollow and Other Short Stories

Average rating for the month: 3.7/5
Percentage of September TBR completed: 56% (ouch)

Onward, to the hauls!

As many of you know, October was my birthday month, and I received a lot of gifts from some amazing loved ones and blogging pals. My heart is seriously SO FULL, you guys.


Print Haul:

ARCs/review copies:

The Glass Spare
Women in Sports
What We See in the Stars
Haven (not pictured)

Giveaway prizes:

The Reader
Flame in the Mist
Odd & True
Zero Repeat Forever
Nevernight – UK paperback edition (not pictured)


The Darkest Part of the Forest


Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance
Sleeping Beauties (technically free from BOTM)
One of Us is Lying
Wild Beauty
Strange Weather
A Darker Shade of Magic Collector’s Edition (not pictured)

Everything else was a gift, and I feel so blessed and loved!

eBook Haul (Purchased):

My eBook haul was also waaay more extensive than I intended for it to be, but HarperTeen randomly auto-approved me for a metric crapload of titles on Edelweiss this month, and who was I to say no? Anyways, because there were so many, I’m going to be compiling a separate blog post for my October eARC haul, which will go up later this week.


Dragons of Nova (Loom Saga, #2)
I Felt Their Teeth in My Bones
I Call Upon Thee


Vices and Virtues: A Horror Anthology
Letters to the Lost
A Monstrous Love

That’s it for most of my haul; like I said, later this week, I’ll upload an e-ARC haul as well! Since they’ll be getting their own post, I’ll add a mini-synopsis for each one in case any of you are interested in requesting some of them. <3

Did you haul any fun books or bookish goodies this month?

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Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

    1. what a moooooonth!!!! you queen. happy belated birthday i’m furious i missed it

    1. What an awesome haul and Women In Sports sound amazing. I love reading sporty books so this one is definitely one I’m planning on picking up 😀

    1. Cant wait to see what you think of sleeping beauties! I’m a little bit in and I like it but man some of the characters suck (like they’re written really well but are sucky humans and I need them to be killed already). Awesome Haul and happy late Birthday <3

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