Hauls Monthlies

October Haul Time! (It was my birthday month, so it’s a doozy…)

November 8, 2022

It’s time for a look at my October book haul!

I normally include my haul with my wrap-up (which I posted yesterday, if you missed it), but since October was my birthday month and I hauled a LOT more than I usually do, I decided to make a separate haul postβ€”especially so I’d have plenty of room to thank everyone who sent such kind gifts. πŸ₯°


Do I Have to Wear Black? // Mortellus (gift from Cathy β™₯; adult nonfiction)
Cinema Viscera // Sam Richard (gift from Cathy; adult horror anthology)
The Kaiju Preservation Society // John Scalzi (gift from Jamie β™₯; adult sci-fi)
Cat + Gamer, Vol. 1 // Wataru Nadatani (gift from Terry β™₯; adult humor manga; READ)
Swordheart // T. Kingfisher (gift from Terry; adult fantasy/romance)
Exquisite Corpse // Poppy Z. Brite (gift from Terry; adult horror)
Spy x Family, Vol. 6 & 7 // Tatsuya Endo (gifts from Terry; adult humor manga; READ)
Horseman // Christina Henry (gift from Sarah β™₯; adult horror)
Monstress: Book One // Marjorie M. Liu (gift from Ashley β™₯; adult fantasy graphic novel; READ)
A History of Wild Places // Shea Ernshaw (gift from Ashley; adult fantasy/mystery)
Whispers in the Dark // Laurel Hightower (gift from Ashley; adult horror)
The Archived & The Unbound // V.E. Schwab (gifts from Ashley; YA fantasy)
Nettle & Bone // T. Kingfisher (gift from Ashley; adult fantasy)
Monster and the Beast, Vol. 1 // Renji (gift from Ashley; adult fantasy/romance manga)
A Song for Quiet // Cassandra Khaw (gift from Ashley ; adult horror)
Cat + Gamer, Vol. 2 // Wataru Nadatani (gift from Ashley; adult humor manga; READ)

These Fleeting Shadows // Kate Alice Marshall (gift from Ashley; YA horror)
Direwood // Catherine Yu (gift from Ashley; YA horror)
The River Has Teeth // Erica Waters (gift from Ashley; YA fantasy)
Not Good for Maidens // Tori Bovalino (gift from Ashley; YA horror/fantasy)
Over the Woodward Wall // A. Deborah Baker (gift from Ashley; MG fantasy)


The Exorcist’s House // Nick Roberts (ebook purchase; adult horror)
Earthdivers #1 // Stephen Graham Jones (graphic novel purchase; adult horror; READ)
Ravensong // T.J. Klune (used bookstore purchase; adult fantasy/romance)
Moonflowers & Nightshade: An Anthology of Sapphic Horror // Samantha Kolesnik (kickstarter pre-order; adult horror anthology)
The City of Brass // S.A. Chakraborty (purchase; adult fantasy)
Kingdom of the Feared // Kerri Maniscalco (pre-order; new adult fantasy/romance)
Lore Olympus: Volume Three // Rachel Smythe (pre-order; adult fantasy/romance)
Breakable Things // Cassandra Khaw (pre-order; adult horror)
Marla // Jonathan Janz (pre-order; adult horror)
They Were Here Before Us // Eric LaRocca (pre-order; adult horror; READ)
This Savage Song Collector’s Edition // V.E. Schwab (purchase; YA fantasy)
Krampus: The Yule Lord // Brom (used bookstore purchase; adult horror/fantasy)

review copies

The Ballad of Black Tom // Victor LaValle (finished review copy; adult horror)
Leech // Hiron Ennes (finished review copy; adult horror)
Skeleton Song // Seanan McGuire (finished review copy; adult fantasy)
Found: An Anthology of Found Footage Horror Stories // Andrew Cull & Gabino Iglesias (eARC; adult horror; READ)
The Lake House // Sarah Beth Durst (eARC; YA horror; READ)
Toil and Trouble: A Women’s History of the Occult // Lisa Kroger & Melanie R. Anderson (finished review copy; adult nonfiction)
Hell Followed With Us // Andrew Joseph White (finished review copy; YA horror; READ)
Fat Chance, Charlie Vega // Crystal Maldonaldo (finished review copy; YA contemporary)
Human Monsters: A Horror Anthology // Sadie Hartmann & Ashley Sawyers (eARC; adult horror anthology)
The Foxglove King // Hannah F. Whitten (eARC; adult fantasy/romance)

How was your month? What was your favorite book you hauled or read?


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  • Reply Jordyn @ Birdie's Book Nook November 8, 2022 at 9:09 am

    Ah! You hauled so so much!!!! Swordheart is SUCH a good book, you’re going to love it. I got a copy of The Foxglove King, too, and I’m a good chunk of the way into it. It’s really really entertaining so far. I hope you love ALL of these!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries November 13, 2022 at 10:05 pm

      I’m only a few chapters into Swordheart and already completely obsessed! It’s so funny and charming. β™₯ I’m so glad you’re enjoying The Foxglove King! And thank you, lovely!

  • Reply Teri Polen November 8, 2022 at 9:52 am

    Happy Belated Birthday! I loved The Archived series – I’ll read anything Schwab writes.

  • Reply frayedbooks November 8, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday! And I love how many books you hauled this month, happy reading!! πŸ˜€

  • Reply SHA @ Book Princess Reviews November 8, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Happy belated birthday!

  • Reply Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy November 8, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Happy birthday Destiny! Fantastic haul. I also ordered that beautiful copy of Marla, which just came last week. Enjoy😁

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries November 13, 2022 at 10:06 pm

      Thank you! πŸ˜€ I’m so glad you snagged a copy of Marla, too. It’s so pretty in person, I couldn’t believe it!

  • Reply Tiffany Giovino November 9, 2022 at 5:17 am

    I hope you had a fantastic birthday! You got quite a few good books this month πŸ™‚
    Romantasy Life

  • Reply Epsita November 9, 2022 at 10:43 am

    Happy belated birthday! The haul has so many interesting books!

  • Reply Caro @ bookcheshirecat November 11, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Ohh so many good books!! I love These Fleeting Shadows, so I hope you enjoy it as well πŸ₯°

  • Reply Annemieke November 14, 2022 at 2:01 am

    Oh the Archived! I loved those two books. Still sad we haven’t gotten anymore. And Monstress is awesome as well!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries November 14, 2022 at 1:13 pm

      I’m so excited to read The Archived! though it’s sad knowing the series may never be finished. πŸ™

  • Reply Tammy Brown November 23, 2022 at 3:03 pm

    I love Spy Family and Lore Olympus! Hope you are enjoying your new books

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