BOOK HAUL, BOOK HAUL, BOOK HAUL!!!! Okay, okay, I’ll calm down. Today, I thought I’d throw up a quick January Book Haul post, as a little nod towards the lovely Becca’s more recent one! I’m a little forgetful, so hopefully I cover every basis, but I thought it would be a little bit of fun to share some of the books I’ve accumulated this past month! That said, from what I can remember (and feel free to call me out as a lying liar if you know this to be untrue!), I was fairly well behaved this past month as far as book-buying goes! Some of the books that won’t be mentioned were gifts for others, so those don’t count – at least, not anywhere else other than the gaping hole in my bank balance – but I think I did well in that I managed to get a fair few late Christmas gifts throughout January, as well as some deals, bargains, and discounts (thanks to damaged books, Jenny’s discount, and gift cards!). Overall, I don’t think I did too badly as far as spending went last month.

So! Let’s break this down into categories, shall we?


  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • The Vintner’s Luck by Elizabeth Knox (a gift)


  • As I Descended by Robin Talley (LGBT+)
  • Oh My Gods by Alexandra Sheppard (POC)
  • Mythos by Stephen Fry (a gift)
  • Hunted by Meagan Spooner (a gift)
  • Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairytales by Justin Richards (a gift)


  • TRELL: Nothing But the Truth by Dick Lehr
  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins (ARC & a gift)
  • Caroline or Change by Tony Kushner (a gift)
  • Black Enough by Ibi Zoboi(LGBT+ & a gift)


  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (LGBT+ & a gift)
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass: Illustrated Editions by Lewis Caroll (a gift)
  • Oliver Twist Illustrated Comic Book by Charles Dickens (a gift)


  • YOU by Caroline Kepnes
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
  • Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus

So, there we have it! 17 books over the course of January, 10 of which were gifts, 5 of which were discounted, and 2 of which were full price. NOT BAD if you ask me!!

Luckily, 5 of these books fall into my LGBT+ resolution, 3 are classics, 5 cover POC representation & authors, and 5 are retellings! So 14 of my 17 fit nicely into my resolutions of 2019. Not bad work, really!

I’m really excited to dive into some of these over the course of 2019, and to see what other books I manage to pick up throughout the year! 🙂

How did your January go? Did you set yourself any resolutions, or read anything that left a mark? Leave a comment and tell me how you kicked off the bookish year!

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