Book Haul – February 2023

For such a short month, I sure did haul a lot of great books. I was hoping I’d spend less in February, but I actually ended up spending even more than in January, $176.91 not including book boxes. I got tons of great stuff, though. I think at least part of my increased shopping this month was due to feeling like crap for half of the month thanks to COVID. Once I was better, I wanted to celebrate and couldn’t think of a better way than new books. lol. I didn’t use the library quite as much in February, but I’m more than making up for it in March already. I’ve had what seems like a billion holds come in all at once, which is both stressful and exciting. It is also important to note that I unhauled 20 books in February, as well. So, I made a little space on my shelves for all the newbies. πŸ™‚


Digital Purchases (Audiobooks & ebooks)

Physical Purchases

Library Books

Are any of these books on your TBR? Have you read any of them? If so, let me know in the comments!

13 thoughts on “Book Haul – February 2023

  1. I really enjoyed GodKiller and I’m looking forward to getting The day of Fallen Night from the library but it sometimes takes a while for them to put new books into circulation so I’m having to be patient.

    • Yeah. My library takes FOREVER to get new print books into circulation. I’ve had some take 6 months before finally getting them. Most of the time, I just use the digital services now because those are available instantly, and I’m super impatient. lol.

  2. So many of these covers are so eye-catching! I want to read Almost the Always and Godkiller! I can’t wait to check them out. I hope you enjoy all these books (if you haven’t already read them yet, lol)! πŸ˜ƒ

    • I just finished Always the Almost this morning. I liked it, but I didn’t love it. I enjoyed reading the contemporary trans perspective because I don’t read a ton of those books, but the main character was super self-absorbed for most of the book. I really hated how he treated the love interest, and there was a cheating subplot that really wasn’t handled well, in my opinion. I still liked the book overall, though. I’m curious to see your thoughts once you’ve read it!

  3. One day I will read Ninth House, I swear it. I made the very hard decision to not request The Lost War because I’m trying to make room for backlist and that was the cut I decided to make. Looking forward to finding out if I made a huge mistake!

    • The copies I got of Ninth House and Hell Bent were the Illumicrate special editions. I listened to the audio books from the library and liked them enough to pounce when they were announced. I probably should have cut The Lost War from my requests because I am ETERNALLY behind, but it sounded really cool. So, yeah. I have no self control. lol.

  4. Would be curious to know your thoughts on Godkiller once you get around to it. I ended up skipping that one in my Illumicrate sub because I saw a fair number of middling reviews. Figured I could borrow it from the library whenever it gets published here. Bloodmarked, though, I’m definitely curious about…I see so many positive reactions/commentary about Legendborn + Bloodmarked. Enjoy your acquisitions!

    • I decided to go ahead and get Godkiller because I assumed the special edition would look great. It does. I’ve heard mostly good things about it, but I haven’t really sought out reviews on Goodreads or anything, just the ones I’ve seen pass by on blogs I follow. I’m very excited to finally be getting to Legendborn. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. I hope to read it this month because it is perfect for the boarding school trope. My physical copy from Book Outlet (I went on a spree during their fiction sale, which will be featured in March’s book haul post 🀣) just arrived, and I cannot wait to dive in.

      • I love Book Outlet! I almost ordered Legendborn when I saw it on there a few weeks ago, but held myself back because, um, huge backlog. But I hope you love it as much as everyone else seems to! And yes, the Godkiller SE looks gorgeous, but idk, so far I don’t regret my decision to skip it lol.

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