Book Haul: November 2016


My monthly hauls are always really massive but I feel particularly bad about it this month because I was away for two weeks and did barely any reading, so it feels as if my TBR has grown immensely with all the books I’ve hauled in November. It’s only a few days into December and I’ve already got a sizeable haul for the month. I think I’ll be on a no-buy until the end of the year!



A few of these were preorders that I made a few months ago: Scythe, The Sun is Also a Star and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. I’m super keen to jump into Scythe and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, but because I’m 20 books away from hitting my Goodreads goal for the year, I might leave these two bigger books until 2017. When I visited Jeann @ Happy Indulgence in October, I went with her to the library and saw Once Was a Time, which I immediately had to get for myself because I really enjoyed Tonight the Streets Are Ours. I ended up buying the exclusive special edition of Eleanor & Park that was recently released because it has fanart as its endpapers. And finally, I ordered about 10 books off my wishlist and Between Shades of Gray and Maybe in Another Life arrived In November!



Dymocks had a ‘spend $75 and get a Harry Potter tote bag’ offer, so I spent quite a bit of money in November. I also bought some Aussie YA books for overseas friends, so my total was actually over $150 (whoops!). I went to the monthly YA Bookmeet at the start of November, where Mark Smith was the guest, so I ended up purchasing a copy of his book to be signed, and picked up everything else on the same day.



When I was in Boston for my work conference, there was a Barnes and Noble pretty much right next door to  the conference venue (thank you conference organisers!). I was tempted to buy a lot more but was limited by suitcase space T_T.



When I visited Toronto at the end of November, Jesse @ Books at Dawn took me to many different bookstores and I ended up buying four books at Indigo. I’ve been wanting to read The Sky is Everywhere for a really, really long time since I’ll Give You the Sun is my favourite YA novel of all time. But I haven’t been able to find the edition I wanted… until now! I snapped this one up so quickly! I’ve also been eyeing Still Life With Tornado since before it was released so I’m happy that I now have a copy. Tell Me Three Things and The Female of the Species were recommendations from Jesse.



Thank you to Bloomsbury Australia for sending a copy of The Light That Gets Lost. Jesse @ Books at Dawn gave me Falling Kingdoms, which is his favourite series. I’ll definitely be picking it up soon, now that I have a copy. The ARCs of The Unexpected Everything and Irena’s Children were given to me by Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts. Thanks Joey!

That’s all for this month. Hopefully my December haul will be much shorter!


14 thoughts on “Book Haul: November 2016

  1. Nick says:

    Loving your haul, Jenna! I’m especially excited to see you got Maybe In Another Life. It might be my favorite TJR book! I’m also looking forward to your thoughts on Under a Rose Tainted Sky. I’ve heard really good things so far, and I have a copy, I just haven’t had the chance to pick it up yet.
    I hope you love all these books, Jenna! Happy reading! 🙂

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      I haven’t read any Taylor Jenkins Reid yet but I’ve heard really good things about all of her books! I recently bought Maybe in Another Life, One True Loves and Forever, Interrupted. Not sure where to start actually! I’ve read Under Rose-Tainted Skies already (review here) and enjoyed it. It was a quick read but also had some good mental illness rep! I hope you have a great reading month, Nick!


  2. Kirstie Ellen says:

    haha wow! What a haul. Nothing quite like a lot of books – I totally went to town on Dymocks too to get that tote bag, any excuse to buy books right? I don’t feel *quite* so bad though because I was buying presents for Christmas! I’m going America next year and I cannot wait to rampage through Barnes & Noble myself!

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  3. Ksenia says:

    That’s a massive book haul. I’m looking forward to your reviews on these books. A no-buy until the end of the year? I hope you at least get some books as Christmas presents. Lol.

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