Book Haul (Lockdown Version)

2020 has been pretty weird.

For me, I started working from home since March 2020 and still continuing until today (August). Most of my time at home was spent trying out new hobbies, returning to some old favorites, reading books and writing plenty of pages for my current WIP.

For this blog post, I complied all the books I got from Feb-to-Aug 2020. I thought I’d have around 20-25 books, but I was off my mark by 50%. I’ve categorized them as Purchases (Kindle and Paperbacks), ARCs (including review requests and NetGalley) and Kindle Unlimited Downloads.

Also, shoutout to Rose from Life Among the Pages for inspiration for this blog post Check out her lockdown book haul here!

Fun Stats!

I did some stats for all my books, it’s fun and I’m pretty much a geek when it comes to graphs.

My ARCs, Kindle Purchases and KU subscription are almost within the same range. Of course I couldn’t go buy more paperbacks because of the lockdown.

I’m also trying to read books by diverse authors and those that have diverse characters. For this book haul, 22% of the books are by Authors of Color, which is a huge jump than my last year reads. (wohoo!)

Kindle Purchases

Most of these were brought when they were on Kindle Deals – (On Alphabetical Order)

  1. A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
  2. Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao
  3. Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie
  4. Fatemarked by David Estes
  5. From Blood and Ash by Jennifer Armentrout
  6. Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell
  7. Gidoen the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  8. The Hidden King by E.G. Radcliff
  9. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  10. The Merciful Crow by Margeret Own
  11. The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S.Villoso
  12. There will come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool
  13. Thorn by Intisar Khanani
  14. Unspoken by Celia Mcmahon
  15. We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
  16. Wicked Fox by Kay Cho
  17. Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

Paperback Purchases

These were all brought in the single trip I had to the bookstore. (In Alphabetical Order)

  1. Peril at End House by Agatha Christie
  2. The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
  3. The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  4. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
  5. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  6. The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black


These include the ones that were requested on Netgalley, through my blog and blog tours. (In Alphabetic Order)

  1. Beautiful Beast by E.J. Hill
  2. Between Starfalls by S.Kaeth
  3. Crowned a Traitor by Kate Callaghan
  4. Crowning Soul by Sahira Javaid
  5. Draguntome by K. M. Plum
  6. Firefrost by Camille Longley
  7. May Day by Josie Jaffrey
  8. Of the Blood by Cameo Renae
  9. The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison
  10. The Bookweaver’s Daughter by Malavika Kannan
  11. The Gifts of Life by Oliver Smuhar
  12. The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole
  13. The Last Prince by E.G.Radcliff
  14. The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
  15. The Same Havoc by The Selkie Publications CIC

Kindle Unlimited

Lastly, these are from my Kindle Unlimited Subscription. (In Alphabetic Order)

  1. An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
  2. Crystal Caged by Elise Kova
  3. Emerald Rose by Emma Hamm
  4. Free the Darkness – King’s Dark Tidings by Kel Kade
  5. Gilded Rose by Emma Hamm
  6. Sovereign Sacrifice by Elise Kova
  7. Stolen Enchantress by by Amber Argyle
  8. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
  9. The Hunt by Frost Kay
  10. The Omen of Stones by Casey L. Bond
  11. The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang
  12. The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith
  13. When Wishes Bleed by Casey L. Bond

Let me know what you’ve read from my haul!

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