November Book Haul // I went overboard on Black Friday

All of my Black Friday purchases have finally arrived and it is time for my embarrassingly large haul for November! I am incredibly fortunate to finally be in the financial position to build the personal library that I’ve dreamed of since I was a little girl… and I definitely went a little overboard in November. Before I get into the haul, I do want to reiterate that you do not need to buy and own a lot of books in order to be considered a book blogger or lover. I am quite frugal with everything else so that I can buy them!

The majority of these books I got on BookOutlet for incredibly cheap, which stretches the money I set aside for books further. YAY! But since I have no self control I now have Book Outlet and Book Depository blocked via a Chrome extension, haha. But without further adieu, let’s see what I added to my shelves in November!


The Haul

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Kindle Deals

ARC Approvals


That’s it for the books that I hauled in November! Are any of these on your TBRs, or have you read them? I’d love to hear your thoughts about them!


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Hi! I’m Kaleena: book lover, runner, wanderer, and philanthropist. Life is an adventurous gift: through the outdoors and books. I run Reader Voracious Blog, where I post spoiler-free book reviews of science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, and mystery & thriller.

76 thoughts on “November Book Haul // I went overboard on Black Friday

    1. Thank you, Shalini! I was really fortunate to nab some excellent online sales… and not have to leave my house! I was really disappointed with the Book Depository “Black Friday sale” and the only books I got from there were the Harry Potter books and Trail of Lightning.

      Do you have access to good online shops for books where you live?

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      1. Amazon is my go to place for all my books… Since I don’t read many physical books, amazon works well for me… But I get deals on books by Indian authors not international ones…. So black Friday deals were not good for me

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    1. I figured I’d respond to Becca’s comment for a reason that will make itself clear by point 2:

      1) How the HELL have we never discussed that you’re my Slytherin sister?? Here I was thinking I was all alone in the common room…lol

      2) Just making a list because I feel like we should at some point (despite the fact that we could probably just name anything on our shelves and find a match)…but yeah Scythe, My Lady Jane, Three Dark Crowns, This Savage Song, Invictus, Reble of the Sands, Roar, If We Were Villains, Girls of Paper and Fire, Jade City, and Sawkill Girls…just saying…

      3) So proud of you for sharing b/c this is epic and fun and the kind of content I love to read!!

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      1. Right? I’m trying to find lots of reading challenges that help push me into my backlist AND ARCs with timed conditions. I feel like that helps. Also buddy reads because then I’m forced to be accountable lol!

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    2. Ahhh I know, so many buddy reads for us to have and it makes me so happy, love! I AM EXCITED FOR LOVECRAFT. It’s been ages since I read anything and I have wanted to be more well versed. Couldn’t pass it up!

      Thank you so much, love! The good news is that to make room I am unhauling a good amount of my books to donate to my local library, so it is a win/win really.

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  1. Oh my goodness… so many books! I’m so jealous!! Book hauls are one of my favorite things to read (or watch on Booktube). I recognize a few of these, but there were a lot that I haven’t heard of yet. Can’t wait to see all of your thoughts!!

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  2. He he, loving the blocking idea. I need to do this to Amazon as I have been recently a bit casual with clicking on this and that and it’s getting a little bit out of control.

    Lovely collection you got though. I have My Lady Jane on my shelf and am looking forward to reading it sometime soon too.

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    1. Blocking have saved my bank account so much, I have recently added Barnes and Noble to the list as I keep pre-ordering books, oops. I should probably add Amazon too, because this weekend was intense with Kindle deals!

      Thank you so much, and I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

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  3. I love your disclaimer at the beginning that you do not need to buy or own a lot of books to be a book blogger and/ or book lover. Thank you for that. I happen to be someone who does own what I consider to be a lot of books, but I know there are bloggers and ‘grammers who own WAY more than I do. That all being said, its a commitment and a process. Sometimes we get lucky and find deals and get big hauls like this one. Sometimes its one a month if even that. Just my initial reaction. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, and I definitely feel like that disclaimer is important for me to have because I don’t want to make anyone feel bad or less of a blogger. I am definitely in a different place in my life than some other bloggers (in my 30s and have a career), so I can afford to splurge now and then since I don’t spend my money on much else. And yes, some months I buy only a handful of books… or none!

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    1. Thank you! I am really looking forward to reading Silent Companions, I almost picked it up last night but went for Trail of Lightning instead (which is AMAZING). I started Firefly last month and am 90 pages in; loving it so far but I can only juggle one sci-fi at a time and I had to switch gears for a bit. Which is fine because that is a book I want to savor.

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  4. Omg I love how many books you bought!! Good on you lmao! I really hope you love If We Were Villains, thats such an incredible book! I also have Girls of Paper and Fire, I can’t wait to read it! Here’s hoping we both like it! 💕

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    1. Hahaha yea everyone’s Black Friday/November hauls seem to be in good company for those that have the expendable income. My December one is much better although I went a little crazy with Kindle deals over the weekend.

      I just finished Illuminae on Monday and HOLY POOP. It is soooo good! Starting Gemina tonight!

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      1. We don’t really have Black Friday over here so I skipped that.. But with the boyfriend allowing me one “final huge splurge” book-wise before the little one is born.. Like.. I went nuts, okay. xD
        I haven’t succumbed to Kindle deals! [yet..]

        YAAAY! You’ll fly through them for sure then, haha

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  5. Ahh wow that haul, all the books, that’s SO amazing! I’m spotting Shatter Me (loved), This Savage Song (loved), My Lady Jane (really liked), I hope you’ll love these ones.. and all of the others, obviously 😀 Happy reading! 🙂

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  6. WAHAHAHAHA! BLACK FRIDAY GOT US ALL lol. Instead of books, though, I bought tons of blogging tools like stock photos. Much needed and SO cheap. I did buy some books for presents. I loved Scythe–let me know what you think once you read it too. Girls of Paper and Fire were/are in my neglected Netgalley queue. I am so behind I don’t even know if my time has passed on it. Thanks for sharing your haul, and holy a gazillion comments on your posts. GO YOU!!! Love ya, book bestie!

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    1. Wow you were SMART with your Black Friday shopping! I literally thought of nothing but books, my eyes only saw books. Stock photos is such a good idea, though! I am really looking forward to Scythe, and I will DM you once I pick it up; I love Neal Shusterman so I am pretty stoked. I hope you are still able to read your ARC of Girls! I think so long as you downloaded it you can still read & review after it archives. xoxxo book bestie!

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  7. Thank you for the heads up on The Woman in White being free!! That one has been on my TBR for a while! Low key jelly of your new Shirley Jackson book, she has become one of my favorite authors this past year! Also big hype that you got Now I Rise, I absolutely love that series and still need to read the third book! Amazing haul, you’ll be busy for a while!

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    1. Ahhh you’re welcome, I was so excited when I checked and nabbed it… and then I added on the audio for 99 cents after getting the ebook (I’ve heard it’s full cast, and I love reading along). I need to read more Shirley Jackson and was so excited to get this book! I actually now own the entire series and haven’t read it yet oops. SOON!

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