September Book Haul 2018

(Last Updated On: June 20, 2019)

You may be thinking to yourself, “Kaleena is doing a book haul post? Isn’t she a paragon of self control and on a book ban?” You’re not wrong, but this is also me calling myself out. I, uh, went a little overboard with book buying in September and the book ban has ended because I think it has made my book buying addiction stronger. Expect a discussion post on this topic sometime in the near future.

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you the lovely books that I’ve added to my TBR Tower of DOOM! Most of these I am proud to say are on my TBR for October because I am mood reading and most of these are spooky reads. Huzzah!

The Haul

October 18 book haul

  • Vengeful (Villains #2) by V.E. Schwab (OwlCrate Limited Edition Vengeful box)
  • Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer (Mysterious Galaxy Fantastic Firsts subscription)
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers
  • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  • Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda
  • The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
  • This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
  • The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

My best friend went to a talk and signing with Somaiya Daud and Kiersten White at Mysterious Galaxy back home in San Diego and got me personalized copies of Mirage (read my ARC review here!) and Bright We Burn!


Through the Hostage by JC Steel was sent to me by Ryder Author Resources for review, and I am REALLY EXCITED about this one because the email that Shannon sent me pitched this book as hard science fiction with a military bent and she said “first, you like science fiction; second, you enjoy anti-heroes; and finally, you like Battlestar Galactica. Given the book I’m representing, it’d be hard to find a more ideal reviewer :)”

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

spacer_wLet’s go on another adventure together!


  1. Norrie

    October 2, 2018 at 8:25 PM

    Nice haul!
    That hostage one sounds cool, if it really is true to the description you were given 😊
    Sadie is on my list too, but haven’t bought the book yet.
    This Mortal Coil too. I saw the sequel is coming soon as well. 😃

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 3, 2018 at 8:19 PM

      I am really excited about Hostage because of the way it was pitched to me! I hope it is accurate!

      Starting Sadie tonight, and yea I am excited to read This Mortal Coil hopefully in time to pre-order the sequel if I like the series as much as I am expecting!

  2. pcochrun

    October 2, 2018 at 8:43 PM

    Sadie, Nightingale, and Mirage. Big recs for me! Enjoy!!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 3, 2018 at 8:20 PM

      AHHH that’s so excited! Starting Sadie tonight once I finish catching up on my blog comments!!!

  3. Tammy

    October 2, 2018 at 9:00 PM

    Great haul! Never feel bad about spending money on books😁 So excited to get to Vengeful!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 3, 2018 at 8:21 PM

      Thank you so much, Tammy… and I feel like this was essentially the adult version of the Scholastic Book Fair. And I am okay with that! Because books make me happy and I want to have a library anyways. I just need to be better about READING what I buy.

  4. Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)

    October 2, 2018 at 9:22 PM

    But, Kaleena, collecting all the books is a GOOD thing. Maybe not good for your wallet but with all the pretty books you got throughout the month, you’re on the way to a Belle sized library! 😜

    I’m on a book buying ban as well but I just realized I purchased an entire series on sale. 🙈

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 3, 2018 at 8:22 PM

      I KNOWWWWWW!!! I tell myself that every book I buy will bring me one step closer to a library with a sliding ladder. My wallet will cope. Or I will get a raise. Or a side hustle.

      I see your ban is going swimmingly as well. 😜

  5. Carolina @fictionologyst

    October 3, 2018 at 2:22 AM

    I know exactly what you feel, I’m on book buying ban last month and this month I’m itching to get my hands on new books!! You have great books here, hope you enjoy them all Kaleena!!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 3, 2018 at 8:24 PM

      You bought NOThiNG last month and you’re essentially now an inspiration! Thanks so much Carolina, i hope that I enjoy these… and actually read them

  6. Annemieke

    October 3, 2018 at 3:31 AM

    Pitch Dark is a fun read but I prefered the author’s Shutter. Still it is a grand read for Halloween!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 3, 2018 at 8:25 PM

      Oooh good to know, and I will add Shutter to my list for next time I go shopping – thanks!

  7. Lauren Becker

    October 3, 2018 at 4:58 AM

    I really want to read Sadie and Not Even Bones. I own Vengeful and that’s on my October TBR list too.


    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 3, 2018 at 8:26 PM

      Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy Vengeful! I am starting it tomorrow (and Sadie tonight when I finish catching up on comments) and am so excited/nervous!

  8. betweenfoldedpages

    October 3, 2018 at 7:22 AM

    I’m looking forward to Sadie and Mirage 😍

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 3, 2018 at 8:26 PM

      Mirage is beautiful, I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did! Starting Sadie tonight and am really excited for it!

      1. betweenfoldedpages

        October 4, 2018 at 3:18 AM

        I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!

  9. T

    October 3, 2018 at 8:44 AM

    Looks like a lot of good ones!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 3, 2018 at 8:27 PM

      I am excited, thank you!

  10. Beware Of The Reader

    October 3, 2018 at 11:16 AM

    Have fun with Bright we Burn!!!

  11. Kelly Brigid

    October 4, 2018 at 12:21 AM

    Sci fi and anti heroes? Sounds AMAZING! And ooh, I can’t wait to see your thoughts on Sadie and the Wicked Deep! Great book haul! ❤️

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 5, 2018 at 10:01 AM

      I KNOW that book sounds AMAZING! I can’t wait to dive into it next month! Thanks so much for stopping by, Kelly!

  12. Siobhan @ Novelties

    October 4, 2018 at 9:31 AM

    I can’t wait to see what you think about the Nightingale! I loved that book.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 5, 2018 at 10:10 AM

      Oh I am so glad that you enjoyed it, and I hope I like it too!

      1. Siobhan @ Novelties

        October 9, 2018 at 7:04 AM

        Stuff up on Kleenex!

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