Looking Back At Our Bookhauls | January 2021

Now that we’ve looked at our bookhaul and wrap up from last month it’s time for our favorite post of the month, haha. Looking back at bookhauls from last year. What books did we receive in January 2021? And more importantly, have we read them? This month we also have our 2020 Christmas Gift Exchange added to our haul. We do this post to see if we read what we buy and remind ourselves to read more of our own books. Let’s take a look at our January 2021 stats!


In January 2021 I added 14 books to my shelves. Almost half were gifted, so I can’t say it’s too bad. But how many did I actually read? I’m almost scared to find out, but let’s take look!

White Trash Warlocks – David R. Slayton

White Trash Warlocks is a book I received for a blog tour and I ended up really enjoying it. The characters and the world are really interesting and I’m so glad I signed up for this tour. The sequel is out now, so I need to get my hands on that.

Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow – Jessica Townsend

Nevermoor is such a fun series to read, but I haven’t read the third book yet. Part of me wanted to dive in right away, but when I heard the fourth book was going to take a while to release I decided to wait to read a little closer to the release. The fourth book releases in October, so I’ll be reading Hollowpox soon.

My Favorite Half-Night Stand – Christina Lauren

Christina Lauren is an author duo I really enjoy and they always make me laugh. My Favorite Half-Night Stand also involves online dating and I’m curious to meet these characters.

The Betrayals – Bridget Collins

After loving The Binding I needed to get my hands on The Betrayals. Except I haven’t read it yet, haha. This cover is really stunning and I need to make time for it.

The Replacement Crush – Lisa Brown Roberts

I only recently read The Replacement Crush in December, but I really enjoyed it! Definitely my kind of book and it was extra special with a character that loves books and works in her mother’s bookstore.

A Rogue Of One’s Own – Evie Dunmore

Bringing Down the Duke got me interested in historical romance, so there was no doubt that I would need the sequel. A Rogue Of One’s Own was a lot of fun and Lucie was such an interesting character. Also, I can’t help but love these illustrated covers.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet & A Closed and Common Orbit – Becky Chambers

I bought these two books, because Isabelle said this series was really good. Science fiction is a genre I’m really wanting to read more of. So I should prioritize them this year.

Middlegame – Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire is an author I was introduced to with the Wayward Children series. Those books are really interesting, so I want to check out Middlegame as well. This book is over 500 pages, so I haven’t picked it up yet. But with the sequel releasing and me wanting to read bigger books this is definitely high on my list.

Spellbreaker – Charlie N. Holmberg

I still love this cover and the story sounds so interesting. Books with magic systems always interest me, so I have a feeling Spellbreaker will be one I love. This book has gotten positive reviews from a few people I know, so I’m curious.

The Midnight Library – Matt Haig

The Midnight Library is a book I saw everywhere when it released and it’s one I’m still really curious about. It’s not a big book, but definitely seems like one you need to be in the right headspace for.

The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon

The Priory of the Orange Tree is a book I’ve heard amazing things about, but also one that definitely intimidates me. It’s almost 900 pages! I actually almost read it last year, but then got distracted. With a reading goal to read bigger books this is definitely one I need to prioritize.

Pet – Akwaeke Emezi

Again another book with a stunning cover and such an interesting story. It’s a tiny book, but so packed with story that I still think about. The prequel to this releases tomorrow, so I definitely need to read that one.

The Good Girls – Claire Eliza Bartlett

The Good Girls is a thriller I was really curious about and the cover had me even more curious. I enjoyed this story, because every time I thought I knew what was going on it changed, haha. That being said I’m still not sure what I think of the ending.


End Result:
Read: 5/14 – 35.7%
9/14 – 64.3%



I don’t have a good feeling about this one haha. Usually I try to look ahead a bit so I can quickly sneak in a book or two before this post haha. But this time I forgot to look! Turns out I added only 4 books, but did I also read any of them? Let’s find out.

Legendborn – Tracy Deonn

Candyce gave this one to me as she had two copies of it and I’ve heard nothing but good things. Unfortunately I still haven’t picked it up haha. I do really want to read it and I think it will be right up my alley, hopefully this year!

The Future of Another Timeline – Annalee Newitz

This one was on my list to read soon! It’s not too big and it’s about time travel, one of my favorite things in SFF books. I have seen great reviews so I have high hopes for this one. As I’ve said, I plan on reading this one soon, it’s definitely on my list for this year!

The Dragon Republic – R.F. Kuang

I can’t believe I still haven’t read this one. The Poppy War was such an incredible (and brutal) book and I wanted to read the sequel as soon as I finished it. And once I did get the sequel I just didn’t pick it up haha. It’s a big one so I might say it for the summer! Hopefully I can read it this year though.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – V.E. Schwab

This one I have read! And I loved it. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is one of my favorite reads of last year and possibly my favorite V.E. Schwab book ever. I’m so grateful to have this one of my shelves and will definitely reread it at some point.

End Result:
Read: 1/4 – 25%
 3/4 – 75%


So that’s our first looking back at our bookhaul of 2022. Have you read any of the books we got in January 2021? If you have, let us know your thoughts! We’d love to hear from you.

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