September Book Haul (feat. new, pretty pictures!)

I am surprised at how well I managed to minimize my spending on books this month. Since I have zero plans to buy any more, I’m posting now because…well, I like to show off. And I have the LSAT tomorrow, so I am a little stressed and didn’t have the mental capacity to write anything more thoughtful. But I also tried to put a smidge more effort into these pictures than usual, and I was pleasantly surprised at the results.


It came with this cute little bookmark, too!

This is an ARC I won from a Goodreads giveaway, and honestly, I’m so excited about it. Especially since I was denied for the title on NetGalley…now I get to review an ARC for it anyway. Muahaha. Be on the lookout for my thoughts on this (though it may be a while–I have a huge stack of fall/winter reads still, and this one doesn’t come out until February.)


Signed. First. Edition. 😱😱😱

What more do I need to say? I’ve talked far too much about this book already. My preordered copy actually arrived damaged, with a tear in the jacket and a totally broken/crumpled corner on the spine, but Barnes and Noble was great and happily exchanged it for a copy in good condition, which is the one I photographed here. Can’t wait to read about my favorite stabby bitch 😊


Such a pretty cover. Love the colors. And the water. And the…everything.

This one, I was kind of surprised to win, because it wasn’t from Goodreads. On a whim, I entered the Fantastic Flying Book Club giveaway for it, and earlier this week, I got an email asking for my shipping info! Funny story, when it was mailed here, it was in a Harlequin box, since it was published by Inkyard Press (formerly Harlequin Teen). I got a lot of confused looks, including a mental look at myself, when it arrived, because straight-up romances aren’t really my thing, and that’s primarily what Harlequin sells. But then I opened it and all was well with the world. (On a sort-of related note, I’ll be participating in my first-ever FFBC blog tour, for The Memory Thief, in mid-October!)

That’s all for now, folks! Have you read any of these? Got any of them on your TBR? Let me know!

Much love,

Kathryn (“K-Specks”)

8 thoughts on “September Book Haul (feat. new, pretty pictures!)

    • Kathryn Speckels September 20, 2019 / 5:54 pm

      Keep entering, and enter a bunch! I’ve won a couple in the past year (like maybe 8ish?), all print copies, so it is definitely possible to win them!!

      There’s a rumor that you are more likely to win if you regularly post reviews for the books that you read, but nobody has confirmed or denied that either lol

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  1. dinipandareads September 21, 2019 / 4:39 am

    Great haul! I would’ve cried if my Darkdawn had arrived damaged. I’m a little gutted that I couldn’t get my hands on the signed first ed for all three, but I’m just so excited for my copies 😃Good luck with your LSATs today, Kathryn!

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  2. Teri Polen September 23, 2019 / 9:31 am

    Nice! I never win anything, although I keep entering Goodreads Giveaways. Happy Reading!

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  3. CJR The Brit September 23, 2019 / 12:43 pm

    Great haul! And Darkdawn looks so lovely! I got it on ebook as I haven’t started the series yet….its in my never ending tbr pile!


  4. @lynnsbooks September 23, 2019 / 4:07 pm

    I can’t wait for Darkdawn. Fingers crossed it’s a great ending.
    Lynn 😀


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