September Book Haul Part 1

Kindle Books

Token Black Girl: A Memoir by Danielle Prescod
There There by Tommy Orange
Eve of the Fae by E. Menozzi
Her Vampire Prince by Ines Johnson
The Last Vampire: Complete Series, Books 1-6 by R.A. Steffan
A Murderous Macaron by Fiona Grace
Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala
Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control by Stuart Russell
Love of the Witch by Deanna Chase
Beyond the Grave by R.W. Wallace

Physical Books

Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery by Brom
Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life by Alice Wong
Stinetinglers: All New Stories by the Master of Scary Tales by R.L. Stine

Audio Books

The Fire Next Time By James Baldwin
This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin
Nordic Tales: Folktales from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark by Chronicle Books

Epubs

The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson

August Book Haul Part 1

Kindle Books

Moretti Blood Brothers: Volume One – Books 1-4: Steamy vampire romance (Moretti Blood Brothers Romance) by Juliette N. Banks
No One Crosses the Wolf by Lisa Nikolidakis
The Reyes Incident by Briana Morgan
Elliot, Song of the Soulmate by Anyta Sunday
Nightshade by Michelle Rowen
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
Coffin Road by Peter May
Infernal Justice by N.P. Martin
The Twenty Days of Turin by Giorgio De Maria
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent by Eduardo Galeano
Born Free: The Full Story by Joy Adamson
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
When I Find You by Emma Curtis
Discover – September/October 2022 by Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Archaeology – September/October 2022 by Archaeological Institute Of America

Physical Books

John M. Templeton Jr.: Physician, Philanthropist, Seeker by John M. Templeton Jr.

I was born with VACteRL Association and a part of that was imperforate anus aka no butthole. Dr. Templeton, who passed away in 2015, made my anus. I was born in 1989. That’s why I got his autobiography. My mom wants to read it since he helped save my life. It is a bit weird though … wiki says he donated $1 million to parties opposing same-sex marriage. I wonder what he’d say now if he knew he saved a queer baby? I can’t help but wonder.

Long Live the Pumpkin Queen: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas by Shea Ernshaw
Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney
Small Angels by Lauren Owen
When We Were Bright and Beautiful by Jillian Medoff
How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High by David Bienenstock
Weed: Everything You Want To Know But Are Always Too Stoned To Ask by Michelle Lhooq
Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America by Bruce Barcott
Higher Etiquette: A Guide to the World of Cannabis, from Dispensaries to Dinner Parties by Lizzie Post
Fifty Shades as Told by Christian Trilogy: Grey, Darker, Freed Box Set by E.L. James
A Short History of South-East Asia by Peter Church
Accidents of Nature by Harriet McBryde Johnson

Epubs

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

Audio Books

The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans
A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future by David Attenborough

July Book Haul Part 2

Kindle Books

The One by John Marrs
After Life by Shelbi Wescott
Taming Tristan by Leighton Greene
The Sisters of Kestrel Cay by Kelly Utt
Lockstep by Robert P. French
The Cowboy and the Vampire: A Very Unusual Romance by Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall
Ink Witch by Lindsey Sparks
Bare Ass in Love by Sasha Burke
The Bite-sized Bakery Cozy Mysteries: The Complete Collection by Rosie A. Point
Littered with Trouble by Eryn Scott
Only for the Night by Ella Sheridan
Grounded by Sarah Hualde
His Other Wife by Ava Strong
His Other Lie by Ava Strong
The Last Storm by Sam Sisavath
The Librarian and the Orc by Finley Fenn
Philosophy Now by Anja Publications

Physical Books

Horrors of the Black Ring by R.L. Stine
Ghost in the Mirror by R.L. Stine
Halloween Rain by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
Return to Ghost Camp by R.L. Stine
The Werewolf in the Living Room by R.L. Stine

Netgalley

Me and My Dysphoria Monster: An Empowering Story to Help Children Cope with Gender Dysphoria by Laura Kate Dale

Epubs

The Border Keeper by Kerstin Hall

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July Book Haul Part 1

Physical Books

Cirque Berserk by Jessica Guess
Conscious Designs by Nathanial White
Brain Juice by R.L. Stine
First Born by Will Dean
Upgrade by Blake Crouch
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
Gender Queer: A Memoir Deluxe Edition by Maia Kobabe
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Dance in the Vampire Bund: Age of Scarlet Order Vol. 6 by Nozomu Tamaki
Disney Animated Classics: The Little Mermaid by Studio Fun International
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 1 by John Vornholt
Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row by Christopher Golden
Earth Geeks Must Go! by R.L. Stine
Be Afraid — Be Very Afraid! by R.L. Stine
Headless Halloween by R.L. Stine
The Second Evil by R.L. Stine
The Third Evil by R.L. Stine
A Cannibal in Manhattan by Tama Janowitz
Scream School by R.L. Stine
The New Evil by R.L. Stine
The Evil Lives! by R.L. Stine
Tales of the Slayer, Vol. 1 by Doranna Durgin
Child of the Hunt by Christopher Golden
Wild & Free by K. Webster
The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
For the Love of Popsicles: Naturally Delicious Icy Sweet Summer Treats from A–Z by Sarah Bond

I got First Born, Upgrade, and Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow from my July BOTM box.

Kindle Books

War and Me by Faleeha Hassan
All the Lies They Did Not Tell by Pablo Trincia
Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett
The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth’s Ultimate Trophy by Paige Williams
Death Warmed Over by Kevin J. Anderson
The Lies I Told Him by Vanessa Garbin
Serenity Possessed by Craig A. Hart and S.J. Varengo
The Children in the Lake: A Story You Will Never Forget by Mark Edward Hall
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Bunny by Mona Awad
Grayality by Carey P.W.
Underneath by Robbie Dorman
Savage Prince by Meghan March
Mates for Monsters: Boxed Set by Tamsin Ley
Die in the Wool: A Knitty Kitty Cozy Mystery by Katherine Hayton

Netgalley

To Be A Trans Man by Ezra Woodger
The Gender Friend: A 102 Guide to Gender Identity by Oakley Phoenix
Trans Sex: A Guide for Adults by Kelvin Sparks
A Little Pinprick by Paige Dearth
Stinetinglers: All New Stories by the Master of Scary Tales by R.L. Stine

Audio Books

Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life by Jim Kristofic
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
Beautiful Country: A Memoir by Qian Julie Wang
Black Genesis: The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt by Robert Bauval
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World by Dalai Lama XIV
Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs: How the Struggle for Survival Has Shaped Birds and Their Behavior by Roger Lederer
Communion: A True Story by Whitley Strieber

May Book Haul Part 2

I swear May 2022 has been the month i’ve bought the most books ever! I don’t normally buy THIS many books! The first part didn’t actually quite cover the first half because I expected to buy less in the second half … oops. Anyway, on with the books!

Audio Books

The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity–and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race by Daniel Z. Lieberman
Hurts So Good: The Science and Culture of Pain on Purpose by Leigh Cowart
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates by Eric Jay Dolin
Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach
The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi
How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain by Gregory Berns
The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality by Dawson Church
Hippie by Paulo Coelho
The [Un]Popular Vote by Jasper Sanchez
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich
The Cat Who Saved Books by Sōsuke Natsukawa
Robbergirl by S.T. Gibson
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

I got most, if not all, of these via sales! The Bone House involves a disabled character. The (Un)Popular Vote has a transgender character. Ghost Story i’ve read via Libby and loved. Also, it wouldn’t process after I bought it so I had to talk to audible help. They were really nice. I ended up getting a refund and a $10 credit so I could buy it again (it was a 24 hour $5 flash sale and refunds aren’t processed that quickly) and it worked.

I read And the Trees Crept In via Netgalley years ago and really enjoyed it. The Cat Who Saved Books, cats AND books, what could be better?! Robbergirl is a lesbian Robin Hood retelling. I read Coraline years ago via Scribd and really enjoyed it.

Epubs

Alien Erotica: The Invasion by Nikki Orchid
High School Hypnosis 1 by Jezebel Rose
In the Werewolf’s Den: Lesbian Erotica by Tara Shaw
Serving Her Ladyship: Lesbian Erotica by Tara Shaw
Seduced by Her Boss! Lesbian Erotica Part 2 by Allison Lindell
She Thought I Was Asleep… A Lesbian Erotic Story by Allison Lindell
Sunbathing Seduction: A Lesbian Erotic Story by Allison Lindell
The Trans Case Against Queer Theory by TaraElla
Conscience by Jonathan Pongratz

Smashwords. Free and cheap. What? I’m stocking up on taboo reads for Taboo Thursday ok? Not that I don’t have a ton of things I could read for that already that I haven’t read yet … Well some of it’s taboo, not all of it. And of course the The Trans Case Against Queer Theory because i’m trans and I believe I got Conscience through signing up for some email newsletter thing.

Kindle Books

Tordotcom Publishing 2022 Debut Sampler by Scotto Moore
Secrets of Watercolor – From Basics to Special Effects (Essential Artist Techniques) by Joe García
The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale
Spooky Business by Addison Creek
The Chimpanzee Whisperer: A Life of Love and Loss, Compassion and Conservation by Stany Nyandwi
The Literature Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained by James Canton
The Connecticut Corpse Caper by Tyler Colins
If She Dies by Erik Therme
Abra-Cadaver by Matt Drabble
Acoustics by London Price
The Atlas Defect by A.J. Scudiere
Death and a Dog by Fiona Grace
Blood Debt by Heather MacKinnon
Phantoms by Dean Koontz
Where City Lights Fade by Seth Pevey
Philosophy Now – Issue 150 by Anja Publications
Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
The Haunting of Blackwater Cottage: A Riveting Haunted House Mystery by Clay Wise
The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body by Frances Ashcroft
Covet the Night: Ascent of the Wicked Book 1 by Rebecca Main
The Sacrificial Man by Ruth Dugdall
Sọ̀rọ̀sóke: An #Endsars Anthology by Jumoke Verisimo and James Yeku
Quaker faith & practice by Religious Society of Friends

Again, I got a lot of these, if not all of them, free and cheap because of various reasons! Free and cheap is going to be the death of me. Acoustics is a transgender M/M romance!

PDF

My Immortal by Tara Gilesbie

I have not read this and this is infamous apparently.

Physical Books

I Can’t Believe I Slept With You! Vol. 1 by Miyako Miyahara
The Cybernetic Tea Shop by Meredith Katz
Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (Newly Annotated): The Original 1818 Version with New Introduction and Footnotes by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity by Devon Price
The Little Mermaid by Walt Disney Company
How to Identify Yourself With a Wound by KB
Crooked Tree by Robert C. Wilson
Invasion of the Body Squeezers Part 1 by R.L. Stine
Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Ice Orchids by Eulo Elena Yates
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Are You Terrified Yet? by R.L. Stine
Jekyll and Heidi by R.L. Stine
The Haunted Car by R.L. Stine
Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls by R.L. Stine
Fright Camp by R.L. Stine
I Am Your Evil Twin by R.L. Stine
Revenge R Us by R.L. Stine
Invasion of the Body Squeezers, Part 2 by R.L. Stine
Cry of the Cat by R.L. Stine
Savage Island by Brian Moreland
Bag of Bones by Stephen King
The Party by Christopher Pike
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism by Steven Connor
The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
Take Back the Word: a queer reading of the bible by Robert E. Shore-Goss
Bible Trouble: Queer Reading at the Boundaries of Biblical Scholarship by Teresa J. Hornsby
The Dance by Christopher Pike
The Graduation by Christopher Pike
To Be Devoured by Sara Tantlinger
The Book of Non-Binary Joy by Ben Pechey
The Plants by Kenneth McKenney

I got many of these from thriftbooks and a few from a used book store really cheap! I Can’t Believe I Slept With You is a Yuri (F/F) Manga. Frankenstein, well we already know i’m obsessed. Same with The Little Mermaid now. How to Identify Yourself With a Wound is queer and poetry. I got Bag of Bones, The Party, and The Scarlett Letter really cheap at a used book store near me, and then I had to get The Dance and The Graduation on thriftbooks since they are out of print so I could make sure I had the full trilogy, also got those really cheap.

To Be Devoured I read years ago on KU and loved it, and it’s going out of print in July so I had to snatch up a physical copy! It’s queer horror. The Non-binary Book of Joy was a pre-order from B&N that arrived a bit damaged. Bent, crinkled, scuffed, but it’s still in one piece and readable so I said to hell with it i’ll keep it. It came via UPS.

Have you read any of these? What did you get in the month of May? Part 1 is Here.

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May 2022 Book Haul Part 1

Sorry I went nuclear and deleted all my previous book hauls! I’m going to try doing them again and see how it goes. Hopefully I didn’t miss anything this month but I might have. I’ll keep track of it from now on so i’ll be sure.

Nook Books

River of the Gods sounds fun. I’ve been seeing Spy x Family everywhere lately. Queer Body Power, yes please! Cleopatra and Frankenstein sounds cool and is queer. The Children on the Hill says it’s inspired by my favorite book, Frankenstein by Mary Shelly!

Physical Books

I got The Hacienda, Take my Hand, and Yerba Buena from BOTM. Golem Girl I listened to via Libby and loved! My Give Yourself Goosebumps collection is finally complete! Recently I got invested in some baby robins, but a storm killed them when 2 were hatched and 2 were still unhatched. I got the book before the storm. I guess i’m interested in birds now, that’s new. I rarely do puzzles but I do enjoy them hence The Puzzler. I love Buffy so I had to get the Buffy book! I’ve read The Hunger Games via libby but didn’t own them (except the prequel). Loved The Hunger Games so now i’ve got them all! I love horror and Ibitsu is a horror manga so … 🙂

Audio Books

I had bought The Hunger Games trilogy on audio prior to this month but not the prequel, so now I have all 4 physically and on audio. Burn the page is An inspirational memoir-meets-manifesto by Danica Roem, the nation’s first openly trans person elected to US state legislature so my trans ass had to get it. I love animals, hence funny farm. The Puzzle Solver is about disability/illness. The Girl With All The Gifts sounds like an interesting zombie book. I’ve read, on kindle, Voices in the Snow, a couple years ago. I loved it but never continued the series so now I can listen to it as a reread before continuing the series. I can listen faster than I can read.

The beginning of the Synopsis of The House on the Hill says “Still grieving the death of her husband, Lauren leaves the hubbub of Boston for the peaceful shores of Cape Cod, where she hopes to come to terms with her loss and devote herself to her writing.” I lost my husband last year so it felt right for me to get it.

The Perks of Loving a Wallflower are a historical f/nb romance. Children of the Land is an autobiography and The Gene is, well science.

Epub Books

A Psalm for the Wild Built/Unlocked/An Unnatural Life was free through Tor.com early in May. The other 3 were in a bundle on itch.io called “The Trans Terror Trilogy 2022”. Link Here. I haven’t read The ABC’s of LGBT+ yet (though it probably wouldn’t tell me anything I don’t already know but it’s on KU, Hoopla etc.) but I got a free epub of The Gay BC’s of LGBT+ because i’m taking a course “Queering Identities: LGBTQ+ Sexuality and Gender Identity” on https://www.coursera.org/ ! I’m also trying to do a few courses on https://courses.edx.org/ . They are free! There is stuff you can pay for (like grades) but if you just want to learn like I do you can take stuff for free.

Kindle Books

D’Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding is an f/f romance. Awhile ago I read the first book in The Ghost Files. I found it ok and ended up buying the second book, figuring i’d continue on and never did. Now I got the box set of 1-3.5 for free. I get many kindle books for free, often because of book bub emailing me about them and other on sale cheap kindle books.

I think The Community was a prime first reads thing. It’s an autobiography. I’ve wanted to read Buffering and Educated for awhile, didn’t own them but they are on libby and whatnot. Bookbub informed me they were really cheap so, I bought them. For like $2 and $3.