September Book Haul

So at this point, you might be asking, “Aren’t you an audiobook reader? Why are you hauling physical books?” Because I have a problem, that’s why. If a full shelf won’t stop me, logic certainly won’t.

So I’ve got a mix of book sources here, so let’s start with the free books and work our way up to the full-price gems.

Little Free Library books (Free)


Daughter of the Forest and Children of the Prophecy, the first and third books in the Sevenwaters series by Juliet Marrilier.

I’ve been looking forward to reading this fantasy series after hearing Jean from Jean Bookish Thoughts talk about it on her channel.

Library Book Sale books ($1 each)


One of my local libraries holds a sale every month and I always walk away with at least a couple.

The Clan of the Cave Bear, The Valley of Horses and The Mammoth Hunters, the first three books of the Earth’s Children series by Jean M. Auel. My S.O. loved this prehistoric series as a kid so I’ve been collecting used copies so I can get around to them eventually.

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. I somehow managed to never read this series growing up. I only ever watched the movie adaptation, which didn’t draw me in enough to pick these up. But with Pullman returning to this world, I’ve been wanting to finally pick it up.

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. One of many classics I’ve never read. Adding it to the list.

Jem by Frederik Pohl. I know nothing about this, but I’ve been collecting classic sci-fi and I liked the cover, so…

The Mists of Avalon  by Marion Zimmer Bradley, the first in an epic fantasy series. After reading a lot of epic fantasy from male authors, I really want to give this hefty tome a try.

Book of the Month books


This month I picked up a new book and a backlist.

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker is a Trojan War retelling from the point of view of the enslaved women. Bound to be brutal, but I’m in the Ancient Greek mood after reading Circe and Song of Achilles last month.

And I’ve already listened to Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney and loved it, so I wanted a hard copy.

Full Price books (from Kramerbooks)


I’ve already read both of these, so yay for not increasing my physical TBR even further.

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett: This is the start of an epic fantasy series and I absolutely loved it. Review coming soon (Edit: here)!

Circe by Madeline Miller: A Greek myth retelling that I read and loved in August.

And that’s a wrap!

Have you read any of these? Which should I move up on my TBR?



  1. what great finds! I love library book sales, I had to stop going to ours because i was bringing home too many books. . . because i have a problem. books are like kittens i just want to adopt them all and give them a good home and love them!


    Foundryside was SOOOOO GOOOOOOD!!!!! any idea when the next book is due?

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    • I’m afraid I’m nearing the point where I’ll have to stop going to mine too, at least until I get better at actually reading what I own!
      Foundryside tho. I have no idea; I tried frantically googling as soon as I finished but couldn’t find any mention. The books in his previous series were released within a couple years of each other though


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