It’s finally August! This is exciting because August is the month both of us were born! And who doesn’t love birthdays! (It’s less exciting that we start school at the end of this month, so we’re just gonna keep pretending that’s not happening). For such a long month we really don’t have much to say about it, so we’re just gonna go ahead and start talking about the books we read this month!
This month truly was a fantastic reading month! For one thing, I finished a record amount of books. With the way my reading has been going this year, I’m super proud to have finished 11 books in one month! But beyond that, I really enjoyed the books I read. I had no three star reads! My reads were either really, really good, or not good at all!
I think one of my favorite thing about this month, is that I read such a variety of books, but they were each amazing! I mean, I read literary fiction, romance, contemporary, graphic novels, a book in verse, and a sci-fi romance. That’s a lot of different genres, and each of them were so great!
But because they were each so great, I’m having trouble picking out favorites, or ones that I want to highlight. So although all the books are linked to Goodreads, if you’re curious about any particular book, I’d love to chat with you in the comments about my reading this month!
This month was so long I genuinely don’t even remember what I read. My goal was to read 15 books, but I fell a little short and ended up reading 14. And, I finally lowered my reading challenge! It hurt too much to keep seeing the large amount of books that I was behind by, so for now I’m aiming for 175, and if I somehow stop having reading slumps I might reach my original goal of 200.
This month I only purchased 7 books! Since that’s half the amount I acquired last month, I’m going to consider it a win. Plus, in August I plan on reading the all the books I purchased that I didn’t pick up this month! Since only one of the books is a full length novel I don’t think I’ll have too much trouble! (In case you were curious, Helium is a book of poetry, The Witch Boy series are all graphic novels, leaving Felix Ever After as the only novel). I’ve been very in the mood for graphic novels recently, so if you have any favorites, feel free to suggest them to me! The more unknown they are, the better because it means there’s less of a chance that I already have them on my wishlist!
I bought Loveless this month and I’m so happy I did! I really enjoyed it and the cover is super pretty! Ideally, I’d like to collect ALL of Alice Oseman’s books, partly because they look super nice together, and partly because I love her books!
Things We Did:
I’m trying to think back on what I did this month, and quite honestly I’m drawing a blank. I obviously read quite a bit, and there was some blogging thrown in the mix, but I have no idea what I spent the rest of my time doing. I didn’t even start any new puzzles! But hopefully next month will be more exciting! (By which I mean I have baking plans and puzzles plans!)
I finished my summer school and internship! Now I have about three weeks free before Fall semester starts and I don’t know what I’m going to do with all that time! (Probably sleep if I’m being honest).
Posts We Loved:
Paper Fury had this amazing post about things she wants to see more in terms of disability rep.
Mandy and Sha @ Book Princess Reviews wrote a fun post where they rated the first sentences of books.
Rhi @ Marshmallow Harmonies wrote a fantastic discussion post about book to movie adaptations.