A Bookish August

How is it already the end of August? I know I say this every month, but really… where did August go?

month in books

August has been a big month for me: both my boys having birthdays, two trips to Edinburgh, and the summer hols! I also signed up to two readathons this month: Series Crackdown and NEWTs,and I have read a lot of books for these.

Adele (one of my favourite people, and a bookseller in my local Waterstones basement) chose this month’s TBR. She picked a great selection for me to read this month including some brilliant fantasy and a couple of Middle Grade reads that have been languishing on my book shelf for far too long.


reading stats

Books Read: 25

Pages Read: 8173

Star Ratings:

5* : The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James, Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard, The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman, The Magician’s Apprentice by Trudi Canavan, D.O.G.S by M.A. Bennett, No Big Deal by Bethany Rutter, Jemima Small Versus the Universe by Tamsin Winter, Sanctuary by V.V. James, Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Dierdre Sullivan, Boy Underwater by Adam Baron, All the Bad Apples by Moira Fowley-Doyle, and A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby.
4* : Shades of Magic, The Steel Prince by V.E.Schwab, Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Hermann, Alice by Christina Henry, Ella on the Outside by Cath Howe, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Red Queen by Christina Henry, A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo, All the Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman, and Monsters by Emerald Fennell.
3.5* : Letting Go by Cat Clarke.
3*: School of Alyxa: Secrets and Shadows by R. L. Ferguson

TBR Updates

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Books Bought: 5

Books Received: 3

Approved on Netgalley: 9 (oops)

Challenge Updates

challenge updates

Goodreads: 132/175, which according to Goodreads puts me 17 books ahead of schedule. I’m not going to complain about that.
Conquering Mount Ted: At the start of August I had 207 books on Mount Ted. I now have 209. Given that I got so many Netgalley approvals this month, I’m pretty pleased with that (I requested these whilst under the influence of extreme heat and tiredness on one of the YALC nights. I regret EVERYTHING).
Hodderscape 2019 Reading Challenge: 11/12. I still haven’t made any progress on this one. I’m looking for a fantasy or sci-fi book in translation if anyone can recommend me a good one?
Series Crackdown Readathon: I read 8 books for this readathon and completed all the prompts, so I’m quite happy with myself. I wrote a wrap up of the readathon here.
NEWTs: To complete my NEWTs I needed to read 7 books. I managed to read 21 books for this readathon to complete the Outstanding prompts for every subject, because I am a perfectionist.

And that’s me for another month! How was your August?

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  1. WOW 25 is impressive, I thought I was doing well with 22! You’re doing so well with your challenges, and I’m impressed your TBR only went up by two! White Fox is a translated fantasy if you fancy that- I read it this month and quite enjoyed.
    Amy x

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