I didn’t make a tbr for August but I decided I’d just choose my book based on my mood, and maybe choose from my birthday books. As it turns out, I was in a reading slump for about half of the month. My reading rhythm really slowed but I’m definitely back now and out of the slump. My blogging also suffered a bit, I didn’t really engage with the community much…
But some great stuff happened this month as well. I finally got Animal Crossing and it’s been so much fun! I met up with a friend I hadn’t seen in forever, went to the beach, went to the gym regularly, and spent some quality time with my family. Also, I created a bookish twitter account – dragonspaprbak, and it’s been fun.
What I Read:
My first book of the month was The Grace Year by Kim Liggett (a reread for me) and it just pulled me into the story immediately and I loved it as much as the first time. The Farm by Joanne Ramos was also a very interesting read, though not a new favorite and the Elemental’s Trilogy by Amie Kaufman was just what I needed: fun, quick and wholesome middle grade fantasy. I’m also so glad to have finally read Dev1at3 by Jay Krsitoff (which I mostly read at the beach) and it was always so freaking unpredictable, fun and unique.
And I am currently reading Watership Down by Richard Addams and I’m very surprised at how much I’m enjoying a 600+ page children’s books about rabbits.
- (ARC) There Are Things I can’t Tell You – Edako Mofumofu ⭐⭐⭐.5 [review]
- Battle Born – Amie Kaufman ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- American Royals – Katharine McGee ⭐⭐⭐
- (ARC) Majesty – Katharine McGee ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This month on the blog
- Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
- The Farm by Joanne Ramos
- Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
- American Royals by Katharine McGee
And I also posted:
- Let’s Talk Bookish: Book Reviews
- TTT: Contemporary Romances I Loved! (mini reviews)
- Animal Crossing New Horizons Book Tag
- Series to Finish 2020: 2/19 series finished and 8/35 books read (my updated tbr/progress).
- A to Z 2020: 21/26 (missing letters: Q, U, V, X, Z).
- Contemporary Romance 2020: 16/10
- Library Love 2020: 11/12
- Netgalley & Edelweiss 2020: 17/10
*In no particular order, here are some of the posts I loved this month (for several reasons like I might love the books mentioned, or think it’s an important topic, or what this person wrote just really resonated with me..).
Also, like I mentioned earlier I barely engaged this month so if you’re one of the authors mentioned below and you noticed I didn’t comment or interact much with you this month than I’m sorry I was such a shit this month, but I truly appreciated your post!
Fadwa | Word Wonders 🌻🌿🌼 “Let’s Talk About My Experience as an International Reviewer“
A Little Shelf-righteous 🌻🌿🌼 “Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin ARC Review + Playlist“
Adventures of a Bibliophile 🌻🌿🌼 “How Blogging Has Changed My Reading Habits (Good & Bad)”
The Diverse Clan 🌻🌿🌼 “Welcome Post (who we are, what’s our mission and more important info!)” & “25 Books by BIPOC Authors on Scribd“
Marie | Drizzle & Hurricane books 🌻🌿🌼 “Shinning a light on book blogger’s work: what do we really do?“
Jenna | Bookmark Your Thoughts 🌻🌿🌼 “Creative Ways to Fill Your Empty Journals“
Catarina | Pages and Plots 🌻🌿🌼 “September 2020 Readathons | 4 special book challenges“
Arina | The Bookwyrn’s Guide to the Galaxy 🌻🌿🌼 “Beginner’s Guide to Blog Tours“