Yikes! Where did this month go!!??!? I had started things off so well but this was one of those months where it felt like a chore to sit down and read. My hectic work schedule didn’t help either. But if I look at my numbers for a year ago, I guess I did read more books this month than I thought!
I spent more time watching TV this month. I’m officially obsessed with Dynasty. The new version not the 80s version. I’m on Season 3 already and I’m so happy it got its mojo back (Season 2 was a little blah I thought).
It’s official: I’m obsessed with Dynasty.
So stop judging me Netflix when you ask if I want to “continue watching”.
The answer is YES! pic.twitter.com/OLzWofW2YC
— Lauren (@SERIESousBooks) August 6, 2020
August is usually about the ARCs and I started off the month well. But I missed my own deadlines for a few I had set out so September will be about sequels and ARCs!
Total for August 2020: 16 Books Read + 1 Novellas Read
DNF’d: 0 Books
Last August: 8 Books Read + 5 Novellas Read + 3 DNFs
Standout Read (★★★★★)
What a treat for the ears! I really loved the audiobook! Having a full cast and bringing the documents and transcripts to life was superb. I love a good mystery and this one kept me listening and on my toes!
Biggest Let Down (★★★)
This was more about my disappointment in the audio production. Our hero has had an accent in the last 3 books of the series but here he has no inkling of it at all. I also thought the character development was underwhelming.
Previously posted series reviews that got updates:
None — I’m super behind on updating my reviews!
You can always get the full details on all my challenges on my dedicated page but here is a quick update:
5 Year 5 Book Challenge: 2 books added | 17 of 31 Titles Read – 3 Books Behind!
Goodreads Challenge: 15 books added | 142/155 Books – 40 Books Ahead!
Tackling the TBR Challenge: 5 books added | 21/24 Books – 5 Books Ahead!
I used to do a big Goodreads Purge twice a year but I like the idea of doing a little bit at a time and had great success last year doing this on a monthly basis. The idea is to go through 5-10 books on your Goodreads TBR list chronologically and decide if they should stay or go. My 10 titles consist of 7 “new to me” titles and 3 “previously started series” titles.
Pass: 5 | Keep: 6
Grand Total YTD: Pass: 37 | Keep: 44
Did I give up on any too soon? Let me know in the comments below!
While this is a monthly meme hosted by Avalinah’s Books, I usually only update every quarter. Since August is usually dubbed ARC August, I thought I would do a quick recap of where I am at.
My Progress for January to August, 2020:
ARCs Read: 25 | ARCs Overdue: 2+1* | Upcoming: 4 | ARCs In Progress: 1
(June’s State: ARCs Read: 18 | ARCs Overdue: 2* | Upcoming: 5
*Titles given to me as a member of an author’s street team to read ASAP.
I’m going to be working hard on getting my ARCs under control in September!
You can still join in on these discussions:
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September is usually all about the sequels and it will be this year as well. But I also need to wrap up some ARCs I have on the go!
What were your biggest reading or personal accomplishments of the past month?
Leave a comment below!