August Wrap Up

I had such an incredible reading month, y’all. I read a total of 34 books which has never happened before in all my years of blogging. When I set my reading goal at the beginning of the year, I set it to a very conservative 120 books. But at the end July, I realize that I’m only 200 some odd books away from 2000. So I decided to increase my goal. I’m happy to announce that at this rate, I might be able to pull it off. In fact, according to Goodreads, I’m 6 books ahead of my goal.

I certainly had my share of good and bad reads but August didn’t seem too bad at all. Although, I had one – one star read (Bad Influence by Stephanie London), the books I read were predominantly 4-star reads. But if I have to pick my favourite reads for the month, they would be:

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa | The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman | Save Me From Dangerous Men by S.A. Lelchuk

Here’s the complete list of the books I read in August:

  • The Test by Sylvain Neuvel | Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali
  • Consumed by JR Ward | A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff | New York, Actually by Sarah Morgan
  • The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez | It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
  • Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan | City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
  • The Beauty that Remains by Ashley Woodfolk | Literally by Lucy Keating
  • I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You by David Chariandy
  • She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper | Beginner’s Luck by Kate Clayborn
  • The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abby Waxman | Outfox by Sandra Brown
  • The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
  • Save Me From Dangerous Men by S.A. Lelchuk | Bad Influence by S. London
  • Bad Reputation by Stephanie London | Arctic Heat by Annabeth Albert
  • The Day He Came Back by Penelope Ward | City of Girls by E Gilbert
  • Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane | The Stationery Shop by K Marjan
  • Kids of Appetite by David Arnold | Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas
  • How to Knit A Love Song & How to Knit a Heart Back by R Herron
  • On Earth, We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Voung
  • The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
  • A Boy at the Edge of the World by David Kingston Yeh
  • The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting

So that’s how my August went. I created a calendar of events for September so I’m hoping I will be able to keep up this momentum. Let me know how your August went. I really can’t say enough about the magic of audiobooks. It’s giving me life, y’all.

Happy reading!


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