August 2020 WRAP-UP
I can’t believe it’s already the end of Summer. I’m already dreading winter…
But it also means lots of other great upcoming books to read. More about that tomorrow.
Let’s focus today on what I just read.
I managed to read 28 books for 20 books of Summer. I hope to have time to post a recap on that on September 3rd.
📚 For now, here is what I read in August.
It’s actually a pathetic 7 books. I thought I had read a lot. So the only explanation is that I’m actually in the process of reading lots of books – for readalongs. So only a few pages a day.
Oh also, I have spent some evening time obsessed by foreign language learning (Italian and Russian)!
I’m glad I participated in Bout of Books and had a great reading week, that helped a bit with the monthly stats.
3 in print
= with 1,005 pages, a daily average of 32 pages/day
4 in audio
= 23H29, a daily average of 45 minutes
5 in mystery:
- Il était deux fois, by Franck Thilliez – French audio
- The Inugami Curse, by Seishi Yokomizo – ebook, received or review
- The Big Four, #5 by Agatha Christie – audio, for The Classics Club
- Don’t Look For Me, by Wendy Walker – for Criminal Element. Review live mid September
- Killer Come Back to Me: The Crime Stories of Ray Bradbury – ebook, received or review. Counts for The Classics Club
2 in nonfiction:
- The First Book of Kings – audio, for The Classics Club
- The Second Book of Kings – audio, for The Classics Club
MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH
READING CHALLENGES & RECAP
Classics Club: 42/50 (from October 2019-until September 2024)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 9 books read
Total of books read in 2020 = 79/110
Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 5
BOOKS I REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH
The open giveaways are on my homepage
We have 2 books available for reviews on France Book Tours
One is a historical novel with a famous musician in Paris.
The other is a horror novel based on a super famous French classic!
And I’m going to post a third one very soon: a Middle Grade historical novel!
MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH
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Which shows that negative reviews can bring you lots of readers!!
MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
– NON BOOK REVIEW –
Classic Spin #24
A book I haven’t even started!!
BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH
The Classics Club
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Deb at Readerbuzz
Karen at Booker Talk
Karen at The Simply Blog
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they have great book blogs
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Come back tomorrow
to see the books I plan to read in September,
and some major milestone!!
How was YOUR month of August?
Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction
has created a Month In Review meme
where you can link your monthly recap posts
7 books is hardly pathetic…
well for me it is. I had read 15 the month before
I can’t wait to read Don’t Look For Me, Wendy Walker is such a great writer 🤩✨
Yes, and this one doesn’t disappoint!!
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I always figure that if I just keep reading, eventually I will finish all the books, right?
well, only if they ever stopped publishing new ones, lol
I haven’t heard of a lot of these! “Don’t Look For Me” sounds intriguing! It’s not scary, is it? Just suspenseful/mystery?
It is mildly scary, you should try it, she writes really well
As long as you are enjoying what you read, then does it really matter how many you finished? (says the person who is obsessing over only finishing 1 book so far in September). Check out my monthly wrap-up
I agree, though I’m very competitive, even if it’s just me against me, lol
I am intrigued by Don’t Look For Me and from reading the above comments, it’s going to be a thriller I will be able to read–scary is okay, but no horror for me. I have read amazing books this August, including Rebel Spy (historical YA set in the US Revolutionary War time). I am trying to learn Japanese and have a sentence a day emailed to me. Just reading the hiragana is challenging enough and slowly gaining more vocabulary is fun for me.
No worry, it’s not horror, I don’t read that genre either. Wow, good for you learning Japanese!!