Some pretty good reads, some meh reads, some forgettable reads — same old, same old. IDK, August happened I guess.
Books and Tea August Readathon
✓ Read a book from a genre you like but haven’t touched in a while (political fantasy) – The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
✓ Wash away the sads: Read a book that gives happy vibes and/or features water – Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee
✓ Read a book featuring a-spec characters – Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
✓ Celebrate Languages: Read something
in a language you don’t read often or translated – 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
✓ Read a book that fulfills a reading challenge prompt (POPSUGAR 2020: a bildungsroman) – I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Reading Challenges Check-In
- Read this month: 20 books
- Total so far: 199 / 200 (99.5%)
- Read this month: 13 Read + 0 DNF
- Current total: 128 Read + 22 DNF
- Remaining owned-TBR: 70
- Read this month: 4
- Current total: 47 / 51
- Current badge: Asian elephant
- Read this month: 3
- Current total: 6 / 25
- Current badge: Dragon
- Read this month: 4
- Current total: 36 / 50
State of the ARC
State of the ARC is a monthly meme created by Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books.
- She’s Too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heard | Netgalley | TBR
- Slingshot by Mercedes Helnwein | Publisher via Netgalley | TBR
- Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales | Publisher via Netgalley | TBR
- Can’t Even: How Millenials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen | ★★★☆☆
- Come On In ed. by Adi Alsaid | [anthology review]
- You Have a Match by Emma Lord | ★★★✯☆
Read This Month
Clicking on the titles below will take you to the book’s Goodreads page.
[ARC] indicates an advance review copy; [RC] indicates a post-release review copy.
5 Star Reads
- None 😕
4.5 Star Reads
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
- I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
- Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid [audiobook]
4 Star Reads
- The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
- We Regret to Inform You by A.E. Kaplan
- Persephone in a Motel Room by Lana Rafaela Cindric
- Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
3.5 Star Reads
- If You’re Out There by Katy Loutzenhiser [audiobook]
- War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
- A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman [prev. DNF – reread]
- Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
- 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades by Thomas Frank [reread]
- You Have a Match by Emma Lord [ARC]
32 read + 8 DNF
3.45 average rating
- What are the best/worst books you read this month?
- Which books, if any, are you hoping/planning to read next month?
- Did you participate in any reading challenges and/or readathons this month? Are you signed up for any next month?