August Reading Report

Some pretty good reads, some meh reads, some forgettable reads β€” same old, same old. IDK, August happened I guess. 

Books and Tea August Readathon

βœ“ Read a book from a genre you like but haven’t touched in a while (political fantasy) – The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
βœ“ Wash away the sads: Read a book that gives happy vibes and/or features water – Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee
βœ“ Read a book featuring a-spec characters – Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
βœ“ Celebrate Languages: Read something in a language you don’t read often or translated – 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
βœ“ Read a book that fulfills a reading challenge prompt (POPSUGAR 2020: a bildungsroman) – I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith 

Reading Challenges Check-In

Beat the Backlist

  • 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


Year of the Asian 2020

  • Read this month: 4
  • Current total: 47 / 51
  • Current badge: Asian elephant


Tarot Black Lives Matter Book Bingo

  • Read this month: 3
  • Current total: 6 / 25
  • Current badge: Dragon


Popsugar Reading Challenge

  • 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.




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 πŸ˜•

4.5 Star Reads

4 Star Reads

3.5 Star Reads


Monthly Total:

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?

4 thoughts on “August Reading Report

  1. “August happened I guess” — a mood.
    Looks like you had a pretty good reading month though especially with your reading challenges! It’s been ages since I kept track of what I’ve been reading to fit prompts. I need to get back on that 😬 Hope you have a great reading month in September!

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