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August Reading Wrap Up

on September 2, 2019

Total Books Read: 16
Fiction: 12
Non-Fiction: 4
Library Books: 5
Books On My TBR List: 3
Books in a Series: 1
Authors I’d Never Read Before: 11
Male/Female Authors: 1/15
Kindle Books: 2
Books I Owned or Bought: 3
Favourite Book(s): Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal
Least Favourite Books: The Most Difficult Thing by Charlotte Philby
Books That Qualify For Challenges: 11

August was both a success and a fail, reading wise! In terms of numbers, I’m pretty happy with how many books I managed to read throughout the month. My parents were visiting for two weeks, which coincided with my oldest son’s 11th birthday and so I didn’t really do a lot of reading while they were here, just a couple of afternoons when the weather was a bit crap. So to read 16 books for the month, check off quite a lot towards challenges and also explore 11 new authors was, I feel, a really good reading month. I had 1 book that I didn’t really love but mostly it was a solid reading month with lots of 4 star books.

I was less successful in getting through my August TBR pile. Of the 10 books, I still have 4 I haven’t read, nor have I read the 3 I didn’t get to from July’s pile! So there’s quite a lot of books building up there…..oops. They’ll all go onto my Not Right Now TBR pile to hopefully dig out in some quieter months. I did quite a bit of reading from my local library this month, with 5 books and I still have a couple checked out to read, all of which are to help me with my Reading Women Podcast Challenge, which I made good progress on.

Here is the September TBR pile:

Am I the only one weirded out by the fact that I’m writing September? This year has just gone so ridiculously fast. My kids are nearly on school holidays again (they only have three weeks to go) and it feels like we just came back from the previous set of school holidays. Anyway, this is what I’ll be (hopefully) reading this month.

I’m really excited and also quite sad about The Rich Man’s House by Andrew McGahan. He died earlier this year and although this book is complete, there’s a note at the beginning of it that addresses that he was critically ill when he was editing and that it’s probably not perfect.

The only book not received from the publishers here is The Chain by Adrian McGinty, which I bought myself recently. I have heard so many amazing things about it and the story surrounding its writing/publishing is really quite interesting.

Those are not all of my plans for the month. I also have the library books I mentioned before – 3 of them, all of which are for prompts in my Reading Women Podcast Challenge. If I can get those ticked off, I will definitely be on the home stretch for that challenge with a few months left to complete some of the more difficult prompts, like read a play (I don’t like reading plays) and read a book translated before 1945 which I’ve been having a lot of difficulty with.

And then of course there’s these……

I read the first book, The Seven Sisters last week and although I definitely won’t read all of these in September, I do hope to read perhaps 2 of them. The bottom one is book 2, which was sent by the publisher a few years ago, which is why it’s a different format to all the rest, although at least the covers match.

Later this month my youngest son turns 8 and we are also going away, just for four days, back to Phillip Island. We went in March for the first time and loved it so much that we had to go back. It’s just such a beautiful place, amazing scenery and beaches, lots of lovely cafes and the like as well. We plan to visit the penguins of course but nothing else – just relax and hopefully get some good weather but Phillip Island can be wonderfully moody too. So I am thinking about what book to take for that and I think either one of the Lucinda Riley’s or the Andrew McGahan would be perfect. A big chunky book.

What I’m reading at the moment: err, nothing. I finished my last August book on Saturday and it’s time to choose something new. I’m not sure what I’ll pick actually. Maybe The Breeding Season.

Hope you all had a great reading month for August!


One response to “August Reading Wrap Up

  1. I have Guest House for Young Widows as well. I think it will be very interesting!

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