Monthly Wrap Up

August 2020 Monthly Wrap Up

August was incredibly hot, but it’s a step closer to autumn, which is one of my favorite seasons! Bring on the changing leaves, pumpkin everything, cool weather, and boots and sweaters!

Last month was also super busy for me, but I still managed to read an impressive amount of books, which I’m very proud of. I am slowly working on organizing my bookshelves, but it’s a pretty big task. 

I still want to keep up with the trend of highlighting positive things each month, so here’s my positives for August:

  • I finally read some books that have been on my TBR for a long time, and I was pleasantly surprised.
  • I completed my readings for round 2 of BBYNA readings.
  • Dietary changes are making a difference in my pain levels, which is a really big deal for me!
  • I’ve transitioned my blog over to WordPress, and I really like the new platform.
  • I participated in the Diversify the Shelf Readathon, and while I didn’t finish, I did read a few books from different cultures/ethnicities/identities than my own.

Here’s my breakdown of monthly/cumulative totals for August:

August Totals

  • Books read: 21
  • Books DNF’d: 0
  • Pages read: 8,359
  • Average pages: 269.65

Cumulative Averages

  • Days per book: 2.37
  • Pages read per day: 281.41
  • Books read per month: 21.25
  • DNF’d books per month: 0.63

Genres Read in August:

  • Biography/Memoir: 1
  • Fantasy: 13
  • General Fiction: 2
  • Graphic Novel: 1
  • Historical Fiction: 2
  • Mystery/Suspense: 
  • Play/Theater: 1
  • Romance/Erotica: 1

Genres Read in 2020:

  • Biography/Memoir: 2
  • Books About Books: 1
  • Fantasy: 81
  • Folklore/Fairy Tales: 8
  • General Fiction: 20
  • Graphic Novels: 2
  • Historical Fiction: 22 
  • History/War: 1
  • Mystery/Suspense: 4
  • Paranormal/New Age: 1
  • Play/Theater: 1
  • Poetry: 1
  • Romance/Erotica: 9
  • Sci-Fi: 15
  • Self-Help/Inspiration: 1
  • Social Science/Current Affairs: 1

Backlist vs. 2020 Releases

  • Backlist books: 123
  • 2020 releases: 47
  • 2021 releases: 1

Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction

  • Fiction: 163
  • Nonfiction: 7

Format Read:

  • Print: 87
  • Digital: 83

Age Range

  • Adult: 63
  • YA: 103
  • Middle Grade: 3
  • Children: 1

My favorite books of the month were Recommended For You by Laura Silverman and We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal.

Here’s what I read in August:

12 replies »

  1. I am always so amazed at your numbers! You are a powerhouse! Psst. If you need help deciding how to organize your books you know my number! It’s seriously one of my favorite things to help with! I do, signed vs. unsigned & then separated out by genres & then organized by the author’s last name.

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  2. Wow, love all your stats at the start! I’m always envious of people who know all their stats because I’m way too disorganised (and lazy lol) for that! Looks like you had an amazing reading month with all those 4 and 5 star reads 🤩 There are quite a few that you’ve read that’ve been on my TBR for too long and I’m looking forward to reading them! Hope you have a great month of reading in September!

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    • Kristy (Caffeinated Fae) shared an awesome spreadsheet that tracks all the stats! She’s really the organized one here! It was definitely a great month for me, I recommend a lot of the books – you’ll love them, my bookish twin!


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