Monthly Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up August 2021

Is it just me or did August fly by? It was such a hot month, so I’m not sorry to see it go. Since I stayed inside for much of the time, I did get a lot of reading done. But now it’s September and I’m so ready for the fall to start! The weather already feels better, and I have been enjoying my pumpkin spice lattes. Now to wait for the leaves to change and the temps to drop.

This year I vowed to focus on my goals for the year. So here we go:

  • My blog following is still growing. I reached another milestone in July — 410 followers!
  • I have been consistently scheduling blog posts for 6 months, and I honestly can’t see myself going back to scrambling for last minute posts anymore.
  • I’m getting close to finishing a first draft of my WIP, but I’m dragging my feet on it. I just don’t feel ready to let it go yet, if that makes any sense?
  • I haven’t made much progress on reading the books I own compared to the books I buy or check out from the library. Maybe it’s time to focus on that in the last part of the year.

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

August Totals:

  • Books read: 27
  • Books DNF’d: 2
  • Pages read: 5,997
  • Hours listened: 87 hours, 26 minutes, 15 seconds
  • Average pages: 374.8
  • Average hours listened: 8 hours, 44 minutes, 38 seconds

Cumulative Averages:

  • Days per book: 2.99
  • Pages read per day: 185.82
  • Books read per month: 24.43
  • DNF’d books per month: 0.75

Genres Read in August:

  • Biography/Memoir: 1
  • Fantasy: 8
  • General Fiction: 4
  • Historical Fiction: 5
  • Mystery/Suspense: 5
  • Play/Theater: 1
  • Romance/Erotica: 1
  • Social Sciences: 1
  • Travel/Food: 1

Backlist vs. New Releases:

  • Backlist books: 11
  • 2021 releases: 16

Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction:

  • Fiction: 24
  • Nonfiction: 3

Format Read:

  • Print: 11
  • Digital: 5
  • Audio: 11

Age Range:

  • Adult: 14
  • YA: 12
  • MG: 1

My favorite books of the month were The Last Nomad by Shugri Said Salh and Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli.

Here’s what I read in August:

  • Lobizona by Romina Garber (Wolves of No World #1) – reread
  • A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (The Scholomance #1) – reread
  • The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (Women of Troy #1) – reread

How was your reading for August? Are you excited for the fall?

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