I am tired! I haven’t felt like blogging too much this last month, and I’ve tried not to pressure myself into it because I had a lot going on. I still got lots of reading, done, though!
Reads for August
Here’s all I read in August:
A Dark and Twisting Path by Julia Buckley (ARC) — 4 of 5 stars
Stunning by Sara Shepard — 2 of 5 stars
How to Be Miserable by Randy J. Paterson — 4 of 5 stars
Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert — 5 of 5 stars
Burned by Sara Shepard — 2 of 5 stars
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer — 4 of 5 stars
Crushed by Sara Shepard — 2 of 5 stars
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham — 2 of 5 stars
Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram (ARC) — 5 of 5 stars — review here!
Deadly by Sara Shepard — 2 of 5 stars
Archie: Volume One by Mark Waid, Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, and Veronica Fish — 4 of 5 stars
Toxic by Sara Shepard — 1 of 5 stars
Wicca’s Charm by Catherine Edwards Sanders — 1 of 5 stars
Vicious by Sara Shepard — 2 of 5 stars
This Book is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson — 4 of 5 stars
Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson (ARC) — 5 of 5 stars
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman — 5 of 5 stars
The Librarian’s Book of Quotes by Tatyana Eckstrand — 5 of 5 stars
Dream Country by Shannon Gibney (ARC) — 4 of 5 stars
How to Speak Cat by Aline Alexander Newman (ARC) — 4.5 of 5 stars
Like Never and Always by Ann Aguirre (ARC) — 4 of 5 stars
- Number of books read: 21
- Number of nonfiction books: 7
- Number of ARCs: 6
- Number of books by marginalized authors: ~4
- Number of library books: 8
- Number of books that WEREN’T part of my monthly TBR: 1
I did a REALLY good job of sticking to my TBR this month! The only book that wasn’t on my TBR that I read was a book I preordered, so I’m okay with this. I AM frustrated at how sticking so close to my TBR this month caused me to read so few books by marginalized authors. I do recognize that by having a large chunk of my reading dedicated to #SummerOfPLL I already set myself up to read fewer marginalized authors, and I’m also seeing that the library books I’m picking up are also pretty white, abled, and non-queer. Maybe this is why I felt like I enjoyed fewer books overall that I read this month than I usually do. I’ll need to be more aware of this in the future.
On The Personal Side…
I’m still exercising more, which is nice. My pool is shutting down for maintenance for the next three weeks, which sucks, but I’m so far still planning to go back after they reopen late in September. I’ve also been zooming through levels in Pokémon Go, although I stopped to do a raid on a city lawn and my Fitbit lost a fight with a sprinkler earlier in the month so I had to get a new one… I love this weather right now, and I’m really going to miss it when it’s gone.
I have a driving test scheduled at the DMV for the day after my birthday this month! If all goes well, I SHOULD get my license and I’ll be able to actually use my car to go get groceries! That’s all I want. To be able to drive to the grocery store and back. That’s it. That’s all I need.
#ARCAugust was a bit of a bust, so I’ll be moving quite a bit of ARCs on my TBR over to my September TBR. I decided that I’m going to try to keep having a TBR each month for a while just to see how it goes. I’ll have a post up about my September TBR pretty soon.
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