Month In Review: August-September 2016

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I’ve decided to make a combined month in review post for the months of august and september, so I won’t be having too many wrap up posts wandering around. While I managed to read a generous amount of books in august, I’ve only finished nine books during september. Although if you keep in mind I didn’t have time to read for almost two weeks, those numbers are not too bad after all. 😉 Also: good news! It seems like all my paperwork is in order so I can now officially relax for the time being. Yay! It’s also finally spring, so I will be looking forward to try out my new running shoes in nicer weather. October, bring it on!

  • Number of books read in August and September: 29
  • Total number of books read this year: 143 (+1 reread)
  • Total number of pages read in August and September: 10.203
  • Total number of pages read this year: 45.682

Even though I ended up having another rare DNF during the last two months, I was still quite lucky with my reads overall. Two new 5 star reads and only three books below 3 stars; not bad! I’m TERRIBLY HORRIBLY behind with my reviews though… 100% blamed on my hiatus, but it will still be a struggle to get them all done before the end of this month. I might have to do another review-a-thon soon…


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5 STARS: Absolutely and entirely mind blowing! I suggest you to pick up a copy now. 
A Dance With Dragons – by George R.R. Martin // The Honor Was Mine – by Elizabeth Heaney

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4.5 STARS: This one was almost perfect. Surely fantastic! 
The Girl From The Sea – by Shalini Boland // Every Last Word – by Tamara Ireland Stone // The Art Of Being Normal – by Lisa Williamson

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4 STARS: Wow, this was really good. Close to amazing!
Razzle Dazzle Unicorn – by Dana Simpson // All Fall Down – by Tom Bale // The Universe Of Us – by Lang Leav // Vicious – by V.E. Schwab // Taal Is Zeg Maar Echt Mijn Ding – by Paulien Cornelisse // We’re All Mad Here – by Claire Eastham // But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan! – by Kristy Turner

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3.5 STARS: Great read. Really entertaining!
Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection – by Barbara Venkataraman // Harry Potter And The Cursed Child – by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne & John Tiffany // Dead To You – by Lisa McMann // Memoirs Of A Teenage Amnesiac – by Gabrielle Zevin // The Final Trade – by Joe Hart // The Hope That Kills – by Ed James // Engaged In Danger – by Barbara Venkataraman

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3 STARS: It was a nice read, but not fantastic. 
The Summer I Became A Nerd – by Leah Rae Miller // The Last Girl – by Joe Hart // Hotel Ruby – by Suzanne Young // Secret Letters – by Leah Scheier // The Private School Murders – by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro // The Girls – by Lisa Jewell // Trouble Is A Friend Of Mine – by Stephanie Tromly

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2.5 STARS: I give this one the benefit of the doubt. Nothing too exciting. 
Fallen Mangrove – by Wayne Stinnett

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2 STARS: It was ok. But mostly ‘meh’.
Anna And The Swallow Man – by Gavriel Savit

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0 STARS (DNF): I didn’t even bother to finish this one. Absolutely and totally horrible!
Careless In Red – by Elizabeth George


In 2016 I initially decided to join in total four yearly challenges. And while I’m almost done with the other challenges, I’m starting to get really behind with the Reading Through The Centuries Challenge. Oops! I really need to pick up some classics soon.

# CHALLENGES #

As for my other blogging goals…Basically, yet again almost no progress whatsoever besides the fact that I have finally finished a book over 800 pages. I need to work on these goals ASAP! I already know the TBR pile will be impossible and I don’t think I will make it to the 5km running this year, but I’m going to give the other goals a try.

# OTHER READING/BLOGGING GOALS #

  • Read at least 5 classics (rereads don’t count): 3/5
  • Complete at least 5 series (rereads don’t count): 3/5 (the murder complex/never never/veronica mars)
  • Reread at least 3 books: 2/3 (red queen, harry potter y la piedra filosofal)
  • Bring my physical TBR pile below 200 books: 290/200
  • Read at least one book over 800 pages
  • Read at least 5 books in Spanish: 2/5
  • Join at least 5 challenges during the year
  • Finish older reviews that haven’t been posted yet: 4/10
  • Update older reviews to new format: 4/14
  • Reach 5km running! 2300m/5000m

Happy October and Happy Reading!

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15 thoughts on “Month In Review: August-September 2016

  1. Your August and September looks great.So many wonderful books.Congratulations on attaining your reading challenge. You are almost hitting the updated one! All the best with the reviews and have a wonderful October. Happy reading:-)

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  2. I’m so behind on reviews and I have no desire to write any. Is that awful? Ugh. Lots of great reading for you! I’m glad all your paperwork is sorted out, too!

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    • If it’s awful, then we’re having the exact same problem haha. 😉 I have so many pending reviews that I don’t even know where to start anymore… And the pile is only growing with the new books I finish and me not writing reviews; oops!

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