July & August Wrap Up

July & August Wrap Up 2018

Hi everyone! Welcome to September. I don’t know about you all, but I’m so excited fall is almost here! Fall is my absolute favorite season and I can’t wait for the cooler weather and being able to wear sweaters and boots all the time!

I’m so sorry I haven’t been as active on my blog lately. I’m going to try to work harder at getting back into the swing of blogging. Fortunately, however, I was really in the reading mood these past two months! In July I was able to finish 6 books and a total of 2,166 pages (which includes the pages I read of the books I DNF’d and started but didn’t finish). And in August I was able to finish a whopping 10 books and a total of 3,825 pages (which includes the pages I read of the book I put on hold). I’m so pleasantly surprised that I was able to read that much!! Hopefully I’ll continue to read a lot in the months to come.

Books Read in July

Last 3 reads (233)

Last 3 reads (234)

  • Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts – 4 stars
  • Pointe by Brandy Colbert – 3.5 stars
  • My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows – 4 stars

Book I DNF’d in July


  • Tradition by Brendan Kiely – DNF at 44%

I DNF’d this book because I just couldn’t connect with it and I didn’t really have much interest in continuing it. I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad book – it just wasn’t for me.

Book I Started But Didn’t Finish in July


I was only able to read 35 pages of this book before July ended because I started it on the last day of the month. But keep scrolling and you’ll see it featured below!

Books Read in August



Last 3 reads (240)


Book I Put On Hold in August

Unbroken (New Cover)

  • Unbroken edited by Marieke Nijkamp – Put on hold at 40%

I read just over 120 pages of this anthology but I wasn’t super invested in it so I decided to put it on hold. I definitely plan on picking it back up sometime in the near future!

Reading Challenge Progress

This year I’m participating in four reading challenges! To track my progress, I have a page on my blog but I would also like to share monthly progress updates with you all. That being said, each monthly wrap up post will include updates on my progress in the four reading challenges I signed up for. For more information on the reading challenges mentioned below, click here.

1. Goodreads Reading Challenge

2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge

My Goal: Read 50 books (COMPLETED IN AUGUST!)

Completed in July: 6 books

Completed in August: 10 books

Completed in 2018: 53 books

2. Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge

Beat the Backlist 2018 Header

My Goal: Read 18 backlist books (COMPLETED!)

Completed in July: 3 books

Completed in August: 4 books

Completed in 2018: 30 books

3. Library Love Challenge

2018 Library Love Challenge Header

My Goal: Read 36 library books (COMPLETED IN AUGUST!)

Completed in July: 5 books

Completed in August: 6 books

Completed in 2018: 41 books

4. Brooke’s Books Reading Challenge

Brooke's Books Reading Challenge

My Goal: Complete all 30 prompts

Completed in July: 1 prompt

Completed in August: 1 prompt

Completed in 2018: 27 prompts

Prompts Completed:

  • Read a book that’s been on your shelves for 2+ years
  • Read a book you bought or received in 2018

Have you been able to read a lot in the last two months? Let me know down in the comments and/or link me to your wrap up post! I’d love to find out what you’ve read!

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