August wasn’t the best month for me in terms of reading or blogging. My work-life balance crashed like an exponential curve (hence the reference to nuclear decay) right from the start. I was so exhausted at the end of every day that picking a book up or even opening my laptop to blog felt like a chore. However, things have evened out a little this last week and I’m hopeful that September will be a good month. Let’s talk details in my August 2020 wrap-up!
I managed to read only 6 books this month and this is a sharp decline from my reading the previous few months. As I said, work overwhelmed me this month and most days I was too tired to read. My tentative TBR consisted of a lot of ARCs, which I read on my Kindle. However, I feel most comfortable reading audiobooks when work drains me and hence I didn’t read for several days. Quality-wise, it was good but not a great reading month with a lot of 4 star reads.
August 2020 Reading Stats Wrap-Up
✨Books read: 6
✨Average rating: 4 stars
✨Pages read: 2,758
✨Favourite of the month: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
✨SARC 2020: 0
✨YARC 2020: 2
I didn’t even post half my planned content on time this month and I’m trying not to feel too bad about it. I was really excited as July was a good month for me but there just weren’t enough hours in a day. However, the published blog posts did really well and my stats have stayed consistent. I also got the opportunity to work with two amazing blogger friends of mine – Krisha and Vee – for The Poppy War Book Tag. I have some exciting ARC reviews coming up in September, so I hope I bring them all to you in time.
August 2020 Novels and Nebulas Wrap-Up
✨Most popular post: The Poppy War Book Tag (Original)
✨Underrated post: Book Review: Seven Devils by Laura Lam & Elizabeth May
August 2020 Favourite Posts Wrap-Up
- Michelle @ Magical Reads – TOUR / REVIEW: Dating Makes Perfect by Pintip Dunn
- Vee @ Vanshika’s Books – Upcoming Adult Fantasy Books to Add to your TBR
- Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea – 7 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Book Blogging
- Fanna @ Fannatality – Q/A With Janella Angeles – Where Dreams Descend Blog Tour
- Simant @ Flipping Through the Pages – 4 Tips for Completing a Reading Challenge
Both SARC and Stars and Sorcery were on hiatus this month, so not much to report here. This was a blessing in disguise as I couldn’t have squeezed in these as well into my hectic August schedule. I also got the time to finish up Stars and Sorcery’s July BOTM, The Sword of Kaigen, which I really enjoyed. Due to the volatile and unpredictable nature of my work, I had to pull out of further SARC activities for the rest of the year for lack of time. I really want to support the initiative as a reader, however, and hope that you all will continue to do so too!
✨September 2020 BOTM: Want by Cindy Pon
Was August 2020 better for you than mine? How much did you read this month? What are your plans for September? Let me know in the comments section down below. Have a stellar weekend, readers from Earth!