August 2020 Wrap-Up: Nuclear Decay Formula

August Reading and Blogging 2020 Wrap-Up - Novels and Nebulas

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!


August 2020 Read Books

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

August 2020 Reading Stats 1

Favourite of the month: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

August 2020 Reading Stats 2

SARC 2020: 0

YARC 2020: 2

StartOnYourShelfathon: 0

August 2020 Reading Stats 3


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

Posts: 8

Views: 1000+

Likes: 100+

August 2020 Blog Stats 1

Most popular post: The Poppy War Book Tag (Original)

August 2020 Blog Stats 2

Underrated post: Book Review: Seven Devils by Laura Lam & Elizabeth May

August 2020 Favourite Posts Wrap-Up


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 Stars and Sorcery BOTM

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!

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20 thoughts on “August 2020 Wrap-Up: Nuclear Decay Formula”

    1. Oh, definitely! Other than Joe Abercrombie’s series which I’m finding average. I already started our book club pick, Want, and I’m really enjoying it so far. Other books on my TBR are Bone Shard Daughter, The Ikessar Falcon, The Silvered Serpents, The Poppy War and probably The Lightning Thief re-read, so I think it’ll be a fantastic month. I wish you the same! 💕

      1. I think I can abandon any vague plans to read Joe Abercrombie’s series 😬😬
        You have a fantastic tbr… I don’t know how many I’ll manage to read but I have Bone Shard Daughter and Silvered Serpents on my tbr too….

  1. I love your wrap-ups! They’re always so aesthetically pleasing, first off, and the way you succinctly talk about everything in these posts is just, ah *chef’s kiss.* I’m looking forward to finally diving into the Mirage series (hoping to get to book one this month!!) and I’ve added a few more to my TBR after checking out this post. I really want to start tracking my reading numbers, but I’m so basic with Excel, I’d have no idea where to begin or how to do it. It just looks like a lot of fun and that it would be super insightful. Anyhoo, spectacular post. Happy weekend to you. ♥

    1. Thank you so much! 💖 How are you doing, health-wise? Have been seeing some updates on Twitter and hope that everything will be alright soon!
      Mirage won’t disappoint, I promise you. I’m really happy you’ve decided to pick it up. 😊 If you’re interested in tracking your reading, Fadwa from Word Wonders shared her reading tracker which you can download and use. Hope that helps! 💕

      1. Yes, that definitely helps! Thank you. I’m going to go look for that right now.

        Health-wise, I’m okay. I have one major surgery coming up in a week and a half, which should treat my heart problems almost entirely. After the recovery is over, I’ll finally have a normal life as a healthy person, which is very surreal, to be honest. I’ve been sick my whole life, so this is new territory for me. Exciting, but scary.

    1. Hope you had a great summer and break from blogging, Jenna! 💕 September is going great so far, I just finished listening to the new audiobook of The Hobbit by Andy Serkis (which is awesome, if you haven’t had the chance to read it yet). 😊 Hope you have a lovely month as well! 💖

  2. My entire year has just been shot into the sun. I really want to be more intentional with my reading and I’m hoping joining Shealea’s goodreadance 2020 would be a first step in helping me feel better. I hope you feel much more this month, Nandini! Raybearer seems really good; hoping to pick it up when I can!

    1. I’m so excited that you’re joining Goodreadance. Shealea blogging again has been one of the highlights of my year. 😅 I hope you have a great month as well! And definitely pick up Raybearer – I can’t stress how good it is. 😍

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