Hello, my bookish friends! 🙂 August was such a weird month. It passed very quickly, I didn’t do even half of the things I wanted to accomplish, but at the same time, I stayed busy throughout the entire month!
Looking back on the past 4 weeks, I honestly wouldn’t be able to remember what I did and what I liked, if I didn’t write those things down somewhere. Basically, what I’m trying to say is that it was a blur, and I’m happy that it’s over and we can move on and start fresh in September!
|THINGS THAT MADE ME HAPPY IN JULY|
- Staying productive! (and doing tons of blog prep for the rest of the year)
The month started very well. I learned from July to not leave tons of things to do for the weekend and tried my best to stay on top of everything during the working week, which is not easy at all as, besides the normal 9 to 6 job, there was very little time for me to do anything else. But I’m glad that it all worked out at the end.
The key, for me, was breaking tasks into smaller ones that wouldn’t take long to accomplish and take each task one step at a time. First of all, that helped my brain to recognize those tasks as “easy”, which in turn reduced the hours I spent procrastinating on certain tasks. 😀
I had to cut the reading time this month to prepare as many posts for the next 3 months as possible. I’m still not quite sure that my exams will be this year, but if they will be, my blog is all set and I won’t need to worry about it during the intense study sessions.
- Studying, studying & studying!
In August I made a couple of goals for myself that can all be summarized in “getting stuff done”! I wanted to finish this summer strong by (1) finishing the books that I’ve started months and months ago, (2) catch up on ARCs, (3) and most importantly, organize all of my internship reports and studying so I know exactly what I need to read, where I can find the information and how long it will take me.
Overall, it went pretty well. Even though I did a lot, there is still just as much to be done, but I feel calmer and more organized about all of it.
- Receiving a physical ARC of «Hadley & Grace» by Suzanne Redfearn!
The author of one of my favorite books of this year («In an Instant»), Suzanne Redfearn, reached me out this month and asked if I wanted to read her new book that is coming in January 2021! I cannot explain how excited and thankful I was! And to make things even better, she even sent me a physical copy of her ARC!!!!!!
Her new book is called «Hadley & Grace». You can see it on my photo at the top of the page. I know it’s going to be just as good (maybe even better!) than «In an Instant»!
- Watching “A Quiet Place”
I never even knew this movie existed, but I think I just found a new favorite! It’s so fascinating (and slightly scary at times)! I loved the concept and will be watching the second one as soon as it comes out.
|MONTHLY READING STATS|
Total Books: 8 read, 2 currently reading
Total Pages: 2611
Just like I planned, August was the month of catching up! I’m so happy that I finally finished «The Toll» after starting it in May or June. But the highlights of the month were definitely «Challenger Deep» (also by Neal Shusterman!) and «The Bone Shard Daughter» by Andrea Stewart.
|AUGUST TOP POSTS|
|AUGUST BOOK REVIEWS|
2020 MONTHLY WRAP UPs:
January 2020 Wrap Up | The month I learned how to stay on top of things!
February 2020 Wrap Up | The month I was too busy to learn anything new!
March 2020 Wrap Up | The month I fought my way out of a reading slump!
April 2020 Wrap Up | The month I read too many books!
May 2020 Wrap Up | The month I didn’t read all the books on my TBR!
June 2020 Wrap Up | The month I learned how to enjoy little things!
July 2020 Wrap Up | The month I traveled through books!
August 2020 Wrap Up | The month I read classics & nonfiction for the first time in ages!
I hope July was a good month for you! Did you find any new favorite books? Let me know in the comments below!