The Bookshelf Corner

Writer. Blogger. Book Reviewer.

August Wrap-Up


Happy Monday, Bookworms!

I’m happy to have books and be apart of such awesome book blogging/bookstagram communities. August was a somewhat stressful month for various depressing reasons, so I read far less than previous months.


This month I read 13 books and posted 11 book reviews:

A Gentle Noble’s Vacation Recommendation by Misaki, Momochi, Sando | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch & Kristen Simmons | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
What’s All the Commotion? by Jessie Glenn, Illustrated by Kevin King | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ella Has A Plan by Davina Hamilton, Illustrated by Elena Reinoso | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Entangled by J. S. Scott | ⭐⭐⭐
Rose Petal Graves by Olivia Wildenstein |
Paula and the Pandemic by Dorothea Laurence | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Damsel by Elana K. Arnold | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Happy Narwhalidays by Ben Clanton | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Damned by Renée Ahdieh | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My favorite reads were hands-down Set Fire to the GodsRed, White & Royal BlueSmash It! (review tba) and The Damned. I have so many feelings and love for these books. They’re all such incredible reads and contenders for book of the year. About 58 books were added to my tbr.


I completed my 2020 Reading Challenge of 125 books!


August had some really interesting discussion posts that you may find intriguing as well as other posts I liked. I’ve changed up this section again including brief thoughts about each post.


Making money blogging – besides through affiliate links or ads – is something I think about from time to time because of the great amount of work that goes into blogging and posting about books.

Writing male characters the way male authors write female characters. | Shruti @ This Is Lit

This is something I don’t think I’ve considered or noticed much before, but I can totally see it now after reading Shruti’s post.

WordPress Owners: Please Read [Kim @ By Hook Or By Book]

I’d only recently seen other blogger’s reactions/thoughts to WP’s new Block Editor, the consensus being it’s difficult and frustrating to use. I’m still on the old classic editor and want to stay that way for as long as possible. I never manually switched over because there was no reason too when the current post editor was fine and easy to use.

Subscription Box Review: OwlCrate – August 2020 | Rebecca @ Powder & Page

[not spons/not ad] I’m not subscribed to any book subscription boxes but maybe someday I’ll sign up. I really liked the items in this OwlCrate box.  The blue and purple colored items are all so pretty. The edition of Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar is so beautiful!


[Post Contains Spoilers!] Brothersong is the final book of the Green Creek series. This is a great review to read if you’re caught up on the series. I can’t wait to read this book!


I personally love YA; it’s my favorite genre. My love for this genre, particularly YA fantasy, has not waned since I became an avid reader during my teenage years.


There were 2 cover reveals this month for books I’m excited to read in the future: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston [post] and Celestial by Olivia Wildenstein [post].

Image via Author’s Newsletter


How was your August? What were some of your favorite books that you read?

Thank you for stopping by and reading this post! See you in September!


CONNECT WITH ME | Goodreads | Instagram

8 thoughts on “August Wrap-Up

  1. Just a side note about your link. Unfortunately, WP has removed the content on my blog post.
    But thanks anyway.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Whoa, 13 books a month is amazing. Do you use audiobooks? Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I’m glad you enjoyed Red, White & Royal Blue! it’s a pretty adorable read 😍 Have an amazing September ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Thanks for linking to my post! I absolutely adored Red, White and Royal Blue too!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s