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 Gods, Red, White & Royal Blue, Smash 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.
SHOULD BOOK BLOGGERS MAKE MONEY FROM OTHER BLOGGERS? (ACCORDING TO THE COMMUNITY) | Pages Unbound Reviews
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!
ARC REVIEW: BROTHERSONG BY TJ KLUNE | Laura @ thebookcorps
[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!
THE POPULARITY OF YA (LET’S TALK BOOKISH) | Pages Unbound Reviews
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.
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!