When I checked my e-mail yesterday, I had a bunch of wrap-up posts to read. It was only then that I realised: August is over! A new month has begun, I can’t believe it went so fast, but at the same time the beginning of August feels ages ago.

Time is a weird concept in the midst of a pandemic.

Looking back at August, I don’t think anything major happened that was fun. My writing course started again after three weeks of Summer break. I went to the zoo with my niece and sisters and it was so busy that I was scared most of the time. And I also started Chloe Ting’s hourglass challenge and it’s intense!

The past week I went to two different condolence services, which were so sad and made me a bit of a mess the whole week.

Anyway, it’s September now, which means I only have to work for one month before I have two weeks of from work!

Now, let’s dive in my bookish life in August.

August in books

Books I read

Click on the cover to go to the Goodreads page.

I actually read a pretty decent amount of books again. I blame the nice weather (read: heat wave) we had. I couldn’t do anyhting except read, but hey, I don’t mind. Last month, I made a TBR jar, and at the beginning of August I finally started with the jar. I read some good books this month, all four stars and one five stars! The fun thing is that I now have exactly 300 books I marked as read on Goodreads. I also read 50/45 books for my reading challenge!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Books I hauled

Before you think: I thought you wouldn’t go to the library before you read all your own books, let me just say that I know. BUT, I also have a challenge to read one non-fiction book a month (or at least just 12 this year), and so I had to get Everything Is Figureoutable. It’s my August non-fiction read, but I haven’t finished it yet… Plus I got approved for ARCs, which is always exciting 😀 One is a Christmas read and I mean… It’s never too early to start with Christmas right?

August in the blogosphere

I have been blog-hopping, but I haven’t had the energy and inspiration to leave a lot of comments. Nevertheless, there were a lot of great posts this month:

I wrote a few posts myself too:

Book reviews (click on the image to go to my review)

Autoboygraphy by Christina Lauren
Don't you forget about me
Don’t you forget about me by Mhairi McFarlane

Other posts (click on the image to go to the post)

The Nope Trope Book Tag
Reading language

Looking into September

Everybody’s talking about the start of Fall, but with this Fall weather all I’m thinking about is Christmas. Is it too early? I feel like putting out some lights and drink hot cocoa.

Plus, I’m also hoping to finish my TBR jar this month and the two non-fiction books I’m reading at the moment.

How was your August? Did you read a lot? I hope you have a lovely September!