Thursday, August 31, 2017

August 2017 Challenge Update & September TBR

Where the heck did my summer go?! Tomorrow is already September but it seems like summer should just be starting.  I have said it time and time again, once August hits my busy season starts and runs all the way through the rest of the year! August while it didn't seem too busy really turned out to be hectic month with work and unexpected surprises at home (and not good surprises, skunks and leaking dishwashers).  While it doesn't seem like I read all that much, there were certainly some pretty chunky books in there and it wasn't too bad considering I am still teetering on that reading slump edge.  I read a total of 23 books this month, some really fantastic ones and a few that I really struggled with but not bad.

So here is what I read this past month. . . 

Children's Book Challenge
52. Ted and Friends

Early Reader Challenge

Graphic Novel Challenge

Audio Book Challenge:
17. Heir to the Shadows

Trilogy Challenge:
1.  Snow Like Ashes Trilogy: Book 1, Book .1, Book 2Book 2.5, Book 3 - COMPLETE
2. Winner's Curse Trilogy: Book .5, Book 1Book 2Book 3 - COMPLETE
3. Sons of the Revolution Trilogy: Book 1Book 2Book 3 - COMPLETE
4. Watersmeet Series: Book 1Book 2Book 3 - COMPLETE
5. A Court of Thorns & Roses Series: Book 1, Book 2Book 3 - COMPLETE
6. Ralph S. Mouse Trilogy: Book 1Book 2, Book 3 - COMPLETE
7. Grisha Trilogy: Book 1Book 2Book 3 - COMPLETE
8. Dark Jewels Trilogy: Book 1, Book 2,
9. Captive Prince Trilogy: Book 1Book 2,
10. Pendragon's Banner Trilogy: Book 1

Requested Reviews:
19. Mask of Shadows (netgalley)
20. The Tea Dragon Society (netgalley)
21. Ban this Book (netgalley)

Books Added to Shelves
4. Winners Kiss
5. Bubble Trouble
6. Blaze Loves to Race
7. Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book
8. Heartstone
9. Beauty and the Beast
10. Norse Mythology
11. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 
12. Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Library
13. Trapped 
14. Samurai Rising

15. Pancho Bandito and the Amarillo Armadillo
16. The Mating - DNF
17. Hold Your Breath
18. Fan the Flames
19. The Keeper
20. Love and Muddy Puddles
21. Irish Rising
22. The Sculptor
23. Huck: Book 1- All American

24. Dawn Study
25. The Princess Diarist 
Name of the Wind
27. Gone Camping
28. Saga Vol. 7
29. Over the Garden Wall 
30. The Hundredth Queen 
31. A Court of Wings and Ruin 
32. On His Watch
33. In Safe Hands 
34. After the End
35. Seduced by the Billionaire 
36. The Simplicity of Cider

37. Wise Man's Fear 
38. Dragon Teeth 
39. Flame in the Mist 
40. How to Tame a Willful Wife
41. New World: Rising
42. The Sandcastle Empire
43. And I Darken 
44. Finding Wonders 
45. World Mythology in Bite Sized Chunks
46. Eliza and Her Monster
47. Turning Pointe 
48. When Dimple Met Rishi
49. Truthwitch 
50. Windwitch 
51. Done Dirt Cheap 
52. Frogkisser
53. Lawn Boy 
54. Code Talker
55. Princess Leia: Royal Rebel 

56. This Savage Song
57. American Street
58. Pax
59. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
60. The Beast's Garden
61. Under a Painted Sky
62. The Misfits
63. Totally Joe
64. Addie on the Inside
65. Also Known as Elvis
66. Viking Warrior Rebel
67. New Leash on Love
68. Puss Without Boots
69. Northern Exposure
70. Southern Comfort
71. Eastern Ambitions
72. Western Ties
73. Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
74. Monstress Vol. 2 
75. Everyone is an Aliebn when ur are an Aliebn too 
76. The Invisible Library 
77. Saints Blood 
78. Neverwhere 
79. P.O. Box Love 
80. Britt Marie Was Here
81. Nomansland 
82. The Secret Horses of Briar Hill 

83. The Secret Loves of Geek Girls 
84. Vengeance Road 
85. This One Summer 
86. Keep Me Posted 

TBR Shelf Books
60. Heir to the Shadows

61. Kingmaking


Now looking forward into September and oh boy what another busy month! Munchkin starts kindergarten on Tuesday, on Thursday Hubby & I managed to get NFL season opener tickets to the Patriots game, Friday is the Hasbro Convention, all in the first week! We also have a trip planned to Floriday, the Boston Teen Author Festival and then we begin major construction at the house with all new windows, retaining walls for the yard, new patio and driveway.  I also need to get working on Fall/Thanksgiving and Christmas cards, I already have a custom order for 20 Christmas cards. Don't forget it is Banned Book Week at the end of the month too!  I have a feeling this month is going to be so busy that I won't have a whole lot of time to pick up an actual print book, most of my reading will most likely end up being audio books.

So here are my reading plans for September:

Kings Rising
Pendragon's Banner
On the Chase
Done Dirt Cheap
Under a Painted Sky
New Leash on Love
Luin the Sapphire
Queen of the Darkness
Merry & Bright
This One Summer
One Summer Night
The Librarian of Basra
The Madman's Daughter
Wonder Woman: Warbringer
The Hearts We Sold

Boy, looking at that list I better get to reading and reading fast! Luckily I am really excited about all of these books so hopefully this reading slump that is niggling at my back of my brain won't be able to rear it's ugly head!

How was your August? What book was your favorite? What will you be reading next month?

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who adds a bazillion books to my tbr list each month. September sounds absolutely crazy for you. At least there's lots of fun things that are making it crazy. Good luck!