Thursday, October 1, 2020

September 2020 Wrap Up & October TBR

 I cannot believe how fast September went by this year. Maybe it is because school is finally back in session and life has mostly returned to the normal routine around here. Or maybe it is just the way the years will always go for me, once Munchkin has his birthday the rest of the year will fly by.

First and foremost is my only actual challenge for the  year . . .

TBR Books from the Past 3 Years:
 I didn't manage to read a single book off my list from previous years :(

I didn't read any books off my older TBR (not included in the last 3 years of hauls):

2020 Books added to TBR & Read:
Last month I did a great job with reading a bunch of the new books I purchased this year, I wanted to keep that momentum going and I have done a really good job with it and would probably be nearly caught up if I hadn't added so many more new books (more on that in a bit).  But here are the recent purchases I read this month:

September Additions:
After behaving myself so well last month, I kind of blew things. A friend and I finally got together after not seeing each other in over a year and with both of us being booklovers, we got together at a used bookstore. Things happened . . . 

Yeah, you see that right, 31 new books added to my shelves. I am a little embarrassed but in my defense, many of them were only $1 each at the used bookstore, I also went on a bit of a shopping spree to support indie/self published authors, and finally I have already read 7 of these books (so lets call it only 24 added, that makes me feel a little better).

In other reading I am tracking this year, I read . . .


Borrowed Books:
24. Mastered by Her Mates
25. Nailing Studs
26. A Touch of Cinnamon
27. A Splash of Vanilla
28. About a Dog 

Books Over 500 Pages:

Requested Reviews:
Soul Riders: Jorvik Calling (Netgalley)
The Ranger of Marzanna (Netgalley)
Max Meow: Cat Crusader (Netgalley)
A Highlander Comes to Town (Netgalley)
Happy Narwhalidays (Netgalley)
A Heartfelt Christmas Promise (Netgalley)

August Reading Stats:
I read a total of 25 books this month
3,130 pages read and 5 days, 0 hours and 32 minute of listening

Resolutions Check in:
1. Read that TBR: I have pretty much given up on this goal, if I can just focus on not adding to it at this point I will be happy. - :(
2. Purchase Less Books: Last year I had purchased 15 books in September, this year it was 31. More than double last year, that is a big fail (and to think how many anticipated releases are coming out in the next two months)!.  - :(
3. Read Big Books: I managed one book over 500 pages, I still wanted to read more but oh well, I am pretty happy with how many I have already read this year. - CHECK
4. Interact: Still struggling with balancing in person life and online life. I haven't even posted on Instagram in ages. I just need to find that balance again.  The good news is that we made a ton of progress on a whole house purge and organize, so I feel like I don't have as much hanging over my head constantly. - :/ 


I did so well with my goals last month with reading 2020 purchases and requested reviews that I want to keep that momentum rolling into September.  I am also looking to get into some more atmospheric fall reads, but luckily I have a bunch of those in my recent purchases.

For TBR List

and for requested reviews

Okay that TBR seems insane but I am honestly so excited to read every one of these books and they all seem so suited to October.  I hope I can get to a good amount of them.  I have a few days off in which I plan to work on cleaning and purging my house and getting some crafting done, perfect for audio books. 

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