Monthly Wrap Up | August 2020

Hello fellow bookworms!

This has been a comparatively busy month for me, with work as well as personal life. Luckily, the weather is amazing and its rained quite a few times! Read on to find more about my month ๐Ÿ’›

What I Read...

This has been a slow month in terms of books, especially during the last week as I was swamped with work. I somehow managed to read 13 books (as compared to 16 last month). 8 of these were ARCs, and I am glad to have upped my Netgalley ratio to 70+!!

Book(s) of the Month

Currently Reading

August Book Reviews

August 2020 Posts

Links I Enjoyed This Month

๐ŸŒผ Are Libraries Hurting Publishers? By Pages Unbound
๐ŸŒผ Book Review: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Apercrombie by Patrik@NovelNotions
๐ŸŒผ ARC Review: Labizona by Romina Garber by Reader Voracious
๐ŸŒผ Writing Male Characters the Way Male Authors Write Female Characters by ThisisLitBlog
๐ŸŒผ Should Book Bloggers Make Money From Other Bloggers (According to the community) by Pages Unbound
๐ŸŒผ Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko by Paper Fury
๐ŸŒผ Why I donโ€™t believe in fake engagement in blogging (+ tips and tricks to engage and build genuine connections!) by Drizzle and Hurricane Books
๐ŸŒผ Six More Books I Cried Over ft. Emotional Reads From 2020 Because Iโ€™m A Trainwreck Of Emotions by Marshmallow Harmonies
๐ŸŒผ 10 of my biggest book hangovers (and why Iโ€™m still not over it) by Drizzle and Hurricane Books

Reviews Coming up on the Blog

Goals

AUGUST goals review

  • Reach 225 subscribers on WordPress โœ…
    It was a small goal, but I am happy to have achieved it!

  • Engage more with bookish community โœ…
    This month I started carving out time for blog hopping more seriously, and using Feedly to blog hop. It has been a life-saver, though I am not very happy that I had to add a LOT LOT MANY blogs manually (no clue why lol). I also let go of my hesitation to comment on other blogs ( I can be really awkward and anxious ๐Ÿ™ˆ ) and it felt pretty amazing to interact with other book bloggers!

SEPTEMBER Goals

  • Write one discussion post per week – Writing long, thoughtful and coherent discussion posts seems like such a daunting task to me, so that is exactly what I will strive to do.

In Real Life/Other Things

  • New blog aesthetics – I finally decided on a color scheme for my blog and revamped the entire design. I think I am happy with what I have here!
  • Crossed 5000 average monthly views!
  • I got braces – I know 25 years is a bit late for getting braces, but better late than never, right?
  • Received my first physical ARC from Harper Collins India – This has me so excited! As an international blogger, getting physical ARCs is quite close to impossible. Which is why I was elated when I was contacted by Harper Collins India for a review request, and received a physical ARC of the book.

Thatโ€™s it for me! I hope you enjoyed reading my monthly update. I would like to hear from you too.

How was your month? What was new in YOUR life this month?

Which books did you read? What was your best read?

Any other thing you want to share?

You can pick any categories from above and can tell me your interpretations. Also, if you do a monthly wrap-up, leave me your link in comments and Iโ€™ll be sure to visit ๐Ÿ™‚ 

*Linking to @Feedyourfictionaddiction who hosts monthly wrap up round up and giveaway!

18 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap Up | August 2020

    1. Yess…it was quite an unexpected good news! It can be close to impossible to get a physical ARC living in India and I was not expecting one so early on in my blogging journey. Happy Reading!๐Ÿ’›โœจ

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  1. I’m so happy you loved Raybearer! I have this book on my wish list. I read and enjoyed THUG and then watched the movie (I always read the book first). I’m glad you had a great books month and most of the books you chose to read are on my TBR. I hope your September is going well.

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    1. Thank you Danielle! Raybearer was so amazing!! I wasn’t expecting it to be so good, as I don’t always like reading YA. THUG is an undoubted star. It is such an important book to read. I have heard that the movie is also great so I’m planning to watch it as well! Happy Readingโœจ

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