Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Update from July and Goals for August!


I can't believe we're already in August.  The summer is nearly over (as marked by the start of school, no longer by Labor Day!) and I don't feel like I had the relaxing chalk-full of reading summer that I always want.  But, I have still managed to get some good reads in.  One thing I am also working on is (slowly) going through the books on my shelves and making relatively quick decisions about which ones I'm just not interested in and moving on!  On a positive #goals note, I reached my Goodreads goal of 52 books this month!  I still think 4 books a month is a good goal...so I'll hope to squeeze in 20 more before the year ends!

Here were my goal books for July:

  1. Arsenic & Adobo by Mia Manansala (Fiction/Book Club)
  2. Dear Ann by Bobbie Ann Mason (Fiction/Loaner)
  3. The Arm by Jeff Passan (Non-Fiction/My Bookshelf)
  4. Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (Mystery/Library)
Here's what I actually read in July:
  1. Arsenic & Adobo by Mia Manansala (Fiction/Book Club)
  2. Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (Mystery/Library)
  3. Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf (Fiction/Library)
  4. A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes (Fiction/Library)
  5. One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (Fiction/Shelves)
  6. Where the Grass is Green and the Girls are Pretty by Lauren Weisberger (Fiction/Loaner)
Here are my goal books for August:
  1. Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner (Fiction/Book Club)
  2. Hunt, Gather, Parent by Michaeleen Doucleff (Nonfiction/Book Club)
  3. Dear Ann by Bobbie Ann Mason (Fiction/Loaner)
  4. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Fiction/Library)
Happy End-of-Summer Reading!