Honestly? It’s the end of August already? I do not know where this summer has gone! Today marks the end of the fun 20 Books of Summer reading challenge from Cathy over at 746books and many thanks to her for putting this one together again. I enjoyed challenging myself and I did wind up reading a lot. Shall we see how I did?
Of the original 20 books I posed, I read 18 of them. (You can see the original post here.) I did not read The Thirteenth Tale off my print TBR shelf. I started reading it and realized I had read it two years ago already. I also did not get to Tidelands but that will stay on the TBR list for some point in the future.
I did, however, replace The Thirteenth Tale with The Trouble of Witches, and in addition, I read two ARCs that were not on the original list – Bitter Magic and Tidepool – so I wound up with a total of 21 books completed in the last 3 months, and I’m counting that as a win. I did finish up A Witch in Time last night, just sneaking in under the wire, but I owe y’all a book review on that one, which will happen later this week.
Winners from the group included:
- The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – one of my favorites of the year.
- The House in the Cerulean Sea, which I adored and delighted to have found this author.
- Where the Crawdads Sing, which I finally got around to reading after several friends said I’d love it. They were right.
- An Ember in the Ashes. Loads of folks loved this YA Fantasy; it just wasn’t for me.
- The Hummingbird, which many reviewers found uplifting and meaningful but which I found disjointed and neither of those things.
I’m looking forward to the Fall Into Reading Challenge that kicks off tomorrow. (You can read about it in my post here.) I’ve got two ARCs on the list for that one, which I’m excited about, and will be doubling-up on the Completely Melanie TBR Knockout challenge as well for these 3 months. I’m also hoping to check off several books on the virtual and print TBR bookshelves as well.
Do you have any reads you’re excited about for the next month or two?