Monthly Wrap-Up – August 2018

Hello everyone,

We have already reached the end of August! It really does seem like no time at all since I was writing my previous monthly wrap-up, but luckily I have managed to get plenty done in the meantime, so I am pleased to say that this was a fairly productive month!

First of all, I completed my Goodreads Reading Challenge! My target was 45, which I thought was quite ambitious at the time, so I cannot believe that I have reached it with four months still to go. What can I say, I have become truly devoted to books!

I managed to complete five books in August, and in doing so I have got quite attached to crime thrillers, thanks to the DI Adam Fawley series by Cara Hunter. I have also just begun rereading the Cormoran Strike series by J.K. Rowling (as Robert Galbraith).

So without further ado, here are the books I completed in August:


Click on the links to see my reviews 🙂 :

The Trauma Cleaner ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Playing Dead ⭐⭐⭐.5
Close To Home ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
In The Dark ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The One Memory of Flora Banks (Goodreads) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sadly I could not think of any great ideas for a discussion post in August, but I did post a poem. Not perfect, but one I am quite happy with – here is the link:

Where Did The Time Go?

However, I was able to get a lot of my own writing done, and I hope to finish my current WIP by the end of October. I am not far from the end, but there will be a lot of editing to do! Also very thankful to be out of the writing slump I encountered in July.

It was also my birthday in August. It was a fairly quiet one, although I did receive some very nice books, including Harry Potter: A History of Magic, which I am really looking forward to reading!

And finally, I have really enjoyed reading lots of brilliant bookish blog posts elsewhere this month. I follow a lot of other bloggers, and am always grateful to be part of this wonderful community.

Have a good weekend and a great September.

Happy reading 🙂

11 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up – August 2018

  1. Congratulations on smashing your reading challenge!! That’s so impressive. I actually finished mine too in August, so I’m feeling pretty chuffed, although that was only 25 books 😛 I’m pleased to say that I actually wrote nearly every day this month which is a first for me, only 350 words a day but it adds up. Good luck on finishing your WIP 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Maddy! I am genuinely amazed that I completed my challenge so early!
      And congratulations to you on what sounds like a really great month! You have done so well to smash your challenge and keep up your writing. 350 words a day certainly amounts to a lot, so I hope September goes just as well for you!!

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  2. Happy belated birthday, Stephen! 🍾🎉🎊 I’m glad you had a great reading/productive month! Hope your September turns to be as great one as August! Happy reading😊

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