Way back on August 2nd I let you all know that I was taking the month off from blogging and would see you all in September, and what do you know that’s, um, now!
It’s been feeling quite autumnal in my little part of London over the past day or so, if by autumnal you mean grey, damp and chill. This is also going to be a big month for book publishing; a shame as I’m launching into a low spend for the rest of 2020.
But setting aside all of that, July & August were both good reading months; here are the stats to prove it:
- Books read = 8 in July, 7 in August
- Number of pages = over the two months I read 5180 pages
- Progress against Goodreads = 85% of my target, 11 books ahead of schedule
Very pleased with that.
In terms of the Twenty Books of Summer challenge, which ran between 1 June and 1 September, I did read 20 books but only 7 were from the booklist I announced.
I’m still going to count that as a win and I dare any of you to question that!
I mentioned a low spend earlier and that’s because I have made a lot of impulse purchases over the past few months, so I’m trying to stick to what I have pre-ordered and shove everything else onto my wish list.
Speaking of pre-orders, here is what I have on the slate for September
- The Trials of Koli by MR Carey
- Written in Bone by Sue Black
- Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots
- Sweet Harmony by Claire North
I’ll write more about those in my Sunday Salon posts as the books arrive. I’ll also be doing some round-up posts so that you can find out a little about what I read, so keep your eyes open over the next few weeks.
I hope you all had a good summer and look forward to a good reading month!
2 thoughts on “How can it be September already?”
I didn’t realize Claire North had another book! She is an absolute machine — but I’m pleased to know she’s got something else coming out, and I’ll have to keep an eye on it. And I am excited to hear about Hench!
I believe it’s a novella, Jenny, but she is a super writer. Lucky enough to have met her at a reading when Touch came out, and treasure my signed copy (which I still haven’t read for some reason….)