August reading recap


Here is what I read in August:

62. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (8/2)

63. Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman (8/2)

64. Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol  (8/7)

65. Fury by Elizabeth Miles (8/10)

66. Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey (8/12)

67. Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles (8/20)

68. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (8/28)

69. Legend by Marie Lu (8/30)

I enjoyed all the books I read in August, but my only five-star read was Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Look for that book to hit shelves September 27.

Book Stats for August:

Books read: 8

Pages read: 2457

Audiobook hours listened: 0

Avg page count: 345

Book categories:

YA Paranormal: 4

YA Contemporary fiction: 2

YA Dystopian: 1

YA Graphic Novel: 1

Reading Challenge Updates:

Read 100 Books in a year: 69/100

2011 Debut Authors:  16/29

YA Historical Fiction: 3/15

Contemps:  7/20

Dystopian: 13/23

I published 21 posts in August including:

10 Reviews

4 In My Mailbox

2 Book launches

2 Top 10 Tuesday posts

2 Read-a-thon posts

1 July recap/August reads posts

My top 5 most-viewed posts for August were:

Vampire Academy graphic novel – review & giveaway

Summer’s Crossing review

Bout of Books read-a-thon Fall ARC giveaway

Bloodlines review

Top 10 Tuesday – Books to Fall for

Blog updates:

I have a new header and button that was designed by Katie at KD Designs

I just put up a blog Facebook page that you can “Like” if you wish

This month I participated in the blog tours for Fury and Shattered Souls. I also participated in the Bout of Books read-a-thon, though I only read two books, and gave away ARC’s of Name of The Star and Daughter of Smoke and Bone to two read-a-thon participants.

What were some of your favorite books read in August? What are you looking forward to reading this month? Now that it is getting to be Fall, there are a ton of new & promising books being released. Have a great September!


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