2020 is shaping up to be one of the fastest and yet also longest years ever. I don’t know about you but I can’t really say I’ve done anything meaningful the past seven months. Not that I’m at all complaining about the lack of socialising, you understand. But it’s August now and I don’t even understand how that happened.
Around this time of year, I start to count down the days to our annual holiday to Tuscany. As it stands right now, it doesn’t look good. Our confirmed cases have been on the rise quite dramatically. Truth be told, I don’t even want to go. But it was booked long before this insanity started and unless the borders are closed, we have to go or lose all of our money. On the other hand, if we DO go and they close the borders while we’re there, we can’t get home either and that’s a silver lining, right? 🤔😂. Also around this time of year, I’m having near panic attacks trying to decide which books to take with me to read on holiday. So far, none. Because that little voice in my head keeps saying we might not be going so what’s the point. It’s all up in the air, isn’t it? Such a mess.
Reading-wise … I’m all over the place. But at least I AM actually reading. Reviewing? Not so much. I don’t feel like it. Whenever I sit down to write down some thoughts, it feels like I ran out of words a long time ago. Anyway, I’m sure you’re all dying to know how I did in July, so let’s get to it.
| BOOKS I READ IN JULY |
Not too bad and yet, less than I thought. I’m reading ever so slowly lately. You know when you keep your head down and you really get stuck into a book and then look up and you’ve read a measly 30 pages in an hour. It me. 🤷🏼♀️
Also, fickle. Read 5 pages. Put the book back. Grab another one. Read 10 pages. Put that one back too. End up reading 50 pages but all in different books. It also me. 🙄
Some real corkers in July, though. Some not so much. I’d also like to point out that I am all caught up on the Maeve Kerrigan series by Jane Casey, which I started back in May. At the very beginning. Like a good little girl. 😉
| WHAT I LISTENED TO IN JUNE |
Just the one. The last Maeve Kerrigan audiobook I had. After this one, it was all hardback joy.
| BOOKS I BOUGHT IN JUNE |
Hm. 8 in, 17 out. You’d think I’d have more space on my shelves. I don’t. 🤔
| BOOKPOST WHAT LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP THIS MONTH |
Both for blog tours, with huge thanks to Hodder & Stoughton!
| ON THE BLOG IN JULY |
Review | Whatever It Takes by Paul Cleave
Review | The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter
Review | If Looks Could Kill by Olivia Kiernan
Review | Finders, Keepers by Sabine Durrant
Review | Hinton Hollow Death Trip by Will Carver
Review | All The Lonely People by Mike Gayle
Extract | Rags of Time by Michael Ward
Sheesh. This is pathetic. As you’ve noticed, it’s not that I’m not reading. It’s that I’m not writing reviews so I have nothing to post. 🤷🏼♀️🤣
| COMING UP IN AUGUST |
Right. Well. Definitely this :
August 6 : Blog tour | Review | The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
August 10 : Blog tour | Review | Ash Mountain by Helen Fitzgerald
August 24 : Blog tour | Review | Cover Your Tracks by Claire Askew
August 27 : Blog tour | Review | The Octopus by Tess Little
August 28 : Blog tour | Review | Cracked by Louise McCreesh
Apart from that, no idea. August will mostly be dedicated to trying to nail the 20 Books of Summer challenge. Technically (shut up, Kelly!), I’ve read more than 20 since the beginning of June. I just haven’t reviewed all of them so there’s that. You may place your bets as to whether I will fail this challenge for the first time since participating. No, there will be no prizes. 😜
And that’s a wrap! Anyone else excited to see what August has in store for us? 😂.
Stay safe and healthy! Until next time! xx