Tuesday, September 6, 2016

August 2016 Wrap Up

 We went to visit the sunflower fields over the weekend.  They were amazing!

Another summer in the books!  This summer felt kind of like a dud so I am glad to be moving into fall, cooler weather and fun holidays.  I've been craving pumpkin so I ended up baking a pumpkin cake over the weekend.  YUM.

I did a decent amount of reading in August but felt like I was in a reading rut nonetheless.  I know I could have read a ton more but instead I just watched Netflix a lot.  Most of what I read just didn't do it for me.  I did hit my reading goal for the year so that was awesome and most of what I read were books I owned so I am happy about that.  I set a goal to read 5 books I own and I ended up reading 6!  I did not meet my non-fiction goal for the month but that's okay; I wanted to read 3 and I only finished 2.  I want to read more non-fiction than I did last year (16 books) and I have read 13 for the year so I am on track.

I don't really have any set reading goals for this month or the rest of the year.  I would like to read 80 books this year and focus on non-fiction and books I own but we'll see how that goes.  With regards to the blog, I don't know what will happen.  I felt pretty good about it for June and July but blew it in August.  I have some reviews to post in the next two weeks but after that, I may take a break for month or so.  I really like doing it but sometimes it feels like a chore and I hate when that happens.  So I'll just have to wait and see how I feel.

Here are my reading stats for August:

-8 books read
   -2 non-fiction
   -5 historical fiction
   -1 review book
   -1 library books
   -6 books I own
   -6 ebooks

What I read in August:

1.) College Unbound by Jeffrey Selingo - 3 stars
2.) The Diplomat's Wife by Pam Jenoff - 3 stars
3.) The Nazi Officer's Wife by Edith Hahn Beer - 4 stars
4.) The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine - 3 stars
5.) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - 4 stars
6.) Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt - 3 stars
7.) Duty to the Crown by Aimie K. Runyan - 4 stars
8.) The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy - 3 stars

I hope y'all have a great September!

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