Hello guys! How’re ya’ll?
I have a confession to make. Something that I’ve only just realised. Actually, I knew it, I just didn’t want to admit it. But I feel like blogging is about being honest, so that’s what I should be. You know, I’m not like those average book bloggers who read around 10-11 books a month and have a goodreads goal of 150-200 books! Damn, that’s fucking crazyyy. Even if I have all the time in the world I don’t think I could ever complete that goal. (I can still call myself an avid reader, ok? No further comments. )
I believe in reading books at my own pace, gradually enjoying and analyzing them. So for me, it’s like either I will go months without reading books or when I finally do start reading, it’s like the entire world is on pause and all I care about is my book and coffee. On top of it, I have to juggle with the thousands and millions of tv shows and movies and surfing on the internet! (for books haha!) Seriously, all I ever do in my free-time is browse through goodreads for more books or amazon where I keep filling my cart upto 10 books and then closing the tab out of the sudden realization that I can’t afford that many books at once! *sighs*
So with my confession out of the way..
I decided to change my ways and take part in a reading challenge, yeah? Read-a-thon August. You can find it on my blog here. So okay I made this whole list of books I wanted for the challenge and actually went out to buy them…….but guess what?
Aha! Yup you’re right. I OBVIOUSLY did not end up reading them all. Pfft, typical me! Instead I made it a point of trying to start and finish every book that was NOT part of the readathon!! (I sometimes doubt my state of mind. Following rules is one thing that makes my stomach ache….until I break one of them)
Anyways, so before you guys stop reading my BS, I’ll list my august reads:
History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
I read a quarter of this book only. I promise you I am not going to DNF it because then I would be the target of hate in the bookworld. Lol. Just kidding, I don’t really care. (Ofc I care, I’m just trying to act all cool pfft) So basically, this book isn’t going anywhere. I feel like it’s just stuck between Jackson’s and Griffin’s interaction. So I decided to take a break from this and start something…less depressing. But I WILL continue this, I prpmise! I honestly want to give this a chance.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
To break from the sadness of HiAYLM, I decided to read this chickflick, It wasn’t a part of my readathon btw. It was a quick, light, cheery read and got me searching for all those wonderful places in France where Anna got to go. Also, I LOVE the name Etienne St.Clair. But I disliked him, because he was a lying, dumbass cheater. I will upload a review for this soon. Maybe next month kinda soon. Lol.
Another read which wasn’t a part of my readathon. I decided to read this due to the lack of reading ANY series at all. I liked it. It was a 3/5 for me. Checkout my review here.
When Breathe Becomes Air
This was part of the readathon where I had to read something out of my usual genre. So I chose a memoir. I read half of it and left it. It was sooooo slow. Just don’t think I’m going to be picking up any memoir anytime soon. But another friend of mine read it and she really liked how the book was shaped towards the end, so I’m gonna give this a try again.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
This was an e-book that I had. The story has got a nice start and I would have continued it if it wasn’t for my stupid eyes. I got an infection and the doctor told me to minimize my use of phones or ebooks. So I will continue it once I get the paperback version of it. I will read it though, I’m in no way DNF-ing it.
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
Another read which wasn’t a part of the readathon. But I was generally excited to read this book because it’s about schizophrenia. Read the goodreads synopsis here if you don’t know about it. In addition, I saw a post where abominablebookgirl wanted to read this book too so we decided to buddy-read it! It was a disappointing read for me, though. Like 2/5 disappointing. I was expecting sooooo much! If it wasn’t for my buddy, I probably would have DNF-ed it. But I didn’t and I’m glad, because something happened towards the end which was THE ONLY engrossing part of the book.
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Another read which was not part of the readathon. Hahaha see I told you, I didn’t follow the readathon at all! I haven’t completely finished this book because its technically still August but it will be counted as my August read, ok? I’m done with 50% of the book and honestly it’s so drag, boring and like…ugly. I don’t mean the bad-looking kinda ugly but the story has nothing to keep the readers engaged except long-ass descriptions about weird places. I’m still going to finish it though because I don’t want this to be a month of DNF books. No No No. Nope not happening. I’m gonna finish this, I’ve got this.
So basically this month has been a month of shit books. Ugh and I hate it. Because I have university starting from September and it will be HUGE if I even manage to read 4 books! But, I will obviously try. I already have a lootttttttt of books in mind for September TBR. (Hint: It’s going to be all fantasy.) Gonna do a book-haul soon. Soon. Yes, I’ll keep telling myself that.
See you guys next time! Take care and no judgements. xx