What We Read: August 2022

Adult Books

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Our Favorite Picture Books

The Rest of the Picture Books


How did August go for you? What were your favorites last month?
Let’s talk in the comments!

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Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2020

369 pages (🎧)358 pages (🎧)307 pages (🎧)336 pages (🎧)
★★★★☆★★★★★★★★★★★★★★☆
112 pages405 pages (🎧)336 pages (🎧)72 pages

Total pages: 2,295
Total books: 8
Average rating: 3.75 stars

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

July’s theme was around or out of this world, and I ended up reading four books set in (or written by authors from) countries other than the U.S.:

I finished a total of 8 books in July, for a total of 112 so far in 2020!

The Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Hot Listens & Caffeinated Reviewer.

In May, I updated my audiobook goal to 100 for the year. In July, I listened to 6. I’m now at 67 total for the year!

(The 🎧 on my page count shows all my audiobook listens.)


How did July go for you? Are you doing any reading challenges? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2020

302 of 368 pages288 pages336 pages185 pages (🎧)
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325 pages (🎧)288 pages (🎧)304 pages (🎧)257 pages (🎧)
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323 pages (🎧)381 pages (🎧)30 of 100 pages160 pages
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248 pages (🎧)204 pages 176 pages (🎧)400 pages
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592 pages (🎧)533 pages 336 pages (🎧)
★★★★☆★★★☆☆★★☆☆☆

Total pages: 5,668
Total books: 17 full + 2 partial
Average rating: 3.83 stars

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

June’s theme was name or number, and I ended up reading two books with a name in the title (and none with a number):

I finished a total of 18 books in June, for a total of 104 so far in 2020!

The Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Hot Listens & Caffeinated Reviewer.

In May, I updated my audiobook goal to 100 for the year. In June, I listened to 11. I’m now at 61 total for the year!

(The 🎧 on my page count shows all my audiobook listens.)


How did June go for you? Are you doing any reading challenges? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2020

66 of 368 pages560 pages (🎧)552 pages (🎧)443 pages (🎧)
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408 pages (🎧)120 pages375 pages (🎧)384 pages (🎧)
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173 pages (🎧)187 pages (🎧)174 pages (🎧)187 pages (🎧)
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298 pages358 pages (🎧)272 pages304 pages (🎧)
★★☆☆☆★★★☆☆★★★★☆★★★★☆
256 pages (🎧)112 pages432 pages (🎧)408 pages (🎧)
★★★★☆★★★☆☆★★★★☆★★★★☆

DNFs

150 pages

Total pages: 6,219 pages
Total books: 19 full + 1 partial + 1 DNF
Average rating: 3.53 stars

  • BEST FICTION: I read a lot of really good fiction in May, but I think the winner is In an Absent Dream.
  • BEST NONFICTION: I think I gave four stars to every single nonfiction book in May, but this honor goes to Crisis in the Red Zone.

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

May’s theme was author introduction, and I ended up reading books by seven new-to-me authors:

I finished a total of 19 books in May, for a total of 86 so far in 2020!

The Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Hot Listens & Caffeinated Reviewer.

I set a goal of listening to 50 audiobooks in 2020, and I listened to 15 in May. I’m now at 60 total for the year, so I think I’ll raise my goal to 100!

(The 🎧 on my page count shows all my audiobook listens.)


How did May go for you? Are you doing any reading challenges? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2020

356 pages (🎧)50 pages (🎧)320 pages384 pages
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240 pages (🎧)362 pages (🎧)368 pages (🎧)320 pages
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168 pages112 pages368 pages (🎧)160 pages
★★★★☆★★★☆☆★★★☆☆★★★☆☆
128 pages560 pages (🎧)56 of 400 pages304 pages (🎧)
★★★★☆★★★★☆★★★★☆
208 pages480 pages (🎧)204 pages320 pages (🎧)
★★★★☆★★★★★★★★☆☆★★★☆☆
128 pages360 pages (🎧)496 pages (🎧)288 pages (🎧)
★★★☆☆★★★☆☆★★★☆☆★★★★☆

Total pages: 6,740
Total books: 23 full + 1 partial
Average rating: 3.52 stars

  • BEST ADULT: I didn’t expect to enjoy this as much as I did, but A Very Stable Genius was great.
  • BEST YA: I couldn’t possibly choose between volumes two and three of Heartstopper, so my choice is both.

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

April’s theme was currents or classics, and I decided to go with “currents,” or books published between April 2019 and now. I ended up reading a ton of books that fit this prompt!

I finished a total of 23 books in April, for a total of 67 so far in 2020!

What’s in a Name is hosted by Andrea @ Carolina Book Nook.

In April, I crossed off the remaining two prompts, so I’m officially done with this challenge!

The Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Hot Listens & Caffeinated Reviewer.

I set a goal of listening to 50 audiobooks in 2020, and I listened to 13 in April. I’m now at 45 total for the year!

(The 🎧 on my page count shows all my audiobook listens.)


How did March go for you? Are you doing any reading challenges? Let’s talk in the comments!

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