I am so far behind in everything! I have a couple of reviews to write that should already be posted, I have only done limited blog hopping for the last couple of weeks, I have library books that I am returning unread by the handful, a few other posts that are running around in my head, I haven't even thought about what posts I am going to write for BBAW which is this week, and I still haven't done my August round up! No pressure!
I guess I can only cross one thing at a time over the list, so here is my August reading round up. The books I read were:
A Murderous Procession by Ariana Franklin 3/5
The Hypnotist by M J Rose 4/5
The Love Knot by Elizabeth Chadwick 4/5
The Reincarnationist by M J Rose 4/5
Upon the Midnight Clear by Sherrilyn Kenyon 3.5/5
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis 5/5
The Girl on Legare Street by Karen White 4/5
Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas 4/5
Zack: Armed and Dangerous by Cheyenne McCray 4/5
The Queen's Pawn by Christy English 3/5
The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner 4.5/5
Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich 3/5
The Dead of the Night by John Marsden 4.5/5
My Fair Mistress by Tracy Anne Warren 4/5
The Night Villa by Carol Goodman 3/5
Emma Vol 5 by Kaoru Mori 4/5
August ended up being my best reading month since March purely in terms of the number of books read. So how did I do with the challenges I am participating in.
Firstly, I had one last book to read for the LJ Smith Reading Challenge, but couldn't manage to fit it in. I do intend to read that book (Reunion) but it was one of the books that I ended up having to return it unread in the last few days. Expect to see it turn up as reloot in a Library Loot post soon.
My August read for the Year of the Historical reading challenge was A Murderous Procession by Ariana Franklin.
Upon the Midnight Clear by Sherrilyn Kenyon was my 20th and final read for this year's Romance Reading Challenge.
Aussie Author Challenge. I just have one more book to read to complete this challenge.
I didn't realise it until just now, but as at the end of August, I had actually read 99 books towards this year's 100+ Reading Challenge, which means I actually finished it on 1 September! I had signed up to read 100 or more library books for the Support Your Local Library challenge. I am not 100% sure that I am going to make it, but at this stage I have managed to read 73 so far, so I might do!
I did join one new challenge at the end of the month - Carl's Readers Imbibing Peril (RIP) V. In a way I am looking forward to the end of the year when lots and lots of new challenges get announced! I am not reading the books required to finish the challenges I am already signed up for, but some new challenges wouldn't go astray!