Monthly Book Roundup

Monthly Book Roundup for August


Hello fellow bookworms! Now, I think we all knew the day would come this year, and that it was ‘too good to be true’ to have so many books on my 2020 read pile… I am in a reading slump, and have been for most of August. I left July behind on such a high and 10 more books under my belt, 11 books ahead of my Goodreads Reading Challenge, and I suddenly crashed and decided I’d rather spend my time binge watching Jane the Virgin on Netflix! Hence the very short round-up post. Nevertheless, the slump is wearing off (I think/hope) and I see light on the horizon (in the shape of Midnight Sun which will be my reward for getting through this slump). Anyway, very underwhelmingly introducing my books of August 2020…

What books have I read this month?

The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary

I loved this book so much! It will be rivalling top spot I think for my favourite book of the year come December. And it’s been a while since I’ve had a new book boyfriend but here we are, Leon Twomey, marry me?

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (audio)

I did enjoy this book, although not as much as I expected too, especially after enjoying Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo so much earlier in the year. However, I think my opinion would change if I read the physical book and fully immersed myself in the story, rather than listening and working at the same time!

Books read towards Children’s Classics Challenge

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

This was a re-read for me, and it is definitely a lot weirder than I remember it being the first time! It will definitely be an interesting one to analyse when I get to it in a future module!

Vicky Angel by Jacqueline Wilson

This was one of my favourite Jacqueline Wilson books as a child and it made me want to re-read loads more. While my tastes have changed and I may not have re-read this for pleasure, it was nice to revisit a old favourite!


Average Rating: 3.6 stars

Number of total pages read: 629… oh dear

Books read toward 2020 Book Challenge goal: 43/50 books 

Books read toward Children’s Classics Challenge: 13/15 books

What am I currently reading?

Nought and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

I’m in a major reading slump right now so I’ve been reading this for about 3 weeks! Silly thing is, the story is so good and I really enjoy it when I pick it up, but finding the motivation to read has been a bit of a struggle…


Books I plan to read in July

Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

Who’s excited about this? I’m excited about this! I can’t wait to wait to travel back to my childhood and feel the nostalgia wash over me as I read this… that’s how I imagine it anyway, I’m not quite sure it will feel exactly the same as it felt before, but I’m excited all the same.

Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

I finally got round to buying the sequel to Vicious, which is another book rivalling the 2020 hotspot for me this year. I can’t wait to get into the sequel and visit the characters again!


What do you think of the books I’ve read this month? What about the ones I plan on reading? Leave your comments below, and book recommendations are always welcome!

Happy September and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂


By bookmuffin

I like books and tea. MA Children's Literature student.

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