Reading Review: August 2020

Welcome to my Monthly Reading Review.
This post is my attempt to keep track of how I’m doing with my reading challenges and resolutions.

BOOKS I’VE READ

           

Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang

The Sleep Tight Motel by Lisa Unger

The Light Fantastic (Discworld #2) by Terry Pratchett

Total Library Books Read This Month: 2
Total Own Books Read This Month: 1
Overall Total Books Read This Month: 3

Total Library Books Read 2020: 14
Total Own Books Read 2020: 3
Overall Total Books Read 2020: 17

MY READ OF THE MONTH

The Sleep Tight Motel by Lisa Unger. I don’t usually read short stories and this made a nice change for me – a fast-paced tale with plenty happening, an eerie atmosphere and a great mystery, and one that I could devour in one day.

BEAT THE BACKLIST

My total for this challenge is currently 14 books read.   So far I’ve read:

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
The Six by Luca Veste
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (Poirot #20) by Agatha Christie
Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi
The Poison Song (The Winnowing Flame #3) by Jen Williams
The Colour of Magic (Discworld #1) by Terry Pratchett
Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker
The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
A Different Kind of Evil (Agatha Christie #2) by Andrew Wilson
Darkness There: Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill
The Sleep Tight Motel by Lisa Unger
The Light Fantastic (Discworld #2) by Terry Pratchett

Beat the Backlist Bingo is making another appearance this year. I have no idea how many categories I’ll manage to complete but it’s a little extra to add to my challenge.

           

              

               

       

Borrowed it for the cover – The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. I wanted to read this from the moment I first heard about it, but I’m using it for this category because I never got tired of looking at the cover. I also think this may be a contender for the category of a top 10 read of the year.

Released in the 2010’s – The Six by Luca Veste

Written before 2010 – Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (Poirot #20) by Agatha Christie

Wish you had read it sooner – Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi

Book you never finished before – The Colour of Magic (Discworld #1) by Terry Pratchett

One word title – Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker

Genre you never/rarely read – The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg

Book with less than 200 pages – Darkness There: Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Book with 600+ pages – Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Cover redesign is better – A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill

New to you author – The Sleep Tight Motel by Lisa Unger

GOODREADS

I’ve read 17 books so far this year.

GOALS

  • I read one of my own books again this month. I hope to keep giving attention to books I already own as there are so many that I’m looking forward to starting.
  • Read and enjoyed something a little different in a short story. I enjoyed it and would certainly be tempted by more in the Dark Corners series.
  • My Beat the Backlist challenge is ongoing. So far I’ve read 14 books. Hopefully I’ll add at least a couple more before the challenge ends. The Bingo is getting harder now so not sure whether I’ll complete any more of the categories but I’ll try.
  • I’m continuing my monthly update posts to record my reading and any challenge progress I’ve made.

So concludes August’s Reading Review. See you again next month.

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