August 2020 Wrap Up

In August I read a total of 13 books, including 5 physical books, 1 ebook, 5 audiobooks, and 2 education books I started MONTHS ago and finally finished since school started again! August had a really rough beginning for me with a lot of sadness and uncertainty that put me into a reading slump, but in the past couple weeks I have started to improve my mental health and get back into my reading habit.


Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer ☆☆☆
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia ☆☆☆☆1/2
Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson ☆☆☆
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett ☆☆☆☆
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer ☆☆☆

The Growth Mindset Coach by Annie Brock & Heather Hundley
The Writing Revolution by Judith C. Hochman & Natalie Wexler


The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night ☆☆☆


A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir ☆☆☆☆☆
He Started It by Samantha Downing ☆☆☆☆☆
This Is My America [ALC] by Kim Johnson ☆☆☆☆☆
Athena’s Choice by Adam Boostrom ☆☆☆☆
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars [ALC] by Christopher Paolini ☆☆☆☆


At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2020 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 111/100! I met my increased goal for the year!

Read diverse authors and genres: Mexican Gothic, The Vanishing Half, A Torch Against the Night, This Is My America

Buy fewer books: I’ve pretty much given up on this goal. I needed some retail therapy to get ready for spooky season!

Finish more series: I finished my Twilight reread and made progress on the ember series

Reread more: Breaking Dawn

Read at least two classics: 1/2 (none this month…but I’m planning to read one in September/October!)

Read one graphic novel each month: Lumberjanes

I’m excited that I finally passed 100 books for the year after increasing my goal from 75! I am choosing not to increase my goal again, and instead just enjoy reading as much as I can for the rest of the year without worrying about numbers.

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in August?

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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