I haven’t done a wrap up post in quite a long time but today I thought of doing one for various reasons. One, with how slow my reading is, I don’t have any reviews scheduled for this week yet. Two, thought it would be nice to just catch up on all things, books.
Books Read in August: 6
This is the highest number of books that I have read in a single month so far this year. I have been reading 4 books at most each month apart from January and February when I read 1 book.
So here is what I read:
The Silent Dolls by Rita Herron – 3.5*
The Night Swim by Megan Goldin – 5*
Somebody’s Daughter by Carol Wyer – 4*
Left for Dead by Caroline Mitchell – 5*
The House Guest by Mark Edwards – 3*
What I Know by Miranda Smith – 3*
Books that I should have read by yesterday:
I have so so many books to read. My reading has slowed down but I am still hitting my ARC request button like its going out of style. I have 6 ARCs that have already been published, Yikes. I needed to have read them by yesterday.
The Rebel Heart by Kate Hewitt
The Heart Goes on by Kate Hewitt
The Next Widow by CJ Lyons
Imperfect Women by Araminta Hall
Wonderland by Zoe Stage
Night Falls, Still Missing by Hellen Callaghan
ARCs being published in September:
The Wife by Shalini Boland
Flowers for the Dead by Barbara Copperthwaite
The Fragile Heart by Kate Hewitt
Their Silent Graves by Carla Kovach
One Left Alive by Helen Phifer
The Minders by John Marrs
The Coast to Coast Murders by James Patterson
Dead Woman Crossing by J.R. Alder
The Three Mrs. Wrights by Linda Keir
First Girl Gone by L.T. Vargus & Tim McBain
Yeah, I have 15 pending ARCs and 6 have already been published. My goal for this month is to read at least 6 books from this list. I have decided to be more realistic about my reading. I hope not to add more books to my TBR pile but to be honest, my fingers have a mind of their own when it comes to ARCS. I especially struggle with resisting those highly anticipated ARCs that publishers graciously bring to me via email.
Do you have any of these books on your TBR? Have you read any of them?
I am going through a mixed patch in my life. So much to be happy about but I seem to be equally sad. I find myself talking myself down from a ledge while constantly battling with the realization that I will one day not be able to do so. Yes, that is how extreme my lows are. Mental health is not something that we often talk about in the society that I live in but in life’s quiet moments, I have been forced to accept that I am not well. I haven’t been well for a while and I am unsure about what to do about it. I don’t know how long I will be here if this persists.
So, this August, I plan to read and fully immerse myself in the beauty of life, hopefully change my whole outlook. I plan to live and figure out how to do so without constantly thinking of a way out. Should I lose this battle one day, I hope those in my life will one day see this blog entry and know that, I just haven’t been well for a long time and it has nothing to do with any of them. I might seem like the most jovial person most of the times but when I hit rock bottom, I hit it harder than normal. I am okay most of the time but in seasons like this, I seem to be going under. I don’t even know how to explain this.
Keep me in your thoughts and prayers.
May your August be filled with positivity and good reads!