Saturday, September 1, 2012

Monthly Reflections (#8) ~ August ~ PLUS The Book Selected for the Book Discussion!


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Monthly Reflections, where we take the time to reflect on the previous month.

My goals for August were...

☑ To read 15 books, including:

Read 12 Review Books
3 eBooks
1 Just for Fun book
2 Non-fiction books

In August, I...

Read 20 books, including:

16 Review Books
6 eBooks
3 Just for Fun books (I'm not counting the non-fiction book, Boy Meets Girl)
2 Non-fiction books
I also reread Corridor!


Books read:

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I read a lot of great books this month, and many I loved, but my favorite was either Love's Reckoning by Laura Frantz or Over the Edge by Mary Connealy (I'm not counting Corridor because that was a reread) - I can't just choose one - they were both so good!

My favorite non-fiction was definitely Boy Meets Girl by Joshua Harris.

Reviews:

Swipe by Evan Angler (3.5 stars)
Love Finds You In Mackinac Island, Michigan by Melanie Dobson (5 stars)
Gravestone by Travis Thrasher (5 stars)
Submerged by Dani Pettrey (5 stars)
Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon (4 stars)
Over the Edge by Mary Connealy (5 stars + Favorite)
The Haven by Suzanne Woods Fisher (2.5 stars)
Glamorous Illusions by Lisa T. Bergren (5 stars)
Blue Moon Promise by Colleen Coble (5 stars)
The Stars Shine Bright by Sibella Giorello (3.5 stars)
Resurrection by Jennifer Hartz (4.5 stars)
High Desert Haven by Lynnette Bonner (5 stars)
Enemies of the Cross by Greg Mitchell (3 stars)
Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer (5 stars)
Story by Steven James (2.5 stars)

Reviews posted on Goodreads that I don't plan on posting here:

Something I Can Never Have (A Solitary Tales B-Side Story) by Travis Thrasher
Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship by Joshua Harris
The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klavan

Interviews:

Kate Hewitt
Laurie Alice Eakes
Lisa T. Bergren
Karen Witemeyer
Jennifer Hartz

Special Posts:



The book selected was "Submerged" by Dani Pettrey! We'll be discussing the book the last week of September, so if you plan on participating, you have until then to read it. :)

A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman
  10 (16%)
 
Love in Disguise by Carol Cox
  10 (16%)
 
Submerged by Dani Pettrey
  38 (61%)
 
Double Take by Melody Carlson
  4 (6%)
 


Votes so far: 62
Poll closed 


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The Review Copy Cleanup was really fun! Here is the link my final post it you want to read how I did. (I updated it because I ended up reading one more book yesterday).

My thoughts on this month:

I'm am SOOOOO happy with the amount of books I finished this month!

Looking ahead:

Here is what I hope to accomplish in September

Well, I don't think I'll be able to read as many books this month as I did in August. My goals are:

To read 10 books:
2 eBook
1 Nonfiction book

Now it's your turn! What did you accomplish in August, what do you hope to accomplish in September?

If you want to do your own Monthly Reflections, feel free to grab the button and post about it on your blog, then leave a comment with the URL - otherwise, please share your thoughts in a comment!

3 comments:

  1. Wow you had a great month! A lot of the books you read are either on my favorites list or my really want to read list! I have already read and loved Submerged so I'm looking forward to the discussion!
    Here's my post: http://writingchristiannovels.blogspot.com/2012/09/monthly-reflections-8.html

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    1. Thanks, Abbi! I'm looking forward to the discussion, too! :)

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