I’ve decided to do a monthly wrap-up post each month to see how I’m doing on my blog and what’s going on in my personal life. I plan to link-up to a couple of blogs that host wrap-ups and reviews of their months. The Month in Review is hosted at The Book Date, and the Monthly Wrap-up Round-up is hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction.
Yard & Garden
August was dry and September got rain. The grass had turned brown and now everything is green again! We have a few autumn flowers blooming.
I was gone for most of the month of August visiting my daughters in Indiana and Illinois. During the time in Indiana we helped our daughter move into her house and helped her build a fence around her backyard so her dogs could roam without being on a leash. They love it.
I spent the month of September back home in Iowa. So nice to be home snuggling with my cats! The weather is cooler and I love that, too. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.
I reviewed quite a few books in August, but only two in September. I hope to get more reviews done in October. I do have a few in the works. I read lots of good books in August and September and hope that trend continues!
I’m also trying to get more posts scheduled since the last months of the year are always busy for me. I also am trying to catch up on visiting other blogs and seeing what everyone is up to this fall.
Books read during August
Books read during September
Modern Crimes by Chris Nickson (ebook, purchased) — B+
Song of the Lion by Anne Hillerman (audiobook, library) — B+
Artificial Condition by Martha Wells (hardcover, library) — A-
Spindle by W.R. Gingell (ebook, purchased) — B+
Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf (audiobook, library) — B+
Blood Hollow by William Kent Kreuger (audiobook, library) — B+
Confluence by S.K. Dunstall (ebook, purchased) — B+
Between Jobs by W.R. Gingell (ebook, purchased) — B+
Diamond Girl by Julie Mulhern (ebook, purchased) — B
My Challenges update
I’m doing well with my Goodreads Challenge. However, I need to work a
little lot more on the other challenges!
Goal–90 books read
By the end of September I’ve read 75 books toward my goal. I am 8 books ahead of schedule!
Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge
Goal–read 26-35 mysteries
I’ve read 39 mysteries so far and have reviewed 16 of those mysteries.
Goal — 1 -10 discussion posts
I haven’t written any discussion posts yet. I finally have some reviews written so I can focus more on discussions and hope to get one or two done in October!
POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
Goal — 40 prompts to the challenge
I’ve read 14 books which match prompts
Swords & Stars Reading Challenge
Goal — 20 prompts for the challenge
I’ve read and reviewed 8 books which match this challenge
What were August and September like for you?