Book Chat #4 - August 2020

Book Chat #4 - August 2020

This is a different kind of post....and it's a Tuesday morning. What gives? Well I thought it might be fun to do a recap of my month in reading and reviewing and have decided to do a kind of wrap up of the month and how I felt generally about August 2020.

August has been kind to us. We are still in the grip of the Coronavirus epidemic and for us, we are still being super careful. I am still loving my running and we have loved watching the inspirational 'The World's Toughest Race' on Netflix. Seriously, please do check this out, the stories are amazing. I have also read 9 books this month and 4 of them were 5 star reads. So let's dive in shall we?

Books Read & Reviewed in August 2020

The Hidden Beach by Karen Swan

Eleven Hours by Paullina Simons

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Holden

Big Picture by Douglas Kennedy

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan

The Greek Escape by Karen Swan

5 Star Reads

My 5 Star Reads were:

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • The Big Picture by Douglas Kennedy
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Big Read Challenge

This month I read 3 more on the Big Read Challenge List. And I have now read 6 out of the 100 titles in total. This does remain a work in progress, but I am loving re-visiting some great novels.

Good Reads Challenge

Did you know I am on Good Reads? You can check out my profile here. I have set myself a challenge of reading 100 books this year. I am at 47 books read so far and am apparently 19 books behind schedule. eek! I am taking a very relaxed approach to this challenge, if I don't manage it, I won't stress.

To Be Read

Oh dear God, I daren't tell you how many books are on my To be Read pile. There are books everywhere, on the kindle, in my book drawer and I've even had to start a new pile on my blanket box. There are just too many good books around.

Looking forward To.....

I can almost smell the Autumn in the air, it's distinctly cooler and I am noticing acorns absolutely everywhere. I am looking forward to running in Autumn, especially on a crisp morning. I'm also excited about some deeply cosy reading. I have a couple of horror books that I want to read in prep for Autumn. The Stand by Stephen King has arrived. (I swear our poor post lady nearly had a hernia delivering it).

I think that covers everything. I hope you have had a great August and are getting excited by the thought of autumn. I'll be back on Thursday as normal and have a guilty pleasure to review with the most glorious old fashioned cover.