Sunday, 2 September 2018

The Month That Was... August 2018

+ International Giveaway

This month's reading stats have been kept afloat by audiobooks, although I did a big batch of quickie reviews so there are plenty of books to choose from in the giveaway. Stardew Valley added co-op to the game recently so I've spent a few too many hours playing that (and sending Josh down the mines).

Here's what made it onto the blog...

Book of the Month:
Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

Reviews:








Challenges

I've made great progress on Popsugar this month and I'll feel I'll finish it well before the end of the year. I also hit my target for Beat the Backlist!

POPSUGAR (42/50)
13. A book that is also a stage play or musical: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
15. A book about feminism: Inferior by Angela Saini
19. A book about or involving a sport: You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
23. A book about time travel: Kindred by Octavia Butler
32. A book from a celebrity book club: After the Fire by Will Hill
39. A book that involves a bookstore or library: Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
1A. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school: Affinity by Sarah Waters
4A. A book tied to your ancestry: Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
5A. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title: Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson

Science Fiction vs Fantasy Bingo (15/25)
Wibbly Wobbly Time Travel: Kindred by Octavia Butler
Bite Me: Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness

Read Harder (16/24)
A book published posthumously: Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
A book about nature: The Bumblebee Flies Anyway by Kate Bradbury
A book of social science: Inferior by Angela Saini

Beat the Backlist: 30/30
Goodreads: 82/100

What I Have Watched

I've mostly been re-watching Community but did see Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which reminded me of Fargo. I honestly can't remember if I watched any other films, it's all been a blur.

Read and awaiting review:

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
Kindred by Octavia Butler

Currently reading:

Jinxed by Amy McCulloch
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

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1 comment:

  1. I have commented on the review of "My Favorite Thing Is Monsters"!

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