Hello, and happy August! I can’t believe that we’re already in the eighth month of the year: 2021 has really flown by. There is a lot that I’m looking forwards to in August, including lots of time for reading in writing, so without further ado, let’s get into the post!!
In July, I read 10 books
- 2 were audiobooks
- 1 was an ebook
- 7 were physical books
I’m actually pretty happy with what I read in July: there are a lot of books from my TBR, but for the most part I stuck to the list of books I’d wanted to read in July, and I got through a lot of them!
I discovered some new favorites: My Contrary Mary was wonderful: everything I expected from these three authors and more. Walls, by L. M. Elliott was an intriguing historical novel with a fascinating perspective on the Cold War, and We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This, by Rachel Lynn Solomon, a lovely YA contemporary with great Jewish representation, and a really fun plot.
In July I wrote…
- June 2021 wrap up and July goals
- Should books have content ratings?
- Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag
- We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This, by Rachel Lynn Solomon
- The best ways to get over reading slumps
- Feather Frost, by K. C. Simos
- Does having a good message automatically make a book good?
- Walls, by L. M. Elliott | blog tour & review
My goal for posting in July was 12 posts, and even though I didn’t meet that I’m happy with what I did. I got back into a rythm of doing Let’s Talk Bookish posts most weeks, and I also wrote three reviews, which I’m happy about.
There were a lot of posts I was planning on writing that were just more time consuming, that I didn’t have the time for, but I’m planning on doing a lot of them in August!!
This is my TBR for August!
There are sixteen books that I’m planning on reading in August, and I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to read all of them
There are so many amazing books here, and I’m especially excited that I’m going to be reading two of my most anticipated 2021 releases: The Bronzed Beasts, and Our Violent Ends. I managed to get ARCs of both, which I still can’t believe, and I can’t wait for both of them!!
I have 16 posts that I want to write in August, which is a lot, but I’m hoping that with less of other things happening in my life, and better planning on my part I’ll be able to write and post them all on time!!
There are a few that I’m especially excited about, and I can’t wait for you all to see them!
I’m coming up on my two year blogiversary, which is unbelievable to me, and I have something special planned for that. So you can look out for a post about that in a few weeks!
July was camp nanowrimo, and I had pretty big writing plans for it.
My goal was to draft the first half of my fantasy book, and reach 40,000 words with it.
I did not do that. I got to 17,200 words, with a starting word count of 6.5k words, and I’m not thrilled with that.
I did have a lot of fun writing though, and I’m happy with the parts that I did end up writing.
While doing this, I also was doing a virtual writing camp, went through all of June and July. I really loved it, and learned so much! The camp was through The Young Writer’s Initiative, and through the organization I also did a two day writeathon which I loved.
There were 24 hours total of zoom throughout the writeathon, and it was absolutely incredible!
As for my writing in August, I’m planning on extending my camp goal through the end of the month. I’m going to try and reach the 40k on my fantasy work in progress, and draft the first half of the book.
I don’t have much else happening, so hopefully I’ll be able to focus on that.
How was your July? What are some of your goals for August? Did you read any good books this month? Chat with me in the comments below!