2016 Reading Challenges: August Update

And suddenly summer has passed… And although I really didn’t read all that many books this past month (what with retaking an exam and then just generally being busy all the time) I figured I would get this post in to update you all on my reading challenges for August – for the couple of books I did get read…

So let’s get started!

First off: what books did I read? No less than 11 – and that’s impressive because until my birthday, the 23rd, I hadn’t read a single book. Then I read, like, 10 of those within a single day (don’t ask me how, I don’t really remember) and finished the last one the day after.


That’s a thing that happened 🙂


Anyways, luckily all of these counted for my GoodReads Reading Challenge, which means I’m now on 117 books of the 150! I’m ahead of schedule! Yay!

So, to come back to my starting point: what books, exactly, did I read:

  1. The Selection, Kiera Cass: 4/5
  2. It Started With Paris, Cathy Kelly: 4/5
  3. The Elite, Kiera Cass: 4/5
  4. The Queen, Kiera Cass: 4/5
  5. The Prince, Kiera Cass: 4/5
  6. The One, Kiera Cass: 4/5
  7. The Heir, Kiera Cass: 3/5
  8. The Favorite, Kiera Cass: 3/5
  9. The Guard, Kiera Cass: 3/5
  10. The Epilogue, Kiera Cass: 3/5
  11. The Crown, Kiera Cass: 3/5

In case you’re wondering: that’s one entire series – I’d been holding out on reading that one until after my exam, and as soon as I was done with that (again: on my birthday, because I have great luck), I got to reading it – and basically flew through it!

And although, again, none of those books counted for the Read Around the World Challenge, I could cross off a couple of more books from my two remaining challenges:

PopSugar Reading Challenge:

  • A book recommended by someone you just met: The One, Kiera Cass
  • A science-fiction novel: The Elite, Kiera Cass
  • A book and its prequel: The Selection and The Queen, Kiera Cass
STXRY Reading Challenge:
  • A Book with a surprising love element: The Crown, Kiera Cass
And that is basically already ‘it’, for this month – not a lot of interesting things got done, because I spent the majority of the month studying for one exam, and then the last week preparing for the coming school year…

I’m hoping that, although I start classes on Tuesday, I will manage to get some books read in September – ideally, I’d love to finish one Reading Challenge per month from now on, although I rather fear for that where the Read Around the World Challenge is concerned – I’m not even really trying anymore for the Rory Gilmore-one. I guess that’ll just be one for life 🙂

Anyways, what have you been reading this past month? Do you have any recommendations for me? Be sure to let me know below!
2016 Reading Challenges August Update