Monthly Review

Thursday, August 31, 2017


A quick recap of all the happenings around my blog for the month.

Popular Posts:

Reviews:
(all links take you to my blog review post)

# of reviews: 18

Average Rating: 3.38

How I'm Doing On My Reading Challenges:
(you can always click here to view current challenge updates)

Goodreads Challenge:  134 out of 200 books
Beat the Backlist:    30 out of 50 books
New Release Challenge:   92 out of 125 books

I read 18 books this past month.  Not too bad.  I fell a little behind for a while.  I couldn't get motivated and have been doing a lot of projects around the house this month.  BUT I did read 7 Backlist books this past month.  I'm keeping up with both my Goodreads and New Release Challenges pretty well too.

What You Can Expect In September:

Earlier this month I posted a "What should I read in September?" survey and the votes are in!!  I am posting my September reading list tomorrow with the results of the survey.  I'm still determined to knock more books off of my backlist so I have 9 backlist titles scheduled for September.  We'll see how that goes..lol!  Cross your fingers for me!  Next month is going to be a mixture of Young Adult and Romance reviews.  I also already have 3 Top Ten Tuesday (book lists) posts scheduled and 3 Waiting on Wednesday posts scheduled.  I'm hoping that scheduling them in advance will help give me some time for not only reading, but also to visit other blogs.  I'm not sure how next month is going to go because my little one is starting preschool, so I'm not sure how much that is going to disrupt my schedule.  We'll see how it goes!

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20 comments:

  1. Wow looks like you read a decent number of books this month!

    Hope you have a wonderful September, Julie :) <3

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy! I was actually pretty surprised by that number. I felt like I had a slow reading month until I tallied it up. lol! Hoping to have just as good of a Sept

      Hope you have a great September too!

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  2. Wow great number of books this month! I need to get to more backlist books. Good job on getting posts scheduled ahead. I need to learn to do that. Hope you have a great September!

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    1. Thanks, Grace! I'm excited to be checking off books from my backlist. There are sooooo many. lol! I have all but one day written for next week so I'm excited about that. It stresses me out when I'm scrambling at the last minute so I figure I write them in advance to spare my nerves. lol

      Hope you have a great September too!

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  3. Wow, you had an awesome reading month! I love scheduling posts ahead of time, it gives me more time to do other things! Enjoy your backlist titles!

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    1. Thanks so much, Angela! YES! I stress out so bad when I wait until the last minute to write a post.

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  4. Great job on reading 18 books this past month! I think that's great. I do want to read more of my backlist books- I've been doing pretty well on reading some e-books that I bought and mixing those in with review titles.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! That's great that you've also been working in some of the books that you already own with some ARCs too. I think I'll probably end up sneaking in a few ARCs too. lol

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  5. I had a REALLY slow start to the month but I rebounded in the last week and made it to 19 books read.

    For What It's Worth

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    1. Great job, Karen! That's awesome! I felt like I was reading so slow this past month but I guess I was doing okay after all. lol

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  6. wow you had a good and busy month! At least you seem ahead so if Sept is slow its not too bad :D

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    1. Thanks so much, Lily! Yeah I like having a few posts written in advance. If I don't I get really stressed about it

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  7. You really had a great month, Julie! 18 books is amazing. Looks like you are doing great with your challenges as well. I hope you have a fantastic September!

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    1. Thanks so much, Carole! I'm happy that I am catching up a bit on the Backlist Challenge. I can't wait to check a few more off of that list next month!

      Hope you have a great September too!

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  8. oh it looks like you have some great plans for September. and you got some good books read here!!!

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    1. Thanks so much! I like having a bit of a plan. It helps me focus a little bit more

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  9. Jeepers Julie. I don't know HOW you manage to read so much! I wanted to read 100 books this year but changed my goal down to 80 because I knew I wasn't going to make it!

    Yay for the Backlist books! I need to get to some of mine too!

    Hope you have a wonderful September!

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    1. lol My husband says the same thing. I've always been a pretty fast reader, and I have issues with insomnia sooo that "helps" too. lol My goal is 200 books but I read more than that the previous two years.

      I hope you can get to some of the books on your backlist soon too! Hope you also have a great September!

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  10. Great month you had! I hope you have a nice September! Here's my August wrap up:

    http://rabbitearsbookblog.blogspot.com/2017/09/august-monthly-wrap-up.html

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm having a bit of a slow start to September but I'm hoping to turn that around soon! Hope you have a great September too!

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