2020 · TBR

August TBR and reading plan 2020

July was slumping so I’m hoping August will be better.

July was mostly a reading slump and a readathon and that’s it. I hope August will be better so I don’t fall behind on my reading challenge.

I managed 5 books in July which is OK considering the slump.

August has a round of TomeTopple included. Dates for this is the 8th to the 22nd so it stretches for most of August. I already have a few books lines up for that but not listed here specifically.

I though I’ll make an easier TBR than July just in case the slump returns, but you know me, I tend to just keep adding stuff to my TBR. I did managed to control myself a little and ended up with 10 books, maybe, not including TomeTopple. There will be a separate TBR for that. I have already started 2 of these books but I added them here so I can tick them off and feel accomplished lol!

Let’s dive in!

The links will take you to their GoodReads page for each book. It the book doesn’t have a GoodReads page, the link will take you to their Amazon page. They are not affiliated links.

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – it’s a shame I didn’t get to this in in spring. August, please be the month I read this. Please!

Who Fears Death? Nnedi Okorafor – I managed most of this book in July but never finished. I have only 100 pages (ish) left so I hope to finish it in August.

Seven Devils (Seven Devil #1) by Laura Lam and Elisabeth May – Originally from July’s TBR and I managed half of it in July so I only need to read the other half to finish it. But so far I love it πŸ™‚

All The Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace – Another July-left over and due out in August so I need to get to it soonish. This is not a priority tho and will probably have to end up on Septembers TBR.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield – This has been on my shelves for years!! I saw the audiobook version on my library app and reserved it. I don’t think I have enough interest to actually read the paperback copy i own, but I can speed-listen to it. I might end up DNF’ing it. As you can see I have very little expectations for this book so it might surprise me. Who knows.

Death On The Nile by Agatha Christie – Leftover from July but also bookclub pick for August – I wonder how much white supremacy there will be in this book? I know this story but I’m now reading with eyes that know much more about white supremacy. It will be interesting to see what the story will be like this time around.

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent city #1) by Sarah J Maas – here we go… I’m slightly nervous about this. This might end up being a TomeTopple read but I don’t know yet.

Starsight (Skyward #2) by Brandon Sanderson – yay! finally got to borrow the sequel from a friend of mine. She said it was really good so fingers crossed πŸ™‚

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield – same as above but this is for the audiobook version. If I really like it (not likely) I might actually read the pocked book I own.

There are other books I’ve reserved on the library app that becomes available in August but I don’t know if I’ll read them or not. I might skip them all so I didn’t add them here.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas – This is my big read of the year! For the last three years I’ve read one 800+ page classic a year. It all started with Les Miserable, then Anna Karenina and last year was Gone With The Wind. However, in those previous years I started the book towards the end of the year leaving me to rush to finish it on New Years Eve. I have finish all those three long classics just before midnight every time. Three years running! I won’t have it this year! This year I’m starting yearly. And hopefully finishing in a decent time too. I hope to finish it sometime around summer so you’ll see this book a lot on my posts.

Update April: I didn’t manage to get started on this in March like I planned to. Maybe this month will be better…! I need to make a start on this. If I can do single-digit progress on this book I will be very happy πŸ˜€

Update May: This is the 3rd month I have it on my TBR without actually starting it… Though I have opened it and read part of the introduction… which isn’t saying much but hey! its a small step forward though I don’t count that as starting the book.

Update June: AAAAAARG!!! Just get started on it already!!!

Update July: ……………………………………………………………………..*eye roll* still not started. I might save it for TomeTopple in August tho.

Update August: oh yeah! i almost for got about this book. Maybe I should incorporate this into TomeTopple?

Have you read any of these? What did you think?

What’s on your August TBR?

Happy reading!

13 thoughts on “August TBR and reading plan 2020

    1. Thereare alwasy rumours about tealented people isn’t there. I mean all the rumours floating around about Shakespeare is ridiculous. I hope I like it too otherwise I stuffed reading 1000+ pages I don’t like… not good πŸ™‚

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  1. I didn’t finish Anna Karenina in June or July- still working on it. I don’t fully love Anna Karenina, but due to enjoying one of its subplots, I am still reading it

    Surpassingly- I finished Les MisΓ©rables is three months back in 2015. What I loved about reading Les Mis summer of 2015 is that it was the exact same summer I saw the stage show in London.

    When I was still a student at college, I read a classic in between semesters- so I had a deadline: to finish but the end of summer or Christmas break. Now that I graduated in 2018, I do not have that limited deadline anymore.

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    1. I felt relieved when Anna Karenina ended haha! I hope you do too in a way and well done for getting through it!

      Haha! yeah I had to watch the film version after finish in the book just to get the story again πŸ™‚ It’s so good! but soo long!

      Finally, you can enjoy the read instead of rushing! I’m not so lucky. I set myself deadlines. For The Count of Monte Christo I at least have a whole 12 months but 8 of them are almost over and I have yet to start. And I need to finish by new years eve!


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