august wrap-up

So August was….a thing. Not much happened to me, to be honest! I had a phone-free Friday evening with my fiancee, which was lovely, and as this post goes up we are camping in the UK and going on a PYGMY GOAT EXPERIENCE! It is probably for kids (lol) but I don’t care. I’m gonna pet a goat.

Also, I am super ready for summer to be over now. I want it to be spooky season!

Book reviews: 

Get A Life, Chloe Brown

No Big Deal

Top 5 recommendation: 

The worst books I’ve ever read

Historical novels

Big books

More bisexual books


Do I actually like fantasy now?

Interview with Ali Thompson, author of ‘They Don’t Make Plus Size Spacesuits’

Why I stan fat girls on book covers

The audiobook tag

Local library antics

Adventures in audio (part 1)

My goals:

  • 100 books – I have reached my target! As of writing I’ve read 116 books. Do you think I should go for a stretch goal? Let me know in the comments.
  • Continue to read diversely – Yup, this was pretty good. I read Let’s Talk About Love, a book about a black asexual girl, The Memory Police which was translated from Japanese, and Odd Girl Out, a memoir about an autistic woman
  • Read more independently published/self-published authors – Whoops, not this month. I’ll have to try to read more of these during September
  • Try to read more genres – Yup, I got nonfiction, fantasy, sci-fi, romance and horror
  • Try to read one graphic novel a month – I read Heartstopper vol 2 which I LOVED WITH EVERY FIBRE OF MY BEING
  • Try to post three times a week – I pretty much did that!!! I think it was because I had a lot of discussion posts about libraries and audiobooks – I was really motivated to write
  • Increase Netgalley score –

Every month I’m also going to update you with what books I’ve read for YARC (Year of the Asian Challenge!). This month I read: The Memory Police bringing my total up to 21. I have officially exceeded my target, and won the Philippine tarsier badge, the Indian cobra badge, and the Malayan tapir badge!


5 thoughts on “august wrap-up

  1. Claire says:

    Pygmy Goats oh my goodness!! I hope you share pictures.

    Congratulations on hitting so many goals this month, both for reading and with your health and self care. It’s wonderful that things are going so well for you!


  2. Veronika @ Wordy and Whimsical says:

    I’ve reached my goal of 100 books recently, although I haven’t surpassed it by as much as you did. I’m definitely not upping my goal haha. Maybe it’s the easy way, but I always set my goal to 100 because I know I can reach that relatively easily, and I don’t want to panic and be nervous about potentially not reaching my goal. Also, it’s so fun to see that you’ve reached 100+% on! I know, I do this whole challenge thing the wrong way, but *shrug*.

    I’m glad to hear that you’ve continued with therapy, and the farm sounds great. My only question – were there any pigs? Especially piglets? 👀 I love pigs, they’re precious. 🐷

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    1. whatthelog says:

      That’s amazing!!! And I don’t think that’s doing it wrong at all! Because of what you said I don’t think I’m going to go for a stretch goal – you’re right, it is cool to see how much further than 100% that I get to!

      And yes, there were piglets!! It was amazing, because I saw the mom pig in a pen, and I was getting concerned because I thought she was all alone. And then as soon as I said that to my fiancee, the piglets RUSHED out of their little hut and started surrounding the mom. It was an actual farmyard dream and I’m not afraid to say that I gasped out loud!!!

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