TBR goal of August 2020

Hello there, my bookish pack of smart wolves!

First off, I hope everyone is safe and sound, hydrating and avoiding thre chaotic energy of this virus.

Second, I want to thank all of you for following me! Thanks to you, I reached over 200 followers and this means so much to me! THANK YOU, GUYS! ❤

Third, it’s the beginning of the month so you know what’s going to happen — a tiny rant about my July 2020 goal (expectation vs reality) and then my reading goals for this month.

With that being said, here we go.

In July, I haven’t exactly met my goal (because I haven’t read one of the three books I wanted to), but giving the fact that I read about 13 books this month, to hell with it, it doesn’t even matter anymore.

There was one book that I simply loathed because, guess what, it was that bad (disclaimer: it was The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter) and it also can go straight to the rubbish bin, I could care less about its existence at this point. It was bad, okay?

Then I also read two Vi Keeland novels (The Baller and The Rivals) which were lowkey all right but I am not the biggest fan of them (they were more for fun tbh, I realised that I started to read contemporary romance for fun which might be a problem at this point, but hey, they really make the time fly when you have nothing better to do!).

The rest of the books I read, I actually enjoyed. I finally managed to start the LoTR trilolgy with The Fellowship of the Ring (which was kind of cool). I finished with the available Villains books (I’m waiting for the next one Ms Schwab!!) and let me tell you, Vengeful feels like a masterpiece with antiheroes riding shotgun. I also managed to re-read Serpent & Dove and it was just as amazing the second time around! Then I read a shitton of rom-coms/contemporary romance: Head Over Heels by Hannah Orenstein, Paris is Always a Good Idea by Jenn McKinnley, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and then of course some good slow-burn with From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata and The Deal and The Mistake by Elle Kennedy.

Oh and I also read my first ever webcomic — Lore Olympus — and I absolutely loved it!

Now, here are my picks for this month:

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Blood & Honey (Serpent & Dove #2) by Shelby Mahurin

Why do I want to read this book:

  • I absolutely loved the first book and everything about it so I am desperate to see what happens next;
  • Lou and Coco’s sass are like a drug to me;
  • The whole vibe of the story is something I really love because I have a thing for witch stories ad magic and creepy heretical darkness;
  • I feel like there is going to be one hell of a tension in this book and I also feel like it my be the death of me but oh well, I’d love every second of it for sure.
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Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) by Kerri Maniscalco

Why do I want to read this book:

  • I already read Stalking Jack the Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula and because I really enjoyed the first one and then I enjoyed the second one a bit less, I have to know where this third book of the series is going to;
  • I am curious to see more of Thomas Cresswell, I really love him, he’s a great character;
  • These stories might seem at times a bit childish, but the idea in itself is fairly interesting so I always feel the need to know what is going to happen next;
  • I simply feel like I need to go on with this series to make sure that, at the end, I am not going to have a bittersweet feeling about the whole story of Audrey Rose and Thomas.

Aaand that’s it.

I feel like I am going to read much more than that, but if I manage to slip these two reads in my busy busy schedule, then I am going to be more than pleased!

Stay safe and let me know if you read any of those books enlisted here, it’d love to see what you think of them too! 😊

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