August Wrap-Up! (Everything I read in August + My score for Trope-ical Readathon)

Hey, fellow bookworms! Hope you had a very ‘booked’ month (pun intended!). This post will be all about what I read in August.

I surprised myself by reading a total of 7 books this month (plus some pages here and there of other books)! Yes, I had seven books on my TBR, but I really hadn’t though I would be able to read so many! And it’s a coincidence, that even though I didn’t completely stick to my TBR, I read the exact number of books which were there on my TBR!

I had also participated in the Tropeical Readathon this month, which made the reading even more fun!

Here is a page from my bullet journal ( this is my first ever bullet journal, and the page below is only the second page in it!) which shows the books I read and the ‘tropes’ I read them for, along with the points for each one –

According to my calculations, this leaves me with a total score of 4625 points. Not bad, huh?

So if you notice, I had actually read books from only two series! I am that kind of person; once I pick up a series, I read nothing else unless I have finished all the books in that series 😀.

All those seven books (and also the extra pages from here and there) were AWESOME. I would definitely recommend all of them.

I have written a full review of the Infernal Devices Trilogy, which were my first three books for August. You can check it out here – https://abookwormparadise.wordpress.com/2020/08/24/the-infernal-devices-trilogy-review/

A review for the entire The Keeper of Lost Cities series will be coming soon (I have to finish reading all the books of the series first!) so stay tuned!

I don’t think I will be reading a lot in September, since I have exams and school stuff to catch up on. But I am sure I will take out some time for books, and will of course, keep you all updated about what I read!

What did you read in August? Did you read the same books as me? Any plans for September? Feel free to share your view in the comments!

My August TBR for Trope-ical Readathon!

So I am officially announcing my participation in the Trope-ical Readathon! This month-long readathon has me all pumped up and ready to do some reading! (Wanna take part? Click here to know all about it- Trope-ical Readathon Info)

Without further ado, I would like to declare my TBR for this amazing readathon!

Now, a little close-up on the books from my TBR-

Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, for the trope – Strange Name

I really couldn’t find a book in which a character had a strange name, so I decided to go with the alternate prompt, which was to read a book whose title starts with the same letter as my name.

Racing in the Rain, as you can see, has ‘R’s in both the prominent words of the title, which made it the obvious choice for this trope. This one’s for all the dog-lovers out there!

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, for the trope – Absent/ Dead Parents

I just completed the Mortal Instruments series, and now I find myself immensely drawn to the world of Shadow hunters. So right now, The Infernal Devices trilogy seems perfect (I plan on reading the entire trilogy in August, as you will see ahead in my TBR).

From what I know after skimming through the pages of Clockwork Angel, the main character, Tessa, lost her parents way back, and she and her brother were raised by an aunt.

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare, for the trope – Outbreak/Pandemic

This book is for the alternate prompt, which was to read a book that is part of a series. This is the second book in the Infernal Devices trilogy, and I can’t tell you much about it right now, because I myself don’t know a thing about it! But, all the same, I can’t wait to read it!

The Seven and Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, for the trope – Amnesia

Come on! Amnesia? Which is the first book that comes to your mind when I say that? Pretty sure more than half of you will say it’s Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. So it was a pretty obvious choice, don’t you agree?

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare, for the trope – Artificial Intelligence

I am not a very artificial-intelligence-type reader (although I love AI movies!) so I am reading this book for the alternate prompt, which was to read an E book. Since none of the bookstores near me are open, most of my books for August are E-books, so this was a pretty easy one. With this I will finally finish the Infernal Devices trilogy!

And for the Team Challenges, I am going to go for –

The Keeper of Lost Cities, for the Magic Academy trope

This book is going to be a start of a new series, which, after reading all the reviews, I am really excited for. I had been told there was a magic academy in this, so straight away I picked this for the trope.

Fate and Magic, for the Time Travel trope

This is the only book on my TBR which I am not very enthusiastic about. The reason is that I did not find its prequel, Blood and Snow, the first book in this series, very interesting. But, from experience, I know books are capable of surprises. Let’s see.

From what I know, in this book, the main character Snow gets trapped in the mind of a queen who existed several hundred years ago, and is forced to live in her time until she finds a way to free herself from the queen’s mind.

And that, my fellow bookworms, was my TBR for August. What are you planning to read? Are you participating in any readathons? Let me know in the comments!

PS – This is actually the first time I have ever planned and written down my TBR. And maybe it was not that great and interesting, but I am slowly learning. Your suggestions would always be welcome!