Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2018

2018 Reading Challenge

Books read in August: 15

Books read in 2018: 124/150 (July was 109)


Each square represents a book you’ve read this summer, and you fill in the square with the title & author once you’ve met the criteria. To get a bingo you need to get 5 in a row (vertical or horizontal) and for each row you complete you can enter to win prizes at

·         Soccer/Futbol – Always You by Denise Grover Swank (read 6.25)
·         Fairy Tale Retelling – Beast by Lisa Jensen (read 7.13)
·         Forced Proximity – Like Cats and Dogs by Alexis Stanton (read 6.17)
·         Firefighters Under Control by Shannon Stacey (DNF @ 52% on 7.31)
·         YA Paranormal – DID NOT COMPLETE
·         Carriage Sex – For the Duke’s Eyes Only by Lenora Bell (read 8.16)
·         Fashionista – Born to be Wilde by Eloisa James (read 7.24)
·         Set at Summer Camp – Him by Sarina Bowen (read 6.8)
·         Enemies to Lovers – It Takes Two by Jenny Holiday (read 6.29)
·         Heroine’s Eyes are Described Using the Ocean – The Princess Bride (read 7.24)
·         Mermaids – Sea Witch by Sarah Henning (read 8.4)
·         Extreme Location – A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole (read 7.31)
·         Happily Ever After – Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean (read 6.20)
·         Queer Historical – A Gentleman Never Keeps Score by Cat Sebastian (read 7.14)
·         Hero Named Harry – What Happens in London by Julia Quinn (read 6.23)
·         Book That is Now A Movie – Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken (read 7.22)
·         Pre-Renaissance – The Viking’s Bride by James and Aasne Daniels (read 8.14)
·         Hero Smells Like “MAN” – Only With You by Nicole McLaughlin (read 6.17)
·         Time Travel – The Mermaid’s Knight by Jill Myles (read 8.9)
·         Tech In the Big City – Status Update by Annabeth Albert (read 7.20)
·         Heroine is Older than Hero – The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (read 8.16)
·         Baby on the Cover  – DID NOT COMPLETE
·         Birds Are Somehow Involved – Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (read 6.12)
·         Return to Hometown – Counterfeit Boyfriend by Cindi Madsen (read 8.5)
·         Damsel in Distress – Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn (read 7.1)
      My progress for August: 6

      Total: 23/25
      I could have gotten blackout, but I decided to focus on reading other ARCs for #ARCAugust instead of filling the spots for Baby on the Cover and YA Paranormal. :/


      This one’s a new one, and just for this month! Read more about ARC August on Read.Sleep.Repeat. blog! I had something like 70 ARCs on my list going into August, so my goal was to try to eliminate as many of possible from my list, either by finishing them (best case scenario) or reading then enough to know if I wanted to DNF. Thankfully, I managed to hit on a LOT of really great books! Hopefully that doesn’t mean what’s left in my ARC pile is garbage… LOL

      ARCs read: 12
      ARCs marked DNF: 2

      Total ARCs completed in August: 14


      Progress in August: 0
      Total Progress: 16/21


      hosted by Novel Knight
      Progress in August: 0
      • I took a break from this for the month of August to participate in #ARCAugust!
      Total Progress: 5/20


      Progress in August: 2
      • V: The Viking’s Bride by James and Aasne Daniels (read 8.14)
      • K: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (read 8.16)

        Total Progress: 23/26

        Letters remaining: Q, X, Z


        hosted by The Hufflepuff Basement group on Goodreads

        Progress in August: 0
        • Sun – 
        • Hat/Crown – 
         Total Progress: 8/24

        2 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2018

        1. Yeah, those are really the hard letters! I do have a plan for X (a historical romance called \”X Marks the Scot\”) and a fantasy Alice in Wonderland retelling \”Queen of Hearts\” for Q lined up, but no ideas for Z… Do you have any plans for Z?


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