August Wrap-up & September TBR

Wrap-Up
As you all already know I, too excitedly, participated in the August Bingo Book-a-thon. I knew this month was going to be too damn busy because my college started this month and the timing is hell. It consumes almost my whole day. 10 to 5:30? Why? πŸ˜₯ plus the hours of travelling. Arghh! :/

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Even as I was participating in the book-a-thon I knew that reading even 5 books was going to be a task. Following the book-a-thon I completed 2 books and started my 3rd that’s when college happened and my novels were replaced by my engineering books. Check out my Bingo updates to know about them.Β Book 1Β &Β Book 2

So, as a result no reading was done in mid-August. By the end on August, there were many ARC’s close to their publishing dates. I felt bad for the books so I bunked a few days and caught up on my reading.

Here are the books I read in August-Β 

As part of my Bingo read-a-thon:

  1. The Little Prince by Β * 5/5 *
  2. Deception Point by Dan Brown * 5/5 *

ARCs: I did review for these too. πŸ˜‰

3.Β Tear Drop by Joanne ClancyΒ * 4/5 *
4.Β Next Stop: Love by Miranda J. FoxΒ * 3/5 *
5. Know Your Enemy by Tasman Anderson (Review Pending) Β * 5/5 *

Although I didn’t complete my book-a-thon, I followed my rough goal of 5 books. That’s something to cheer about. πŸ˜‰ Β I know it isn’t anywhere near the number of books I read in a month but hey! the 2 books were read on 1st and 2nd August and the other three books were read from 25th August. Not bad, huh?

I also started another book, Uneasy in new Orleans (of which, I have done a review of) but I completed it on 1st September so I won’t include it in August’s wrap-up. πŸ™‚


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September is going to be busier than August as I have my exams this month and the number of assignments is unbelievably horrific. πŸ˜›

Still, I want to squeeze in reading as much as I can because of all the ARC’s that are set to release in September. I don’t want to be unfair to these books. As we are already 5 days into September and today’s the 6th day. I have already read a few books. One of the aforementioned bunks was on Friday, due to which I read 2 novels and 2 short stories till Saturday morning and then wasted my Saturday trying different themes for my blog. πŸ˜› Today is Sunday and I wish to finish this novel because the review is due in 2 days.

Here are the books I have already read this month-

  1. Uneasy in New Orleans by Carol CarsonΒ * 2/5 *
  2. Untouchable Things by Tara GuhaΒ * 4/5 *
  3. Inconceivable by Cherrie Mack * 4/5 * (Review Pending)
  4. Ino’s Love by Marianne Sciucco * 4/5 * (Review Pending, Short Story)
  5. Welcome to Foxyland: Great Adventures of Little Foxycat by Wald Peterson * 4/5 * (Review Pending, Short Story)

Books I plan to read because I have to review them before they come out-

  1. Never the Same by Bess Richards ( Currently Reading )
  2. Higgs & Soap: Galaxy Delivery by Tony Cooper
  3. Yonder (A Southern Haunting #1) by LeeAnne Hansen
  4. Tarnished Gold (Cantor Gold Crime #2) by Ann Aptaker
  5. White Horse in Winter by Franci McMahon
  6. Pane and Suffering (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery #1) by Cheryl Hollon
  7. The Wilson Deception by David O. Stewart
  8. Scrapbook of the Dead (A Cumberland Creek Mystery #5) by Mollie Cox Bryan
  9. Die Again Tomorrow by Kira Peikoff

In total, I plan on reading 14 books in total and reviewing them. πŸ˜€

All the books are linked to their Goodreads page, if you wish to check them out. πŸ˜€

I desperately want to complete this list as I don’t like breaking my commitments and when you have an ARC it’s like a commitment.


Anyways, what do you guys think about my crazy schedule?

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Book 1 | August Bingo Book-a-thon!

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Time to reveal the first book I got for reading this month. As you all know I am participating in my first Book-a-thon (if you don’t, then clickΒ hereΒ πŸ™‚ ) I was pretty much excited because I love surprises and this was surely going to be a pleasant one. ❀

IMG_20150728_143800Some of the books in this chart are the one’s that I wanted to read and some are the one’s that I
have been pushing back in my TBR pile. I got the first book from the latter.

But whatever, if they are on my TBR pile I have to read it someday so why not now?

Can you guess what I got? That’s ridiculous, you obviously can’t. πŸ˜› (Don’t worry, I couldn’t either. πŸ˜‰ )

 

IMG_20150728_144203First things first, I grabbed my mug and my tablet, to obviously click a picture. (Though the mug’s picture is from my yesterday’s post. πŸ˜› )

After throwing the chits on the floor (for some dramatic effect πŸ˜› ) I closed my eyes and picked a chit.

I didn’t even realize that I was holding my breath until I unfolded the chit.

 

And I got… drum rolls please… The Little Prince byΒ Antoine de Saint-ExupΓ©ry. Β 

 

I know, I know, it’s Children’s literature and I should have read it way back but I didn’t. Don’t kill me please. πŸ˜› Anyways after those hectic 5 last reading days of July (you might know what I am talking about if you read my posts) this was just what I needed, a light and easy read. I sailed through it. I gave it 5/5 stars because why not? It is a literally good book. ❀

Β I sailed through it. I gave it 5/5 stars because why not?
It is a literally good book. ❀  

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I crossed out the number 14 block and felt damn good! πŸ˜€ No exact reason for me behaving like a 5 year old. Maybe I will be able to answer it in my birthday post. Yes, this is my birthday month and I am planning on doing a pouring-the-heart-out post. Stay tuned for it! πŸ˜‰

After finishing the book, I decided that I should see what my next book is, it didn’t turn out what I was hoping for but hell, that’s the fun, right?

I started reading it but then decided that I should officially call it a day and just laze around internet watching my latest obsession of cake decorating videos because why not? I deserve a break after giving up sleep and food to complete my reading goal and I didn’t exactly have any goals for this month. πŸ˜€

You will get to know what book I got next tomorrow. Watch out. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

August Bingo Book-a-thon!

I have never taken part in any of the book-a-thon or read-a-thon. This book-a-thon caught my interest. This month is going to be darn chaotic because of the college formalities. I won’t be getting much reading time. Reading even 5 books is going to be a big deal this month but still I decided to give this book-a-thon a try. Nothing to lose! πŸ˜›

So, this book-a-thon is calledΒ August Bingo Book-a-thon πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ and it is hosted by the lovelyΒ awayinneverlandΒ  ❀ ❀

Rules are pretty simple:Β 

  1. Make or print out a blank bingo board.

  2. Pick 24 books (25 if you don’t want a free space) and randomly fill those books in on the board

  3. Write the titles on small pieces of paper and put them in a jar/bowl.

  4. Read the books as you draw the chits and try to get a bingo!Β 

As soon as I saw this book-a-thon, I grabbed my sketch pens, ruler and a sheet. πŸ˜› Too excited! To be honest… πŸ˜›

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My book-a-thon picture! ❀

Here’s my Bingo board! ❀

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Bingo Board!

  • I numbered my Bingo board so that I could write numbers on my chits rather than the book titles. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› Β 
  • I filled in 25 books because I didn’t want to leave a free space.
  • I sat back thinking of all the books I wanted to read, there were too many!
    As this is going to be a hectic month I decided on selecting the books with least number of pages from my ever building tbr pile. (I am Smart, duh! πŸ˜› )

Next, I made the chits. It was pretty fun actually. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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Finally folded them all and put them in my blue mug. πŸ˜€ (Just for the record, it’s my favorite mug! ❀ )

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I am all set for the Bingo read-a-thon! Oh boy! This is going to be fun! (I have a tendency of using lots of exclamation marks when excited! πŸ˜› )

If you guys are joining this book-a-thon then surely let me know. πŸ™‚