August Monthly Challenge

Okay, I have to admit, I’ve been struggling with my monthly challenges lately. It’s so busy in the summer and it’s hard reading my 3 challenge books on top of my book club selection and any ARC’s I’ve received. Even though I still managed to read 10 books in July (I really don’t know how), I’ve been feeling like I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump and that I’ve been having to force myself to read. Even though I’ve liked lots of the books I’ve read, I miss the days of just grabbing whatever strikes my fancy in the moment, instead of feeling like I have to read a certain book because of either book club, or the challenge, or I received a free book.

So I’m going to try something new in August. I buy a lot of cheap books on and at local and second hand bookstores that I just haven’t been able to get to, so instead of picking 3 books, I’m just going to be working on tackling as many of my existing books as possible. I will still be reading Circe as my book club selection for August, but otherwise, I’m going to be trying to infuse some excitement back into my reading by picking up whatever strikes my fancy! I’ve already jumped straight into a few books that I’ve been dying to read and I’m already getting excited about this challenge, whereas last month my challenge felt like a bit more of a chore.

What books have been sitting on your bookshelf forever that you’ve been dying to read?

2 thoughts on “August Monthly Challenge

  1. Brianna @ Brianna the Bookworm says:

    I can completely relate to this! I used to just pick up whatever I felt like reading, and there was never any pressure to finish it. Now book clubs, ARCs, and trying to keep up with my TBR makes it difficult. I’m trying not to focus so much on that this month though. I’m going to try to read more books I’ve been wanting to read 🙂

    By the way, I’m reading Circe right now! I hope you enjoy it. Madeline Miller is such a brilliant author. Have you read her other novel, The Song of Achilles?


    • Maria Adey says:

      I’m only a few days in and it’s amazing how revitalizing this approach has been so far!

      Circe will be my first Madeline Miller book, I’ve heard great things about it! Let me know what you think of it 🙂

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