August 2020 Wrap-Up

So August was like a repeat of July: lots of ennui, and more marathoning TV shows than books series. *sigh*

2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
Ruthsic has
read 254 books toward
her goal of
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I read a total of 25 books this month – 11 novels, 1 verse novel and 13 graphic novel/manga volumes. Better than last month (more novels vs manga), but still not quite back to regular.

Ah-mazing!

Wayward Witch by Zoraida Córdova I Had That Same Dream Again by Yoru Sumino

Pretty Good!

It Came From the Sky by Chelsea Sedoti My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 4 by Makoto Hagino The Devil is a Part-Timer Manga, Vol. 1 by Satoshi Wagahara The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 9 by Aya Shouoto I Had That Same Dream Again by Yoru Sumino The Ancient Magus' Bride by Yu Godai Prince Freya, Vol. 3 by Keiko Ishihara Blue Flag, Vol. 4 by Kaito Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 9 by Tomohito Oda Gender Rebels by Anneka Harry Tales of Folk & Fey by Melissa Marr Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill by Lee Wind Teen Titans by Kami Garcia Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire

Try it Out Maybe?

Otomen, Vol. 1 by Aya Kanno Syrup by Yukiko Failed Princesses Vol. 1 by ajiichi Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear (Light Novel) Vol. 1 by Kumanano Adachi and Shimamura (Light Novel) Vol. 1 by Hitoma Iruma Ignite the Sun by Hanna Howard

Nope

Dear Girl by Aija Mayrock

Reread!

あまつき 1 [Amatsuki 1] by Shinobu Takayama


Beat the Backlist

Progress: 72/120 books published before 2020

The Devil is a Part-Timer Manga, Vol. 1 (The Devil is a Part-Timer Manga, #1) Otomen, Vol. 1 (Otomen, #1) The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 9 あまつき 1 [Amatsuki 1] Tales of Folk & Fey: A Wicked Lovely Collection Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill Ashes of Honor (October Daye, #6)

Status: 8 books behind!


Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge

Progress: 187/250 galleys

It Came From the Sky Wayward Witch (Brooklyn Brujas, #3) A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 4 I Had That Same Dream Again: The Complete Manga Collection Dear Girl I Had That Same Dream Again Syrup: A Yuri Anthology Vol. 1Failed Princesses Vol. 1 The Ancient Magus' Bride: Jack Flash and the Faerie Case Files Vol. 1 Prince Freya, Vol. 3 Blue Flag, Vol. 4 Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 9 Gender Rebels: 50 Influential Cross-Dressers, Impersonators, Name-Changers, and Game-Changers Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill Teen Titans: Beast Boy Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear (Light Novel) Vol. 1 Adachi and Shimamura (Light Novel) Vol. 1 Ignite the Sun

Status: ahead!


Dystopia Reading Challenge

Progress: 26/16 Dystopia books

None this month

Status: complete!


Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Progress: 18/50 historical fiction books

My Calamity Jane (The Lady Janies, #3) あまつき 1 [Amatsuki 1]

Status: quite behind


Retellings Reading Challenge

Progress: 16/25 retellings

My Calamity Jane (The Lady Janies, #3)

My Calamity Jane is a retelling about Calamity Jane.

Status: ahead!


Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge

Progress: 39/36 books

The Ancient Magus' Bride: Jack Flash and the Faerie Case Files Vol. 1 Ashes of Honor (October Daye, #6)

In the Shadow of Spindrift House is horror, while Late Eclipses and A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Murder are urban fantasy and historical mysteries, respectively; Spy x Family is an espionage-themed comedy.

Status: completed!


Series to Finish Challenge

Progress: 12/24 series (7/12 new + 5/12 old) [511 pt]

Wayward Witch (Brooklyn Brujas, #3) Finished Brooklyn Brujas

Other series books read throughout the month:

The Devil is a Part-Timer Manga, Vol. 1 (The Devil is a Part-Timer Manga, #1) 2 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (started a series) + 0.5 (176 pg)]

The Ancient Magus' Bride: Jack Flash and the Faerie Case Files Vol. 1 2 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 0.5 (180 pg)]

Failed Princesses Vol. 1 2 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 0.5(180 pg)]

Prince Freya, Vol. 3 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (192 pg)]

Blue Flag, Vol. 4 1.5 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (208 pg)]

Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 9 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (192 pg)]

Ashes of Honor (October Daye, #6) 4 points [1 (book finished) + 3 (353 pg)]

The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 9 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (172 pg)]

Adachi and Shimamura (Light Novel) Vol. 1 4 points [1 (book finished) + 3 (353 pg)]

Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear (Light Novel) Vol. 1 4 points [1 (book finished) + 3 (353 pg)]

Teen Titans: Beast Boy 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (172 pg)]

あまつき 1 [Amatsuki 1] 2 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 0.5 (192 pg)]

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 4 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (168 pg)]

Wayward Witch (Brooklyn Brujas, #3) 5 points [1 (book finished) + 1 (ended a series) + 3 (384 pg)]

Otomen, Vol. 1 (Otomen, #1) 2.5 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 0.5 (208 pg)]

My Calamity Jane (The Lady Janies, #3) 4 points [1 (book finished) + 3 (353 pg)]

Total points: 38

SpaceTime Reading Challenge

spacetime reads

Progress: 31/40 SciFi books

I Had That Same Dream Again あまつき 1 [Amatsuki 1]

Nothing this month

Status: a bit behind!


New Release Reading Challenge

Progress: 141/200 new releases of 2020

It Came From the Sky My Calamity Jane (The Lady Janies, #3) A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 4 Wayward Witch (Brooklyn Brujas, #3) I Had That Same Dream Again I Had That Same Dream Again: The Complete Manga Collection Dear Girl Syrup: A Yuri Anthology Vol. 1 Failed Princesses Vol. 1 The Ancient Magus' Bride: Jack Flash and the Faerie Case Files Vol. 1 Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 9 Blue Flag, Vol. 4 Prince Freya, Vol. 3 Gender Rebels: 50 Influential Cross-Dressers, Impersonators, Name-Changers, and Game-Changers Teen Titans: Beast Boy Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear (Light Novel) Vol. 1 Adachi and Shimamura (Light Novel) Vol. 1 Ignite the Sun

Status: a bit ahead!


2020 Debut Author Challenge

Progress: 8/24 debuts of 2020

Ignite the Sun

Status: quite behind 😦


Audiobook Challenge

Progress: 28/50 audiobooks

My Calamity Jane (The Lady Janies, #3) Dear Girl Gender Rebels: 50 Influential Cross-Dressers, Impersonators, Name-Changers, and Game-Changers Tales of Folk & Fey: A Wicked Lovely Collection Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill Ashes of Honor (October Daye, #6) Ignite the Sun

Status: quite behind


Year of the Asian

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Progress: 22/51 books by Asian authors

I Had That Same Dream Again Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear (Light Novel) Vol. 1 Adachi and Shimamura (Light Novel) Vol. 1

Status: quite behind


ICYMI

Book Blogger Hop: Aug 14-20
Book Blogger Hop: Aug 21-27
Book Blogger Hop: Aug 28 – Sep 3


Stacking the Shelves #103
Stacking the Shelves #104


Offloading the TBR #14
Offloading the TBR #15
Offloading the TBR #16


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Other News

  • Hoping to have all my backlog reviews posted this month!

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