Monthly Wrap-Up and TBR

August Wrap-Up and September TBR

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August Wrap-Up

Update…

Hello my lovelies! Hope you are all doing well, and are keeping safe! Today I am writing my blog post, in the kitchen of my in-laws house, listening to Andrew (my partner) playing the piano. This month has felt very long with the build up to my last day in my job, and of course the move. During the last couple of weeks, I couldn’t bring myself to read or connect much, as I was keeping focused on what I had left to do, bills to sort and god knows what else!

I found that during this month I realised how my mental health has been affected quite a bit from all the changes that have been occurring. Mental health is a subject that is not always a welcome subject for discussion. In the past when I have spoken up to people about feelings, they would often say ‘you’re just under the weather’ or ‘it is just a phase’. I have been lucky at this moment in my life, to have a support network in place where I have people I can turn to about different things that are going on. If you every feel you need to talk to someone, and don’t know who to talk you, you are all more than welcome to contact me through my social media sites πŸ™‚

Blog Site…

I have been very fortunate during August to have exceeded my views in a month for 2020!! Usually the goal in the back of my mind, is to get to 200 views a month. That to me, is a huge achievement!

This was correct up to 30th August 2020.

I took a break late last year as I was over loaded with uni work, blogging and life in general, that I decided to work on myself. When lock down hit, I took the decision to come back to blogging and reviewing books! The best decision of the year! Each month, I have had the idea that 200 views would be amazing, but this month with 445!!! WOW!! Just thank you to everyone!

Top 10 Country views…

I don’t know if anyone else is as fascinated as me with country views, but I have been! I am still in awe that people visit my blog, other than my parents!

This month, my Top 10 Country Views were;

  1. United Kingdom
  2. United States
  3. Canada
  4. Singapore
  5. Finland
  6. India
  7. Portugal
  8. South Africa
  9. France
  10. Australia

Reading…

This month I read the following book;

  • The Library Murders by M.R. Mackenzie
  • Sheltering Rain by Jojo Moyes
  • Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

August Goals

My goals for August were to;

SO! As you may have seen, I did complete two Book Tour last month, as well as a load of book blitz, including;

Can you believe how busy it was last month!! I was on my toes doing work! I must admit though, I absolutely loved The Girl You Forgot and the Library Murders …. OMG!! I think that is part the reason why I have such a book hangover at the moment.

September Goals

My goals this month are relatively simple! I have split them up a little bit to keep easier tabs on them.

Book Goals

  • To read Custom of the County by Edith Wharton – Read Your Bookshelf Challenge 2020 (September)
  • The Merry Month of Murder – Promo
  • Extract in a Blog Tour for Miss Smith Commits the Perfect Murder
  • Extract in a Blog Tour for The Unique Spirit
  • Extract in a Blog Tour for The Rue Stone
  • Blog Tour Review for One Winters Night
  • Extract in a Blog Tour for Tipping Point
  • Extract in a Blog Tour for Slaughter of Keith Hall
  • Extract in a Blog Tour for External Forever
  • Q&A for the Author for Reformed Dreamer
  • Blog Tour Review for Not Myself Today

Social Media Goals

Actual (Beginning of month)Goal
Instagram130200
Facebook296350
Pinterest36k50k
Twitter1,4681,500
Blog (Views)445 (Last Month)250
Numbers relate to number of follows, except for Pinterest which shows views

Not many bloggers put up publicly about their views, maybe they are worried it would look arrogant, or even because it doesn’t seem a lot. I was one of those people who didn’t want to showcase my follows or views, but I am very proud of my route success up!

What are your goals for September? Did you manage to complete August’s goals? Let me know in the comments πŸ™‚

Happy Reading, x

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