Monday, August 31, 2015

Monthly Wrap-up: August 2015/ Fit Readers Check In

Month in review is a monthly meme which was created by Kathryn at Book Date.

For me, August was a month for getting back on track with my reading after making poor progress in July. Thankfully, with the help of Bout of Books I was able to get in gear. In the end I did much better than I thought I would. Click below to see my master update post from the read-a-thon.

In an effort to get in better shape I signed on for Fit Readers. My goal is to start making better choices in the food I eat and to get more active. My first week went better than expected as it happened to coincide with a camping trip I went on. I did a lot of walking this past weekend and managed to have at least 1 serving of fruit every day. I am also trying to drink water instead of pop or sugary juices but I admit that is slow going. To learn more about this challenge and my goals click on the link:

Here are my reading stats for August:

Books Completed in August: 6

Pretty, Hip & Dead (Agnes Barton/ Kimberly Steele Mystery #1) by Madison Johns REVIEW COMING SOON
A Bride at Last (Unexpected Brides #3) by Melissa Jagears REVIEW COMING SOON

The Stats:

Favourite Book of the Month: A Bride at Last
Favourite Setting: Hope Harbor Oregon
Favourite Character: Charley from Hope Harbor
Longest Book Read in August: The Stockholm Octavo, equivalent to 416 pages.
The Shortest Book Read: Where There’s Smoke, 40 pages.
Total Number of Pages Read: 1531
Total Number of Fiction Books Read: 6
Total Number of Non-Fiction Books Read: 0

Challenge Updates:

2015 A-Z Challenge: 11/26
2015 ebook Challenge: 19/25
2015 Historical Fiction Challenge: 10/15
Millionaire Challenge: 11,068/1 000 000

Currently Reading:


September TBR:

Thank you for checking out my month in review. How did August go for you? Did you reach your reading goal for the month?


  1. I haven't read Jodi Picoult yet. I do have 'Between the Lines' that she wrote with her daughter. I'd like to read that soon.

    Looks like you had a great August! I hope you have a wonderful September!

    1. Is Between the Lines her newest release?
      Thank you for stopping by. All the best in September to you as well.

    2. No, it came out in 2012. They just came out with a sequel or companion book to BTP called, Off the Page. It looks good too!

    3. Ohh ok. I will have to check it out. :)

  2. Hmm I remembering the Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood a long time ago, I didn't think it would be 'me' but I do know I liked it quite a bit. All the best for September and do keep up Fitreaders - it really motivates me.

    1. I read it about 10 years ago, but I don't think I gave it enough of a chance, so I'm going to re-read it and see how I like it this time around.
      Thank you Kathryn! All the best in September to you as well. :)

  3. These books looks nice. And you seem to be doing very well with your challenges :) Have a great September!

    1. Thank you! All the best to you as well.

  4. Congrats on your fitness goals. You had a great month!

    1. Thank you Pat. I hope I can keep up with it.

  5. Good luck on the switch to water from soda - it's not easy but my dentist tells me it's important :)
    You had a good month of books. I'm impressed with your challenges too!

    1. Thank you Mary. Its going to be tough because I enjoy it.. even if I can just cut back a little bit, its better than nothing.