monthly wrap up

Hi, how are you doing? So… my last wrap-up was for February… let’s pretend that’s not a thing. To say these past few months have been chaotic is an understatement.

This month I finished up my internship, which is weird. I was an intern for 6 months but in some ways, it felt more like two. Which is both a good and bad thing I guess. When I last mentioned it on my blog I had just started and now I’m already done.

I’ve worked hard on my thesis. Talking to others has made me realize that’s a pretty a common thing, to absolutely suffer through writing your master thesis. But I do feel like it’s gotten out of hand. I absolutely hate it with a burning passion. So I’ve spent a lot of time working on it and will be handing it in tomorrow. Hopefully to only receive a few small final remarks from my supervisor and send it on to the second reader soon. I’m so ready for this to be over.

I’m slowly getting back into reading. I’ve been having some trouble recently with staying focussed while reading, so I started to watch more shows/movies and read less and less. I’m so happy to finally be getting back into it! I’ve noticed I really start to miss reading when I stop reading for a while. Which is good 🙂

The book wrap-up format change was inspired by the lovely Alex @Whimsy Pages

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Schermafbeelding 2020-08-31 om 11.16.39So… because 2020 has decided to be the most chaotic year ever, I recently lowered my yearly Goodreads goal to 62 (1 book more than I read last year). Let’s be honest, 72 books was pretty ambitious anyway. Even with this lowered goal, I’m still 9 books behind schedule. But that’s totally still manageable, right? Right. I’ll keep telling myself that. 

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I didn’t post many things this month, seeing as things were still pretty chaotic and I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things.

One post I really liked was my TBR update post, in which I organized all the lists I made at the start of the year and looked at how I’m doing so far… spoiler: It’s not great.

My Reviews:

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Some of the things I am reading this month will probably be:

catherine house  astonishing color of after  550x827  a phoenix must first burn  dead to her

1065386I will be reading the Literally Dead Book Club‘s September pick, Cathrine House by Elisabeth Thomas. I know absolutely nothing about this book but I’m excited to go in blind.

Some other books I just very much feel like reading soon are The Astonishing Color of After which I have been meaning to read for a long time, and You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson because I’ve heard nothing but amazing things.

Since I’m quite behind on my 2020 TBR lists, I’ll be trying to get to some more of those too. Maybe A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Cladwell and Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough.

That is a wrap! Now I’d like to hear from you…

How was your reading month?
Did you find any favorites?
How are you doing?

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!

20 thoughts on “August wrap-up || Getting back on track

  1. Huge changes, hun! First of all, BIG CONGRATS on getting closer to being done with your thesis! I can’t even imagine how stressful it is, but definitely worth all the struggles 🙂 And secondly, I remember when you were saying that your internship was going to start, it definitely doesn’t feel like 6 months have passed D: what is time…

    I really love how you did your book wrap up graphic! You def made it your own, looks amazing!

    And thank you so so much for mentioning my post!!!! 😍💕

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    1. Thank you! I really never would have thought it could ever be this stressful, but I know it will be a huge weight off my shoulders soon. This whole year is so weird. We’re already moving towards the holidays?! It feels like so much, yet so little has happened this year 😂

      I’m so glad you liked the graphic! 🙂 I hope you’ll have an amazing September ❤

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  2. Still sounds like you managed to accomplish a lot! I can’t remember ever being busier than when I was finishing my masters and working. Good for you for even reading any books for fun! Good luck in September!

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  3. Holy moly, I love this wrap up so much. Not only does it reflect so many problems and issues that I have been having myself, it is gorgeous!!! Congratulations on finishing writing and handing in your thesis tomorrow. I hope they dot a single “i” and declare it finished for good!

    Molly @ SilverButtonBooks

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  4. Am taking longer than usual going through Nemisin’s The Fifth Season. It’s super fun though. Thanks for sharing this update. Sounds like you had a pretty good August! Wishing you a better September ahead 🙂

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