It’s the end of August already and the nights are fair drawing in.

As last year, August was a month that I spent reading a lot of Greek tragedies… and comedies, actually. So, I did manage to read a few titles from my physical bookshelves and use those reads as book jokers that I can apply toward my Mt. TBR Project. Hooray!

On top of that, I also managed to read 5 books from the shelves that I dedicated to the Mt. TBR Project this year. Again – Hooray!

Sadly, I also got rid of one book without reading it. I have no idea why I had the book, and it was unlikely to bring me joy.

And because I had a week’s holiday, that I spent reading, August was fantastic reading month.

So, with all of this, and a little bit of shelf re-arrangement, my status update for the end of August looks pretty good … until I consider that very few of the remaining titles will be touched in the next couple of months because I am taking part in an online book bingo game.

On the bright side, I still have not swapped any books for “book jokers” (see explanation at the end of the post), so my current 2020 Mt. TBR shelves look like this:

End of August Mt. TBR:

End of July Mt. TBR:

End of June Mt. TBR:

End of May Mt. TBR:

End of April Mt. TBR:

End of March Mt. TBR:

End of February Mt. TBR:

End of January Mt. TBR:

Start of 2020 Mt. TBR:

The Stats:

Books read this month: 22 (August)
Mt. TBR Books read this month: 5
DNFs this month: 1
Women / Men / Team*: 54% / 42% / 4%
% of original Mt. TBR read: 45.5%

Book Jokers: Available swaps (not made yet): 32 (+4 from previous month)

(* – of all books read since 01 January 2020)

Link to the original Mt. TBR (2020) post.

Rules – same as previously – are that I picked a stack of physical books off my shelves at home which I would try to read over the course of the year. If I pick another (yet unread) physical book off my shelves, I get to take one off the Mt. TBR shelves and put it on the regular shelf – as a substitute. In a change from previous years, new purchases (physical books only) will not be added to the Mt. TBR shelves – I will track these separately.