Halo Reads Monthly Wrap up

Monthly Wrap up | August 2017


Hello friends,

Finally, I am doing a monthly wrap up post. ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to do it from a long time, but it always gets sidelined. The person whose post inspired me to do this wrap-up post is Simant Verma from flippingthruthepages.com she is an awesome book blogger you all should definitely check her blog. ๐Ÿ˜€

For me monthly wrap-up is an essential post which helps me evaluate my month at a glance and it is also a great way to record reading progress. I hope you all will enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed writing it.ย 

August is my birthday month, so my favorite. ๐Ÿ˜€ I have celebrated my 24th birthday this month and managed to complete my Goodreads reading challenge of 60 books. ๐Ÿ™‚ This is the first time, I read 13 books in the month. Quite a miracle, I guess ๐Ÿ˜› And finally, I changed the header of my blog and owned a logo. Did you like it? Kindly mention in the comment section. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Yama’s Lieutenant and the stone witch by Anuja Chandramouli
  • ABC’s of Horror by Anmol Rawat
  • Semmanthaka: The Second Quest by Dr. Syd K
  • White Noise by Shruti Upadhaya
  • Jason Cage by Akay Brothers
  • While the light lasts by Agatha Christie
  • 31 Miles by Vinita Bakshi
  • The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond
  • Canvas of a Mind by Purba Chakraborty
  • Harappa: The curse of blood river by Vineet Bajpai
  • The Sixth: The Legend of Karna by Karan Vir Arora
  • Unbreakable by M.C. Mary Kom
  • Prema by Munshi Premchand

*Some of the books are in Kindle edition, thus not included in picture.

By me:


By Pooja:

“Criticism only brings out the fighter in me.” – Unbreakable: An autobiography by M.C. Mary Kom

โ™ฅ Do not take your health lightly, finally, I learned that ‘Health is Wealth’.

โ™ฅ Save money, there comes a time when you need money but don’t have any so start saving.

This month I created and followed a bookish goal to include diversity in reading.

Autobiography can be interesting too

I have not read many autobiographies, the last among this was My experiments with truth by Mahatma Gandhi, which was okay but was a dry read. While reading the biography of Mary Kom, I found that it can be interesting. I literally glued to this book until I finished it.

It would be ‘The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond’. This book left a question in my heart that Is a worldly thing more important or the relations?

Silence the court is in session by Vijay Tendulkar – Book reviewย 

Indigo by Satyajit Ray – Book reviewย 

Interview of Anuja Chandramouli, The author of ‘Yama’s Lieutenant and the stone witch’

โ™ฅ To get a full-time job, I am trying hard hopefully I am able to get one soon.

โ™ฅ Increase my reading speed so that I can read more books. ๐Ÿ˜›

โ™ฅ Drive more traffic to my blog and write more bookish posts.

Thank you so much for reading ๐Ÿ™‚ How did you find this post? How was your month? Which is the best book you have read this month? What are your goals for next month? Kindly let us know, we would love to hear from you.ย โ™ฅ

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Sheetal Maurya

Sheetal Maurya is a full-time blogger. She is a die-hard bookworm and has read more books than she can count. She believes in the art of storytelling and reviews books so that the world can choose the best ones and embark on an adventurous virtual reading journey.


  • Sim @Flipping Thru the Pages September 3, 2017 Reply

    Waoh.. Amazing girl ๐Ÿ™‚ This is just awesome. I loved your graphics! And 13 books??? I mean how? I have hardly finished 4 ๐Ÿ˜€ Great job. Well done ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sheetal Maurya September 3, 2017 Reply

      Thank you so much dear ๐Ÿ˜€ Even I find it hard to believe <3 So glad that you like this post ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for commenting ๐Ÿ™‚

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