Because I’ve started Friday Reads posts, I’ll be changing the format of the monthly format slightly.

My goal for January:

I’m planning to read at least 4 books in January.

What I read: (Link to my Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge)

Zen and the Art of Happiness
Chris Prentiss – 5* (Jan 3)
Sing, Unburied, Sing
Jesmyn Ward – 3.5* (Jan 19)
I See You
Clare Mackintosh – 3* (Jan 31)
Review coming tomorrow

Excuse(s) for Not Reading More: 
I was stuck trying to read The Keeper of Lost Things (Ruth Hogan) for almost 10 days before giving up on it.  

Diversity? A “self-help” book, a southern novel about race, a modern psychological thriller.

Star Ratings: I base this on the flat stars Goodreads displays in list-view, not the quarter-star system I assign in my reviews.

  • 5 stars:  1 book
  • 4 stars:  0 books
  • 3 stars:  2 books
  • 2 stars:  0 books
  • 1 star: 0 books
  • 0 stars: 0 books
  • Abandoned: 1 book

Pages Read:

  • January – 849

Reading Goals:

1. Read 40 books – I’ve read 3. Goodreads says I’m on-track (even though I had planned to read 4).

2. Decrease my TBR – 

February is a shorter month, but I’ll keep my reading plan to 4 books. I’ll also be doing some purging of the TBR.