Not the worst reading month, but I’ve had much better.

March goal:

Another goal of 4 books for March.

What I read: (Link to my Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge)

Well-Read Black Girl

Glory Edim
4.25* (Mar 13)
Review


The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho
3* (Mar 13)
Review


Excuse(s) for Not Reading More: Spring. Getting stuck on another book or two that I didn’t enjoy.

Diversity? Fiction vs essays.

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:  3 books
  • 4 stars:  3 books
  • 3 stars:  2 books
  • 2 stars:  0 books
  • 1 star: 0 books
  • 0 stars: 0 books
  • Abandoned: 2 books
  • Not rated: 0 books

Pages Read: (does not include abandoned books or Coffin Bell)

  • January – 993
  • February – 1232
  • March – 454 (ouch)

Coffin Bell Submissions: I used to include these because they took up so much of my time. I resigned my position as their short story editor in March so I could prioritize other projects.

  • January
    • 20 short stories
  • February
    • 14 short stories
    • 1 CNF (creative nonfiction)
  • March
    • 15 short stories

Reading Goals:

1. Read 40 books I’m on track with 10 books.

2. Decrease my TBR – 

  • Jan 1 – 73 physical21 Kindle
  • Feb 1 – 71 / 22
  • Mar 4 – 71/22 (huh)
  • Apr 3 – 73/23 (it was my birthday month)

3. Read 6 short story/essay/poetry collections – I’d really like to read double that number and I’m on track right now.

Again I lost a lot of time to a book I didn’t enjoy and didn’t complete. That majorly derailed me last year and it’s also affected two months this year. Time to cut that out! April’s reading goal is 4 books, including another essay/short story collection.

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