May goal:

I’m hopeful May will be a great reading month, so I’m setting a goal of 4 books.


What I read: 


2021 Progress

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

  • 5 stars:  5 books
  • 4 stars: 8 books
  • 3 stars:  3 books
  • 2 stars:  0 books
  • 1 star: 0 books
  • 0 stars: 0 books
  • Abandoned: 1 book
  • Not rated: 0 books

Pages Read: (does not include abandoned books, edited manuscripts, etc.)

  • January – 1092
  • February – 1317
  • March – 1508
  • April – 656
  • May – 634

Reading Goals:

1. Read 36 books I finished 2 more books, and I’m currently 1 book ahead. (my Goodreads Challenge)

2. Decrease my TBR – 

  • Jan 1 – 71 physical26 Kindle
  • Feb 1 – 68/26
  • Mar 1 – 67/26
  • Apr 5 – 66/26
  • May 1 – 65/26
  • Jun 5 – 66/25

3. Read 12 not-novels –

  • Jan – 2 (nonfiction zen, memoir)
  • Feb – 1 (memoir/audiobook)
  • Mar – 3 (3 nonfiction/memoirs, 2 of which were audiobooks)
  • Apr – 3 (2 nonfiction/memoirs, 1 poetry)
  • May – 1 (1 nonfiction/audiobook)

4. Read 21 minutes per day – I still haven’t missed a day (165/165), despite a heavy workload and short trip.

May was rough for my reading. I’m keeping at it, but I’ve hit a rough patch of books I don’t adore, which means I often read 21 minutes and then quit for the day. In addition to the 2 books I completed, I’m about half-way through a short story collection and almost 70% through another 400+ page book that got off to a very slow start. I’m also doing the final read of the 117k-word manuscript I edited. Here’s hoping I find my reading groove again in June (I have several books I’m excited about), so I’m setting a goal of 4, including the 2 that are in-progress.

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