July goal:

…now I’ve started an audiobook and novel that I’m really enjoying (and I have a couple in the hold queue at the library), so I’m hopeful July will be a good reading month. I’m setting a goal of 3 books, which should be easily attainable.


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:  6 books
  • 4 stars: 12 books
  • 3 stars:  7 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
  • June -1237
  • July – 1977

Reading Goals:

1. Read 36 books I finished 5 books, and I’m currently 4 books 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
  • Jul 1 – 63/25
  • Aug 8 – 63/25

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)
  • Jun – all 4! (1 narrative nonfiction, 2 short stories, 1 essay)
  • Jul – 2 (YA, mem/audiobook)

4. Read 21 minutes per day – I’ve only missed 1 day all year, back in June. My current streak is 43 days.

July turned into a great reading month! I finished a really long book I started back in June, which got me off to a good start, and then I read 2 books geared for younger audiences. I was within 30 minutes of finishing a second audiobook, but the loan expired and I had to wait to get it back. My review is late because we were on vacation, so we’re already 1/4 through August. I’ll set my goal at 4 books (I’m now within 15 minutes of finishing that audiobook and 66% into a novel).

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