November goal:

November should be a great month for books and puzzles. I’ll set a goal of 4 books.


What I read: 

Note: I’ve quit linking titles to that big site that funds the rich dude and his space wars with other rich dudes. I’ve linked to Goodreads, but I’m going to look at linking directly to a site that will support indie bookstores.


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:  9 books
  • 4 stars: 23 books
  • 3 stars:  11 books
  • 2 stars:  2 books
  • 1 star: 3 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
  • August – 1970
  • September – 2336
  • October – 1575
  • November – 1354

Reading Goals:

1. Read 36 books I finished 4 more books. My goal was completed in September. (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
  • Aug 31 – 63/26
  • Oct 1 – 63/25
  • Nov 1 – 62/23
  • Dec 1 – 62/23

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)
  • Aug – 2 (2 mem/audiobook)
  • Sept – 1 mem/audiobook
  • Oct – 2 (1 photo book, 1 short story)
  • Nov – 2 (2 mem/audiobooks)

4. Read 21 minutes per day – I’ve only missed 2 days all year. I’m on a 76-day streak.

It was a weird reading month for me. Not a lot of sitting down with a book, but I finished 2 good audiobooks. I thought I’d read more. I’m setting a goal of 4 books in December, which should be doable.

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