Annual book report coming soon!

December goal:

I’m setting a goal of 4 books in December, which should be doable.


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: 26 books
  • 3 stars:  13 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
  • December – 1768

Reading Goals:

1. Read 36 books I finished 5 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
  • Jan 1 – 64/22 (Christmas = 2 new books)

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)
  • Dec – 2 (2 mem/audiobooks)

4. Read 21 minutes per day – I’ve only missed 2 days all year. I’m on a 108-day streak.

And that wraps 2021! I’ll have my end-of-year book report posted in a couple of days. December was an OK reading month, plus I had plenty of time for audiobook listening. January’s goal is 5 books—I’m already 67% into a novel, 30% into my annual reread of “Zen and the Art of Happiness,” and a couple of chapters into an audiobook, so that should be fine.

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