Bring on fall.

August goal:

I have a ton of great books from the library right now but also a heavy workload and some travel, so I’m only committing to 3 books for August.


What I read: 

Note: I 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 if you’re looking to support independent bookstores, my favorite local shop is Old Town Books (they ship!), and you can support my favorite podcast and a local shop of your choosing through their Bookshop.org link at KickBezosInTheBalls.org. And you can never go wrong with your local library!


2022 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: 17 books
  • 3 stars: 6 books
  • 2 stars: 4 books
  • 1 star: 1 book
  • 0 stars: 0 books
  • Abandoned: 3 books
  • Not rated: 0 books

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

  • January – 2170, 20h 19m
  • February – 1442, 27h 45m
  • March – 2066, 20h 53m
  • April – 1294, 7h 6m
  • May – 1223, 7h 44m
  • June – 1591, 5h 59m
  • July – 1472, 19h 29m
  • August – 1233, 0h 0m

Reading Goals:

1. Read 36 books I finished 4 books toward my Goodreads Challenge. I reached my goal in August and I’m now at 103%.

2. Decrease my TBR – 

  • Jan 1: 64 physical22 Kindle
  • Feb 1: 64/23
  • Feb 28: 64/23
  • Apr 1: 64/23
  • Apr 30: 64/22
  • Jun 1: 64/21
  • Jun 30: 64/20
  • Jul 31: 64/20
  • Aug 31: 64/20

3. Read 12 not-novels –

  • Jan: 1 development, 3 memoir, 1 nonfiction—and 4 audiobooks
  • Feb: 2 memoir/audiobook
  • Mar: 1 memoir + 2 other audiobooks
  • Apr: 1 nonfiction audiobook
  • May: 1 nonfiction, 1 memoir, both audiobooks
  • June: 2 nonfiction, 1 memoir, both audiobooks
  • July: 1 nonfiction, 2 memoir, all 3 audiobooks
  • Aug: 0

4. Read 22 minutes per day – The streak is still alive. Counting my 2021 goal of reading 21 minutes per day, I’m on a 350-day streak.

August was busy, as expected. I completed several audiobooks in July and none in August (though I started one). I hit my goal for the month and the year, so I used that as an opportunity to dig into a longer book recommended by a friend.

Since I already have a Kindle book and audiobook underway, I’ll commit to 4 books for September. I’ll also commit to planning Poe-tober—I can’t believe it’s time already!

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