Time for a wrap-up!

October goal:

I’ll commit to 4 books for October, though I’m already planning that one of those will be a very quick read (I have a nostalgic YA read for Poe-tober). Also, it’s Poe-tober—my favorite time of year!


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: 10 books
  • 4 stars: 20 books
  • 3 stars: 8 books
  • 2 stars: 5 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
  • September – 1655, 11h 56m
  • October – 774, 5h 43m

Reading Goals:

1. Read 36 books I finished 3 books toward my Goodreads Challenge. I reached my goal in August and I’m now at 122%.

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
  • Oct 2: 65/21
  • Nov 1: 64/22

3. Read 12 not-novels – (completed in May)

  • 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
  • Sept: 2 nonfiction, both audiobooks
  • Oct: 1 nonfiction/audiobook

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 412-day streak.

I really enjoyed Poe-tober, but I didn’t do as much reading as I expected. I also didn’t enjoy most of what I read. I abandoned 2 audiobooks, which wasted a lot of time. I’m about 75% through a long audiobook now, but I couldn’t finish it before the end of the month. I’m also in the middle of a book on my Kindle. (I also watched a lot of spooky videos.)

I’m committing to 3 books for November. Hopefully, I can overachieve.

Share