Time for a wrap-up!

March goal:

I’ll commit to 4 books this month since I’m starting from scratch (and I’ve heard warnings that the book club choice may be a challenging read).

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!

2023 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: 1 book
  • 4 stars: 5 books
  • 3 stars: 7 books
  • 2 stars: 2 book
  • 1 star: 0 books
  • 0 stars: 0 books
  • Abandoned: 0 books
  • Not rated: 0 books

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

  • January – 1779, 18h 56m
  • February – 1682, 20h 1m
  • March – 1358, 11h 18m

Reading Goals:

1. Read 45 books I finished 4 more books toward my Goodreads Challenge. I’m at 33% and 4 books ahead of schedule.

  • Audiobooks: 8
  • Kindle: 7
  • Physical books: 0

2. Decrease my TBR – 

3. Read 6 short story collections/anthologies:

  • Jan: 0 (I forgot I set this goal)
  • Feb: 1 short story collection
  • Mar: 0

4. Read 23 minutes per day – I’m on Day 564 of my reading streak.

If February wasn’t the best reading month, March was somehow worse. In fact, March was worse in a lot of ways (though spring blooms have been beautiful). You wouldn’t think a serious knee injury would decrease my reading time, but I had been walking for roughly an hour every morning while listening to audiobooks. It’s really cutting into my reading totals.

We had our first book club discussion and that went pretty well. It wasn’t my favorite book, but there were plenty of great ideas to explore.

I’m currently listening to an audiobook, but I have a couple of books queued up on my Kindle. I also have a couple of physical books I may tackle this month. I’m only committing to 4—life’s been strange lately. As long as I keep my reading streak alive, I’ll consider it a win.