Time for a wrap-up!

July goal:

I’m setting a goal of 3 books based on what I’ve already started and some quick reads I’ve borrowed.


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: 11 books
  • 3 stars: 12 books
  • 2 stars: 5 books
  • 1 star: 1 book
  • 0 stars: 0 books
  • Abandoned: 5 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
  • April – 1459, 8h 38m
  • May – 1421, 1h 9m
  • June – 817, 7h 55m
  • July – 1131, 7h 31m

Reading Goals:

1. Read 45 books I finished 4 more books toward my Goodreads Challenge. I’m at 69% and 5 books ahead of schedule.

  • Audiobooks: 13
  • Kindle: 17
  • Physical books: 1

2. Decrease my TBR – 

  • Jan 1: 64 physical23 digital
  • Feb 1: 64/23
  • Feb 28: 64/23
  • Apr 2: 65/22 (birthday gift!)
  • May 1: 65/22
  • May 31: 65/21
  • Jul 5: 65/21
  • Jul 31: 65/21 (read one but bought one)

3. Read 6 short story collections/anthologies:

  • Jan: 0 (I forgot I set this goal)
  • Feb: 1 short story collection
  • Mar: 0
  • Apr: 0
  • May: 0 (I need to get going on this)
  • Jun: 1 short story collection
  • Jul: 1 short story collection

4. Read 23 minutes per day – I’m on Day 683 of my reading streak.

This was a weird reading month for me with my surgery. I found it hard to concentrate early on. And then the second audiobook I listened to wasn’t great, but I managed to finish it. 

No big plans in August and I have several books I’m excited to read, including one I’ve already started. With surgery finally behind me, I’m getting out more, but there’s still a lot of healing (and summer heat) ahead, so I think I can handle 4 books.

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