The new year is off to a really chaotic start, so I’m late with this post. And I’m not sure I ever posted my wrap-up data to Instagram. We’re all doing our best, OK?

January goal:

For January, I’ll commit to 4 books. I’m about 50% into an audiobook and I always start with my re-read of “Zen and the Art of Happiness,” so 4 should be reasonable. 

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 link at And you can never go wrong with your local library!

2024 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: 2 books
  • 3 stars: 0 books
  • 2 stars: 0 books
  • 1 star: 0 books
  • 0 stars: 0 books
  • Abandoned: 1 book
  • Not rated: 0 books

Pages Read/Hours Listened: (does not include abandoned books or edited manuscripts)

  • January – 803p, 9h 31m

Reading Goals:

1. Read 36 books I finished 3 books toward my Goodreads Challenge

  • Audiobooks: 1
  • Kindle: 2
  • Physical books: 0

2. Decrease my TBR – 

* I’m in the middle of a massive book purge, so I’ll need to update this later.

3. Read 24 minutes per day – I’m on Day 872 of my reading streak.

I’m in the middle of some major life changes, so things are rocky around here. I expect I’ll be focused on audiobooks for a while, so I may need to be more thoughtful about what I choose. I have a couple of good ones in my hold queue, including books from Patrick Stewart and Henry Winkler. 

I’ll commit to 3 books for February, including the audiobook that’s already 68% complete. I’m not even committing to the book club choice, though I will read it at some point.