What I Read in February 2023

I didn’t read nearly as much in February as I did in January – only four books, and one was a novella! Yikes. I’m now coming to the realization that I need to dedicate more time to reading in March, for sure. However, that puts me at 13 books for 2023, which is only 3 books behind where I should be to hit a goal of 100 books for the year. There is definitely time to make up for that {Read More}

What I Read in January 2023

2022 was a huge reading year for me – 122 books, my highest total ever! I don’t think I’ll match it in 2023, though, so I’m keeping my perennial goal of 100 books for the year. Given that I’m a lot more active this year than last year, and with less time for reading, I think it will still be a stretch – and I’m looking forward to the challenge. In January 2023, though, I read nine books – so {Read More}

What I Read in December 2022

I finished the year strong, with 10 books read in December 2022. Although that’s a high number, that’s actually almost exactly my average month – since I closed out the year with a whopping 122 books! That is the most I have ever read in a year (my previous best was 102 books in 2017), and while taking time off work / lying around during IVF probably influenced it, I was proud that I kept the average up even in {Read More}

How Do You Measure a Life?

Last week, I read a really fantastic novel that was hard to put down – The Measure. The premise is that every adult in the world mysteriously receives a box with a string, and the length of the string indicates how long they are going to live. It’s really interesting as people contemplate how the boxes and strings came to be, whether to open their box, and how society changes and people live their lives differently if they know when {Read More}

What I Read in November 2022

I read ten books in November, and am well ahead of my goal to read 100 books in 2022. In fact, I’ve already read 113 books this year – which is more than I’ve ever read, and there’s still a month to go! I’m really excited to see where I end the year, especially with December break coming up. 5 stars: Chief Of Staff: The Strategic Partner Who Will Revolutionize Your Organization, by Tyler Parris: I recently became Chief of {Read More}

What I Read in October 2022

I read eight books in October, which is right on pace where I like to be, even though I’m already well ahead of my goal of 100 books for the year. The three that I gave five stars to were all very different: a serious historical fiction novel, a light romance, and a business book that I can’t recommend enough about changing the hustle culture in corporate America. 5 stars: The Golden Doves, by Martha Hall Kelly: As with all {Read More}

What I Read in September 2022

I read a lot in September 2022 – 9 books, or more than two a week! (Though two were pretty short.) However, there weren’t a ton of standouts, for better or for worse – I gave everything either 3 or 4 stars. 4 stars: Uncharted Waters (Getaway, #1), by Sally Hepworth: This is a short story about a woman who goes on an Australian cruise retreat and learns about herself in the process. Ella is married and plans to take {Read More}

What I Read In August 2022

As I’m starting to get back to “normal life” following my hormone-induced depression from IVF, I’m reading a bit less than the last few months… but I still read eight books in August, keeping me well on track for meeting my goal of 100 books a year. And a lot of them were awesome! 5 stars: Stay Awake, by Megan Goldin: Liv wakes up in a taxi with no recollection of how she got there… and when she goes to “her {Read More}

What I Read In July 2022

July was a reasonably solid reading month – I read 10 books this month, including several on the plane coming back from my trip to France. I’m still reading mostly light novels, though I snuck in a non-fiction book on heartbreak to try to clear my head after a breakup that’s had me pretty upset for months. 5 stars: Verity, by Colleen Hoover: I had read one Colleen Hoover book before, and it was quite the opposite of this – but {Read More}

What I Read in June 2022

I read 10 books in June – another big reading month! While I gave a bunch of books four stars, I would highly encourage you to check out Options are Power, which teetered for me between 4 and 5 stars. 5 stars: Thank You for Listening, by Julia Whelan: Sewanee is a former up-and-coming actress who was just on the verge of becoming a household name when an accident claimed her right eye, and ruined her career as she was forced {Read More}