What I Read in June 2019

I’m really happy to get back to some more regular reading! In June, I read 8 books – some winners, and some losers. Since it’s the halfway point of the year, my total of 34 books read thus far means I am 16 books behind schedule in my goal to read 100 books a year. While I don’t expect to make up for that, I would like to finish the year with 84 books read – so that I am {Read More}

What I Read in May 2019

Back on track with the monthly book posts! I read 6 books in May, which isn’t how many I would need to be on pace for my 100 books this year goal, but is significantly up from my average per month so far this year (3.3). I’ve been trying to pick up more books I’m dying to read and can’t put down (which often means fiction), and that seems to be working to get me reading more. Hey, whatever works! {Read More}

What I Read in Q1 2019

I haven’t done a “what I read” post since January – oops! That’s partially because I’ve been too busy to create this post, and partially because I haven’t been reading enough to warrant it. So far this year, I’m up to 18 books read – which is 16 short of where I should be if I want to read 100 books this year. We’ll see if it happens, but even if it doesn’t, it’s a good stretch goal to keep {Read More}

What I Read in January 2019

Only three books read in January, which means I’m not getting my year of reading off to a good start. However, I was sick this weekend and caught up on a lot of reading, so hopefully February will be better. I think I may just need to accept that with my other priorities, reading 100 books in a year may not be realistic for me anymore, and that’s okay. 5 stars: The Identicals, by Elin Hilderbrand:┬áLoved this light and fun {Read More}

What I Read in December 2018

In 2018, I had my lightest reading year since I started tracking my books in Goodreads in 2010. But it was a busy year, with my promotion, election campaign, and numerous personal endeavors! I read 3.5 books in December to close out the year with 64 books read. That’s still more than one a week, so not too bad even if it’s not my usual 100. However, I am redoubling my efforts for 2019, and am committing to read (a {Read More}

What I Read in November 2018

I only read three books in November, so I think this year I’ll be revising my goal from 100 books to 70 books. Still respectable, but realistic! Now I just need to read aggressively in December, as I’m only up to 61 so far this year. Looking forward to winter break! 4 stars: Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng: I had heard about this book from SO many people, and it did end up being really good! It was really {Read More}

What I Read in October 2018

During the final month of my campaign, I hardly read at all. But in the interest of continuity, I’ll still do a quick review of the four books I read last month. (That puts me 27 books behind my goal to read 100 books this year; I’m currently at 60 total.) 5 stars: Run for Something: A Real-Talk Guide to Fixing the System Yourself, by Amanda Litman : Loved this fast-paced no-nonsense guide; I wish I had found it earlier {Read More}

What I Read in September 2018

Did I even read in September? It feels like barely! But in the interest of continuity, I’ll still do a quick review of the four books I read last month. (And, while disappointing, the update on my goal to read 100 books in 2018 is that at 55 books total I’m 22 books behind. Le sigh.) 5 stars: The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity, by Sally Kohn: My office women’s book club read this for {Read More}

What I Read in August 2018

I’ve gotten very little reading done in August, as my campaign for office kicks into gear. This month I only read five books, and I’m 17 books behind in my goal to read 100 books in 2018. At this point, I’m not sure I’ll be able to make up the gap by year end, especially with September and October being my most busy months for the campaign. But I’m going to make an effort to devote at least some time {Read More}

What I Read in July 2018

Only five books read in July, and three of them were in the last week – yikes! I’m currently 12 books behind on my goal of reading 100 books in 2018 :( I need to step up my reading and make more time for it, but it hasn’t been a priority lately. 5 stars: Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory, by Deena Kastor: This was fascinating – a great blend of biography along with {Read More}