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}

What I Read in June 2018

I read eight books in June, which is on track with how much I need to be reading. Unfortunately, that’s still 9 books behind my annual 100-books-a-year goal… I’m at 41 right now, and the end of June marks the halfway point! Time for me to step it up in Q3 and Q4. 5 stars: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown: This was a pick for my office book club, and I was a little skeptical at {Read More}

What I Read in May 2018

I read eleven books in May, thanks to a tear of novels in the middle of the month. However, I should also add that’s cheating a little bit since there were also two short stories of just under 100 pages each tucked in there! I really loved Amy Ewing’s Jewel series, though, and would highly recommend it for lovers of page turning dystopian rebellion novels (like The Hunger Games and The Selection). This month helped me catch up a little {Read More}

What I Read in April 2018

I read seven books in April, which is exactly what I need to be reading to make my goal of 100 books a year. Unfortunately, I’m behind from the entire first quarter, so I will need to read more than that going forward if I want to catch up! May has been a slow month for reading but I’m now in the middle of a series that is pulling me in quite a bit, so hopefully that will help. More {Read More}

What I Read in March 2018

I only got to read another five books in the month of March, which keeps me eight books behind in my goal to read 100 books this year. On the bright side, though, I’m committing more to reading lately – and to finishing one book before I start another, rather than reading half of several books and then having to wait till they come up on the library list again! And also on the bright side, I loved three of {Read More}