What I Read in July 2020

Twelve books read in July! COVID has certainly helped me rediscover my love of reading, and I’ve been getting a lot of it in. As of July 31st, I’m at 65 books read in 2020, which is 7 ahead of the pace I need to be on to read 100 books by the end of the year. 5 stars: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin J. DiAngelo: I loved this book {Read More}

What I Read in June 2020

Another solid month of reading for me! With starting to see my friends a bit more, it wasn’t quite as high as April and May’s tally of twelve books each, but I still managed to read eight books this month, or two per week. That brings me to 53 books read this year, which is 3 books ahead of where I need to be to hit 100 books in 2020. I think this is the first year I’ve ever been {Read More}

What I Read in May 2020

May was a big month of reading thanks to quarantine – as with April, I read 12 books this month! That puts me 4 books ahead of schedule on my goal of reading 100 books in 2020, which is the first time in several years I’ve been ahead of my goal. Now, the challenge will be to keep up this level of reading (which I truly love) even as I start socializing a bit more. 5 stars: Anna K: A {Read More}

What I Read in April 2020

Quarantine has me spending a lot of time reading! I read 12 books in April, which means I’m now right on track to meet my goal of 100 books for 2020. But if I keep this up, I’ll be ahead of things fairly soon. This is the first time in several years I’ve been ahead for this goal, which feels great! I am loving the opportunity to read more, and hope I can keep this as part of my routine {Read More}

My COVID Vacances

On Tuesday, I took a day off work and went on vacation… to France! Well, in my imagination :) At work, we’re having an issue where no one is taking their vacation time. Not only could this be an issue when things start getting back to normal (someday? Maybe?) and everyone suddenly wants to take weeks of vacation at the same time, but it also means that staff aren’t taking the breaks they need to rest and recharge. Speaking for {Read More}

What I Read in March 2020

Turns out I can make up a lot of reading ground when I’m isolating at home! I read 10 books in the month of March, which means I’m now only three books behind schedule on my goal to read 100 books in a year. I’m guessing this will finally be a year I reach my goal, or maybe even go a little bit over! This month, I gave five stars to several books – mostly novels that helped me escape {Read More}

What I Read In February 2020

February was a stressful month for me, and I didn’t read nearly as much as I would have liked. But, I still read five books this month, which brings my total for 2020 so far to 11 books. Lots of room for improvement! But with COVID-19 forcing many people into quarantine, I’m expecting I’ll have lots of solo reading time soon… 5 stars: You Are Not Alone, by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen: LOVED this thriller, which didn’t disappoint and {Read More}

What I Read in January 2020

I kicked off my reading year with some odd circumstances – one night where I had insomnia and literally read three books, and then the rest of the month where I was too busy / stressed to read much. To hit my annual goal of reading 100 books, I should have read 8.5 books in January; I closed the month with 6. Honestly, with how much I’ve had going on, I’m happy with that! 5 stars: Super Pumped: The Battle {Read More}

What I Read in December 2019

I stepped up my reading game a bit in December to try to make one more push to the end of 2019, and ended up reading 8 books in the month. Not bad! That meant I finished 2019 with 81 books read – far short of my 100 book goal, but still a great amount of reading during the year. Looking forward to hopefully reclaiming my 100 book win in 2020! 5 stars: The Boyfriend Swap, by Meredith Schorr: I {Read More}

What I Read in November 2019

November was an average month for me, reading wise, where I clocked 6 books read. I normally think of this as a month where I’m “behind”, but I’m realizing that I just need to accept that I don’t have as much time for reading as I used to! I currently have 73 books ready in 2019, and know I’m not going to meet my annual goal of 100 books in a year. However, I’m hoping a week at my mountain {Read More}