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For the Month: July

I had one of the most prolific reading months due to my surgery and not working. It reminds me of the old days… Plus, I binge watched at least a dozen series on Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix and TV!

Dead, Bath and Beyond by Lorraine Bartlett
Waking Kate by Sarah Addison Allen
Hooked on Murder by Betty Hechtman
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O\’Dell
The Promise by Ann Weisgarber
A Brew to a Kill by Cleo Coyle
The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
A Murderous Yarn by Monica Ferris
Unraveled Sleeve by Monica Ferris
Title Wave by Lorna Barrett
A Stitch in Time by Monica Ferris
One Hot Murder by Lorraine Bartlett
The Walled Flower by Lorraine Bartlett
Chapter and Hearse by Lorna Barrett
Murder by Mocha by Cleo Coyle


16 books  All fiction!

13 audio/  0 paper/  3 ebook



For the Month: May

This May has been the hardest month of my entire life… I lost my dear mother unexpectedly.  Not much reading….


2 paper, 1 ebook

3 fiction

For the Month, April

Upping my reading game a little bit but listening to podcasts has been my go-to entertainment a lot lately. Here’s my month:


Audio 2/ Paper 3/ kindle 2

Fiction 6/ Non-fiction 1


For the months February & March

Still in a reading slump but I’ve been consuming lots of podcasts. Here’s the tiny list:


5 fiction

4 paper/1 audio

Books Read 2016

While not the greatest of years once again, I at least surpassed a goal of a book a week.  I did have some VERY long audio books in there (40+ hours) and have also been listening to some podcasts again so it cuts into my audio book reading time too.  Jake hiked the AT so I read quite a few memoirs from people who have done so. I also read some leadership/teaching books as always. We traveled to Madeira Island for two weeks in July, right in the middle of my usual summer of reading so I didn’t read for those couple of weeks and worst of all, I suffered from plantar fasciitis from the end of August to Thanksgiving so my walking/audio book time was cut out too. Unfortunately, I’ve been having a lot of eyestrain this year and have trouble reading paper or ebooks for any length of time… :(  Even with reading glasses, the words begin to blur on the page and I have to struggle through.  All in all, I did pretty darn good, considering…. For 2017, I’m going to shoot for my 100 book goal once again, with a minimum of 55.  Happy Reading!

75 books read

50 fiction/25 non-fiction

22 paper / 47 audio / 6 ebook


For the Month: December

Here’s my December, 2016 reads…


All fiction

3 paper/2 audio

Need to definitely up the reading for 2017!

For the month: October

Once again, it wasn’t a very successful reading month… Not walking has really cut into my listening time.  My feet are almost healed so hopefully, I’ll be back to the pavement soon!

Here’s my little list:

3 audio/ 1 paper / 1 ebook

3 fiction/ 2 nonfiction


For the month: September

Very slow reading month with getting back to school..



1 audio/ 1 paper / 2 ebooks

1 fiction/3 nonfiction

For the Month: August

August was another busy month and I’m back to school already.  We had lots of training as well.  I did spend some time reading kids’ books that will be used with writing and reading curriculum however.  I’ve still got lots more to read but wanted to get a jump start.


9 books

7 fiction/2 nonfiction

4 audio/ 4 paper/ 1 ebook



For the month(s): January & February

Since I’m working and taking classes (yet again), my reading time has been severely delayed this year. The amount of paperwork that I do for my job outside of the school day is incredible! Once I start working in the yard, riding my bike and walking a lot, I’ll likely increase my audio book listening so that will help, but in addition to working and going to school, I’ve been knitting more than reading. Here’s my tiny list of books read so far in 2013.  I need to double that this month!

3 audio/2 paper