A New Challenge – 52 Books in 52 Weeks

“The best of my education has come from the public library… my tuition fee is a bus fare and once in a while, five cents a day for an overdue book.  You don’t need to know very much to start with, if you know the way to the public library.” Lesley Conger

 

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope this post finds everyone happy and healthy (and perhaps a little more rested than they were on Friday).  Over the weekend, I made my weekly visit to my local library and as I was perusing the shelves a thought occurred to me… How many amazing books are there in the library that I will never read?  How many original thoughts are in those books that I might never see?  The more I thought this over, those thoughts started gnawing at me.  At first it was a small annoyance, but by yesterday afternoon, those thoughts were bouncing around my head like an entire drumline during football season.

Therefore, I have decided to challenge myself. I am working on compiling a list of 52 books that have been recommended to me by friends, family, goodreads.com, the librarian, BBC’s list of 100 books everyone should read, etc, and will read a book a week.  I am very fast reader, so the length of the books is not an issue.  Additionally, I am wanting to cover a wide range of topics.  Thus, if you have any suggestions please comment below and I will incorporate the book into my list.  I am hoping to have my list pulled together by the end of the day Friday.  I have already started on my first book.  I will keep a list going as a page on my blog listing all the books I’ve read and the ones I will be reading.

As I read each book, I will put a short synopsis and my version of a review (which, if you are a serious reader or serious person, I would probably avoid).  I look forward to your thoughts and your feedback.

I look forward to your suggestions.  Thanks!

Until We Meet Again,

JCP

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