A reading challenge has been issued at "An Exacting Life" and I am taking it on. It really does mesh well with the reading challenges I began at the beginning of the year.
The goal is to whittle down those many books we have on our shelves that we haven't read. I have soooo many of those! Read Down the House
My problem (but also my obsession!) is that when I see a book I have to read (especially at Costco), I end up buying it.
I have decided that for the rest of the year I will not buy any more books, but focus on the books on my many shelves that are calling out to be read.
There are 10 weeks left of this year (!) and 52 weeks next year which adds up to 62 books (my age next year - I like the symmetry there). So minimum of 1 book a week (although I may read more.)
Here are the first 26 I plan to read (not in any particular order):
Fiction Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden U is for Understanding by Sue Grafton The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom Unless by Carol Shields Lives of Mothersand Daughters by Alice Munro And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirov Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Non-Fiction Wheat Belly by William Davis Undiet by Meghan Telpner Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss Forks over Knives by Gene Stone On Writing by Stephen King If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox The Bread Winner Trilogy by Deborah Ellis Into the Abyss by Carol Shaben 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women by Gail McMeeken Inner Excavation by Liz Lamoreaux The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell Life is a Verb by Patti Digh A Woman's Worth by Marianne Willaimson Living Me to We by Craig and Marc Kielberger Julie and Julia by Julie Powell