Week 1: The Awakening by Kate Chopin – Reason | Review
Week 2: The Will Of The Empress by Tamora Pierce – Reason | Review
Week 3: Elsie’s Children by Martha Finley – Reason | Review
Week 4: Prey by Michael Chricton – Reason | Review
Week 5: The Sari Shop by Rupa Bajra – Reason | Review
Week 6: The Talisman by Walter Scott – Reason | Review
Week 7: The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – Reason | Review
Week 8: The Old Country by Mordicai Gerstein – Reason | Review
Week 9 Part 1: The Hostage Heart by Gerald Green – Reason | Review
Week 9 Part 2: They Came To Stay by Marjorie Margolies and Ruth Gruber – Reason | Review
Week 10: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman – Reason | Review
Week 11: A Game Of Thrones by George R. R. Martin – Reason | Review
Week 12: Persuasion by Jane Austen – Reason | Review
Week 13: Wicked by Gregory Maguire – Reason | Review
Week 14: Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson – Reason
A Book A Week
The challenge is simple to explain. Read one book every week for the entire year, or, in theory, the rest of your life. Doing so serves to increase one’s creativity, vocabulary, and mental sharpness.
What Got Me On This Band Wagon?
I’ve always described myself as a reader and a writer. In recent years, I’ve written a lot more than I used to and though I don’t have anything published, I’m still proud to call myself a story teller.
As much as I claim to be a reader, when I really look at my bookshelves I realize I’ve read very little, especially in recent years. I thought reading a book a week would be a challenge not only due to the sheer number of words that will be to ingest, but the difficulty of finding 52 books.
It shouldn’t have been such a surprise to me that I had far more than 52 books to read!
What My List Involves
I’m a huge lover of fantasy. As an attempt to widen my perspective, I will limit the number of fantasy books this year. My main goal is to work through my unread shelves, and also read a number of the beautiful antiques that otherwise only decorate my shelf.