So. I don't make resolutions, because I never keep them. I don't make goals, because I rarely reach them. However, this year, I am attempting something that I thought would be not only challenging but also enlightening. I am aiming to read a book a week. Specifically a book a week that I have never read before. It'll be a good way to expand my mind, learn about different authors, and do something other than sitting around in the evening wondering what I'm going to do with the little free time I have. I want suggestions of books to read, author, title, genre, whatever. I know there are classics that everyone says are "must reads" and I am ashamed to admit I probably haven't even attempted half of them, however, I am willing to do so now. I want classics, I want long books, I want adventure, I want mystery. I want books that I would never have attempted to read prior to, well, today. I figured, my friends come from a variety of literary backgrounds, having preferences that are different than mine and really who better to ask?
So, please send me ideas, and reasons why I should read them. I will be asking for periodic recommendations throughout the year as long as I am able to keep up my pace. I'll let everyone know what I think of the books that I read.
The only rules are:
1) If you recommend a book to me, you must have read it, and be able to tell me WHY I should choose to read it.
2) I can't refuse to read something (unless I've read it), even if it is a billion pages or a genre I would normally have no desire to attempt.
3) I have seven days (Monday to Monday) to read and review the book.
4) There is no order in which I will read the books recommended, keep in mind I have to get the book, either from the library or from a store, so proximity may be a reason why I am reading one book before another.
So, get on the train, let me know what should be my first book! Or better yet SEND ME ONE :).
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