My Reading Challenge

I've read all of these, but only the Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe in the last year -- and in two languages!!

I’ve read all of these, but only the Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe in the last year — and in two languages!!

Those who know me know that I am a voracious reader. I’ll read anything, as long as it’s fiction, but mysteries and thriller are definitely my preference. Which is really too bad, because with all the time I spend reading, if I would pick up something educational, I could be a GENIUS.

But I DON’T read educational things, and I don’t feel called to start. However, I have decided to put a little more structure around at least some of the things I read. Instead of randomly reading whatever I happen to put my hands on, I’ve set a new goal for myself:  I’m going to read through TIME magazine’s list of The 100 Best Novels of 1923-2005.

http://entertainment.time.com/2005/10/16/all-time-100-novels/slide/all/

 I’m even going to re-read the 26 books I’ve already read.And, when I’m done reading each book, I will enter them into “Goodreads.com” with a review. The link to Goodreads and my reviews is on this blog, on the right-hand side of the page near the top.  No guarantees on the quality of the review though!

(For the record, there are many “100 Best Novel” lists — the Modern Library list and the Librarian’s List are two others I considered. Either of those would also have provided me with excellent choices.)

Naturally, I started with one of my all time favorites — the Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, a book that I first read when I was 7, and have since read at LEAST 50 times. Once in Spanish even! Of course, this doesn’t mean I’m going to swear off mysteries and thrillers. Mark and I started working at the library again this week, and I saw dozens of books that I know I’ll be checking out. Still, it’s good to feel like I’m reading with some sort of goal in mind.

So far, it’s two down, 98 to go!

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