28 Books in 2014


To know me is to know how much I love to read.

I recall many a car ride¬†with my nose stuck so deep into a book that someone trying to speak to me from the driver’s seat would have to say my name repeatedly before I could be ripped from the page to hear them. These days one of my favorite things to do is visit a bookstore to peruse titles and thumb pages before settling down in the store cafe with a book. It would be thrilling to have an unlimited book budget but this year most of our discretionary income is going towards the wedding, honeymoon, and our upcoming move.

The fact is I’m in the habit of buying books before I’ve finished reading the latest purchase and I have a bookcase full of books I haven’t once opened. Combined with the books from Simeon’s collection and I’ve got a year’s worth of reading for free right under my roof! So as a birthday gift to myself I’m giving me a year of reading. To stay accountable to the mission I’ll be posting a book report of each book I complete here on the blog.

The only rule is that that I have to already own the book (including gifts not yet received). Because I find it difficult to read a book I’m not in the mood for, I’m not going to plan out ahead when I’ll be reading each book. Instead I’ll allow whatever speaks to me at the time to become the next selection.

I’m really looking forward to this challenge and to finally be able to say I’ve read everything on the shelf.