I don’t have time in my life to read everything. This is a little bit sad, but the knowledge of the fact makes me want to choose my reading material wisely rather than give up the pursuit of words and stories and ideas.
Goal: 12 quality books this year. When I was a kid, 12 books a year would have been a laughably low figure. [psh… 12 books a month, you mean?] But, now that I have all these dreadful grown-up things to do, like work, laundry, pretending to cook, and updating twitter, 12 a year seems ambitious.
Thus far, in 2011, I’ve read:
- Tribes by Seth Godin (short, but notable)
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (thanks for pushing me to read this one, Jami. it was ever-so-much better than Wuthering Heights by that other Bronte chick).
- The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis (well, I’m almost finished. it’s great)
I need suggestions for the rest of my year! As you can see, my taste runs toward classic novels, theology, and contemporary business genres, but I’m willing to try new things (provided it’s not in the vampire, anime, or steamy romance novel category… uh…no offense).
Tell me, friends, what books are truly worth my time?