As a kid, I spent far more time in the library than anyone else in my peer group at the time. I devoured series after series. Book after book. Everything I could get through. Reading all the books in the tiny library in the farming community I grew up in was actually a goal that seemed attainable to me.
Unfortunately, as an adult, the number of books I want to read vs the amount of time I actually have to read them isn’t go great and I’ve been stuck in a bit of a rut. Time is so minimal and choice is so vast, I end up standing in the used book store with no idea what I want and leave with nothing, so I’ve come up with a plan.
I asked my roommate, vampirenomad to ask her many well-read followers what book they would recommend to someone they didn’t know and the response was large enough that I had to get a jump start on my project, which was supposed to start January 2014 and be only 12 books. I’ll share what I thought of the first book, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, in a few days, but I am excited to keep going and to have the “excuse” to allow myself the luxury read all the books again.