At the beginning of the year, I decided to participate in the Embarrassment of Riches reading challenge hosted by author Patricia Burroughs. The goal of the challenge is to make a dent in that stack of books I have been intending to read, but never got around to picking up.
Given the size of the pile I have amassed, I am aiming to get through 24 of them before the end of the year – a silver level accomplishment.
That’s not entirely true. I did read. I just didn’t finish anything on my TBR list.
As I have said before, a multitasking overachiever, I am not. Reading and writing – at the same time – during NaNo – well, that’s just beyond my capabilities. I make no apologizes or excuses. It is what it is.
So what’s on the agenda for May?
- Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card – I’m about half done with this book. It’s not my usual genre, but I do find it entertaining.
- Prague Winter, Madeleine Albright – This is not a quick read and I am still working my way through Hitler’s invasion of the Sudetenland.
- Gospel of Freedom, Jonathan Rieder – this is a new release and not on my TBR list, but it delves into the MLK’s mindset and the hostility leading up to his iconic Letter from a Birmingham Jail. I am intrigued by this book, mostly because I have only studied the letter from a literary view – never historical. I have high hopes for this one.
Progress toward goal: 7/24
What’s lying around on your nightstand waiting to be read?