Two Sunday's ago, the guest pastor at our church was talking about reading books in his sermon. I wish I remember all of what he said-something about the average person only reads 1 book every 5 years. That seems so crazy!! But I can't remember the last time I actually read a book. A novel I mean. I read books about homeschooling, parenting, gardening, etc. but I don't actually read it all of the way through. He also said that President Bush reads 60 books a year. 60!! That is an insane amount. The pastor talked about how President Bush has a lot of stuff to do but still manages to make time to read that many books. So what's our excuse?
So I have decided to read 50 books this year. So I started looking into what books I wanted to read....some ideas I got from people's blogs and some from message boards. So far, this is my list.....
Atonement by Ian McEwan Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
Three Cups of Tea by David Oliver Relin
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Lottery by Patricia Wood
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
History of Love by Nicole Krauss
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls