In addition to being thankful for all my readers (that’s you!), here are 15 books I’m thankful for… Which books are you thankful for?
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Ahh… part of me still can’t believe I finished this. Thanks to everyone who gave me suggestions and encouragement! This project started out as just a motivation tool for myself but it turned into something with a life of its own. Not only did this exercise force me to read more, it also expanded my horizons. I discovered some really great books that I wouldn’t have ordinarily picked up and learned a lot of different fascinating things. Many people have asked me what I’m going to do next and if I’m going to do another 52 in 52. Well, while I haven’t ruled doing another book a week, I’m not planning on it just yet. I will admit that at some points during the past year it was a struggle to keep up pace and a few times I sacrificed other entertainment and/or sleep in order to finish a book. That being said, I wholeheartedly enjoyed the entire journey and feel an immense sense of accomplishment. I will, of course, continue to read. Reading has, and always will be, one of my favorite pastimes.
If anyone would like to discuss anything from my last year of reading or what I’m reading or planning to read, please don’t hesitate to ask. I assure you that I’ve thoroughly overthought & obsessively documented these 52 books.
MY TOP FIFTEEN (couldn’t pick just ten):
Total Reading Time: 6 hours
Review: As an introvert, this book really spoke to me but I highly recommend it to extroverts as well. I also think anyone who has ever felt any anxiety over society’s pressure to be more outgoing and sociable should read this because it proves (at least to me) that being quiet and needing time alone is a valuable strength.