Happy new year! After the fear and uncertainty of 2016, I have decided to face up to a little more of my own this year, and as you might expect – that even extends to reading! I was looking at my book shelf and I realized that most of the books I read are physically smaller than the ones I haven’t. I am challenging all of us in the ShelfieGeneration, myself included, to pick up those books that have been intimidating. In my case, obviously, it is gigantic books; the inclusion of huge fictional sagas, in-depth biographies and history books prove that it is not the subject matter. Although page for page, I have read more than these 12 books combined each year for a while now, I still have subconsciously left these dauntingly LARGE books on the shelf. This year, I am going to read one “gigantic” book every month.
Starting today, go pick up a book that you have wanted to read but felt too intimidated. Astro-physics? The entire King James Bible? That children’s book in French that you aren’t sure you’ll understand? Whatever it is, now more than ever is the time to stretch ourselves. What will you read this year?