follow my enthusiasm by reading…a lot. And once a month, I share (some of) the books I read last month and the books I intend to read this month. You can join the informal book club by sharing your own list in the comments and find all the posts here.
What I'm reading in September.


What I read

  • The Know-It-All, by A.J. Jacobs. A fact-filled recounting of the author's read-through of the Encyclopedia Brittanica. Read it (and put his other books on my list) at the recommendation of Elise.
  • Deep Thoughts from a Hollywood Blonde, by Jennie Garth. Don't judge. I grew up on summers full of 90210 and can't resist a biography…especially by a fellow blonde.
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (still reading it, actually).

Umm…and that's it. Apparently my reading time takes a dive in the summer with all the road trips and my increased crafting. (Baseball season = crafting season).

What I’m reading

Still obsessed with…

got obsessed with the idea of reading the Great Books – you know, the books that have formed the foundation of our culture, that teach us something about ourselves…those books that everyone else read in high school and college that I missed. You can see my list of 101 Great Books here (some of which I’ve read, thank goodness!).

But now – what the heck should I do with this list now? Read through it in a year? Read one a month? Where would you begin? Some of readers said that if I started a Great Books read-along, they'd join in. What about you? Is this something you’d want to read on the blog (once a month) or follow along on Facebook?


6 Comments on What I’m Reading: September 2014

  1. Annette Petavy
    September 2, 2014 at 10:23 am (10 years ago)

    A read-along is a great idea! (And perhaps the only way I’ll ever get around to reading these classics…). Perhaps FB is the best medium for discussing the books?

  2. KrisWithaK
    September 3, 2014 at 12:03 pm (10 years ago)

    I keep hearing about/reading about GirlBoss…I think I’ll have to pick it up and see if it plays up to the hype.


  3. Tara Swiger
    September 3, 2014 at 1:46 pm (10 years ago)

    Meh. I’ve already finished it (super lightweight) and it wasn’t great. Her story is interested, but it’s totally lacking coherent advice.

  4. Tara Swiger
    September 3, 2014 at 1:47 pm (10 years ago)

    Thanks Annette! I’m thinking FB is the winner – it makes conversation easy…but it’s impossible to make sure everyone sees the updates, which is a bummer. I’ll announce it here when it starts!

  5. KrisWithaK
    September 3, 2014 at 4:28 pm (10 years ago)

    Duly noted! I sometimes like a story-only option, so I’ll reserve it for that kind of reading 😉

    I just finished UnMarketing by Scott Stratten for my Biz Book Club and am finishing up Duct Tape Marketing (again) for September’s book club post.


  6. Annette Petavy
    September 4, 2014 at 2:30 am (10 years ago)

    And in the newsletter, I hope! 🙂