42 Books

booksMy newest venture: 42 books in 52 weeks!

Why 42?

Because, “the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything is 42” – at least according to Douglas Adams who wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  Also, it gives me 10 weeks to fiddle around and procrastinate. 🙂

But why do it at all?

First, I’m great at buying and downloading books and starting to read them, but not so good at finishing them – so this project is selfishly meant to motivate me.

Second, I am inspired by many of the books I read, and yet I don’t have a satisfactory outlet for the thoughts they encourage. So I’m creating that outlet, in the form of blog posts. Some will be reviews, some will be random thoughts inspired as I read that book, but every book will get a blog post. Promise.

I know I’m the big winner here, but I hope you get some value out of my new commitment too. One thing will be for sure, you’ll rarely read a bad review here, because only the books I finish will be listed. I never make it far in a book I don’t completely enjoy.


  1. Indian Horse, by Richard Wagamese
  2. Godiva, by Nicole Galland
  3. Whisper, by Phoebe Kitanidis
  4. Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
  5. Think Like A Freak, by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner
  6. A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny
  7. Just a Little Run Around the World, by Rosie Swale Pope
  8. Wards of Faerie, 1st book in The Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy, by Terry Brooks
  9. Bloodfire Quest, 2nd book in The Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy, by Terry Brooks
  10. Witch Wraith, 3rd book in The Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy, by Terry Brooks
  11. Becoming Magic, by Genevieve Davis
  12. The Signature of All Things, by Elizabeth Gilbert
  13. Born For This, by Chris Guillebeau
  14. Doing Magic, by Genevieve Davis
  15. The Gatecrasher, by Madeleine Wickham
  16. The Humans, by Matt Haig
  17. The Last Englishman, by Keith Fosket
  18. Hook Line and Sinker, by Ev Bishop
  19. Advanced Magic, by Genevieve Davis
  20. Currently reading: The Sociopath Next Door, by Martha Stout
  21. Currently reading: Originals, How Non-Conformists Rule The World, by Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg
  22. Currently reading: The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman

I’ll catch up on my reviews as soon as I get some time!