This amazing, eclectic list of great reads came up on Freshly Pressed. It’s a great starting point if you want to challenge yourself to read more non-fiction. I also loved Jon Krakauer‘s Where Men Win Glory: the Odyssey of Pat Tillman, which isn’t surprising since I’ve always loved Jon’s writing.
My personal favourite books this year were fiction; The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo series by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson. I just finished The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, the final book in the trilogy, and I was so sad to say goodbye to Lisbeth and Mikael, although the fact that I identify so strongly with Lisbeth is a just a wee bit worrying . . . And I will not be seeing the Hollywood remake movies. Spare me that, please.
My writing challenge this year is to write one quality post a week and not just churn out any old thing on a daily basis, just for the sake of posting every day. And reposting this one doesn’t count – my real post is almost ready for publishing tonight, but I really liked Rash Elvis’ reading list. Don’t wear out your library cards!