When it’s time to pick my Lent for the month, I first look to see if there’s something obvious I should do:
Is there something lacking in my life at the moment?
Is there something I’ve been meaning to get done but haven’t made time for?
When I asked myself this at the end of October, the answer came pretty quickly: Put frankly, I’ve been totally sucking at reading lately.
For the last few months, sitting down with a good book has fallen to the bottom of my priority list. And if I’m being honest here…I can’t even remember the last book I finished. Not good. Plus, I’ve developed this terrible habit of starting a book, getting about half way through, putting it down, and then starting a new one before finishing the old one. What this looks like for me is a nightstand piled high with a year’s worth of half read books. Again, not good.
So, this month I’m embarking on a reading challenge. My (lofty) goal is to read one book per week. Here’s the breakdown:
Week 1: I’m going to finally finish 2 of the books I’ve been working on for quite some time. Book 1: The Four Desires, by Rod Stryker, and Book 2: Fierce Medicine, by Ana Forest (or, yoga book 1 and yoga book 2).
Week 2: Julie & Julia, by Julie Powell. As someone who clearly loves personal challenges, it’s shocking that I haven’t read this one yet. Anyone have a copy I could borrow?
Week 3: I’m going to be good little lulu and read one of the suggested books from our lululemon library: The Leadership Pipeline, by Ram Charam.
Week 4: Readers choice! That’s right, I’m looking for suggestions from all of you for what to read, so please leave a comment and let me know what your “must reads” are (keep in mind I only have a week too, so no epic 800 page novels with tiny type please).
And I’m off for a little Sunday night reading…