I once had a friend and colleague who challenged a group of us to read 20 books in 2000. I didn’t make it. I also did. For 2013 I’ve decided to challenge myself to read 13 books. I’m not sure of all the titles, but I have a few to start:
- Giant in the Shadows, The Life of Robert T. Lincoln—kind of cheating on this one, as I have about 100 pages left until it is finished—by Jason Emerson
- The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews
- Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
- The Day Lincoln Was Shot by Jim Bishop—I’ve read that one before, but it’s been years and given my blog entry Real History v. Bill O’Reilly, I feel a need to read an accurate account.
That’s it for now. In 2000 I made a whole list and felt like I could not deviate from it. Books that might make the list include: Delivered From Evil, the Saga of World War II; a biography on Chester Arthur; The President’s Club; Polk (partially read) and Lincoln by David Herbert Donald.