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I was trying to think of some fun, quirky posts to write for my blog when the idea of setting reading challenges for myself sprang to mind. I have several reading challenge ideas, but decided to start by simply asking friends and family about their book recommendations.
The replies I got were interesting, running the gamut from spiritual books to a book about cadavers. Hey–my cousin is a paramedic–the subject must be familiar to him. Anyhow, I’ll start by reading the first five books that were recommended. I think that by keeping the number of books at a reasonable number, I’ll be more likely to complete the challenge. I’ll revisit the list later on down the road when I feel like having another Friends & Family Top Picks Reading Challenge. Boy, that title is a mouthful. As I finish each book, I’ll post a review right here on this very blog. So keep your eyes peeled!
Following, you will find the books that were recommended with the first name of the person who did said recommending. I must confess, suggestion number four makes me feel a bit squeamish.
- Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent — per Michelle
- November 9: A Novel by Colleen Hoover — per Seka
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green — per Brian
- Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach — per Brian
- Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst — per Jen