The problem with making a reading suggestion each and every day is that I often want to follow my own advice but as Arthur Schopenhauer said, To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them. At least a dozen times each month I start to get excited about all the great books I have all around me and start to make endless mental lists of the titles I will be reading just as soon as I finish the current book I am reading. Of course, days go by, new interests intercede, and I never get to read all those wonderful books I suggested.
Let’s face it: reading is a process and measuring success by counting the books (or pages) you have read is not the goal. I figure that if I keep reading (and not worrying about the books I’ll never get to) I’ll keep the gears in my brain warmed up and well-oiled for many years to come. How many? I suspect fewer than I might hope for but life is like a shelf of books: you never know what you’ll get until you take down a volume and read it.
So here was the list of suggestions I made this first month of 2015: