Hold on, what do you mean project? Well, if you’ve read my blog for a while you might have noticed the post where I explained that I don’t read – at all. I lose interest way too fast and I just can’t seem to stay focused for long enough to finish a book, even if it’s not a particularly long one. But hey, I’m not one to give up, so I’m going to try it again.
I went in to Whitcoulls while Jeremy and I were in Nelson and they had a ‘Buy 1 get one half price’ deal and I thought ‘why not?’ So I had a look at the Top 100 section. Two of the books in there I’ve actually already read, so that was surprising. They must have been on the top list forever, because I read them when I was a teenager. I’m 27 now so it was quite a while ago! The books I’ve read are by the same author – Khaled Hosseini. And the two books are ‘The Kite Runner’ and ‘A thousand splendid suns’. Amazing books – you should read them if you haven’t.
This time I decided I was going to start off with something easy. So I picked two books from the Top 100 that are classified as books for young adults. That could be me, right? I mean.. 27 is not that old, is it? In any case, I have a feeling they will be easier to read than something like the ‘Da Vinci Code’. So, without further ado, the first book I’m going to read is ‘All the bright places’ by Jennifer Niven.
It’s 378 pages long. I reckon I can finish that. This is the synopsis for the book (is it even called synopsis? Man, I really don’t know anything about books):
Theodore Finch wants to take his own life. Violet Markey is devastated by her sister’s death. They meet on the ledge of the school bell tower, and so their story begins. It’s only together they can be themselves. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink. How far will Violet go to save the boy she has come to love?
I’ve named it Project: Reading a book #1 because if I get through this one, I will do a second and I will review this book. Wish me luck!