I’m very excited to announce my first reading challenge! Earlier this year I saw this book ‘A-Z Great Modern Writers’ compiled by Caroline Taggart and planned to give it as a graduation present. The truth is though, after looking through this book, I loved it so much that I kept it for myself (like I really needed an excuse to walk back into the bookstore and find another present (: )
This is a book is has 52 authors, these are authors who have written works considered to be stand outs, game changers, books that change the way we think. They’re also accompanied by simple bios, recommended reading and note-worthy illustrations by artist Andy Tuohy.
After looking through the list, it made me think about what makes a great writer, or simply a great book? Do our definitions change depending on what we’ve experienced, we we’ve read in the past, where we grew up? For me, I was curious if I read something that is considered good, would I agree?
In order to answer these questions I’ve decided to embark on a mammoth challenge. I’ve decided to read a piece of work from each of the authors mentioned. Some I’ve already read and others I had never heard of before. It will take me some time and sometimes won’t seem worth it but I’m excited to experience some new and exceptional writing.
Wish me luck (: