Every year, I say it: I love fall. And it is finally here!
This year, I set a challenge for myself. Since I usually read fiction, I want to expand my reading and thinking by trying to read more non-fiction. Each night when I read, I now read for about 20 minutes from a non-fiction book, and THEN I can read my fun fiction book. There are non-fiction books I have read straight through without alternating with fiction, but sometimes it felt like I was just slogging through it. The way I have my challenge set up, I get to enjoy both my books!
I started my challenge with a tough non-fiction: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. I have wanted to read this book for a while, and it is hard for me, but I do like it. It will take me a while to get through, since I can only read about 3 pages at a time!
I have some other good non-fiction on the list coming up, too: The Witches by Stacy Schiff; #Eat for the Planet: Saving the World, One Bite at at Time* by Nil Zacharias and Gene Stone; Soul Story: Evolution and the Self-Realising Universe by Tim Freke; Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less* by Greg McKeown; and The Origin of Species* by Charles Darwin. And now you see why I can’t just read a non-fiction without alternating or taking a break! 🙂
*We have these in the library, so come by to check them out!