Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and show it off. It is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, so don’t forget to link back there so we can see what everyone is planning to read!
The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (And Two Not-So-Great Ones) Saved My Life
by Andy Miller
Published December 2017
From Goodreads: A working father whose life no longer feels like his own discovers the transforming powers of great (and downright terrible) literature in this laugh-out-loud memoir.
Andy Miller had a job he quite liked, a family he loved, and no time at all for reading. Or so he kept telling himself. But, no matter how busy or tired he was, something kept niggling at him. Books. Books he’d always wanted to read. Books he’d said he’d read that he actually hadn’t. Books that whispered the promise of escape from the daily grind. And so, with the turn of a page, Andy began a year of reading that was to transform his life completely.
This book is Andy’s inspirational and very funny account of his expedition through literature: classic, cult, and everything in between. Beginning with a copy of Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita that he happens to find one day in a bookstore, he embarks on a literary odyssey. From Middlemarch to Anna Karenina to A Confederacy of Dunces, this is a heartfelt, humorous, and honest examination of what it means to be a reader, and a witty and insightful journey of discovery and soul-searching that celebrates the abiding miracle of the book and the power of reading.
I have an abiding love for books about books, and when I found a BookRiot list of 100 Must Read Books About Books, I could pass it up. I’ve already read a lot of them, but there were a few that went straight to my TBR.