The other day I stumbled on this wonderful blog by Ann Morgan: A Year of Reading the World.
I needed this. I’ve often thought about the randomness of my reading choices. I’m satisfied with my reading habits, yet it’s unnerving to realise what a miniscule sample of the world’s published books I even hear about, let alone read. I particularly like novels in translation from any country, but I also read novels recommended by friends, novels shortlisted for major literary prizes and novels by authors who have pleased me in the past. The nerd in me yearns for a reading list that is structured—by me, not by anyone else. I know, incompatible goals, ay?
The quest to read a book from every country
Ann Morgan’s “Year of” began with an epiphany and became a phenomenon. Her blog has 35,500 followers, with good reason.
If you’re a reader, I think you’ll be delighted by what Ann Morgan has to say, both in her TED talk and in her blog.
Oh, and one more thing. When Ann Morgan gives advice on blogging, let us prick up our ears and listen.