Christian Blogger John Acuff (Stuff Christians Like) recently issued a challenge to his readers to empty off a bookshelf in their homes/offices in the new year, and then begin filling it with the things we read in 2014. Quite a few folks that I know have taken the challenge, and in the last week or so I have seen a number of pictures of empty shelves uploaded to Facebook/Twitter/Instagram.
I love this challenge. I read a lot, both for work and pleasure, but I can’t say I have ever tried to really track what I read in a given year. I have a short list of some of my favorite books on Goodreads, a LibraryThing list of what is on my shelf (way out of date), etc., but nothing that really shows a timeline for what I am reading. That changes today.
I have a slight problem, though. I have too many books to free up even a small piece of a shelf for this task. Being the good Web Developer sort that I am, I suppose I could whip up a quick website for it. But that just seems like overkill. So, instead, I have created a new “bookshelf” on Goodreads to use for this challenge. If you want to follow along with my reading this year, both research and otherwise, you can do so by visiting this page. I’ll keep it updated as often as I can muster the spare neurons to do so.