The 1,000 Book Challenge

Granted, my 20-year-old son has not had the opportunity to have read as many books as I have. I’d like to think that I have read at least 1,000 in my life, I was a voracious reader in high school and college, and even in the military (lots of hurry up and wait time to read). So, we were talking the other day, and decided to start in Jan 2021 with the goal of reading 1,000 in the next 20 years.

He is a fan of Sci Fi and Fantasy (as am I), but I insisted we also read some non-fiction books (one a month), and we could also expand our horizons a little along the way. I look forward to sharing my favorites and reading some of them again with him, and exploring some new ones and discussing the merits of ‘old school’ fantasy and science fiction.

For the fantasy books, I’ll attempt (attempt mind you) to write a Story Grid Foolscap and do my nerd work discussing what worked, what didn’t work, and where it might have been told better. For the non-fiction, I’ll write a quick review about what I learned and how well it was constructed and organized.

I’ll update this page as we identify books we want to read.

The List

#TitleAuthorGenreDate Completed
1Legion of the Damned
(Legion of the Damned series)
William DietzAction/ Sci FiDec. 20, 2020
2The Latte FactorDavid BachWorldviewDec. 24, 2020
3The LawyerJohn EllsworthThriller/ LegalDec. 2020
4What’s the Big Idea?Leslie Watts and Shelley SperryNon-FictionDec. 2020
5The Tipping PointMalcolm GladwellNon-FictionJan. 2021
6Becoming Bulletproof: Life Lessons from Secret Service AgentEvy PoumPourasNon-FictionJan 2021
7Start Late, Finish RichDavid BachNon-FictionFeb 2021
8The PostmanDavid BrinThrillerMar 2021
9Forgotten RuinJason AnspachScFi/FantasyMar 2021
10Foolproof French Visas: Retirement EditionAllison LounesNon-FictionMar 2021
11Creating Income StreamsShaunta GrimesNon-FictionApr 2021
12Winter BornSherrilyn KenyonPara-RomanceApr 2021
Vampire of the Mists (Ravenloft Series)Supernatural
Fire Warrior
(Warhammer 40K series)
Science Fiction
Extreme Success: The 7-Part Program that
Shows you how to Succeed without Struggle
Rich FettkeNon-FictionApr 2021
Retire Rich with RentalsKathy FettkeNon-Fiction
The List

If you have any suggestions for us to consider, let us know!!

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