As I started to think about my list for this challenge, I tried to balance out my fiction and nonfiction as usual and diversify the types of nonfiction into a parenting book, a Christian-themed book, etc.
But, as I went through my wish list (now at over 150 possibilities at Paperbackswap.com), the same types of books started jumping out at me. So, I'm dropping my usual fiction/nonfiction set-up to jump in with a tandem-themed list.
The first thing I noticed about my wish list was the number of history and fiction related the my great home state. So, to honor my poor strugglin' Michigan, I have four possibilities about the Great Lakes state:
Lake effect : two sisters and a town's toxic legacy by Nancy A. Nichols. (LT library)
Pandora's Locks: The Opening of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway by Jeff Alexander (SJ library)
Then, I happened to notice that many of the books on my list were ones put there at Dave Ramsey's recommendation. Now, obviously, I didn't exactly talk to him personally about this but Dave does keep a well-stocked and fairly diverse list of books he recommends beyond his own.
So, in honor of Dave and with DaHubby's graduation and "new life" and career just 6 weeks away, I'm going with the following Dave Ramsey recommendations:
The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard (home)
Now, that's seven nonfiction books in 12-13 weeks. While it may appear to be a reasonable goal, I've NEVER done one of Katrina's challenges without at least ONE fiction book. LOL So, I'm hoping I don't get bogged down too badly.
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