Books are a uniquely portable magic. —Stephen King
I agree with Stephen King, and all the other reading advocates out there — books make our world infinitely better, help us to understand other cultures and individuals, give us greater empathy, and make the world a better place. Books are unique, I believe, because while other forms of entertainment do open windows to another world, books open readers to another person’s mind, and they can go with us anywhere. Books are a uniquely portable magic.
About 2.5 years ago, a few writer friends and I started a niche on the web to tie together our love for reading and bring books to a wider audience. We love to recommend books, the ones we authentically love. Our site is called Great New Books.
I’ve talked about it before, but I am so incredibly proud of what we’ve become and continuing to grow into that I must keep mentioning it here.
Our team has grown to our capped off number of 9, all friends across the United States, all who love to find and read great books and share them with others.
This year, between the 9 of us, we’ve read over 450 books, and we’ve worked weeks to choose the book we loved most which we’ve read this year (new and old). If you keep up with my blog, I’m sure you can guess what my favorite book of 2014 is.
Please stop by and share your favorite book with us, too, in the comments at that post. And thank you for your support of Great New Books!