Sara Nelson had a plan: She was going to read 52 books in 52 weeks. A book reviewer, editor and reporter, she was determined to carry out?and complete?her mission. It wasn?t as easy as she thought. Even for a voracious reader like Nelson, there were plenty of obstacles standing stubbornly in her way. She faced the guilt of abandoning a disliked book mid-stream, battled the anxieties of selecting a new story to read and brought to light the struggle between ?Public Books? (the ones we ought to pursue) and ?Junk? (those we read when no one is looking). Told with humor, wit and remarkable insight, Nelson?s chronicled adventure is a treat for bibliophiles everywhere.
Added by gothamist on November 8, 2003