I am truly terrible at following through when it comes to all the great book challenges being hosted all over the web these days. I've started three or four of them but am yet to finish even one. It seems that the allotted time to read the books expires before I even get a good start on my targeted reading. Right now, for instance, I'm participating in the 2nd Canadian Book Challenge and have read five of the thirteen books about Canada, or written by Canadian authors, that I need to read in order to finally complete a challenge. I've lost momentum, but I'm still hoping to finish by next July when the clock stops ticking on this one.
But here's a challenge with no time limit - a good thing, since it will require the reading of 44 books, one on each U.S. president (unless you don't finish by the time that number 45 appears on the scene, of course). Lezlie, of Books 'N Border Collies, is hosting what she calls the U.S. Presidents Reading Project. And just to make things really easy, and to get interested readers jump-started, Lezlie provides a list of all U.S. Presidents and a few non-fiction books about them.
This might be just the challenge for those who need "lists" to keep them motivated to do some challenging reading on a regular basis. I'm going to give it an unofficial try because "bragging rights" will be cool for anyone managing to complete this one.