July Reading Challenge

Try-It With-Me Tuesday, an interactive weekly time and place to foster connections that challenge and encourage the process to become a well-rounded person.

My goal and purpose in offering monthly reading challenges is to stretch my brain to read and think beyond the usual. That has included reading more or reading with someone else. Thus far, I have not recommended a specific book to read but left the challenge open to personal interpretation. For the last three months I have participated in the Bodacious Bloggity Book Club at Marathon Bird, where we discussed one book each month.

Reading brings me to a place of understanding and when I get there I want to share that same place with someone else. So this month I propose a specific reading challenge that can accomplish this goal with thought-provoking content but still fit into the lazy days of summer:

Read The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom in July.

Alboum, the author of Tuesdays With Morrie, writes this clever story of a man’s death and discovery in heaven of how lives intersect with each other. I’m enjoying it already.

Do you want to Try It With Me? I will write my thoughts and review on July 29th and invite you to join the discussion with your own comments on that post or by writing a post of your own and linking to mine. Come back on Tuesdays between now and then for related challenges.

Join in by trying the challenges with me, commenting, linking, or suggesting a challenge. If you want to write a post on your blog about what happened when you took the challenge, I will publish your link. Just link to my website in your post and send me your link. Feel free to use the TIWMT image in your post.


  1. Rachel Corbett
    Jul 1, 2008

    Great! I have this book and have been meaning to read it, so I will now!

  2. Sarah (GM)
    Jul 2, 2008

    Sounds interesting. I am not sure if I have time this month with travelling but I’ll check into getting it. I like the idea of stretching our minds and sharing what we have learned. After reading blogs (which are lovely in their own way) I crave facts, news and scripture. I need to blog on that today. haha.

    I’ll try to get it.


  3. Alison
    Jul 2, 2008

    You’ll like this book, and it’s very quick reading. Mitch Albom went to college with Morrie’s sister and her husband! And… of course I have to say… I spend every “Tuesday with Morrie” 🙂

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