Jon Gower's Library of Wales Reading Challenge


Hay International Fellow Jon Gower has set himself a New Year challenge to read all of the titles currently published by the Library of Wales.  With a total of 33 books, from the best-selling novels such as Raymond Williams' Border Country to newly-discovered literary gems such as Margiad Evans' Turf or Stone, this series has something for everyone. Gower will begin his challenge, symbolically, on 1st of March 2012 - both World Book Day and St David's Day.
The author and cultural commentator is hoping to complete the Library of Wales series in one year: "I've already read quite a few of the volumes in this marvellous collection, but, being a completist, I thought I'd like to read the whole lot.  It'll give me a chance to reassess some of my all time favourites such as Raymond Williams' Border Country and also, hopefully, discover a good many new books to enthuse about.  The Library of Wales is a great idea, beautifully packaged.  It sheds new light on neglected books, bringing them back onto the book shelf.  But up there they're worth nothing, they're just decorating a room. They have to be read to mean anything."
Gower will be blogging about each of the titles as he progresses through the Reading Challenge. Read his Reading Challenge blog for the latest updates.

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