I celebrated a birthday this week. As a gift to myself, I decided to take on a yearlong reading project.
During the next year, I will read 52 books. You smarty pants’ out there know that’s a book a week.
For week one of my reading project, I read a novel by Chris Cleave called Gold. I’ve read other books by Cleave – like Little Bee – so I anticipated that I would enjoy it. And I did.
Kate and Zoe – the main characters of the novel – are friends and rivals. As competitive cyclists, they share two things in common: 1) a love for the sport and 2) a goal of winning an Olympic gold medal. The novel pairs competition with an underlying story of friendship, tragedy, and life-altering decisions. If you’re a cyclist – read this book. If you love stories with relational twists and turns – read this book. I highly recommend it.