In high school I commuted an hour to school each day, played varsity sports and worked my ass off. As a result, I didn’t have too much energy left for pleasure reading. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. Maybe I was just too antsy to sit down with a book. Either way, I never read for pleasure.

After studying in Argentina this fall, I traveled through South America by myself. I covered over 4,000 miles in buses. I slept, listened to the Adam Corolla Podcast and rediscovered reading. I now read a few books a month and love it.

I plan to review some of them in the next few weeks. Perhaps my readers will enjoy my recommendations. Or at least I’ll look smart for reading.