#1: The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis (52 Books / 52 Weeks)

This year, I’ve set a goal to read 52 books in 52 weeks.  You can see my list and track my progress here.  If you’re interested in taking the challenge yourself and joining a group of people with the same commitment, please request to join our Facebook group.  The group will remain open to new members through February, but the later you join, the more catching up you will have to do.  In addition to tracking what I’ve read in my original list, one way I intend to keep current with this goal is write a short article about each book as I finish them.  You will be able to visit Amazon’s page for each of the books by clicking on the image or the title below.


The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis


Fiction – Fantasy


Uncle Andrew discovers a way to travel between worlds and tricks his nephew Digory and his friend Polly into traveling between the worlds.  As they do, they encounter an evil witch and witness the birth of the world of Narnia.  This book sets up the premise for six other books in the Narnia series which are also on my list this year.


I had read this book out loud to my kids a couple of years back, but reading it again to myself I really enjoyed the storytelling of Lewis.  Although I have not read the other books in the series, I have seen the movies, and it was interesting to read this “prequel” that sets the tone for the remainder of the series.  I have thoroughly enjoyed some of the non-fiction work of Lewis, and this book did not disappoint.  I am anxious to read the remaining books in the series and hopefully to have my kids read through them as well this year so that we can discuss them as a family.

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