If you have an interest in becoming well-read but are uncertain of how to go about it, then Book Smart is a great place to begin. Subtitled “Your Essential Reading List for Becoming a Literary Genius in 365 Days”, Book Smart is more than a collection of suggested titles. Focusing on one theme for each month, author Jane Mallison offers a concise overview and ten books to whet your appetite in such categories as “Lighten Up: Smiles at the Human Condition” and “Stranger in a Strange Land: Unaccustomed Places, Real and Fancied”. Classics are mixed with more recent works, and the author’s engaging style invites you to join in journeys of new experiences. Even if you do not accept the year challenge, just browsing the suggestions will inspire you to add to your personal reading list.