Well, this year began with my taking 8 grocery bags of books to the used bookstore and garnering $150 credit towards my next crop of books. I still have a bookcase of unread books, so I’m ready to read. (Actually, on looking at this photo, only some are unread. I’ll soon have use for my bookstore credit!) This is my fifth year of keeping these lists. Last year I got offtrack, and forgot to list some of what I read. I also didn’t read all that much last year, so there’s that too. Here goes with 2012!
1. Lost and Found by Geneen Roth. Wow, what an eye-opener. I tend to have sort of a sick relationship with money, but I never associated it with my relationship with food. This was great for me to read.
2. A Turn in the Road by Debbie MacComber. This author is a sure-fire quick and yummy read. I always like her books, and they go fast. Kind of a movie read.
3. To the Field of Stars by Kevin A. Codd. This chronicle of the author’s pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago across Northern Spain was just perfect. It’s about my sixth or more book on the topic, as this pilgrimage has been on my bucket list for the last twelve years or so. This one was a nice blend of spiritual musings and story about the trip and people he met. I really enjoyed it, and am not taking this off my bucket list.
4. Seven Tips to Make the Most of the Camino de Santiago, by Cheri Powell. This practical guide to preparing for walking the Camino was fun for me to read. It made it seem more real and possible to me. Hm.
5. American Idol: The Untold Story, by Richard Rushfield. I know. I’m an American Idol addict, I can’t help it. I thought I was really going to get the dirt on AI with this little volume. Not so much. A little, but the book is really not one I’d recommend, although it did keep me pretty involved for about the first three-quarters.
6. A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard. Ick! Just ick. It’s unimaginable that this girl then woman lived through this for eighteen years. Even though I’ve read all that psych stuff about the mind of a hostage, it’s hard to imagine anyone staying around for what her kidnapper put her through.
7. Red Glass