I’ve been reading everyone’s end-of-year reading lists on my favorite books blogs and thinking, uh oh. What happened to mine this year? I kept terrible track of my books! And since I discovered the absolutely fabulous library here in Eugene, I can’t even look through my shelves for an “oh yeah” discovery. I read a lot, forgot most, and in doing so learned a powerful lesson. If you don’t keep track, it goes out the window.
Nothing can be done. But I have few favorites from the different genres I read. Above is Complications by Atul Gawande. This is a series of essays on the real life sometimes imperfect science of medicine. Really great stuff and highly readable. I am at a crossroads in my education right now but wherever I go and whatever I do, medicine and medical research will always have my utmost interest.
The Story of a Family – The Home of St. Therese of Lisieuz by Fr. Stephane-Joseph Piat O.F.M. was terrific. I like reading spiritual books and biographies of saints and other spiritual leaders are particularly inspiring. Real people and their challenges are more suited to my taste than religious fiction.
Echoes by Maeve Binchy. How did I not know of author Maeve Binchy? Everyone seemed to know about her but me. She is my favorite new author for the year. I have The Copper Beech sitting on my shelf waiting patiently for me.
The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo by Stieg Larsson was my browsing-through-Walmart find. I could not put this book down. Wow!
Here is my New Year’s Resolution. Even if I do not review the book, it will be listed here. I joined Sunday Salon on Facebook so that is a good start. I joined them years ago with my old blog and when I started Bunny Stuff, they were closed to new ones. So this way I can at least have that once a week catch-up.
I am out of school and waiting to take my state boards in order to get a job. So I am pretty free for the next two weeks. After that, who knows? But once a week I can commit to.
Happy New Year everyone and happy reading!