I’ve nearly completed my first full year of my photo a day project and along with documenting everyday events, I’ve also kept track of every book I’ve read this year…
There were good books and bad books amongst my selections this year. Some which were published years ago and which I’ve only just got round to reading, and others (like The Land Of Decoration which I’ve just started) which aren’t published for another couple of months.
If you’re looking for some good reads for the new year, may I humbly recommend a few of my favourites from the last 12 months…
The Glass Castle – Jeanette Walls : The true story of the author’s unconventional, poverty-stricken upbringing at the hands of their deeply dysfunctional parents. Eye-opening and page-turning, but not depressing. Both this and The Help were recommendations on another blog I follow.
Fire Season – Philip Connors : Something different! An autobiographical tale of 10 summers spent at a remote outpost in the Gila National Forest. I got a preview copy of this as part of the Amazon Vine program and would have been unlikely to have discovered it on my own.
No Great Mischief – Alistair McLeod : The first of my Atlantic Canada books to read before our trip in April. Part set in the Scottish Highlands and part set in Cape Breton. It’s beautifully written and incredibly poignant.
Unsurprisingly my husband thought it a wise idea to buy me a Kindle for Christmas. I’ve still got seven paperback books to read before I can switch formats, but I’m intrigued to discover how I’m going to find reading on it. A wise friend told me that everyone hates the idea of them until they try one!