It would appear that I've broken from tradition this Holiday season. Normally on News Years Eve and New Years Day, I'd post something about the books I've read during the past year and some thoughts on books that I might have a go at in the upcoming year. Sadly there was no final blog post of 2013 or first blog post of 2014 this time around.
I wish I could write that I had a good reasons for this break from tradition, but unfortunately, I can only put it down to laziness. I just couldn't motivate myself to make the December 31 slash January 1st deadline.
But now, it's 12:47 AM, I've awoken and can't get back to sleep.I may as well post that piece now and get it out of the way.
My list of the books I've read or reread in 2013 follows:
Watcher from the Shore Ayako Sono
No Reason for Murder Ayako Sono
The Betrothed Alessandro Manzoni
A Guide to Christian Meditation John Bartunek, LC
Carmen Prosper Mérimée
When the Well Runs Dry Thomas H. Green, S.J.
Opening To God Thomas H. Green, S.J.
Silence Shusaku Endo
John Paul The Great Peggy Noonan
Crossing the Threshold of Hope John Paul II
The Red Battle Flyer Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
Cavalry of the Clouds Alan Bott
Write Away Elizabeth George
Defending The Free Market Fr. Robert Sirico
Twelve Years a Slave Solomon Northup
Some of the books that I began reading but couldn't bring myself to finish include :
The Bomber Liza Marklund
The Comedienne Władysław Stanisław Reymont
Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society John Horvat
En Route J.K. Huysmans
I hesitate to add The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie to either list as I'm currently reading it. Starting on it late, I couldn't finish reading it before the December 31 deadline,although I intend on finishing it.
I know. This isn't much in the way of "The Year in Review", but it's the best I can do just after midnight.