I never read as many books as I would like to, but I’m always happy to have read the ones I have. At this point in my reading life, if a book’s message doesn’t grab me within a certain number of pages it is set aside. There were quite a few of those this year. That said, the ones you see here were all very good reading and I’d recommend any of them. If you have any questions about any of them, please feel free to ask in the comments.
Oh, one more thing of mention. Amazon.com refused to accept my review of the Tama Janowitz book, despite tweaking it to meet their submission guidelines. I honestly think they are afraid of being sued by one of the estates or individuals Tama disses in it (my guess is by her daddy, who sounds like a real peach of a guy.) My response: no more product reviews for you, Amazon. They have refused to respond to my questions of why it was refused and make it extremely difficult to find places on their site to reach anyone to complain to about it.