I have a tendency to read mostly non-fiction. I have a bad habit of reading just the introduction and a chapter or two of many books. But life is too short to waste reading books that don't really grab you. Here are two books that have grabbed me and that I intend to read all the way to the end:
The Forgiving Self: The road from resentment to connection. Robert Karen.
Very accessible and humane discussion of what forgiveness really is - deeply spiritual and realistic.
Enduring Seeds: Native American agriculture and wild plant conservation. Gary Paul Nabhan.
I cannot praise this 20-year old book highly enough. Beautifully written and vitally important information.
Here is another book that I've just started and I have high hopes for:
The Ascent of Money: A financial history of the world. Niall Ferguson.
I've just read the introduction so far. Hopefully it lives up to its ambitions.
I have other books by my bed that I haven't started "really reading" yet. So those will have to wait for another post . . . if they make the cut.