What do journalists and bloggers write about during the week between Christmas and New Year’s? 1. What to wear on New Year’s Eve and 2. all the things that happened over the past year. Well, since I couldn’t tell you what to wear on NYE other than yoga pants and a sweater (I hate NYE), I’m hopping on the “a look back” train this morning with a round-up of all the books I read in 2012.
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Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood before Marriage This was one of the most interesting books I read this year; it gave me a new perspective on things like unplanned pregnancy, poverty, birth control, and welfare.
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War I’m still working my way through this one; I just haven’t really been able to get into it yet.
Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness (review) This is a fast read and it’s free from the Kindle Lender’s Library if you have a Kindle!
Emotionally Engaged: A Bride’s Guide to Surviving the “Happiest” Time of Her Life I really, really liked this book and I recommend it for anyone — engaged or not — who is dealing with the complications with friends and family and identity crisis that can happen when you get into a serious relationship.
Sarah’s Key Do. Not. Recommend.
What are the best books you read this year? Any recommendations?