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Books 1 - 10.

1. Plath - The Collected Poems (re-read)
It's different yet still powerful to read these the second time :)

2. Ryan - This Year I Will...: How To Finally Change A Habit, Keep A Resolution, Or Make A Dream Come True
3. Duhigg - The Power Of Habit: Why We Do What We Do & How To Change
Read partly because they make a good start-of-the-year reading, and because they really do go together well - it really felt after reading these like I could start something just by following what they suggested. The second book also tells us the why of our habits, and the points are gathered at the end. If you had to buy just one, though, the first would be the best bet, really encouraging.

4. Luhrs - The Simple Living Guide: A Sourcebook For Less Stressful, More Joyful Living
I didn't keep this book. While it had a huge amount of useful hints, most didn't apply to me, I got a feeling of 'do this or-' (unfortunately) and the books is in need of some SERIOUS updating on sources, especially since it's clearly been made when Internet was still not in wide use *and* any post-mid 1990s sources are not there. Borrow first.

5. Collins - CSI:Cold Burn
The usual goodness and entertaining-ness, following two cases :)

6. Barry - A Friendship Like No Other: Experiencing God's Amazing Embrace
Talking about how our relationship with God can be a lot like our friendships with people, yet more than that. Very useful and got some helpful points from reading it.

7. The Letters Of Aberlard & Heloise
More than just about tragic lovers; also about their connections with other people (including competition for positions, difference of opinions etc.), and their own relationship's changes. Not as sweet as one could except but very entertaining and interesting.

8. Huff - The Blood Books Vol.1: Blood Price / Blood Trail
Two books in one; liked both a lot (first one was the best though the other wasn't bad either).

9. Whitfield - Life Along The Silk Road
Read this while traveling, makes a good traveling book. Interesting way of introducing Silk Road's history via different characters from different times with varying fates, and one learns a lot along the way. Recommended very much. <3

10. Carriger - Etiquette & Espionage
Light and refereshing and fun of a book, first of a series. Quick and enjoyable, and although I haven't read her other series yet (though own the books) I had no troubles getting into this. :)

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