These books could be in order if I could see a reason for it. But I read in such a random way, random listing seems appropriate. Okay, so the first one was actually first. I thought Alice Walker might lend some dignity to a trove that included a wide variety of material that I picked up at the recycling center in Detroit, or a friend of a friend's moving giveaway or a free pile.
I embarked on this project for a couple of reasons. First, I could see that I wasn't reading. Wasn't making an effort. So I started this effort on January 1st, 2014. Also, I made this and other resolutions (though it is not my custom) because on January 1, 2014, my life continued to be the mess it had sunk to in 2009/10. I knew that salvation/job was not imminent and I was losing the last of my sense of self-worth.
In 2014, I did not accomplish or live the life I would expect of myself. But I did read. Here are the books that I finished. I was okay with leaving books or stringing a few at a time. Very okay with both of those. The rule was that every day, I would read at least one chapter. But because I have books that are one page chapters, I wanted to give myself a final goal of 20-25 books. I judged that I would be a decent judge of the accomplishment. And I do not now claim that this is an amazing thing I have done. It is not. It was a piece of a plan that would remind me of my worth and abilities. That has been a lifelong struggle, I am not alone.
I read these books in 2014.