I mostly read nonfiction--and mostly from the new books section of my main library. This includes books that are new to the library even if published several years previously. Nonfiction can be just as entertaining as fiction. All these books are nonfiction unless otherwise noted.
"The Chemistry of Joy: A Three-Step Program for Overcoming Depression Through Western Science and Eastern Wisdom." Henry Emmons, M.D. NY: Simon & Shuster, 2006.
"Psychic Children." Sylvia Browne. NY: Penquin Group, 2007.
"Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places." Brad Steiger. Canton, MI: Visible Ink Press, 2003. Note: Brad Steiger has written of the paranormal for many years--at least 50 books, and his articles have been published so many times in various magazines.
"1 Dead in the Attic: After Katrina." Chris Rose. NY: Simon & Shuster, 2007. Note: This book newspaper reporter who was/is a resident of New Orleans and who really takes you there--throughout and the aftermath!
"I Never Believed in Ghosts Until . . .: 100 Real-Life Encounters." Collected by the Editors of USA Weekend. Chicago, IL; Contemporary Books, 1992.
"Mother Teresa, Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta." Edited and with Commentary by Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C. [Missionary of Charity]. Note: I wrote a blog about this wonderfully inspiring book, too.
"The Intention Experiment." Lynne McTaggart. NY: Free Press, 2007. Note: I recommend this book and also Lynne McTaggart's previous book. One can learn a lot and put the knowledge to good use.
"My Lobotomy: A Memoir." Howard Dully & Charles Fleming. NY: Crown Publishing, 2007.
"The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things: Fourteen Natural Steps to Health and Happiness." Larry Dossey, M.D. NY: Three Rivers Press, 2006. Note: Larry Dossey's books are always useful and inspiring.
"2012: The War for Souls." [Fiction] Whitley Strieber: NY: Tom Doherty Associates, 2007. Note: Strieber originally wrote two books about his experiences with UFOs and ETs and spent quite a bit of time on the lecture circuit, so I read this book to see what useful information could be gleaned. As one knows, there is usually truth in fiction.
"The Body Has a Mind of Its Own: How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better." Sandra Blakeslee & Matthew Blakeslee. NY: Random House, 2007.
"A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom." David W. Blight. FL: Harcourt, 2007. Note: This is about two men in the U.S. whose writings survived.
"Sage-ing While Age-ing." Shirley Maclaine. NY: Atria, 2007. Note: This was an entertaining read but also had useful information.
"Mr. Jefferson's Women." [Thomas Jefferson] Jon Kukla. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. Note: Lots of history in this book. I learned so much--especially about women demanding their rights in Europe during Jefferson's time. Had no idea, actually! Hadn't even thought about it. The "women's liberation movement" didn't just start up in the U.S. in the 20th century. Also didn't know that Thomas Jefferson was a very sexist man. Definitely had some issues with females--possibly because his mother died young.
That's it! Enjoy, in joy, joyfully!