I am not a voracious reader. Couple that with the fact that I spent much of the last year working on my own novels (which includes reading, editing, reading, rewriting, reading, editing, etc.) which doesn't leave one with much desire to read anything else, I only read a few books over the last year.
One that stands out though would be "Shoeless Joe" by W.P. Kinsella. For any of you who are fans of the movie, "Field of Dreams," "Shoeless Joe" is book that movie is based on.
I have the DVD of the movie, and it is one of my all-time favorites. The scene at the end where the father and son are re-united always brought tears to my eyes. Tears of sadness at the parallel of my own unresolved relationship with my father.
Long story short, my father passed away last March. When we got back home, I put in "Field of Dreams" and watched it. For the very first time, the scene at the end did NOT make me cry. I did a lot of thinking about it, and came to the conclusion that, I believe my father is in heaven, and that the next time I see him it will be there, and our relationship will be perfect. So I no longer have to worry over the broken relationship and the pain it used to cause me.
Back to the topic, I really enjoyed the book. There were many differences between the book and the movie, and in most cases I like the way the movie handled those situations.