I managed to finish my partially-done Ruth Rendell novel this morning. Then I picked up what proved to be a quick read for my first book of the year:
Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life's Challenges
Byron Pitts is a correspondent for 60 Minutes who was functionally illiterate as a young teen and stuttered into his college years. It is an inspirational story about the power of family, hard work and determination. It is also a story about the importance of faith. I enjoyed it and will enjoy seeing Pitts' work in the future because of the book.