Yesterday, one of the two book groups I belong to had its Christmas dinner, and I made Christmas cards for the other eight members showing a stack of some of the books we have read. The group has been running for nearly four years, and we have read about 30 books over that time, so only a small proportion appeared on the card - I had to choose from those that I still have copies of. The books I bought but really did not like have gone to charity shops, and a few books I borrowed from the library. We borrowed a set of 9 copies of one book (Pyongyang, a graphic novel by Guy Delisle) from the Readers Group support section of our excellent local library service. And I have lent my copy of the last book we read (Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch) to a friend. What's left is a fairly random selection.
We have read quite a variety: mainly novels, but also non-fiction, short stories, poetry, .... One of the good things about belonging to a book group is that you read a wide range of books, and find that you enjoy some that you wouldn't normally have chosen to read.
And the photo makes a nice card, if not especially Christmassy. The message is more: "Happy Reading in 2012".