Top 10 books of 2011

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For me, the end of the year is a time for reflection and gratitude, as I gear up to reset my aims and energies for the coming year. As I look back over 2011, one of the blessings for which I'm the most grateful is the ability to bring you books that I believe will enrich your efforts to live well and to make wise decisions when it comes to your homes, mortgages and finances.In case you missed any of them on the first go-round, here are my 10 favorite books we covered this year. (If you're on vacation this week, any of these would be a good use of your reading time as you set up your own plans for improving your finances or your home in 2012.)Finance and investment1. "Financial Recovery: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Money." After a season of financial illness can come one of recovery -- as taught by Karen McCall, founder of the Financial Recovery Institute and the author of "Financial Recovery: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Money." McCall starts &q...