I walked the camino in September/October and wished I had brought a few books to read and less clothes to wear. You can wash your clothes pretty much every day, but after the first 2 or 3 albergues everyone has tossed theire extra weight - books among the weight. I stayed in small villages where there was no internet, few english speakers (I know I sould like a typical American) among the pilgrims and I was bored with nothing to read in Englsih in the albergues. In cities you can find book stores that sell a few english books, but the selections are lacking and they cost around 14 - 15 dollars for a paperback. As you go you can pitch the books to reduce your pack weight.