I love the books

Someone on my LJ friend list posted a list of the books she’d read in 2006. I thought that sounded fun, so I was going to do the same. However, this is going to be a partial list only, because I can’t remember everything I read.

1. The Bird Woman – Kerry Hardie
2. Lucky – Alice Sebold
3. Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
4. Mad Madge – Katie Whitaker
5. On Writing – Stephen King
6. Kushiel’s Avatar – Jacqueline Carey
7. Kushiel’s Dart – Jacqueline Carey
8. Kushiel’s Chosen – Jacqueline Carey
9. She’s Come Undone – Wally Lamb
10. Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
11. Pick Me Up – Zoe Rice
12. Reservation Blues – Sherman Alexie
13. Anansi Boys – Neil Gaiman
14. Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
15. Oryx & Crake – Margaret Atwood
16. Surfacing – Margaret Atwood
17. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Marquez
18. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
19. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis
20. A Million Little Pieces – James Frey
21. Broken Prey – John Sanford
22. The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion
23. Love Me To Death – Steve Jackson
24. Beloved – Toni Morrison
25. The Once & Future King – TH White
26. The Talisman – Stephen King
27. The Stand – Stephen King
28. Insomnia – Stephen King
29. Running With Scissors – Augusten Burroughs
30. Me Talk Pretty Some Day – David Sedaris
31. Wicked – Gregory Maguire
32. Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut
33. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
34. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
35. Thud! – Terry Pratchett
36. Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates – Tom Robbins
37. Memoirs of a Muse – Lara Vapnyar

I can’t remember any others, although I’m certain there were some – many in fact. And this is not counting all those that I re-read (Lord of the Rings, many Terry Pratchett books, a few Tom Robbins books, the entirety of the Dark Tower series). I definitely fulfilled my desire to read a lot of new books and new authors. I have many of you to thank for that – a lot of these books came from suggestions (and, in a few cases, as gifts). I have a healthy reading list prepared for 2007, too. I read A Man Without a Country yesterday, and started Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas (Tom Robbins) today. Next on my list is Conversations With God.

It’s been a good book year – but if you see anything I’m missing, let me know. I never mind growing a book list. (Or, if you want a review of any listed, again let me know.)

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