Annual Round-up: 2006 Reads

Sweet relief. It’s been months since I could post anything new, and so, even though it’s nearing the end of March, I have to share my reads of 2006 (along with the best of the bunch in the next post). Enjoy, and happy reading!


Bone Thief by Thomas O’Callaghan 8/10
The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery 9/10
The Truth of the Matter by Robb Forman Dew 9/10
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 8/10


Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale by Art Spiegelman 10/10
Ingrid Bergman: My Story by Ingrid Bergman and Alan Burgess 8/10
Some Like it Haute by Julie K.L. Dam 6/10
The Martha Rules by Martha Stewart 8/10
The Red Power Murders by Thomas King 10/10
Execution Poems by George Elliott Clarke 10/10
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson 9/10
Death of a Dreamer by M.C. Beaton 8/10
The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle 9/10
Frangipani by Celestine Vaite 9/10
The Wit in the Dungeon by Anthony Holden 8/10
The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue 8/10
Entertaining with the Sopranos by Allen Rucker 8/10


Philosophy Made Simple by Robert Hellenga 8/10
Princess Izzy and the E Street Shuffle by Beverly Bartlett 8/10
Goodbye, Jimmy Choo by Annie Sanders 9/10
The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton 9/10


Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent by Lyanda Lynn Haupt 8/10
Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women edited by Paula Goldman 9/10
The Mercy Room by Gilles Rozier 8/10
Blood Hunt by Ian Rankin 8/10
Loaded by Robert Sabbag 9/10
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith 9/10


One Cold Night by Kate Pepper 9/10
The Passion of Mary Magdalen by Elizabeth Cunningham 9/10
Finishing Touches by Deanna Kizis 8/10
The Girls by Lori Lansens 9/10


The Husband by Dean Koontz 7/10
The Girl I Wanted to Be by Sarah Grace McCandless 9/10
Cover the Butter by Carrie Kabak 9/10
Bubbles in Trouble by Sarah Strohmeyer 8/10
Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst 8/10
Belle de Jour by Anonymous 8/10


The Serial Killer’s Club by Jeff Povey 8/10
47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers by Troy Cook 8/10
Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson 9/10
The Priest’s Madonna by Amy Hassinger 9/10
Tomorrow They Will Kiss by Eduardo Santiago 8/10


Carry Me Down by M.J. Hyland 10/10
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell 9/10
The Fermata by Nicolson Baker 9/10
Buried Alive by Jan Bondeson 6/10
Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston 8/10
Anonymous Lawyer by Jeremy Blachman 8/10


The Night Watch by Sarah Waters 10/10
Seven Lies by James Lasdun 6/10
The Bookwoman’s Last Fling by John Dunning 9/10
The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde 9/10
Messengers of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear 8/10
The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde 9/10
Secondhand Smoke by Karen E Olson 7/10
Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich 8/10
An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore 8/10
Anybody Out There? by Marian Keyes 10/10


Elizabeth by J. Randy Taraborrelli 10/10
The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer 10/10
Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style by Richard Torregrossa 9/10
A Star is Found by Janet Hirshenson and Jane Jenkins 9/10
Paint it Black by Janet Fitch 8/10


Miss Understanding by Stephanie Lessing 9/10
Ladykiller by Charlotte Gill 10/10
Yiddish with George and Laura by Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman 8/10
I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris 9/10
Rain Village by Carolyn Turgeon 9/10
Allure: Confessions of a Beauty Editor by Linda Wells 8/10
It’s About Your Husband by Lauren Lipton 9/10


The Hidden Assassins by Robert Wilson 9/10
Beginnings: A Memoir by Horton Foote 6/10

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