this year’s books

July 12, 2006

Five years ago my aunt brought back from Venice a wee blank book for me, and ever since then I have been using the book to list all of the books that I complete. And so these are the books I have finished reading in the last twelve months:

1. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
3. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
4. Song Of Solomon by Toni Morrison
5. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
6. The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
7. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
8. A Portrait Of the Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce
9. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
10. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
11. Lessons In Taxidermy by Bee Lavender
12. Ice Haven by Dan Clowes (yeah, I count graphic novels)
13. Julie and Julia : 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen : How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job and Her Sanity To Master the Art Of Living by Julie Powell
14. Feet On the Street : Rambles Around New Orleans by Roy Blount, Jr.
15. Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
16. Speaking With the Angel edited by Nick Hornby
17. A Year In the Merde by Stephen Clarke
18. Time’s Magpie : A Walk In Prague by Myla Goldberg
19. Unruly Women : The Politics Of Social and Sexual Control In the Old South by Victoria E. Bynum
20. The Woman With the Alabastar Jar : Mary Magdalen and the Holy Grail by Margaret Starbird
21. Foreign Parts by Janice Galloway
22. Pretty Birds by Scott Simon
23. I’m Not the New Me by Wendy McClure
24. Belle and Sebastian : Just A Modern Rock Story by Paul Whitelaw
25. 1491 : New Revelations Of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
26. Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
27. The Rule Of Four by Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason
28. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World by Bryan Lee O’Malley
29. Baudolino by Umberto Eco
30. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
31. Amsterdam by Ian McEwan

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