Books Read: 2005


January, 2005
The Discoverers: A History of Man’s Search To Know His World And Himself by Daniel J. Boorstin
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Rabbit at Rest by John Updike (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1991)
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America by Bill Bryson
Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith

February, 2005
Hen’s Teeth and Horse’s Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould
The Rose Rent by Ellis Peters
Madame Récamier from the French of Edouard Herriot, Translated by Alys Hallard, With Fifteen Portraits in Photogravure, Volume 1
Madame Récamier from the French of Edouard Herriot, Translated by Alys Hallard, With Fifteen Portraits in Photogravure, Volume 2

March, 2005
Oroonoko, The Rover And Other Works by Aphra Behn
Ecclesiastical History of the English People by Bede, With Bede’s Letter to Egbert and Cuthbert’s Letter On The Death of Bede; The History translated by Leo Sherley-Price, revised by R. E. Latham; Translation of the minor works, new Introduction and Notes by D. H. Farmer
The Peacock Spring by Rumer Godden
The New Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice by Philip Jenkins
Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham
Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45 by Barbara W. Tuchman

April, 2005
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Forgive Your Parents, Heal Yourself : How Understanding Your Painful Family Legacy Can Transform Your Life by Barry Grosskopf
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff : Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life (Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Series) by Richard Carlson
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1992)
Grand Coteau: The Holy Land Of South Louisiana by Trent Angers
A Warning To The Curious: The Ghost Stories of M. R. James, Selected and Introduced by Ruth Rendell
The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions by Sister Helen Prejean

May, 2005
The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure by James Redfield
Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena by Julia Reed
Two-Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage (The Crosswicks Journal, Book 4) by Madeleine L’Engle

June, 2005
To Rule the Waves: How The British Navy Shaped the Modern World by Arthur Herman
Depression-Free for Life: A Physician’s All-Natural, 5-Step Plan by Gabiel Cousens, M. D., with Mark Mayell
Mistresses of the Dark: 25 Macabre Tales By Master Storytellers, Selected by Stefan Dziemianowiez, Denise Little, and Robert Weinberg
The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and The Journey to Wholeness by Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (Oprah, 06-03-05)

July, 2005
The Flamingo’s Smile: Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould
Her Backyard by Doreen Lewis
The Lost German Slave Girl: The Extraordinary True Story of Sally Miller and Her Fight for Freedom in Old New Orleans by John Bailey
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (Oprah, 06/03/05)
Our Stolen Future : Are We Are Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence and Survival? — A Scientific Detective Story by Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, John Peter Meyers
Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith
The Elements of Murder: A History of Poison by John Emsley
Tales to Tremble By Edited by Stephen P. Sutton
More Tales to Tremble By Edited by Stephen P. Sutton
A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain: Stories by Robert Olen Butler (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1993)
Roadside Religion: In Search of the Sacred, the Strange, and the Substance of Faith by Timothy K. Beal

August, 2005
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force by Jeffrey M. Schwartz and Sharon Begley
Light in August by William Faulkner (Oprah, 06-03-05)
A History of the World In Six Glasses by Tom Standage
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
Naked by David Sedaris

September, 2005
The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
Why Do Men Have Nipples?: Hundreds of Questions You’d Only Ask a Doctor after Your Third Martini by Mark Leyner, William Goldberg, Billy Goldberg

October, 2005
LSU Campus Calamities by Matthew Fontenot
The Reformation: A History by Diarmaid MacCulloch
The Hermit of Eyton Forest by Ellis Peters
The Roman Empeorors: A Biographical Guide To The Rulers of Imperial Rome 31 B.C. – A.D. 476 by Michael Grant
Images of America: Blennerhasset Island by Ray Swick and Christina Little
Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama

November, 2005
Gertrude and Claudius: A Novel by John Updike
The Gift of Julian of Norwich by Karen Manton and Lynne Muir
Intoxicating Drinks & Drugs In All Lands and Times, A Twentieth Century Survey of Intemperance, Based On A Symposium of Testimony From One Hundred Missionaries And Travelers, By Dr. & Mrs. Wilbur F. Crafts and Misses Mary & Margaret W. Leitch (Revised Eleventh Edition, 1909. Copyrighted 1900 by The Reform Bureau, Washington, D.C.)
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey (Oprah, 09-22-05)
We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive by Laurie Notaro
The Bubblegum Babes Guide to Sixth Grade by Doreen Lewis
The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage by Paul Elie
Behind the Scenes At The Museum by Kate Atkinson
Inamorata by Joseph Gangemi
A Concise Dictionary of Theology by Gerald O’Collins, S.J, and Edward G. Farrugia, S.J.

December, 2005
Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould
Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door by Lynne Truss
Just an Ordinary Day: The Uncollected Stories of Shirley Jackson
The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe: Book 1 In The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland by John Mack Faragher
Tulipomania: The Story Of The World’s Most Coveted Flower & The Extraordinary Passions It Aroused by Mike Dash
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
Oberammergau: The Troubling Story of the World’s Most Famous Passion Play by James Shapiro

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