Books Read: 2006


January, 2006
Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
When the Great Abyss Opened: Classic and Contemporary Readings of Noah’s Flood by J. David Pleins
Cold Snap: Stories by Thom Jones
The Lost Painting: The Search for a Caravaggio Masterpiece by Jonathan Harr
Nostromo: A Tale Of The Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
The Formation of the New Testament by Eduard Lohse, Translated by M. Eugene Boring
The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith
New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan by Jill Lepore
The Rotter’s Club by Jonathan Coe
Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story by Christopher Moore
Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II by Robert Kurson
The Annotated Chistmas Carol: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Illustrated by John Leech, With an Introduction and Notes by Michael Patrick Hearn, A Faithful Reproduction of the First Edition; with the original hand-colored engravings, & additional illustrations by Cruikshank, Seymour, “Phiz”, & others

February, 2006
Divining Women by Kaye Gibbons
Seeing Voices: A Journey Into The World of the Deaf by Oliver Sacks
The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith
Night by Elie Wiesel, translated by Marion Wiesel (Oprah, 01/16/06)
Fever Season by Barbara Hambly
Joshua In a Troubled World: A Story For Our Time by Joseph F. Girzone
The Awakening and Selected Stories by Kate Chopin
Appalachian Folkways by John B. Rehder
The Monk by Matthew Lewis

March, 2006
Eight Little Piggies: Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould
Runaway: Stories by Alice Munro
Charms For The Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons
In The Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith
Through the Narrow Gate: A Memoir of Spiritual Discovery by Karen Armstrong
The Human Stain by Philip Roth
The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out Of Darkness by Karen Armstrong
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1994)

April, 2006
A War Like No Other : How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War by Victor Davis Hanson
The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore
The Love Songs of Sappho, Translated, With Introduction and Notes, by Paul Roche
A Breath of Air by Rumer Godden
Peanuts: A Golden Celebration: The Art and the Story of the World’s Best Loved Comic Strip by Charles M. Schulz
Catholic Spirituality from A to Z: An Inspirational Dictionary by Susan Muto
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Ain’t Nobody’s Business if You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Society by Peter McWilliams
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore

May, 2006
The Colony: The Harrowing True Story Of The Exiles of Molokai by John Tayman
Crimes of Perception: An Encyclopedia of Heresies and Heretics by Leonard George
Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho by Anne Carson
The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1995)

June 2006
The Four Loves by C. S. Lewis
The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis
Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe
The Julian Mystique: Her Life and Teachings by Frodo Okulam
The Confession of Brother Haluin by Ellis Peters
Great Short Works of Henry James, With Introduction by Dean Flower
Country of Origin by Don Lee
Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould

July 2006
The Well of Lost Plots: A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fforde
Chances Are . . . Adventures in Probability by Michael Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan
Way Out In West Virginia: A Must-Have Guide to the Oddities and Wonders of the Mountain State by Jeanne Mozier
The News From Paraguay by Lily Tuck
Jesus: A Novel by Walter Wangerin Jr.

August 2006
The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Douglas G. Brinkley
Something Rotten: A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fforde
Blindness by José Saramago, Translated from the Portuguese by Gionanni Pontiero
Criminal Justice: Retribution VS. Restoration by Eleanor Hannon Judah (Editor) and Michael Bryant (Editor)
Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith

September 2006
An Obsession With Butterflies: Our Long Love Affair With A Singular Insect by Sharman Apt Russell
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman
Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts
Asimov’s Guide To The Bible: Two Volumes In One: The Old And New Testaments by Isaac Asimov
The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time by John Kelly
A Million Nightingales by Susan Straight
My Life In France by Julia Child, With Alex Prud’homme

October 2006
Ya-Yas In Bloom by Rebecca Wells
1 Dead in Attic by Chris Rose
A Country Year: Living the Questions by Sue Hubbell

November 2006
Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of How We Die by Michael Largo
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian
Post Captain by Patrick O’Brian
H. M. S. Surprise by Patrick O’ Brian

December 2006
All Shall Be Well: The Spirituality of Julian of Norwich for Today by Robert Llewelyn
Basilica: The Splendor and The Scandal: Building St. Peter’s by R. A. Scott
The Mauritius Command by Patrick O’Brian
Desolation Island by Patrick O’Brian
The Fortune of War by Patrick O’Brian
Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography by Douglas Keister
The Surgeon’s Mate by Patrick O’Brian
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
The Ionian Mission by Patrick O’Brian
Treason’s Harbour by Patrick O’Brian

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