Sunday, January 01, 2006

2006 Reading List

This post is a compilation of the mostly fiction (or biographies/memoirs) that I read during 2006. As of July it doesn't include the non-fiction/reference type books that I also read or the hundreds of children's books that I read to my kids. (As of August, I'm trying to keep a children's book list on my homeschooling blog.)

Number of books read by month:

January - 14
February - 6
March - 11
April - 11 (plus 2 non-fiction books I felt important to include)
May - 6
June - 9
July - 10 (one book was a compilation of 3 novels)
August - 6

total = 73

List of books and rating (5 stars is tops):

(*) Across the Bridge of Sighs - Venetian Stories by Jane Rylands

(*) Altar Music by Christin Lore Weber

(*) Angel & Apostle by Deborah Noyes

(***) Angels & Demons by Dan Brown.

(*****) Bait & Switch - the futile pursuit of the American dream by Barbara Ehnreich

(****) Bleak House by Charles Dickens

(***) The Broker by John Grisham

(****) Chopping Spree by Diane Mott Davidson

(***) Closers by Michael Connelly.

(*) Codex by Lev Grossman.

(*****) Collected Stories, 1891 - 1910 by Edith Wharton

(***) Corporal Works of Murders by Sister Carol Anne O'Marie

(negative *) The Corrections by Johnathon Franzen

(***) Cotton Queen by Pamela Morsi

(***) Cuba: A Novel by Emily Barr

(***) Death by Design by Laura Childs

(***) Death of an Angel by Sister Carol Anne O'Marie

(**) Digital Fortress by Dan Brown

(****) Double Shot by Diane Mott Davidson

(*) The English Teacher by Lily King

(**) Fever by Sean Rowe

(*) Flamenco Academy by Sarah Bird

(***) 42 Up by Bennett Singer

(*) The Fugitive Wife by Peter Brown

(***) A Gathering of Angels by Katherine Valentine

(*) Getting Personal by Diane Amos.

(*****) Great Garden Companions by Sally Jean Cunningham

(***) Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson

(***) Honor Lost by Norma Khourin.

(****) How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

(**) Islands by Anne Siddons

(**) Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander

(*) Kitchen Congregation by Nora Seton

(*****) Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

(*****) Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamante

(*****) Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart

(***) Lilah by Marek Halter

(**) Madame Mirabou's School of Love by Barbara Samuel

(*) Madonna of Las Vegas by Gregory Blake

(****) Magdalene by Angela Hunt

(**) Master Tanner Heads West by WC Baumberger

(******)Material World by Peter Menzel

(****) Million Dollar Dilemma by Judy Baer

(*****) Minaret by Leila Aboulela

(****) Miracle of St. Cecilia's by Katherine Valentine

(negative *) Mommy knows worst by James Lilek

(****) Money Dragon by Pam Chun

(***) Murder in Ordinary Time by Carol Anne O'Marie

(negative *) Nine Wives by Dan Elish

(*****) Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker by Beth Hensperger & Julie Kaufmann

(****) Novena for Murder by Carol Ann O'Marie

(***) Off the Record by Jennifer O'Connell

(*) Passion: A Novel of the Romantic Poets by Jude Morgan

(*) Queen of the Underworld by Gail Godwin

(*****) Rasputin's Daughter by Robert Alexander

(**) Red Diaper Baby: A boyhood in the age of McCarthyism by James Laxer

(***) Rocky Road to Romance by Janet Evanovich

(**) SAHM I AM by Meredith Efken

(****) Saturday Morning by Lauraine Snelling

(*) Save a Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan

(*) Saving the World by Julia Alvarez.

(****) And the Shofar Blew by Francine Rivers

(***) Silver Rose by Susan Carrol.

(****) The Spice Box by Lou Jane Temple

(***) Tattoo Artist by Jill Ciment

(**) Time Was Soft There by Jeremy Mercer

(double negative *) Tropic of Night by Michael Gruber

(*****) Walking Backward in the Wind by Helen Magnum Fields

(****) The Woman at the Washington Zoo: writings on politics, family and fate by Marjorie Williams.

(*******) Women in the Material World by Faith D'Alusio

(*****) The Worst Hard Time: untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl by Timothy Egan

(***) Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Tough by Neta Jackson

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