Books Read in 2005

(In descending order this time around!)

  • An Unfinished Season, by Ward Just
  • Author, Author, by David Lodge
  • The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters, by Elisabeth Robinson
  • Quicksilver, by Neal Stephenson
  • She Is Me, by Cathleen Schine
  • The World According to Mimi Smartypants
  • Neighboring Lives, by Thomas Disch and Charles Naylor
  • The Shape of Water, by Andrea Camilleri
  • Home Land, by Sam Lipsyte
  • Behind the Scenes at the Museum, by Kate Atkinson
  • The Devil’s Tour, by Mary Karr (poetry)
  • Criminals, by Margot Livesey
  • Samaritan, by Richard Price
  • A Changed Man, by Francine Prose
  • Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell
  • Dreamer, by Charles Johnson
  • Camp Concentration, by Thomas Disch
  • The Translator, by Ward Just
  • Blue Hour, by Carolyn Forche (poetry)
  • Paradise, by A.L.Kennedy
  • Sixpence House, by Paul Collins
  • Saturday, by Ian McEwan
  • A Girl Named Zippy, by Haven Kimmel
  • The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls
  • Oracle Night, by Paul Auster
  • The Lives of the Muses, by Francine Prose
  • Hamlet, by Shakespeare (reread)
  • The Preservationist, by David Maine
  • Monkeewrench, by P.J. Tracy
  • Live Bait, by P.J. Tracy
  • The Company of Strangers, by Robert Wilson
  • Dead Run, by P.J. Tracy
  • The James Joyce Murders, by Amanda Cross
  • The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss
  • Wine & War, The French, the Nazis and the Battle for France’s Greatest Treasure, by Don & Petie Kladstrup
  • Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson
  • Rhapsody, by Elizabeth Haydon
  • Prophecy, by Elizabeth Haydon
  • Destiny, by Elizabeth Haydon
  • Across the Nightingale Floor, by Lian Hearn
  • The Falls, by Ian Rankin
  • Nam-A-Rama, by Phillip Jennings
  • Sidetracked, by Henning Mankell
  • Bankok 8, by John Burdett
  • Foreign Babes in Beijing, by Rachel DeWoskin
  • Travels with a Tangerine, by Tim MacKintosh-Smith
  • The Closed Circle, by Jonathan Coe
  • Wish You Were Here, by Stewart O’Nan
  • The Wonder Spot, by Melissa Bank
  • Dragon’s Winter, by Elizabeth A. Lynn (re-read)
  • Dragon’s Treasure, by Elizabeth A. Lynn
  • Doctor Zhivago, by Boris Pasternak
  • Why Are We at War?, by Norman Mailer
  • Sleep With Me, by Joanna Briscoe
  • The Ha-Ha, by Dave King
  • Specimen Days, by Michael Cunningham
  • Echo House, by Ward Just
  • Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson
  • Crossing California, by Adam Langer
  • The Dreams, by Naguib Mahfouz
  • The Blackbird Papers, by Ian Smith
  • Here is Where We Meet, by John Berger
  • Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Birds of a Feather, (Maisie Dobbs #2) by Jaqueline Winspear
  • Indelible Acts, by A.L. Kennedy
  • Maisie Dobbs, by Jacqueline Winspear
  • On Beauty, by Zadie Smith
  • A Gentleman’s Game, by Greg Rucka
  • Nobody’s Warriors, by Maurice Shadbolt
  • Mothers & Other Monsters, by Maureen F. McHugh
  • Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time Book 11), by Robert Jordan
  • Digital Fortress, by Dan Brown (blech. Airport reading. ’nuff said.)
  • (half of) Henderson the Rain King, by Saul Bellow
  • Willful Creatures, by Aimee Bender
  • The House of Sleep, by Jonathan Coe
  • Silent Bob Speaks, the Collected Writings of Kevin Smith
  • Burr, by Gore Vidal
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  • Birthmarks, by Sarah Dunant
  • The Way by Swann’s, by Marcel Proust
  • In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson
  • The Whore’s Child (and Other Stories) , by Richard Russo
  • The Universe and the Teacup: The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty, by K.C. Cole
  • Cherry Ames, Student Nurse, by Helen Wells (reread)
  • Cherry Ames, Senior Nurse, by Helen Wells (reread)
  • The Philosopher’s Demise, Learning to Speak French, by Richard Watson
  • Cherry Ames, Army Nurse, by Helen Wells (reread)
  • Cherry Ames, Chief Nurse, by Helen Wells (reread)
  • The Magician’s Nephew, by C.S. Lewis (reread)
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis (reread)
  • Thank You for Not Smoking, by Christopher Buckley
  • Old School, by Tobias Wolff
  • The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins
  • Siren Song (Royal Dynasty, Bk 1), by Roberta Gellis (reread)
  • To the Castle, by Joan Wolf
  • The Diamond King, by Patricia Potter

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