What I read in 2006

These are the books that I read in 2006. Yeah, yeah, I know I'm late to the party. But I had problems cutting and pasting from Excel and had to recopy (which I'm sure has resulted in typos). While they are broken down by month they are not necessarily in the order I read them. Up until October they are in alphabetical order...that's apparently when I stopped playing with my list so much. ;) I haven't created links to everything cause well...I don't have that much time! lol

According to this list I actually read 145 books, not 147. I think it was skewed to 147 because one of the picture books I mentioned below was in it and my math sucked. ;)

* Books I blogged at BlogHer - link to my BlogHer blog is in the sidebar

January (10):

Bread and Dreams: A Novel by Jonatha Ceely

Breakfast with Tiffany: A Memoir by Edwin Wintle

How I Paid for College: A novel of sex, theft, friendship and musical theatre by Marc Acito

Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

Ladykiller: Stories

Lives of Girls and Women: a novel by Alice Munro

Memories of my Melancholy whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Nellcott is my darling by Golda Fried

The Bronte Project: a novel of passion, desire and good PR by Jennifer Vandever

The Meaning of Wife by Anne Kingston

February (8):

Finding Betty Crocker by Susan Marks

Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss

The Girls by Lori Lansens

The Greek for Love by James Chatto

The House of Flowers by Charlotte Bingham

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig

The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig

Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden

March (8):

A Map of Glass by Jane Urquhart

Chicks with Sticks: it's a purl thing by Elizabeth Lenhard

Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs

Fork it over by Alan Richman

Julie and Julia by Julie Powell

Night by Elie Wiesel (I totally forgot I read this in 2006 and it was left off my best of lists and that's just WRONG)

Size 12 is not fat by Meg Cabot

The Lady and the Panda by Vicki Croke

April 2006 (8):

Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

Fat Girl: a true story by Judith Moore

My life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme

Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Speak by Laurie Anderson (gack! This didn't make it onto my recommended list)

The Boys, or Waiting for the Electrician's Daughter by John Terpstra

The Cures of the Narrows by Laura M. MacDonald

The Frog Prince by Jane Porter

May (10):

A Brief Chapter in my Impossible Life by Dana Reinhardt

Confessions of an Ex-Girlfriend by Lynda Curnyn

Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the women who created her by Melanie Rehak

I have a bed made of buttermilk pancakes by Jaclyn Moriarty

Lingerie by Catherine Bardey

Make Him Look Good by Alisa Valdes-Rodriquez

Pretty Little Dirty by Amanda Boyden

Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See

June (16):

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnston

We are all welcome here by Elizabeth Berg

A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore

A private hotel for gentle ladies by Ellen Cooney

Anybody out there? by Marian Keyes

Bed Rest by Sarah Bilston

Canadian Housewife: An affectionate history by Rosemary Neering

Emma by Jane Austen

Endymion Spring by Matthew Skelton

How Happy to Be by Katrina Onstad

Not Buying It: my year without shopping by Judith Levine

Tea and Pomegranates by Nazneen Sheikh

The Men I Didn't Marry by Janice Kaplan

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

We Beat the Street by Sampson Davis

Yarn Harlot by Stephanie Pearl-MacPhee

July (21):

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Blow me Down by Katie Macalister

Body Language by Millie Criswell

Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen

Candy Freak by Steve Almond

Debs at War by Anne de Courcy

Diary of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain

Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B Cooney

Girls' Night Out - Multiple Authors (ie I didn't write down who edited it)

gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson

A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber

Knitting Yarn and Spinning Tales by Kari Cornell

Let Them Eat Flax by Joe Schwarcz (Dr Joe! Sorry, it's a habit)

Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst

No Place for a Woman by Donna Hay

Odd Women by George Gissing

Princess Present by Meg Cabot

Real Simple Organized Home by Real Simple

Real Simple Solutions by Real Simple (do these books count??? I did honestly read them from front to back...)

Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber

Slightly Engaged by Wendy Markham

The Breakup Club by Melissa Senata

August (16):

Birth House by Ami McKay*

Born to Rock by Gordon Korman

Break no Bones by Kathy Reichs

Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fanny Flagg

Century of Elegance: Prince of Wales College 1860-1969 by Marian Bruce

Every Woman Needs a Wife by Naleighna Kai

Give it up: my year of learning to live with less by Mary Carlomagno

Hex and the Single Girl by Valerie Trankel

Key to the Golden Firebird by Maureen Johnston

Literacy and Longing in LA by Jennifer Kaufma and Karen Mack

M*A*S*H by Richard Hooker

Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini

Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

September (10):

A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone

Elements of Style by Wendy Wasserstein

Girl Get Your Money Straight by Glinda Bridgforth (hmm I don't think I blogged about this one...it was decent, had some good exercises - wouldn't be on the top of my list of recommendations for personal finance books for women)

Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston *

How to be Popular by Meg Cabot

Madonnas of Leningrad by Derra Dean *

Round Robin by Jennifer Chiaverini

Story of my Life by Farah Ahmedi

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (ACK! I missed putting this in my year-end round up too! I think I meant to but in a classics category and forgot! Again, it's so WRONG that it was missed!!!)

Wild Orchid by Beverley Brenna

October (14):

Burnt Toast by Teri Hatcher

Nothing but the truth and a few white lies by Justina Chen Headley

Life in the Balance: My Journey with Breast Cancer by Marla Shapiro

Tell me what to eat to prevent breast cancer by Elaine Magee * (posting is actually an author interview)

Cross-country quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini

Dear Stranger, Dearest Friend by Laney Katz Becker *

Ice Bound by Jerri Nelson

My one-night stand with cancer by Tania Katan *

Cancer Vixen by Marisa Acocella Marchetto *

Pug Hill by Alison Pace

Me and the Blondes by Teresa Toten (this was left of the end of year faves as well. Gah! This is why I hate doing faves!!!)

Study in Scarlet (audio book) by Arthur Conan Doyle

Love Season by Elin Hilderbrand

When She was Queen by MG Vassanji

November (11):

Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Money book for the young, fabulous and broke by Suze Orman

Avalon High by Meg Cabot

Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer * (I talked about it a bit here but full blog entry is at BlogHer)

A Woman in Berlin by Anon. *

Defining Dulcie by Paul Acompora

Hit the Road by Caroline B. Cooney

Peter Pan by JM Barrie

December (12 - not bad considering I didn't read for 2 weeks...):

New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore

Deception of the Emerald Ring by Lauren Willig

The Making of Pride and Prejudice by Susie Conklin (hmm didn't blog about this either...interesting if you liked the BBC production - seemed to end very abruptly)

Between Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson

Party Princess by Meg Cabot

Sweet Sixteen Princess by Meg Cabot

French Women for All Seasons (hmm don't think I blogged this either - meh, wasn't great. What was up with the scarves???)

On Being Fearless by Arianna Huffington

Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien *

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Two childrens books I read but didn't count...


I wonder what's under there by Deborah Nourse Lattimore

Mommy Has a Tattoo by Phil Padwe