Posted by: Amanda | December 26, 2006

The Book Post

Every year since 1999 when I started keeping track of the books I had read, I have been sending an email and/or making a blog post of the books I read during the year and the ones I recommend.

With only six days left in the year, and just beginning a tear jerker, christian romance novel I would be embarrased to list anyway (I am just in the mood, and I DID read the other three in the series) 

~~Here is this years list:

(It is both shorter than normal and has fewer stand out recommendations.  2007 just might find me with New Years resolution to blog less and read more.  Still contemplating that one.)

Read in 2006 (recommended are in bold):

  • The Veritas Conflict
  • For Women Only
  • The Witness
  • Lights on Tenth Street
  • The Prince of Darkness
  • The Power of a Praying Woman
  • Christ the Lord, Out of Egypt
  • The Sunday Philosophy Club
  • Whence Came a Prince
  • **Journey of Socrates **
  • A Long Way Down
  • Daughters of Memory
  • The Intuitionist
  • Spilling Clarence
  • Eleanor Rgby
  • Blue Shoe
  • Seven Types of Ambiguity
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Espresso Tales
  • The Cunning Man
  • The Phantom Toll Booth
  • A Wind in the Door
  • Before I Wake
  • A Swiftly Tilting Planet
  • The Memory Keepers Daughter
  • Vanishing Acts
  • The Sea
  • Blue Shoes and Happiness

** Best of the Year-Only one HIGHLY recommended**

A new twist on the tradition, I have a goal of a few books that have been on the TBR too long and I want to read (I think I bought them in San Diego with Christmas money one year and packed them cross country with me)

  • Winters Tale by Helprin
  • A Dance to the Music of Time – 1st movement – by Anthony Powell
  • The Kite Runner
  • The Dante Club

And another list of new discoveries I am adding to my TBR wish list for 2007:

  • I’ll Steal You Away by Ammaniti
  • Sharp Objects by Flynn
  • The Echo Maker by Rihard Powers
  • The Family that couldn’t sleep by Max
  • The Ghost at the Table by Berne
  • The Light of Evening by O’brien
  • Restless by Boyd
  • The People’s Act of Love by Meek
  • The Thin Place by Kathryn Davis
  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
  • Being Dead by Jim Crace
  • When We Were Orphans by Ishiguro
  • Posession by A.S. Byatt
  • The Uses of Enchantment by Julavits
  • The Sky Changes by Sorrentino
  • The Architechture of Happiness
  • The Ghost Map
  • The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner
  • The Dreams from my Father
  • The Audacity of Hope
  • Heart full of Soul by Taylor Hicks

So next year, I will have to see how many of those I get too, and what makes the list that is as yet undiscovered.

Happy Reading and Happy New Year – I will likely not be on for a few days.


  1. what is the book that you just started. i want to know. 🙂

  2. A, hope you are doing alright. I haven’t seen a post in a while. Take care.

  3. Dang, you read a lot! I haven’t heard of Journey of Socrates, but I’m keeping my eyes open.

    I hope all is well with you and your family.


  4. Are you alive, Baby?

  5. LOVE the book list! I’ll have to put the Socrates book on my list. I started reading The Year Of Magical Thinking when we were in Hawaii, but I didn’t finish it before we had to leave (I found it in the condo we were staying at) and every time I go to the library, it’s checked out. But it is a really good book and I want to finish it! I also really liked the Kite Runner, too. Sad, but very good.

  6. Is the Christ The Lord book the one by vampire-writer Anne Rice?

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