Monday, January 01, 2007

Best Books of 2006

Alright, I'll also weigh in with my favourite reads of the year. I read about 130 books on average, some are forgettable, and some are not! I can't rank them specifically; the ones I recall as great have atmosphere, excellent writing, or especially memorable characters. My top recommendations from my reading of 2006 are:
  1. The Madonnas of Leningrad / Debra Dean
  2. Doctor Bloom's Story / Don Coles
  3. The Pink Carnation series / Lauren Willig (pure fun)
  4. Restless / William Boyd
  5. North and South /Elizabeth Gaskell


  1. Encyclopedia of an ordinary life / Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  2. All the fishes come home to roost / Rachel Manija Brown
  3. The Shoebox bible / Alan Bradley (a memoir worth reading if only for the one scene where he wanders down the street inside a cardboard box...)

There are so many more I enjoyed but these are the tops.


  1. 130! wow! I hope the New Year is as bookish!


  2. I also enjoyed Encyclopedia Of An Ordinary Life.


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