Saturday, January 2, 2010

2006 Book Reads

My 2006 reads - from my notebook
* Mother/Daughter book club read


 Shadow Divers, Robert Kurson

Danny, Champion of the World, Roald Dahl *

The Mysterious Commission, Michael Innes
Blue Heaven, Joe Keenan


Exile, Lady Grace Cavendish

The Forty Niners, Alan Moore

Gentlemen and Players, Joanne Harris
The Wright 3, Blue Balliett


Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors, Lizzie Collingham

Waiting Wind, Tony Hillerman
My Brother's Farm Doug Jones
Sinister Pig, Tony Hillerman


Fallen Man, Tony Hillerman
Murder Must Advertise Dorothy Sayers
The Tale of Despereaux , Kate DiCamillo
The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan *

The Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Peral-McPhee


Hoot, Carl Hiaasen *
Skeleton Man, Tony Hillerman

The $64 Tomato, William Alexander


The Orchard, Adele Crockett Robertson

The Penderwicks, Jeanne Birdsall *
What Happened at Hazelwood, Michael Innes
The Last Best League: One Summer, One Season, One Dream, Jim Collins


The Coffee Trader, David Liss
The Shape Shifter, Tony Hillerman


Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, JK Rowlings
The View from Saturday, E. L. Konigsburg *

The Sea of Monsters, Rick Riordan

The Mixed-up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg
Charlie Bone and the Time Twister, Jennie Nimmo


Book by Book, Michael Dirda

Mostly True: A Memoir of Family, Food and Baseball, Molly O'Neil

The Tiger in the Well, Philip Pullman
Hunting Season, Nevada Barr
This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader, Joan Dye Gussow
The Big Over Easy, Jasper Fforde


The Devil in the Big City, Erik Larson
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson, Bette Bao Lord *
The Witches, Roald Dahl
The Fourth Bear, Jasper Fforde

The Water Room, Christopher Fowler

Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy, Jenny Nimmo
The Colossus of Rhodes, Caroline Lawrence


The Art of Eating, M.F.K. Fisher

The Echoing Green, Joshua Prager
Saffy's Angel, Hilary McKay *
The First Eagle, Tony Hillerman


Charlie Bone and the Hidden King, Jenny Nimmo
Seventy-Seven Clocks, Christopher Fowler

Caddie Woodlawn, Carol Ryrie Brink *


  1. Great list - thanks for posting it! I'm particularly interested in the mother/daughter reads. (We read Saffy's Angel too!) Did the girls like the Bette Bao Lord? What about the Roald Dahl? That might be one they haven't read.

  2. Interesting -- I recognize the names of most of the YA/ children's lit on your list, but not much of the other.

    Did you review any of your books?

  3. I haven't reviewed any of those books - I only do reference/business type books for review - snore. I'm not sure I would make a good fiction reviewer.