Saturday, December 30, 2006

That's a lot of pages

For kicks, I decided to keep track of every book I read this year. In January, I had a goal of reading 40 books. It looks like I exceeded that goal.

In order, here's what I read in 2006:

1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
2. The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand
3. Hand-Me-Down by Lee Nichols
4. The Boys of Winter by Wayne Coffey
5. A Million Little Pieces by James Fray
6. Marley & Me by John Grogan
7. 1776 by David McCullough
8. Last Dance: Behind the Scenes at the Final Four by John Feinstein
9. Lapham Rising by Roger Rosenblatt
10. Jemima J by Jane Green
11. Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time by Michael Perry
12. We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
13. Tell Them I Didn't Cry by Jackie Spinner
14. Engaging Men by Lynda Curnyn
15. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
16. Confessions of an Ex-Girlfriend by Lynda Curnyn
17. Bombshell by Lynda Curnyn
18. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
19. The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot
20. Looking for Mr. Goodfrog by Laurie Graff
21. Gap Creek: A Story of a Marriage by Robert Morgan
22. Love @ First Site by Jane Moore
23. The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival by Louis Murphy
24. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
25. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
26. Me vs. Me by Sarah Mlynowski
27. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
28. Letters to a Young Journalist by Samuel G. Freedman
29. Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire
30. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
31. Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore
32. All the President's Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
33. To Have and to Hold by Jane Green
34. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
35. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
36. The Other Woman by Jane Green
37. My War: Killing Time in Iraq by Colby Buzzell
38. True Believer by Nicholas Sparks
39. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
40. At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
41. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
42. Babyville by Jane Green
43. A Widow's Walk by Marian Fontana
44. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
45. The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

Looking back at the list, by far my favorites that I read this year were Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, Marley & Me, Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time, Tell Them I Didn't Cry and The Book Thief. I recommend them all.

I'm aiming for 40 books again in 2007. This year, I might even keep track of how many pages each book is. Just for kicks.

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