Sunday, December 31, 2006

A Year of Reading

Although I am all caught up on my Harry Potter, my list has fallen short of last year's tally. I don't believe I will finish another today so here it is. Currently in the works are Old School by Tobias Wolff, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, and After This by Alice McDermott. I suspect the only book I will complete today is Russell the Sheep, which will be my fourth reading of it this week. Happy New Year!

2006 Reading List
1. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close By Jonathan Safran Foer
2. The Final Solution By Michael Chabon
3. Dear Zoe By Philip Beard
4. Drives Like a Dream by Porter Shreve
5. She Got Up Off the Couch by Haven Kimmel
6. Parched by Heather King
7. Rabbit, Run by John Updike
8. The Bird Artist by Howard Norman
9. A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
10. The Tender Bar
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
12. The Beans of Egypt, Maine
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
14. Stink and the Incredible Supergalatic Jawbreaker
15. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
16. The Reader by Bernard Schlink
17. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
18. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
19. The Miracluous Journey of Edward Tulane
20. Ella Enchanted
21. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
22. A Widow for One Year by John Irving
23. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
24. Blister by Susan Shreve
25. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
26. A Single Shard
27. 84 Charing Cross by Helen Hanff
28. Wait for Me by Susan Shreve
29. A Man Called Cash
30. The Stolen Child
31. Ordinary Love and Good Will by Jane Smiley
32. Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
33. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
34. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
35. Fun Home
36. The Three Martini Playdate
37. The Body by Stephen King
38. The Frequency of Souls by Mary Kay Zuravleff
39. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
40. Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
41. Everyman by Philip Roth
42. Miss American Pie
43. Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett
44. The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas 2006

Kooky kids with their cousins

Monday, December 18, 2006

Top Five Books for 2006

Everyone (Washington Post, NYT) is doing their list so I will do mine. Here are my five favorite books from what I read this year.

1. The Bird Artist by Howard Norman
2. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
3. Miss American Pie by Margaret Sartor
4. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
5. The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue

Friday, December 01, 2006

Number 8

Andrew in his VT lacrosse garb. He reports that he will get to wear No. 8 this season, which was his number in high school. Lacrosse season doesn't begin until spring but they are already practicing and playing in scrimmages.