Friday, July 28, 2006

Best Books - January-June

~ ~ ~ My favorite books so far this year ~ ~ ~

Brick Lane by Monica Ali
Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter by Blaize Clement
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea
I'll Steal You Away by Niccolo Ammaniti
In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant
In the Wake by Per Petterson
The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif
The Seven Fabulous Wonders Series by Katherine Roberts:
The Amazon Temple Quest
The Babylon Game
The Colossus Crisis
The Great Pyramid Robbery
The Mausoleum Murder
The Olympic Conspiracy
The Thursday Next books by Jasper Fforde:
The Eyre Affair
Lost in a Good Book
The Well of Lost Plots
Something Rotten
Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld:

~ ~ ~ Some other good ones ~ ~ ~

Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice
The Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss
The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
Every Visible Thing by Lisa Carey
Goodbye Lemon by Adam Davies
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
My Dream of You by Nuala O'Faolain
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The Queen's Soprano by Carol Dines
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Seven Houses by Alev Lytle Croutier
A Spectacle of Corruption by David Liss
The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra
When Rain Clouds Gather by Bessie Head


  1. So that's a total of HOW many that you've read so far this year?

  2. Nope. At the end of June I was at 107 books read. The ones listed are just the ones I liked... mind you, I did end up putting up way more that I though I would. I just couldn't stop at the best of...

  3. Okay, you've read WAY more than me and I'm jealous. I just passed 90, which puts me at a pace of just over 12 a month. And even that number staggers my brain.