Books Read in 2006

These are books I read pre-blog so there are no reviews

January

  1. The myth of Atlas and Heracles 3rd book in Myth series – Jeannette Winterson
  2. The story of God – Robert Winston
  3. Talk to the hand – Lynne Truss
  4. A wedding in December – Anita Shreve
  5. The hours of the night – Sue Gee
  6. Labyrinth – Kate Mosse
  7. Denial of the soul – M Scott Peck

February

  1. Speaking my mind – Tony Campolo
  2. Arthur and George – Julian Barnes
  3. Lust for life – Adele Parks

March

  1. Sheer abandon – Penny Vincenzi
  2. The broker – John Grisham
  3. Dissolution – C J Sansom
  4. Love, medicine and miracles – Bernie Siegel – re-read
  5. Innocence – Kathleen Tessaro
  6. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conan Doyle
  7. Is there anything you want – Margaret Forster

April

  1. The shadow of the wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  2. The time traveller’s wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  3. Dark Fire – C J Sansom
  4. The Stone diaries – Carol Shields (library book)

May

  1. The historian – Elizabeth Kostova
  2. The undomestic goddess – Sophie Kinsella
  3. Beyond black – Hilary Mantel
  4. The apothecary’s house – Adrian Mathews
  5. A short history of everything – Bill Bryson
  6. The sea – John Banville
  7. Power through prayer – E M Bound

June

  1. The Kraken wakes – John Wyndham
  2. Truth, fiction and the Da Vinci Code – Bart D Ehrman (library book)
  3. Matilda – Roald Dahl
  4. The people’s act of love – James Meek
  5. In her shoes – Jennifer Weiner
  6. Vanishing acts – Jodie Picoult

July

  1. Never let me go – Kazuo Ishiguro
  2. Glittering images – Susan Howatch – re-read
  3. Glamorous powers – Susan Howatch – re-read
  4. Ultimate prizes – Susan Howatch – re-read
  5. The varieties of religious experience – William James

August

  1. The meaning of Jesus – Marcus Borg & N T Wright (library book) 5/5
  2. The return of the soldier – Rebecca West (library book) 4/5
  3. The horse whisperer – Nicholas Evans (Paul/Gina’s book) 4/5
  4. The pure in heart – Susan Hill 5/5
  5. Scandalous risks – Susan Howatch – re-read 5/5
  6. The risk of darkness – Susan Hill 5/5
  7. Mystical paths – Susan Howatch – re-read 5/5
  8. Mystery and manners – Flannery O’Connor (library book) 3/5

September

  1. Breathing lessons – Anne Tyler (library book) 4/5
  2. Absolute truths – Susan Howatch – re-read 5/5
  3. A question of integrity – Susan Howatch  – re-read 5/5
  4. A tree grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith (library book) 5/5
  5. The Jane Austen book club – Karen Joy Fowler (free with She magazine) 3/5
  6. Finding God in unexpected places – Philip Yancey 4/5
  7. The picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde (library book) 5/5
  8. The handmaid’s tale – Margaret Atwood (library book) 4/5

October

  1. Haweswater – Sarah Hall (library book) 3/5
  2. On beauty – Zadie Smith (Margaret Haywood’s book) 4/5
  3. The tattooed girl – Joyce Carol Oates (library book) 4/5
  4. A plea for Eros – Siri Hustvedt 4/5
  5. Under the duvet – Marian Keyes 3/5
  6. Howards End – E M Forster (library book) 4/5

November

  1. Poet in the gutter – John Baker (library book) 4/5
  2. Pontius Pilate – Ann Wroe 4/5
  3. Walking with ghosts – John Baker (library book) 5/5
  4. The jealous ghost – A N Wilson (library book) 5/5
  5. The short day dying – Peter Hobbs (library book) 3/5
  6. Middle age – Joyce Carol Oates (library book) 5/5
  7. March – Geraldine Brooks 5/5 – one of the best books this year
  8. Maisie Dobbs – Jacqueline Winspear (library book) 4/5

December

  1. The return of the prodigal son – Henri Nouwen – re-read (book circle) 5/5
  2. The right to write – Julia Cameron (library book) 5/5
  3. Amazing Grace – Margaret Atwood (library book) 5/5
  4. The Da Vinci code – Dan Brown – re-read 4/5
  5. The God delusion – Richard Dawkins – 5/5