It seems that in 2006 I hit 75 books (not counting those for school, which would probably make the number rise plenty as I have right now have 16 tomes on my shelf and windowsill, waiting to returned home to the library). September was the best month for reading thanks to my transition from being employed to playing student. 2006 was also a year for exploring libraries - the ones in Champaign and Urbana, and the one here in Brighton.
I'm not going to list everything I read, but here were some I really enjoyed.
Alice Sebold – Lucky
Marjane Satrapi – Persepolis
Lionel Shriver – We Need To Talk About Kevin
Jeanette Winterson – Tanglewreck
Mary Roach – Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Diana Wynne Jones – Howl’s Moving Castle
Jane and Michael Stern – Two For The Road: Our Love Affair with American Food
Harvey Pekar – The Best of American Splendor
Dodie Smith – I Capture The Castle
Zadie Smith – On Beauty
Nicole Krauss – The History of Love
Tom Perrotta - Little Children
Ursula Le Guin - The Earthsea Quartet (probably my 4th reading)
Luis Alberto Urrea - The Hummingbird’s Daughter
James Agee - A Death In The Family
Nancy Mitford - Love In A Cold Climate
Curtis Sittenfeld - Prep
Orhan Pamuk – Istanbul
Oliver Sacks - Seeing Voices: A Journey Into The World of the Deaf
Zoe Heller - Notes on a Scandal
Elliot Perlman - Seven Types of Ambiguity
What now for 2007? Similar reading goals - a wider variety of books, more graphic novels perhaps, more literature from non-western authors and perhaps I'll attempt more classics. Is there time to read more? I'll make sure I make time.