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2006 Retrospect

What I read last year. Linked to a blog entry if there is one, otherwise not. Most of the links are to the middle of posts with unrelated stuff before and after, sorry about that. Complete books only.

Grand book total: 44
Grand everything total: 73


Historical Fiction:
Julia Alvarez, In the time of the butterflies
Matthew Pearl, The Dante Club
Anchee Min, Empress Orchid
Pat Barker, Regeneration
(total: 4)

George Gissing, New Grub Street
Allegra Goodman, Intuition
Allegra Goodman, Kaaterskill Falls
Robertson Davies, Fifth Business
Julia Alvarez, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Celestine Vaite, Frangipani
Celestine Vaite, Breadfruit
Amitav Ghosh, The Hungry Tide
Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
Vikram Seth, A Suitable Boy (yes, all 1500 pages)
Natsume Souseki, Botchan (online)
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
Haruki Murakami, Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Haruki Murakami, Norweigian Wood
(total: 14)

Science Fiction:
Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake
Roger Delany, The Fall of the Towers
C.J. Cherryh, Tripoint
Joan D. Vinge, The Snow Queen
Joan D. Vinge, Catspaw
Maria Doria Russel, The Sparrow
(total: 6)

Diana Wynn Jones, The Magicians of Caprona/Witch Week
Naomi Novik, His Majestry's Dragon/Throne of Jade/Black Powder War
Pamela Dean, Tam Lin
(total: 6)

Tom Robbins, Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas
Tom Robbins, Villa Incognito
Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
David Sonowski, Vamped
(total: 4)

Rigoberta Menchú and Elisabeth Burgos-Debray, I, Rigoberta Menchú
Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth
Robert Roberts, The Classic Slum
Arthur Rimbauld, Complete Letters
Emily Ruete b. Sayyida Said, Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar
Grace Lee Boggs, Living for Change
Lolita Hernandez, Autopsy of an Engine: and Other Stories from the Cadillac Plant
Stephanie Elizondo Greist, Around the Bloc
(total: 8)

Steve Stern, Remembering Pinochet's Chile
Steve Kinzer, Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change
Louis Perez, The war of 1898
Hans Schmit, The United States occupation of Haiti
Piero Gleijeses, Shattered hope: The Guatemalan Revolution and the United States
Peter Kornbluh (editor), Bay of Pigs declassified
Peter Kornbluh, The Pinochet file
Pamela Constable and Arturo Valenzuela, A nation of enemies: Chile under Pinochet
Thomas Segrue, Origin of the Urban Crisis
(total: 10)

Sultan Bahu, Death Before Dying (poetry)
Jamaica Kincaid (editor), Best American Travel Writing (anthology)
(total: 2)

Comics (physical purchases only, if I counted scans it would never end):
Scott Pilgrim vol 1-3 (Bryan Lee O'Malley)
Runaways 4-5 (Brian K. Vaughn)
Cantarella vol 1-3 (You Higuri)
Chrono Crusade vol 6-8 (Daisuke Moriyama)
Bleach vol 12-13 (Kubo Tite)
Earthian vol 1-4 (Kouga Yun)
Please Save My Earth vol 13-19 (Saki Hiwatari)
Girl Genius vol 1-3 (Phil and Kaja Foglio)
Death Note vol 1-2 (author Ohba, artist Obata)
Kill Me, Kiss Me vol 1-2 (Lee Young You)
(total: 29 volumes)


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Jan. 19th, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
In The Time of the Butterflies is great.
Jan. 3rd, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
Damn. That you even manage to keep track ... *sighs, looks at the stack of books, not even moved*
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