2006 reading list

Mostly because for the first time, I actually noted them as I read them–which may have something to do with my having kept a single notebook for stray thoughts through the entire year, too.

Interesting to go back and remember my year by remembering what I was reading at various times. Of them all, I think Life As We Knew It and Taylor Five especially rocked my world; and finally discovering Alice Hoffman’s books was a delight, too.

1. The Bone Collector’s Son, Lawrence Yep
2. Shamer’s Signet, Lene Kaaberbol
3. The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams (reread)
4. Celine, Brock Cole
5. Unexpected Changes at the Last Minute, Grace Paley
6. Conrad’s Fate, Diana Wynne Jones
7. Double Helix, Margaret Peterson Haddix
8. Babymouse, Our Hero, Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
9. The Song Reader, Lisa Tucker
10. Siberia, Ann Halam
11. The Ice Queen, Alice Hoffman
12. Practical Magic, Alice Hoffman
13. Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters, Gail Giles
14. Crossroads and Other Tales of Valdemar, edited by Mercedes Lackey
15. Rash, Pete Hautman
16. Blue Noon, Scott Westerfeld
17. Magic Lessons, Justine Larbelestier
18. Ravensong, Catherine Feher-Elston
19. Juliet Dove, Queen of Love, Bruce Coville
20. Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich
21. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin (reread)
22. Song of Unmaking, Caitlin Brennan
23. The Book of Fire, Second Edition, Wiliam H. Cottrell, Jr.
24. The City of Ember, Jeanne DuPrau
25. The People of Sparks, Jeanne DuPrau
26. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Ann Brashares
27.Taylor Five, Ann Halam
28. Eiger Dreams, Jon Krakauer
29. A Brief Chapter in my Impossible Life, Dana Reinhardt
30. The Tombs of Atuan, Ursula K. Le Guin (reread)
31. The Prophet of Yonwood, Jeanne DuPrau
32. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl, Tanya Lee Stone
33. The Big Burn, Jeanette Ingold
34. Cabinet des Fees: A Fairy Tale Journal
35. Project Blue Rose, Rachel Manija Brown and Stephanie G. Folse
36. Speaking With Angels, Michelle West
37. Cam Jansen and the Chocolate Fudge Mystery, David A. Adler
38. Hrolf Gautreksson, translated by Hermann Palsson and Paul Edwards
39. My Teacher is an Alien, Bruce Coville (reread)
40. Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White (reread)
41. The Beast of Noor, Janet Lee Carey
42. Half Magic, Edward Eager (reread)
43. Close Encounters of a Third World Kind, Jennifer J. Stewart (reread)
44. Hugging the Rock, Susan Taylor Brown
45. The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan
46. Sarah, Plain and Tall, Patricia MacLachlan
47. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E. L. Konigsburg (reread)
48. Feed, M.T. Anderson
49. The Foretelling, Alice Hoffman
50. Eight Days of Luke, Diana Wynne Jones
51. The Shamer’s Daughter, Lene Kaaberbol
52. The Safe-Keeper’s Secret, Sharon Shinn
53. The Dream-Maker’s Magic, Sharon Shinn
54. The Sea of Monsters, Rick Riordan
55. Shattered Dance, Caitlin Brennan
56. Everest: Book Three: The Summit, Gordon Korman
57. The Serpent Gift, Lene Kaaberbol
58. The Shamer’s War, Lene Kaaberbol
59. Writing Out of the Darkness: An Anthology of Poetry by Refugees in Transition, edited by Ann Dernier
60. How I Live Now, Meg Rosoff
61. Strange Candy, Laurell K. Hamilton
62. Thief’s Luck, Deborah Millitello
63. Angurgapi: The Witch-Hunts in Iceland, Magnus Rafnsson
64. Galdrakver (Icelandic grimoire)
65. The Skewed Throne, Joshua Palmatier
66. Life As We Knew It, Susan Beth Pfeffer
67. Millicent Min, Girl Genuis, Lisa Yee
68. Trigger, Susan Vaught
69. Boy Proof, Cecil Castellucci
70. Terrier, Tamora Pierce
71. Fire-Us, Book 1: The Kindling, Jennifer Armstrong and Nancy Butcher
72. The Last Days, Scott Westerfeld
73. Eyes of Crow, Jeri Smith-Ready
74. The Green Book, Jill Paton Walsh
75. Micro-Nations: The Lonely Planet Guide to Home-Made Nations
76. Babymouse, Queen of the World, Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
77. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You, Ally Carter
In progress: Wind, Sand and Stars, Antoine de Saint Exupery

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