Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Book List/Best of 2006

Here's my "best of" list for 2006:

Best Science Fiction type: The Traveler
Best Fiction wherein Dracula is a character: The Historian
Best Fiction wherein there is a mute character: The Ha-Ha
Best Fiction if you're obsessed with snowflakes: About Grace
Best Fiction where the main subject is a disease: Moloka'i
Best Fiction with China as the setting: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Worst Fiction: The Disapparition of James
Worst Fiction that other people seemed to like: The Accidental

Below is a partial list of the books I read in 2006, because I didn't start keeping track of my books until February. I can hardly believe that I've been such an avid reader all these years and haven't kept track of my books! Anyway, here they are:

  • In Quest of the Mythical Mate by Bader/Pearson
  • Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
  • Outside Valentine by Liza Ward
  • Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux
  • Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov
  • Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
  • Dark Voyage by Alan Furst
  • Night Falls Fast by Kay Jamison
  • The Disapparation of James by Anne Ursu
  • This is Not Chick Lit by Ed. Elizabeth Merrick
  • If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things
  • About Grace by Anthony Doerr
  • Swallows of Kabul
  • Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Receiving Love by Harville Hendrix
  • Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
  • The Accidental by Ali Smith
  • The Ha-Ha by Dave King
  • Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
  • The Good Wife by Stewart O'Nan
  • Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler
  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  • Any Bitter Thing by Monica Wood
  • Molokai'i by Alan Brennert
  • The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks


Sara said...

LOL, I love your categories, especially "Worst Fiction that Others Seem to Like." I can't really think which would win in that category for me, although I can think of plenty that fall under, "Fiction that others loved and I thought was only average." That doesn't sound quite as catchy as your category though. :P

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

I also had a giggle at your categories! I didn't start recording my books until I started my book blog which wasn't exactly at the beginning of 2006.


Literary Feline said...

What a creative way to list your faves and least favorites, Lisa! I think I've worked out how I want to put my list together. I'm waiting until I finish that "last" book before I post my list.

Aarti said...

Isn't it so fun to make categories like that, so that you can list books that you might not normally? I do that, too :-) I really like your list- really fun!

Lazy cow said...

I liked your categories. I only started listing all the books I've read since 2005. Such a shame we didn't think of it years ago!

LK said...

Great categories, I agree! Love it. I didn't start my list til June 06, so I feel your pain in trying to backtrack.

I am way behind already this year! I wanted to update my blog look and such. Alas.

Thanks for the post!

Grammy said...

This is an interesting blog. I didn't see any poetry in your list. Try doing a google search for the poet Tom C. Hunley.

tanabata said...

I love your categories! What did you think of About Grace? I read it not too long ago and still don't know how to describe it properly.