Books read - pre-2007

*Particularly wonderful books 



Åsne Seierstad: A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal

Bill Bryson: A Short History of Nearly Everything

Philip Barlow (edited): A Thoughtful Faith: Essays on Belief by Mormon Scholars*

Sarah Vowell: Assassination Vacation

Malcolm Gladwell: Blink

Paul Theroux: Dark Star Safari

Dominique Glocheux: La Vie En Rose: The Little Book of Joy

Viktor E. Frankl: Man's Search for Meaning

Tracy Kidder: Mountains Beyond Mountains

Barbara Ehrenreich: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting in America

Azar Nafisi: Reading Lolita in Tehran

Gary Neilson and Bruce Pasternack: Results: Keep What’s Good, Fix What’s Wrong, and Unlock Great Performance

M. Catherine Thomas: Spiritual Lightening

Jeffrey Sachs: The End of Poverty

C.S. Lewis: The Problem of Pain

Jon Scieszka: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales*

T.R. Reid: The United States of Europe: The New Superpower and the End of American Supremacy

Bookcraft (book of LDS essays, no editor listed): Why I Believe

C.S. Lewis: A Grief Observed

Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire

Cormac McCarthy: All the Pretty Horses (again)*

David Sedaris (edited): Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

Olive Ann Burns: Cold Sassy Tree

David Sedaris: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

Thomas Hardy: Far from the Madding Crowd

Eric Schlosser: Fast Food Nation

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner: Freakonomics

Marilynne Robinson: Gilead*

J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Marilynne Robinson: Housekeeping

R.D. Blackmore: Lorna Doone

George Eliot: Middlemarch

Henry James: The American

Robert Atwan and Susan Orlean (edited): The Best American Essays 2005

Åsne Seierstad: The Bookseller of Kabul

Sarah Orne Jewett: The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories

Edith Wharton: The Custom of the Country

Thomas Hardy: The Mayor of Casterbridge

George Eliot: The Mill on the Floss

Kazuo Ishiguro: The Remains of the Day*

Malcolm Gladwell: The Tipping Point

Charlotte Brontë: Villette*

Stephen Greenblatt: Will in the World



Anne Tyler: Back When We Were Grownups

Edith Wharton: The House of Mirth

Homer: The Odyssey

John Irving: The Cider House Rules

Orly Castel-Bloom: Human Parts

Thomas Hardy: Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy: Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Tadeus Borowski: This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

David Sedaris: Me Talk Pretty One Day

David Sedaris: Holidays on Ice

Irvine Welsh: Trainspotting

Henry James: Washington Square

Michael Chabon: The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Sir Walter Scott: Rob Roy

Dan Brown: The Da Vinci Code

Baroness Orczy: The Scarlet Pimpernel

Shakespeare: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities

Shakespeare: Macbeth

Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist

Willa Cather: My Antonia

Sinclair Lewis: Babbitt

Toni Morrison: Beloved

James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

David Sedaris: Naked

Wendy Shalit: A Return to Modesty

James Agee: A Death in the Family

Cormac McCarthy: Cities of the Plain

George Eliot: Middlemarch*

Richard Adams: Watership Down

Alexandre Dumas: The Count of Monte Cristo*

Amy Tan: The Opposite of Fate

Anna Seghers: The Seventh Cross*

Anne Tyler: Back When We Were Grownups

C.S. Lewis: The Screwtape Letters (yes, again)*

Charlotte Brontë: Wuthering Heights

Didier van Cauwelaert: One Way

E.M. Forster: Howards End

Edith Wharton: Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton: The Age of Innocence

Elizabeth Gaskell: North and South

Elizabeth Gold: Brief Intervals of Horrible Sanity

Helen Fielding: The Edge of Reason

J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter (vol. 5)

J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter (vols. 1-5) (again)

Jon McCullough: If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (*******) (LOVED IT. LOVED IT. LOVED IT.)

Lemony Snicket: The Bad Beginning

Michael Morris: Slow Way Home (hated it)

Nick Hornby: How to Be Good

Peter Smith: Two of Us

Tom Wolfe: The Bonfire of the Vanities (just over half—hated it)

Tracy Chevalier: Falling Angels

Tracy Chevalier: Girl with a Pearl Earring

Tracy Chevalier: The Virgin Blue

Wallace Stegner: Angle of Repose*

Yann Martel: The Life of Pi



Books read - 2007