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Complete List of Books Read in 2006 
31st-Dec-2006 11:53 pm
Below is a complete list of all of the books (novels, manga, graphic novels, etc.) that I read in 2006. Most (except, with a few exceptions, the manga) have been formally reviewed here on this LJ, but you're wondering what I thought of any title, feel free to ask.

Albo, Mike. Hornito: My Lie Life.
Allison, Dorothy. Bastard Out of Carolina.
Amis, Martin. Time's Arrow; or, The Nature of the Offense.
Asche, Jonathan. Mindjacker.
Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale.
---. Surfacing.
Auster, Paul. Auggie Wren's Christmas Story.
---. City of Glass.
---. Ghosts.
---. In the Country of Last Things.
---. The Locked Room.
---. Timbuktu.
Babcock, Joe. The Boys and the Bees.
Baker, James Robert. Testosterone.
---. Tim and Pete.
Barnes, Djuna. Nightwood.
Barker, Clive. The Hellbound Heart.
Barker, Pat. The Eye in the Door.
---. The Ghost Road.
---. Regeneration.
Barrie, J. M. Peter and Wendy.
Baum, L. Frank. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz.
---. The Emerald City of Oz.
---. The Enchanted Island of Yew.
---. Glinda of Oz.
---. John Dough and the Cherub.
---. The Lost Princess of Oz.
---. The Magic of Oz.
---. The Marvelous Land of Oz.
---. The Master Key.
---. Ozma of Oz.
---. The Patchwork Girl of Oz.
---. Queen Zixi of Ix.
---. Rinkitink in Oz.
---. The Road to Oz.
---. The Scarecrow of Oz.
---. The Sea Fairies.
---. Sky Island.
---. The Surprising Adventures of Magical Monarch of Mo and His People.
---. Tik-Tok of Oz.
---. The Tin Woodman of Oz.
---. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Beagle, Peter S. The Unicorn Sonata.
Block, Francesca Lia. Baby Be-Bop.
---. Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys.
---. Missing Angel Juan.
---. Weetzie Bat.
---. Witch Baby.
Blume, Judy. Blubber.
---. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
Boyle, Dan. Huddle.
Bram, Christopher. Surprising Myself.
Brown, Rita Mae. Rubyfruit Jungle.
Burch, Christian. The Manny Files.
Burgess, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange.
Burroughs, William S. Naked Lunch: The Restored Text.
Butler, Octavia E. Wild Seed.
Cain, James M. Double Indemnity.
---. The Postman Always Rings Twice.
Chabon, Michael. The Final Solution: A Story of Detection.
---. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh.
Chatwin, Bruce. On the Black Hill.
Chee, Alexander. Edinburgh.
Cheever, John. Falconer.
---. Oh What a Paradise It Seems.
Christie, Agatha. The Murder of Roger Akroyd.
Clarke, Arthur C. 2001: A Space Odyssey.
---. The City and the Stars.
Coelho, Paulo. The Alchemist.
Coe, Christopher. I Look Divine.
Coetzee, J. M. Disgrace.
---. Foe.
---. Life & Times of Michael K.
Collard, Cyril. Savage Nights.
Cooper, Dennis. Closer.
---. God Jr.
---. Guide.
---. Period.
---. The Sluts.
---. Try.
Cox, C. Jay and T. Fabris. Latter Days.
Crisp, Quentin. The Naked Civil Servant.
Cullin, Mitch. A Slight Trick of the Mind.
---. Whompyjawed.
Cumming, Alan. Tommy's Tale.
Cunningham, Michael. Flesh and Blood.
---. A Home at the End of the World.
---. Land's End: A Walk in Provincetown.
Davidson, MaryJanice. Derik's Bane: A Wyndham Werewolf Tale.
---. Undead and Unappreciated.
---. Undead and Unemployed.
---. Undead and Unreturnable.
---. Undead and Unwed.
DeLillo, Don. The Body Artist.
Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles.
---. The Sign of Four.
---. The Valley of Fear.
Ekuni, Kaori. Twinkle Twinkle.
Faber, Michel. Under the Skin.
Feinberg, David B. Eighty-Sixed.
---. Spontaneous Combustion.
Ferri, Richard S. Confessions of a Male Nurse
Ferro, Robert. The Family of Max Desir.
---. Second Son.
Fforde, Jasper. The Big Over Easy.
---. The Eyre Affair.
Fitzgerald, Penelope. The Blue Flower
---. The Bookshop.
---. The Gate of Angels.
Forster, E. M. Howard's End.
---. A Passage to India.
---. Where Angels Fear to Tread.
Fox, John. The Boys on the Rock.
Francis, Brian. The Secret Fruit of Peter Paddington.
Friedman, Mack. Setting the Lawn on Fire.
Gaiman, Neil. Coraline.
Gao, Xingjian. Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather: Stories.
Gardner, John. Grendel.
Gatiss, Mark. The Vesuvius Club.
Gerrold, David. The Martian Child: A Novel about a Single Father Adopting a Son.
Gide, André. The Immoralist.
---. Strait is the Gate.
Greene, Harlan. The German Officer's Boy.
---. What the Dead Remember.
Greer, Darren. Still Life with June.
Hartnett, P-P. Call Me.
Haslett, Adam. You Are Not a Stranger Here.
Healey, Trebor. Through It Came Bright Colors.
Hearn, Lian. Across the Nightingale Floor.
---. Brilliance of the Moon.
---. Grass for His Pillow.
Heim, Scott. In Awe.
Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea.
Hesse, Hermann. Siddhartha.
Hoban, Russell. Her Name Was Lola.
---. The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz.
---. The Medusa Frequency.
Holleran, Andrew. Nights in Aruba.
Hollinghurst, Alan. The Swimming-Pool Library.
Homes, A. M. Jack.
Hood, Rob N. Beyond the Wind.
Huo, T. C. A Thousand Wings.
Huston, Bo. The Dream Life.
Huxley, Aldous and Christopher Isherwood. Jacob's Hands: A Fable.
Ibañez-Carrasco, Francisco. Killing Me Softly: Morir Amando.
Ihimaera, Witi. The Whale Rider.
Isherwood, Christopher. A Single Man.
---. Goodbye to Berlin.
---. Mr Norris Changes Trains.
---. Prater Violet.
Ishiguro, Kazuo. An Artist of the Floating World.
---. Never Let Me Go.
---. A Pale View of the Hills.
---. The Remains of the Day.
James, Henry. The Turn of the Screw.
Jourdan, Eric. Wicked Angels.
Juster, Norman. The Phantom Tollbooth.
Kannagi, Satoru. Only the Ring Finger Knows Vol. 1: The Lonely Ring Finger.
---. Only the Ring Finger Knows Vol. 2: The Left Hand Dreams of Him.
---. Only the Ring Finger Knows Vol. 3: The Ring Finger Falls Silent.
Kondoleon, Harry. Diary of a Lost Boy.
Konohara, Narise. Cold Sleep.
---. Don't Worry Mama.
---. The Man Who Doesn't Take Off His Clothes. Vol. 1.
Kundera, Milan. Ignorance.
Kureishi, Hanif. Gabriel's Gift.
---. Intimacy.
Leavitt, David. Arkansas: Three Novellas.
---. The Body of Jonah Boyd.
---. The Lost Language of Cranes.
Leddick, David. The Handsomest Man in the World.
Lee, Lilian. Farewell My Concubine.
Lee, Tanith. A Bed of Earth.
---. Venus Preserved.
Lefcourt, Peter. The Dreyfus Affair.
Lennon, Jun and Maki Murakami. Gravitation: The Novel.
Leroux, Gaston. The Phantom of the Opera.
Lessing, Doris. Ben, in the World.
---. The Fifth Child.
Lethem, Jonathan. Gun, with Occasional Music.
---. Motherless Brooklyn.
Lowenthal, Michael. The Same Embrace.
Maguire, Gregory. Oasis.
---. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.
Malloy, Brian. The Year of Ice.
Mars-Jones, Adam. The Waters of Thirst.
Mastbaum, Blair. Clay's Way.
Maugham, W. Somerset. Cakes and Ale.
Maupin, Armistead. The Night Listener.
McCabe, Patrick. The Butcher Boy.
McCann, Richard. Mother of Sorrows.
McCarthy, Cormac. The Road.
McNicholl, Damian. A Son Called Gabriel.
Miller, Isabel. Patience & Sarah.
Milne, A. A. The House At Pooh Corner.
---. Winnie-the-Pooh.
Mishima, Yukio. The Temple of the Golden Pavilion.
Moorcock, Michael. The Bane of the Black Sword.
---. Elric of Melniboné.
---. The Fortress of the Pearl.
---. The Revenge of the Rose.
---. The Sailor on the Seas of Fate.
---. Stormbringer.
---. The Vanishing Tower.
---. The Weird of the White Wolf.
Moore, Marshall. The Concrete Sky.
Moore, Susanna. In the Cut.
Morley, John David. The Anatomy Lesson.
Morrison, Toni. Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination.
---. Sula.
Morrow, James. City of Truth.
Murakami, Haruki. Sputnik Sweetheart.
Murr, Naeem. The Boy.
Nix, Garth. Abhorsen.
---. Liriel.
---. Sabriel.
Orton, Joe and Kenneth Halliwell. Lord Cucumber and The Boy Hairdresser: Two Novels.
Orwell, George. Animal Farm.
Parkhurst, Carolyn. The Dogs of Babel.
Peck, Dale. Martin & John.
Picano, Felice. Fred in Love.
---. Like People in History: A Gay American Epic.
Pierce, Tamora. Alanna: The First Adventure.
---. Emperor Mage.
---. First Test.
---. In the Hand of the Goddess.
---. Lady Knight.
---. Lioness Rampant.
---. Page.
---. The Realm of the Gods.
---. Squire.
---. Wild Magic.
---. Wolf-Speaker.
---. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man.
Pomfret, Scott and Scott Whittier. Nothing Personal.
Pratchett, Terry. The Colour of Magic.
---. Equal Rites.
---. Eric.
---. Guards! Guards!.
---. Hogfather.
---. The Light Fantastic.
---. Mort.
---. Reaper Man.
---. Sourcery.
---. Wyrd Sisters.
Price, Reynolds. The Tongues of Angels.
Puig, Manuel. Kiss of the Spider Woman.
Quint, Michel. In Our Strange Gardens.
Réage, Pauline. Story of O.
Rhodes, Dan. Timoleon Vieta Come Home: A Sentimental Journey.
Rhys, Jean. Wide Sargasso Sea.
Ridgway, Keith. Horses.
Ryman, Geoff. The Warrior Who Carried Life.
---. Was.
Scott, D. Travers. Execution, Texas: 1987.
Sedaris, David. Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays.
Selvadurai, Shyam. Funny Boy: A Novel in Six Stories.
Shengold, Nina. Clearcut.
Simak, Clifford D. City.
Snicket, Lemony. The Austere Academy.
---. The Bad Beginning.
---. The Beatrice Letters.
---. The Carnivorous Carnival.
---. The End.
---. The Ersatz Elevator.
---. The Grim Grotto.
---. The Hostile Hospital.
---. The Miserable Mill.
---. The Penultimate Peril.
---. The Reptile Room.
---. The Slippery Slope.
---. The Vile Village.
---. The Wide Window.
Spanbauer, Tom. Faraway Places.
---. The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon.
Spark, Muriel. The Driver's Seat.
---. The Girls of Slender Means.
---. The Only Problem.
---. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
Stadler, Matthew. Allan Stein.
---. The Sex Offender.
Stein, Eugene. Straitjacket & Tie.
Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash.
Street, Nick, ed. Best Gay Love Stories 2005.
Streeter, Edward. Father of the Bride.
Takemoto, Novala. Kamikaze Girls.
Taylor, Robert. Whose Eye Is on Which Sparrow?.
Tóibín, Colm. The Master.
---. The Story of the Night.
Tushinski, Jim. Van Allen's Ecstasy.
van den Brink, H. M. On the Water.
Vidal, Gore. The City and the Pillar.
---. Myra Breckinridge.
---. Myron.
Vonnegut, Kurt. Breakfast of Champions; Or, Goodbye Blue Monday.
---. Cat's Cradle.
---. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; Or, Pearls before Swine.
---. Slaughterhouse-Five; Or, the Children's Crusade, A Duty-Dance with Death.
Voltaire. Candide.
Walker, Alice. The Color Purple.
Walker, Kate. Peter.
Warren, Patricia Nell. The Front Runner.
Wells, H. G. The First Men in the Moon.
---. The Invisible Man.
---. The Island of Dr. Moreau.
---. The Time Machine.
---. The War of the Worlds.
Wharton, Greg. Johnny Was & Other Tall Tales.
White, Edmund. Forgetting Elena.
---. Nocturnes for the King of Naples.
Wilcox, James. Plain and Normal.
Wilde, Oscar. The Portrait of Mr. W.H.
Winterson, Jeanette. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.
---. The Passion.
---. Sexing the Cherry.
---. Written on the Body.
Wolff, Tobias. The Barracks Thief.
Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway.
---. Orlando: A Biography.
X, Sulayman. Bilal's Bread.
Yamanaka, Lois-Ann. Name Me Nobody.
Yoshimoto, Banana. Asleep.
---. Goodbye Tsugumi.
---. Kitchen.

Budman, Matthew. Instant Expert: Collecting Books.
Buruma, Ian. Inventing Japan 1853-1964.
Buruma, Ian and Avishai Margalit. Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies.
Christmas Favorites.
Ellis, Ian C. Book Finds: How to Find, Buy, and Sell Used and Rare Books.
Frankfurt, Harry G. On Bullshit.
---. On Truth.
Garber, Marjorie. Academic Instincts.
Ivins, Molly and Lou DuBose. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America.
Leavitt, David. Florence, A Delicate Case.
Rich, Frank. The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina.
Rosenberg, Margot and Bern Marcowitz. The Care and Feeding of Books Old and New: A Simple Repair Manual for Book Lovers.
Sacks, Oliver. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Stories.
Savage, Dan. The Kid (What Happened after My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant): An Adoption Story.
Tóibín, Colm. Love in a Dark Time: And Other Explorations of Gay Lives and Literature.

Milne, A. A. Now We Are Six.
---. When We Were Very Young.

Akamatsu, Ken. Negima!. Vol. 1.
Amano, Shiro. Kingdom Hearts. Vol. 1-4. (complete)
Doha. The Great Catsby. Vol. 1.
E.Hae. Not So Bad. Vol. 1-2. (complete)
Friedman, Erica, ed. Yuri Monogatari. Vol. 4.
Gotsubo, Masaru. Samurai Champloo. Vol. 1-2. (complete)
Ha, SiHyun. Comic. Vol. 1.
Han, Seungwon. Your Lover. Vol. 1.
Ikezawa, Satomi. Guru Guru Pon-Chan. Vol. 2-6.
Jeon, JinSeok, and SeungHee Han. One Thousand and One Nights. Vol. 1-3.
JTK. Hotel California.
---. Madtown Hospital. Vol. 1-2.
Kim, MiKyung. 11th Cat. Vol. 1-2.
Kim, Seyoung. Boy Princess. Vol. 1-4.
Kim, Sungmo. Emperor's Castle. Vol. 1.
Kim, Young Hee. MASCA. Vol. 1.
Lee, Mira. Land of Silver Rain. Vol. 1-3.
Lee, Youjung. 0/6 (Zero/Six). Vol. 1-4.
Lee, YunHee and Kara. Angel Diary. Vol. 1-4.
Marley. Dokebi Bride. Vol. 1-3.
Miura, Kentaro. Berserk. Vol. 10-14.
Moore, Alan and Melinda Gebbie. Lost Girls. Vol. 1-3. (complete)
Moore, Alan and David Lloyd. V for Vendetta.
Niffenegger, Audrey. The Adventuress.
---. Three Incestuous Sisters.
Ninomiya, Tomoko. Nodame Cantabile. Vol. 3-7.
Neculai, A. and O. Laila, ed. Rush #00.
Ogawa, Yayoi. Tramps Like Us. Vol. 8.
Pak, Greg and Greg Land. X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong.
Phillips, Joe. Tales from The House of Morecock. Vol. 1.
Shimoku, Kio. Genshiken. Vol. 1-3.
Toma. X Diary. Vol. 1.
Tsuchiya, Garon and Nobuaki Minegishi. Old Boy. Vol. 1-3.
Wann. Can't Lose You. Vol. 1-4.
Won, Sooyeon. Let Dai. Vol. 1-6.
Yoo, Jinha. AEGIS. Vol. 1-3.

In total, I read 341 texts and 86 comics and, as you can see, spent most of my time concentrating on the former. Most of the books I read were fiction, ranging from classics with instant name-recognition to children's and young adult books. Many fell into the sci-fi/fantasy genre, and many more would loosely be considered GLBT literature. I also have a strong preference for so-called "literary fiction." A lot of what I read on the comics side was Korean manhwa, an area in which I continue to cultivate especial interest.
1st-Jan-2007 12:46 pm (UTC)
Hey! I thought you read The Crimson Petal and the White? Or did you just make me suffer through it!? ^_^;
1st-Jan-2007 02:49 pm (UTC)
I did. Must've forgotten to add it to this list (it's been built non-stop all year) 'cause I didn't review it. :P
1st-Jan-2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
Now get to the review! ^_~
1st-Jan-2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
Not until YOU actually finish reading it!!!! XD
1st-Jan-2007 03:43 pm (UTC)

I'd consider that cruel and unusual punishment >_< And besides, it's ruined because I already know how it ends ^_~
1st-Jan-2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
What does knowing how it ends have to do with anything?????
1st-Jan-2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
No more suspense? ^_^;;;

I think some editing could cut that monster down to 200 pages without losing anything of relevance ^^;;;
1st-Jan-2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
No more suspense?

That's a really lame reason for reading a good book, to say the least. :P
1st-Jan-2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
I couldn't stand the book!!! >_< I would never have gotten past the first chapter if not for the book club ^^;;
1st-Jan-2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
I thought personally that A Son Called Gabriel was my biggest mistake to allow into the club reading.
1st-Jan-2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
Guess I have to accept guilt for that one too ^^;;;
1st-Jan-2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
*laughs* But it was originally my idea. If I'd had any clue whatsoever it was so bad, I would never have put it on the list in the first place. I put a few Irish titles on there for you, you know.

We would've been better of with At Swim, Two Boys at that rate. *sighs*
1st-Jan-2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
I put a few Irish titles on there for you, you know.

Really? ^__^

Though usually I go for cultures I'm less familiar with ^_^;
1st-Jan-2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
Though usually I go for cultures I'm less familiar with

I had some of those on the list too, if I recall.
1st-Jan-2007 04:14 pm (UTC)

I figured I should be the one to select the Irish author ^_^;;
1st-Jan-2007 04:19 pm (UTC)
Why? I'VE read more Irish authors in the past year than you have. ^_~ Ethnic pride shouldn't factor into it.
1st-Jan-2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
It actually sounded like it might be good too ^_^;
1st-Jan-2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
I know. Like I said, I wouldn't have put it on the list otherwise. And it got recced in a magazine I read.
2nd-Jan-2007 05:33 am (UTC)
This is such an impressive list! I love reading your reviews and adding books you recommend onto my own reading list. :)
2nd-Jan-2007 05:34 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoy them. ^_^ Do you have anything to recommend to me?
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