January 5, 2011: Revisiting History (2005)

PAGES READ: 59
YEAR TO DATE: 229
CURRENTLY READING: A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
BOOKS COMPLETED: 0

Recalling my best reading year to date (30 books! woo hoo!) made me revisit my reading lists. I’ve been keeping track since 2005, the year I started to get back into reading in a more serious way. (Also the year I gave birth to my first child… perhaps the forced sobriety and idle Saturday nights of pregnancy paved the way for my return…)

I only managed to read eight books that year. Seems a bit pathetic in retrospect.

READING LIST – 2005
1/ A Million Little Pieces by James Frey (thankfully I read it before the whole Oprah kafuffle – say what you want but I really enjoyed it)
2/ The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (blech! worst opening sentence of a novel ever)
3/ Barney’s Version by Mordecai Richler (it took me a long time to read this – there’s a long explanation that I’ll save for another day – but it was well worth the wait)
4/ The Last Honest Man by Michael Posner (so good – if you’re a Mordecai fan, this is a must-read)
5/ A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (another Oprah pick – yikes! – but truly one of the finest books every written)
6/ Indecision: A Novel by Benjamin Kunkel (I think I liked this but I can’t really remember it)
7/ Saturday by Ian McEwan (the beginning of my love affair with McEwan – if only he knew about it)
8/ The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (seems a little hokey now, but I really loved it – one of only three books that has ever made me cry)

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