Books of 2006

It’s that time of year again, the listing of the books. Here’s what I read in 2006;

  • Le gentilhomme au pourpoint jaune, Arturo Perez-Reverte
  • Fuir, Jean-Philippe Toussaint
  • Topaze, Murakami Ryû
  • Nirvana Bites, Devi Alper
  • Bangkok 8, John Burdett
  • Noir destin que le mien, Massoud Al-Rachid
  • State of Fear, Michael Crichton
  • La Ville aux escargots, Laurence Prud’homme
  • Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
  • Dance of Death, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  • Le voyage, Sergio Pitol
  • L’origine du monde, Jorge Edwards
  • The Society of Others, William Nicholson
  • Jericho, George Fetherling
  • Scrapbook, Nadine Bismuth
  • The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon
  • The Business, Iain Banks
  • The Beach, Alex Garland
  • L’ombre légère, Gilles Archambault
  • Folle, Nelly Arcan
  • La logeuse, Eric Dupont
  • The Egyptologist, Arthur Phillips
  • Getting Things Done, David Allen
  • Haunted, Chuck Palahniuk
  • A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby
  • Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, Cory Doctorow,
  • Invisible Armies, Jon Evans
  • Free Culture, Lawrence Lessig
  • The Third Brother, Nick McDonell
  • Fat Jack, Peter A. MacArthur
  • The Time In Between, David Bergen
  • Serpents et piercings, Hitomi Kanehara
  • Into The Wild, Jon Krakauer
  • Mindscan, Robert J. Sawyer
  • The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Gary Shteyngart
  • Voyage en Irlande avec un parapluie, Louis Gauthier
  • L’encyclopédie du petit cercle, Nicolas Dickner
  • The End of Poverty, Jeffrey Sachs
  • Gary Benchley Rock Star, Paul Ford
  • Coraline, Neil Gaiman
  • The Long Tail, Chris Anderson
  • Getting Real, 37 Signals
  • Llouis qui tombe tout seul, Matthieu Simard
  • Soudain le Minotaure, Marie-Hélène Poitras
  • Lunar Park, Brett Easton Ellis
  • Junk Mail, Will Self
  • Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman
  • Hot Springs, Steve Zio
  • Marvel Civil War (66 “episodes”, counting as one)
  • Les petits hommes (french “BD”, counting 1 through 17 as one)

    Total 49 or 51, depending on if you consider the last two “acceptable” in books or separate. Good thing I had a week in Mexico where I read 4-5, brought the average up ;).

    Only 5 by women, down from 6. Only 5 non-fiction (plus 2 bios), also down from 6. I was hoping to read more so that didn’t work. 12 by writers from Québec (3 anglos including Evans who now lives here). 16 in french, 3 of them translations.

    Hoping to do better this year on two fronts; pay more attention, I didn’t remember some of those when reading the titles in my list so I was breezing through them and of course the second front is to get to 52 again.

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