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Books 2005

Since I'm keeping track of the books I'm reading in 2006, I thought I'd try to list all the books I read last year. Here is an incomplete list of books I read during 2005. It's incomplete because I deliberately excluded books I'd already read in earlier years, and because it's pretty likely I've just forgotten some of them. Graphic novels are listed separately. Both lists are in alphabetical order by title. Titles I particularly enjoyed are in red.

Books I read in 2005:

  1. Lawrence Block, All the Flowers Are Dying
  2. Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys
  3. Karen McCullah Lutz, The Bachelorette Party
  4. Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
  5. Michael Connelly, Blood Work
  6. Douglas Brinkley, The Boys of Pointe du Hoc: Ronald Reagan, D-Day, and the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion
  7. John Grisham, The Broker
  8. Julie Kenner, Carpe Demon
  9. Michael Drosnin, Citizen Hughes: The Power, the Money and the Madness
  10. Mark Gimenez, The Color of Law
  11. Joseph Finder, Company Man
  12. Kurt Eichenwald, Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story
  13. Steve Bogira, Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse
  14. Avi, Crispin: The Cross of Lead
  15. Kristoffer Garin, Devils on the Deep Blue Sea: The Dreams, Schemes and Showdowns That Built America's Cruise-Ship Empires
  16. Rick Moody, The Diviners
  17. Christopher Paolini, Eragon
  18. Robert Crais, The Forgotten Man
  19. Elise Juska, Getting Over Jack Wagner
  20. Julie Kenner, The Givenchy Code
  21. Naomi Schaefer Riley, God on the Quad: How Religious Colleges and the Missionary Generation Are Changing America
  22. Jim Wallis, God's Politics
  23. Janet Tashjian, The Gospel According to Larry
  24. Deborah LeBlanc, Grave Intent
  25. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  26. Kerrelyn Sparks, How To Marry a Millionaire Vampire
  27. Neil Olson, The Icon
  28. Kurt Eichenwald, The Informant
  29. Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
  30. Erik Larson, Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
  31. Rosemary Martin, It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod Murder
  32. Tom De Haven, It's Superman!
  33. Susan Coll, karlmarx.com
  34. Cynthia Kadohata, Kira-Kira
  35. Will Clarke, Lord Vishnu's Love Handles
  36. Jonathan Harr, The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece
  37. Bruce Campbell, Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way
  38. Sarah L. Thompson, The Manny
  39. Walter Kirn, Mission to America
  40. Hannah McCouch, Mountain Betty
  41. Avi and Rachel Vail, Never Mind
  42. Jennifer Apodaca, Ninja Soccer Moms
  43. Charles McCarry, Old Boys
  44. Helen Fielding, Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination
  45. Legs McNeil and Jennifer Osborne, The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry
  46. Joseph Finder, Paranoia
  47. Curtis Sittenfeld, Prep
  48. Greg Rucka, Private Wars
  49. Cass Sunstein, Radicals in Robes: Why Extreme Right-Wing Courts are Wrong for America
  50. Candice Millard, The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
  51. Susan Coll, Rockville Pike
  52. Jeff Byles, Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition
  53. Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason, The Rule of Four
  54. Christopher Stasheff, Saint Vidicon to the Rescue
  55. Clare Naylor and Mimi Hare, The Second Assistant: A Tale from the Bottom of the Hollywood Ladder
  56. Kurt Eichenwald, Serpent on the Rock: Crime, Betrayal and the Terrible Secrets of Prudential Bache
  57. Linda Park, A Single Shard
  58. Tony Hillerman, Skeleton Man
  59. Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, vol. 1: The Field Guide
  60. Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, vol. 2: The Seeing Stone
  61. Bill Napier, Splintered Icon
  62. Michael Crichton, State of Fear
  63. Christopher Moore, The Stupidest Angel
  64. Michael Chabon, Summerland
  65. John Harris, The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House
  66. Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
  67. Cornelia Funke, The Thief Lord
  68. Ted Dekker, Three
  69. John Twelve Hawks, The Traveler
  70. Julia Spencer-Fleming, To Darkness and To Death
  71. Nate Blakeslee, Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town
  72. Max Allan Collins, The War of the Worlds Murder
  73. Richard Peck, A Year Down Yonder

Graphic novels I read during 2005:

  1. Andy Diggle and Pascal Ferry, Adam Strange: Planet Heist
  2. Joss Whedon and John Cassaday, Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous
  3. Joss Whedon and John Cassaday, Astonishing X-Men: Gifted
  4. John Ridley and Ben Oliver, The Authority: Human on the Inside
  5. Ed Brubaker and Dustin Nguyen, The Authority: Revolution, Book One
  6. Judd Winick and Doug Mahnke, Batman: Under the Hood
  7. Jill Thompson, The Dead Boy Detectives
  8. Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris, Ex Machina: Tag
  9. Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham, Fables: The Mean Seasons
  10. Hiroyuki Tamakoshi, Gacha Gacha vol. 1
  11. Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, Gotham Central: Half a Life
  12. Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver, Green Lantern: Rebirth
  13. Giffen, DeMatteis, Maguire, and Rubinstein, I Can't Believe It's Not the Justice League
  14. Kurt Busiek and Ron Garney, JLA: Syndicate Rules
  15. Geoff Johns and others, JSA: Black Reign
  16. Geoff Johns and others, JSA: Lost
  17. Geoff Johns and others, JSA: Princes of Darkness
  18. Mark Waid and Barry Kitson, Legion of Super-Heroes: Teenage Revolution
  19. Don Rosa, The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
  20. Ken Akamatsu, Negima! Magister Negi Magi vol. 1
  21. Brian Michael Bendis and David Finch, New Avengers: Breakout
  22. A cast of thousands, The OMAC Project
  23. Judd Winick and others, Outsiders: Wanted
  24. Brian K Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, Runaways: The Good Die Young
  25. Dan Slott and Ty Templeton, Spider-Man/Human Torch: I'm With Stupid
  26. Geoff Johns and Mike McKone, Teen Titans: Beast Boys and Girls
  27. Geoff Johns and Mike McKone, Teen Titans: The Future is Now
  28. Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, We3
  29. Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, Y: The Last Man: Girl on Girl
  30. Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung, Young Avengers: Sidekicks

Looking over this list, I'm surprised so few of them (17) are non-fiction titles. I usually try to maintain a better balance between fiction and non-fiction than that.

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