Books Read: 2003

* Couldn’t finish the book.

** Read the book but did a lot of skipping or scanning. Won’t add the book to my permanent collection. Won’t search out other books by the author.

*** Enjoyable read. If nonfiction, will keep the book but won’t purchase if borrowed. If fiction won’t keep the book, won’t purchase if borrowed. Receptive to other works if they are recommended.

**** Liked the book a lot. If nonfiction, will keep or purchase if borrowed. If fiction, will keep the book but not purchase if borrowed. Will look for other works by the same author.

***** One of my all time favorites. If nonfiction, will keep or purchase to add to my collection. If fiction, will keep or purchase to add to my collection. Will actively search out other works by the same author.


  1. A Fine Balance****
  2. Atonement****
  3. Bastard Out of Carolina****
  4. Bee Season****
  5. Empire Falls****
  6. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage***
  7. Holes***
  8. Independence Day***
  9. In the Stacks**
  10. A Lifetime Burning**
  11. My Son’s Story***
  12. Risking Everything: 110 Poems*****
  13. Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself***
  14. Ten Poems to Open Your Heart*****
  15. The Blue Flower***
  16. The Cat Who Went to Heaven*****
  17. The Corrections***
  18. The DaVinci Code***
  19. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love*
  20. The Lovely Bones***
  21. Under the Net***
  22. Unless***
  23. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl**
  24. White Noise**


  1. Beyond the Writers’ Workshop: New Ways to Write Creative Nonfiction****
  2. Can You Drink the Cup?***
  3. Character Styles*****
  4. Cherry: a Memoir****
  5. Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book*****
  6. Eat Mangoes Naked: Finding Pleasure Everywhere (and dancing with the Pits)*****
  7. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal*****
  8. Gift from the Sea*****
  9. Grace Unfolding: Psychotherapy in the Spirit of Tao-te ching*****
  10. How to Be Alone: Essays*****
  11. How to Read a Book*****
  12. Intimacy With God*****
  13. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster***
  14. Mosquito: A Natural History****
  15. Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto****
  16. Personal History*****
  17. Sister to Sister****
  18. Supervision and the Helping Professions: An Individual, Group and Organizational Approach*****
  19. The Dhammapada*****
  20. The E-myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It**
  21. The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients*****
  22. The Monk and the Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living****
  23. The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way*****
  24. The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu*****
  25. The Wisdom of No Escape*****
  26. Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression*****