Books Read: 2004

* 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. Angle of Repose****
  2. Balzac & the Little Chinese Seamstress**
  3. Cold Mountain***
  4. Cry, the Beloved Country***
  5. Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings***
  6. How Right You Are, Jeeves***
  7. Ironweed**
  8. Lamb: the Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal***
  9. Postcards***
  10. Pride and Prejudice***
  11. Reindeer Moon****
  12. Speak***
  13. Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves***
  14. Stones for Ibarra***
  15. The Dante Club*
  16. The Forsyte Saga***
  17. The Human Stain***
  18. The Rice Mother***
  19. The Secret Life of Bees****
  20. The Stone Diaries****


  1. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail*****
  2. And I Alone Survived***
  3. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life*****
  4. Diary of a Breast Cancer Husband**
  5. Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today*****
  6. Every Day Gets a Little Closer: A Twice-Told Therapy*****
  7. Love’s Executioner: & Other Tales of Psychotherapy*****
  8. Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States*****
  9. Momma and the Meaning of Life: Tales of Psychotherapy*****
  10. Mother Shock: Loving Every (Other) Minute of It***
  11. Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone**
  12. Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year*****
  13. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books****
  14. Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic’s Edge****
  15. So Many Books, So Little Time***
  16. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America****
  17. The Invisible Garden****
  18. The Marquis de Sade: A Life****
  19. Them: Adventures with Extremists****
  20. Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith****
  21. Why I’m Like This: True Stories***
  22. Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: and How You Can Make Yours Last****