Books Read: 2005

* 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. Coastliners**
  2. 4: Fantastic Novels*
  3. Family Matters****
  4. Fup***
  5. Gilead****
  6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire*****
  7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince*****
  8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix*****
  9. Life of Pi****
  10. Mansfield Park***
  11. Microserfs****
  12. Middlesex****
  13. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha*
  14. Sammy’s Hill***
  15. She’s Come Undone****
  16. The Age of Innocence***
  17. The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream***
  18. The Blue Jar (rough draft/working title)****
  19. The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-time***
  20. The History of Love***
  21. The Master Butchers Singing Club***
  22. The Pact: A Love Story***
  23. The Patron Saint of Liars***
  24. The Phantom Tollbooth****
  25. The Time Traveler’s Wife***
  26. While I Was Gone**


  1. Against Depression*****
  2. America: the Book****
  3. Beltane: Springtime Rituals & Lore****
  4. Borrowed Finery: A Memoir***
  5. Candlemas: Feast of Flames****
  6. Halloween: Customs, Recipes, and Spells****
  7. If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit****
  8. I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away*****
  9. Lammas: Celebrating the First Fruits of Harvest****
  10. Living Wicca****
  11. Mabon: Celebrating the Autumn Equinox****
  12. Midsummer: Magical Celebrations****
  13. Miriam’s Kitchen****
  14. Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe*****
  15. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America****
  16. Paganism: An Introduction****
  17. Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith***
  18. Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words****
  19. Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market****
  20. Remembering the Bone House: An Erotics of Place and Space****
  21. Running With Scissors***
  22. Small Wonder: Essays****
  23. Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood**
  24. SoulCollage: An Intuitive Collage Process****
  25. Stitch ‘n Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook*****
  26. The Boys of My Youth***
  27. The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America*****
  28. The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry*****
  29. The Renegade Writer: A Totally Innovative Guide to Freelance Writing Success****
  30. The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness*****
  31. The Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency As a Freelance Writer in Six Months or Less****
  32. Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner***
  33. Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do****
  34. Your Life As Story****
  35. Yule: A Celebration of Light & Warmth*****