Books Read: 2006

* 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. Before You Know Kindness***
  2. Dead Until Dark**
  3. Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters***
  4. Good Grief***
  5. Plains Song: For Female Voices*****
  6. These People Are Us***
  7. Seven Types of Ambiguity****
  8. The Birth House****
  9. The Debut***
  10. The Devil Wears Prada**
  11. The Last Days of Dogtown****
  12. The Mermaid Chair***
  13. The Sea, The Sea***
  14. Timothy, or, Notes of an Abject Reptile****


  1. 100 Thoughts That Lead to Happiness***
  2. A Round-Heeled Woman : My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance**
  3. American Primitive*****
  4. Artists’ Journals and Sketchbooks: Exploring and Creating Personal Pages*****
  5. Autobiography of a Face***
  6. A Short History of Nearly Everything*****
  7. Bad Cat: 244 Not-So-Pretty Kitties And Cats Gone Bad***
  8. Comfort Me With Apples*****
  9. Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail****
  10. Dear Exile: The True Story of Two Friends Separated (for a Year) by an Ocean***
  11. Delights and Shadows*****
  12. Dream Work*****
  13. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything***
  14. Funny, You Don’t Look Like One***
  15. I Am a Pencil: A Teacher, His Kids, and Their World of Stories*****
  16. Idyll Banter: Weekly Excursions to a Very Small Town*
  17. In a Sunburned Country*****
  18. Into the Wild*****
  19. Knitting Heaven and Earth: Healing the Heart With Craft***
  20. Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot’s Bag of Knitting Tricks*****
  21. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong***
  22. Managing the Non-Profit Organization****
  23. One Skein: 30 Quick Projects to Knit and Crochet*****
  24. On Writing: a Memoir of the Craft*****
  25. Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings*****
  26. Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table*****
  27. The Artist’s Way***
  28. The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living*
  29. The Art of Rubber Stamping*****
  30. The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery : Mixed-Media Techniques for Collage, Altered Books, Artist Journals, and More*****
  31. The Complete Poems: Anne Sexton*****
  32. The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts As Healing*****
  33. The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to be the Artist You Truly Are*****
  34. The Creativity Book: A Year’s Worth of Inspiration and Guidance*****
  35. The Decorated Page: Journals, Scrapbooks & Albums Made Simply Beautiful*****
  36. The Handmade Paper Book*****
  37. The Orchid Thief***
  38. The Poetry Dictionary*****
  39. The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets*****
  40. The Power of Mindful Learning**
  41. The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises From Poets Who Teach*****
  42. The Renaissance Soul: Life Design for People with Too Many Passions to Pick Just One***
  43. The Shame of the Nation: the Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America*****
  44. The Treehouse Chronicles: One Man’s Dream of Life Aloft****
  45. Truth and Beauty: A Friendship***
  46. Twelve Moons*****
  47. Visual Chronicles: The No-Fear Guide to Creating Art Journals, Creative Manifestos and Altered Books*****
  48. Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book*****
  49. Words Under the Words: Selected Poems*****
  50. Yarn Harlot: the Secret Life of a Knitter*****