I didn't mean to take such a long break from my Pages From the Past series, but when we went to Florida last winter I forgot to take my old book journal along. Since we've been back, it just never crossed my mind. Anyway, we're up to 2006, so here we go.
Looking back, 2006 was a slow reading year for me, but I'm not surprised. There were three busy teens in the house and their schedules, especially sports, ruled my life!
Memorable Books Read in 2006
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
The Accidental by Ali Smith
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor
Interestingly, none of these titles have stuck with me and I would be hard pressed to offer many details about any of them.
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
Still a favorite. I've loved many of Cather's novels.
A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
I went on to read Howards End just a month of two later...
Howards End by E.M. Forster
My favorite Forster novel... and on my Classics Club list to reread.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Maybe I should put this is nonfiction instead...
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, A History by Lewis Buzbee
If books about books appeal to you, you'll love this!
by Nora Ephron, narrated by the author
I loved this book and still recommend it frequently. It also lead to a great book club discussion.
by Anne Tyler, narrated by Blair BrownThis book made Anne Tyler an "audio author" for me. I went on to listen to Back When We Were Grownups and The Amateur Marriage shortly afterwards.
In retrospect, it's interesting that the fiction titles have largely disappeared from my thoughts and memories. Not so for the rest of the titles on this list.
Have you read any of these books? What were you reading in 2006?
Previous Pages From the Past posts can be found here.