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2006 – 2007 Reading Log

Last year, I thought it would be fun to keep a log of all of the books I’d read. You know what? It was kind of fun, so I’m continuing on with it this year.

Please note: Although I completed all of the books listed, that’s not to say that I necessarily enjoyed them all enough to recommend them. Some were absolutely great, others…not so much. I can’t bring myself to just pan a book publicly; it strikes me as akin to telling the author that their kid is ugly, too. Besides, it’s such a subjective thing. Feel free to drop me a line if there are any you’d like to discuss, though!

OK, here goes:


  1. 52 Projects (Jeffrey Yamaguchi)
  2. Queen of Dreams (Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni)
  3. Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life (Amy Krause Rosenthal)
  4. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
  5. Bellwether (Connie Willis)
  6. Stolen Lives: 20 Years in a Desert Jail (Malika Oufkir)
  7. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (Gregory Maguire)
  8. The Gate to Women’s Country (Sheir S. Topper)
  9. Brick Lane (Monica Ali)
  10. Pink Slip (Rita Ciresi)
  11. Professionalizing Motherhood (Jill Savage)
  12. March (Geraldine Brooks)
  13. The Art of Mending (Elizabeth Berg)
  14. The Mermaid Chair (Sue Monk Kidd)
  15. In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction (ed. Lee Gutkind)
  16. Eaters of the Dead (Michael Crichton)
  17. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! (Fannie Flagg)
  18. La Cucina (Lily Prior)
  19. The Law of Love (Laura Esquivel)
  20. Bread Alone (Judith Ryan Hendricks)
  21. The Baker’s Apprentice (Judith Ryan Hendricks)
  22. On Rue Tatin (Susan Hermann Loomis)
  23. Small Changes For a Better Life (Elizabeth George)


  1. Monsoon Diary: A Memoir with Recipes (Shoba Narayan)
  2. Death by Pad Thai and Other Unforgettable Meals (ed. Douglas Bauer)
  3. The Know It All (A.J. Jacobs)
  4. Grace [Eventually] (Anne Lamott)
  5. The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen (Jacques Pepin)
  6. It’s All Too Much (Peter Walsh)
  7. Climbing the Mango Trees (Madhur Jaffrey)
  8. Sister of the Bride (Beverly Cleary)
  9. The Quality of Life Report (Meghan Daum)
  10. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ann Brashares)
  11. A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)
  12. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (Barbara Kingsolver)
  13. The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Ann Brashares)
  14. Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood (Ann Brashares)
  15. Eat Pray Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
  16. Saving Fish From Drowning (Amy Tan)
  17. I’m a Stranger Here Myself (Bill Bryson)
  18. Lipstick Jihad (Azadeh Moaveni)
  19. Assassination Vacation (Sarah Vowell)
  20. The Giver (Lois Lowry)
  21. Siddhartha (Herman Hesse)
  22. The Last Chinese Chef (Nicole Mones)
  23. A Walk in the Woods (Bill Bryson)
  24. The Language of Baklava (Diana Abu-Jaber)
  25. Finding Your Inner Mama (ed. Eden Steinberg)
  26. Dream When You’re Feeling Blue (Elizabeth Berg)
  27. The Year of Pleasures (Elizabeth Berg)
  28. Beautiful Lies (Lisa Unger)
  29. U2: At the End of the World (Bill Flanagan)
  30. Between Friends (ed. Mickey Pearlman)
  31. A Few Thousand Words About Love (ed. Mickey Pearlman)
  32. Julie & Julia (Julie Powell)
  33. Floor Sample (Julia Cameron)

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