- Against the day / Thomas Pynchon
- Mistral's kiss / Laurell K. Hamilton
- The lay of the land / Richard Ford
- Point to point navigation : a memoir, 1964 to 2006 / Gore Vidal
- Palestine : peace not apartheid / Jimmy Carter
On the public librarian's email list, we collected people's favorite reads for the year. The list is very very long, so we've printed a copy to put in the bibliography notebook at the reference desk at Main, but won't try to reproduce it online. The heroic librarian who compiled it tells us that the two titles which got many multible votes were the Young Adult title, The Book Thief, and Alison Bechdel's stunning graphic novel, Fun Home : A Family Tragicomic.
OK, what were your best reads this year? Email us, and we'll assemble a list and post it. New books, old books, fiction, non-fiction, whatever. What floated your boat in 2006???