Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

2006's Reading Log

Abundance Sena Jeter Naslund
All the Dogs of My Life Elizabeth von Arnim
And God Created the Au Pair Benedicte Newland and Pascale Smets
At First I Hope for Rescue Holley Rubinsky
Autobiography of a Fat Bride Laurie Notaro

Baby Khaki’s Wings
Anar Ali
Beyond the Crazy House Pat Capponi
Beyond this Point Holley Rubinsky
The Birth House Ami McKay
Blaming Elizabeth Taylor

The Blessing of the Day
Marge Piercy
Blood Sports Eden Robinson
Bound by Duty Pat Capponi
The City Man Howard Akler
Le coeur est un muscle involuntaire Monique Proulx

The Communist’s Daughter
Dennis Bock
The Continuity Girl Leah McLaren
Daphne duMaurier: The Life of a Renowned Storyteller Margaret Forster
The Diary of a Teenage Girl Phoebe Gloeckner
Digging to America Anne Tyler

Dispatches from the Poverty Line
Pat Capponi
The Dolphins at Sainte-Marie Sandra Sabatini
Empire Falls Richard Russo
Everything Bad is Good for You Steven Johnson
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Jonathan Safran Foer

Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living
Carrie Tiffany
First Writes Ed. Kelley Aitken, Sue Goyette and Barbara Scott
Flush Virginia Woolf
Frenchman’s Creek Daphne duMaurier
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Alison Bechdel

The Glenwood Treasure
Kim Moritsugu
Happiness Will Ferguson
The Historian Ana Kostova
The History of Love Nicole Krauss
Honour Thy Father Lesley Glaister

How the Light Gets In
M.J. Hyland
If We Ever Break Up, This is My Book Jason Logan
In the Heart of the Heart of the Country William H. Gass
jPod Douglas Coupland
Keeping Faith Jodi Picoult

Kiss the Sunset Pig
Laurie Gough
Kite Strings of the Southern Cross Laurie Gough
Lady’s Maid Margaret Forster
Last Stop Sunnyside Pat Capponi
Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading Maureen Corrigan

Literacy and Longing in LA
Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack
Looks Perfect Kim Moritsugu
Madame Zee Pearl Luke
The Man of My Dreams Curtis Sittenfeld
Mansfield C.K. Stead

Maurice
E. M. Forster
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Winifred Watson
Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith Gina B. Nahai
Moral Disorder Margaret Atwood
Mordant’s Wish Laurie Coursen

The New House
Lettice Cooper
Night Watch Sarah Waters
Nora: A Biography of Nora Joyce Brenda Maddox
The Observations Jane Harris
Old Flames Kim Moritsugu

One Way of Love
Gamel Woolsey
The Other Side of the Bridge Mary Lawson
Partial Eclipse Lesley Glaister
Passage Connie Willis
Prep Curtis Sittenfeld

Rereadings
Anne Fadiman, Ed.
The Restoration of Emily Kim Moritsugu
The Secret River
Kate Grenville
Six Weeks to Toxic Louisa McCormack
The Solitary Summer Elizabeth von Arnim

Someone to Run With
David Grossman (Trans. Vered Almog and Maya Gurantz)
Strangers at the Door Kristjana Gunnars
The Tenth Circle Jodi Picoult
The Thirteenth Tale Diane Setterfield
Thirty-seven Small Songs and Thirteen Silences Jan Zwicky

The Three Incestuous Sisters
Audrey Niffenegger
Three Junes Julia Glass
The Time Traveller’s Wife Audrey Niffenegger
Trick or Treat Lesley Glaister
The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters Elizabeth Robinson

The Twins of Tribeca
Rachel Pine
uTOpia: Towards a New Toronto Jason McBride and Alana Wilcox, eds
Vanity Fair W.M. Thackeray
Vera Elizabeth von Arnim
Vera: Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov
Stacy Schiff

The View from Castle Rock
Alice Munro
Villa Air-Bel: World War II, Escape, and a House in Marseille  Rosemary Sullivan
The War at Home Pat Capponi
The Watermelon Social Elaine McCluskey
What We All Long For Dionne Brand

When I Was Puerto Rican
Esmeralda Santiago
When Madeline was Young Jane Hamilton
When She Was Queen M.G. Vassanji
The Whole World Over Julia Glass
The Woman in the Wall Patrice Kindl

Canada Reads Theme:
Cocksure Mordecai Richler (unfinished)
A Complicated Kindness Miriam Toews
Deafening
bFances Itani
Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets by Al Purdy

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Firsts Theme:
Fergus Crane Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
His Majesty’s Dragon Naomi Novik
Inkheart Cornelia Funke
Schism Catherine Asaro

Mystery Firsts Theme:
A Man Lay Dead Ngaio Marsh
Cover Her Face P.D. James
Everywhere that Mary Went Lisa Scottoline
In the Last Analysis Amanda Cross
Murder in the Marais Cara Black
Wobble to Death Peter Lovesey

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