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

2005’s Reading Log

All Times Have Been Modern Elisabeth Harvor
Appetites: on the Search for True Nourishment
Geneen Roth
Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream Barbara Ehrenreich
Beautiful Losers
Leonard Cohen
The Best Way You Know How Christine Pountney

Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the 20s Marion Meade
Bones of the Moon Jonathan Carroll
The Book of Eve Constance Beresford-Howe
Citizen Girl
Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
Collapse Jared Diamond (Audio: Read by Christopher Murney)

The Company of Strangers
Ian McEwan
The Creative Fire Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Crossworld Marc Romano
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Mark Haddon
Dime Street Magic Kelley Armstrong

Embroideries
Marjane Satrapi
The Emperor of Ocean Park
Stephen L. Carter (Audio: Read by Peter Francis James)
Evenings at Five
Gail Godwin (Illus. Frances Halsband)
The Family Tree
Carole Cadwalladr
The Finishing School Muriel Spark

Fledgling Octavia Butler
Ghosting: A Double Life Jennie Erdal
Gifts
Ursula K. Le Guin
Heir to the Glimmering World Cynthia Ozick
Highland Fling Nancy Mitford

How to Be Good
Nick Hornby (Audio: Read by Frances Barber)
Ice Road Gillian Slovo
Imagined London Anna Quindlen
Invisible Cities Italo Calvino
The Jane Austen Book Club Karen Joy Fowler
Little Black Book of Stories A. S. Byatt

Love, etc
Julian Barnes
Luck Joan Barfoot
The Meat You Eat: How Corporate Farming Has Endangered America’s Food Supply Ken Midkiff
The Meaning of Everything Simon Winchester (Audio)
The Mermaid Chair Sue Monk Kidd

My Dream of You
Nuala O’Faolain (Audio: Read by Dearbhla Molloy)
Natasha and Other Stories David Bezmozgis
Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro
No Crystal Stair Mairuth Sarsfield
The Notebooks: Interviews and New Fiction from Contemporary Writers

Now is the Time to Open Your Heart
Alice Walker
One Hundred Ways for a Cat to Train Its Human
Celia Haddon
Palladian
Elizabeth Taylor
The Penelopiad Margaret Atwood
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return Marjane Satrapi

The Polysyllabic Spree
Nick Hornby
The Portrait Iain Pears
Purple Hibiscus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Rape: A Love Story Joyce Carol Oates
Raymond and Hannah
Stephen Marche

Rockbound
Frank Parker Day
Ruined by Reading Lynne Sharon Schwartz
The Secret Mitzvah of Lucio Burke
Steven Hayward
The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery Volume I: 1889-1910 L.M. Montgomery
The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Silas Marner
George Eliot
So Beautiful Ramona Dearing
The Stone Angel Margaret Laurence (Dramatization James Nichol)
Sugarmilk Falls Ilona van Mil
Sun in Winter: A Toronto Wartime Journal 1942-1945 Gunda Lambton

Talk to the Hand
Lynne Truss
Talking it Over Julian Barnes
Time’s Magpie: A Walk in Prague
Myla Goldberg
Village of the Small Houses
Ian Ferguson (Audio)
Volkswagen Blues: roman Jacques Poulin

A Walk in the Woods
Bill Bryson (Audio: Read by William Roberts
Weight Jeanette Winterson
What We Ache For: Creativity and the Unfolding of Your Soul Oriah Mountain Dreamer
What We All Long For Dionne Brand
Where Angels Fear to Tread E.M. Forster

Willful Creatures
Aimee Bender
Zorro Isabel Allende (Audio: Read by Blair Brown)

GILLER & GG PRIZE READING:
Ladykiller Charlotte Gill
A Perfect Night to Go to China
David Gilmour
Sweetness in the Belly
Camilla Gibb
The Time In Between
David Bergen
A Wall of Light Edeet Ravel

GRAPHIC NOVEL READING:
Can of Worms
Catherine Doherty
Fatal Distraction Sonja Ahlers
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Alan Moore (Illus. Kevin O’Neill)
Promethea Alan Moore (Illus. J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray)

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