What I Read in 2006
* - books I really liked

Previous Years


Full Moon. P.G. Wodehouse
The Emperor's Children. Claire Messud
Citizen Vince. Jess Walter 
Mediated. Thomas De Zengotita *
On Beauty. Zadie Smith *
Darkness Take My Hand. Dennis Lehane *
Do Butlers Burgle Banks? P. G. Wodehouse
Special Topics in Calamity Physics. Marisha Pessl 
Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Housekeeping vs. The Dirt. Nick Hornby
Mindfulness in Plain English. Henepola Gunaratana
Chips off the Old Benchley. Robert Benchley
Shakedown Beach. Eric Dezenhall
Wanting Enlightenment is a Big Mistake. Seung Sahn
The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008. Mark Halperin and John F. Harris

The Sirens of Titan. Kurt Vonnegut 
Hundred-Dollar Baby
. Robert Parker
Lolita. Vladimir Nabokov 
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Michael Lewis
How to Raise an Ox. Francis Cook
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. Shunryu Suzuki

Pornocopia. Laurence O'Toole
On Bullshit. Harry G. Frankfurt
A Drink Before The War. Dennis Lehane 
Mount Appetite. Bill Gaston
Friendship: An Expose. Joseph Epstein
The Substance of Style. Virginia Postrel
Shutter Island. Dennis Lehane 
Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories. Chuck Palahniuk

The Omnivore's Dilemma. Michael Pollan
The Ruins
. Scott Smith
Buddhism is Not What You Think. Steve Hagen
Pro Football Prospectus 2006. Aaron Schatz
One Party Country. Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten
I also started on the last book by P.G. Wodehouse featuring the character Jeeves. Once I finish it, I'll have read all of Wodehouse's Jeeves stories . Finding all of the books has been something of a challenge, but it was well worth it. Wodehouse was a genius of reserved English comedy, and I feel really lucky to have accidentally stumbled across his work. This is great stuff.

An Army of Davids. Glenn Reynolds
The Life and Letters of Tofu Roshi. Susan Moon
Enlightenment Blues. Andre van der Braak
Blue Screen. Robert B. Parker

Arthur and George. Julian Barnes

Cell. Stephen King
The Happiness Hypothesis. Jonathan Haidt 
Benjamin Franklin. Walter Isaacson

Next Man Up. John Feinstein
The River of Doubt. Candice Millard 
Ordinary Mind. Barry Magid