Friday, January 13, 2006

Best of Books: 2005

Friday, January 13, 2006
Not all of the books I am going to list were published in 2005, but these are the best books I read this past year. For very different reasons, I thought each was fantastic.

1. The Complete Peanuts 1953-1954 - Charles M Schulz
2. Men and Cartoons - Jonathan Lethem
3. Stalking the Divine - Kristin Ohlson
4. Stiff - Mary Roach
5. Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi
6. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
7. Traveling Mercies - Anne Lamott
8. Moneyball - Michael Lewis
9. Staying the Course - Dick Beardsley
10. The Patron Saint of Liars - Ann Patchett
11. Ilium - Dan Simmons
12. The Complete Peanuts 1955-1956 - Charles M Schulz
13. Blink - Malcom Gladwell
14. Gardens of the Moon - Steven Erikson
15. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J. K. Rowling
16. This Man's Army - Andrew Exum
17. On Beauty - Zadie Smith
18. The Spy Who Came In From the Cold - John LeCarre
19. Taft - Ann Patchett
20. Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman
21. Blue Like Jazz - Donald Miller
22. All Rivers Flow to the Sea - Alison McGhee
23. Running With the Demon - Terry Brooks

I would especially like to point out The Kite Runner, All Rivers Flow to the Sea, the two Ann Patchett books, and Stalking the Divine.

For the sake of reference:
Best of Books: 2004
Best of Books: 2003
Best of Books: 2002
Best of Books: 2001
Best of Books: 2000

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