Books read in 2006

I read more than a hundred books in 2006, almost none of them edifying. Favourites and books about science and nature are in bold:

  1. The Seashell on the Mountaintop: …a New History of the Earth by Alan Cutler (science, history of science)
  2. The Walls of Air by Barbara Hambly (SF/fantasy) [re-read]
  3. The Ice Finders by Edmund Blair Bolles (science, history of science)
  4. Bonecrack by Dick Francis (mystery)
  5. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (children’s)
  6. Wittgenstein and the Goshawk by Patrick Watson (philosophy)
  7. The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman (young adult)
  8. The Shadow in the North by Philip Pullman (young adult)
  9. Chasing Science: Science as a Spectator Sport by Frederik Pohl (popular science)
  10. “The Armies of Daylight by Barbara Hambly (SF/fantasy)
  11. The Tiger in the Well by Philip Pullman (young adult)
  12. The Mouse Hunter by Lucile Hasley (autobiography)
  13. Incident at Hawk’s Hill by Allan W. Eckert (children’s)
  14. The School for Cats by Esther Averill (young children’s)
  15. The Boys’ Book of the Sea edited by Nicholas Monsarrat (nonfiction, history)
  16. Asimov’s Science Fiction: Kin/Under the Graying Sea/Unbending Eye
  17. Jack Miner and the Birds by Jack Miner (outdoors & nature)
  18. Proof by Dick Francis (mystery)
  19. Newton’s Tyranny: The Suppressed Scientific Discoveries of Stephen Gray and John Flamsteed by David & Stephen Clark (history of science)
  20. What If the Moon Didn’t Exist? by Neil F. Comins (popular science)
  21. The Eternal Frontier by James H. Schmitz (science fiction)
  22. The Hua Shan Hospital Murders by David Rotenberg (mystery)
  23. Catwitch by Uma Woodruff, Lisa Tuttle (children’s)
  24. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (young adult)
  25. King Solomon’s Ring by Konrad Lorenz (outdoors & nature)
  26. Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince by J. K. Rowling (young adult)
  27. Sarah’s Unicorn by Bruce & Katharine Coville (young children’s)
  28. Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin (young children’s)
  29. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (children’s)
  30. Everything Your Kids Ever Wanted to Know About Dinosaurs… by Teri Degler (popular science)
  31. The House With a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs, Edward Gorey (young children’s)
  32. The Cats History of Western Art by Susan Herbert (humor)
  33. Bolt by Dick Francis (mystery)
  34. Odds Against by Dick Francis (mystery)
  35. Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy (anthology)
  36. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov (science fiction)
  37. Straight by Dick Francis (mystery)
  38. No Highway by Nevil Shute (mystery)
  39. Longshot by Dick Francis (mystery)
  40. The Last Detective by Peter Lovesey (mystery)
  41. Nerve by Dick Francis (mystery)
  42. Young Witches and Warlocks edited by Isaac Asimov et al. (anthology, SF/fantasy)
  43. The Evening and the Morning and the Night by Octavia E. Butler (science fiction)
  44. Great Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction (anthology, SF/fantasy)
  45. Hot Money by Dick Francis (mystery)
  46. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome (humor, parody)
  47. Journey to the Centre by Brian Stableford (science fiction)
  48. Never Pick Up Hitch-hikers! by Ellis Peters (mystery) (re-read)
  49. The King Must Die by Mary Renault (historical fiction)
  50. Storm Ahead by Monica Edwards (children’s)
  51. Inherit the Earth by Brian Stableford (science fiction)
  52. You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down by Alice Walker (fiction)
  53. Those Who Hunt the Night by Barbara Hambly (science fiction) (re-read)
  54. The John McPhee Reader by John McPhee, edited by William L. Howarth (outdoors & nature and other topics)
  55. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers (re-read)
  56. Big Cat Dreaming (young children’s)
  57. A Scientific Romance by Ronald Wright (science fiction)
  58. Red Wolves and Black Bears by Edward Hoagland (outdoors & nature)
  59. Half Magic (young children’s) by Edward Eager
  60. The Forge of Heaven (Gene Wars 2) by C. J. Cherryh
  61. Wildflowers, Golden Guide to by Herbert S. Zim (outdoors & nature)
  62. Murder Most Feline (anthology, mystery)
  63. Why We Run by Bernd Heinrich (popular science, human physiology & evolutionary history)
  64. The Littles (children’s)
  65. A Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (children’s)
  66. One Step from Earth by Harry Harrison (science fiction)
  67. Cat in a Midnight Choir by Carole Nelson Douglas (mystery) (re-read)
  68. Gargoyles and Port by Mary Selby (fiction)
  69. The New Hugo Winners 3 edited by Connie Willis et al. (science fiction) (re-read)
  70. The Wizard of Karres by Mercedes Lackey et al. (science fiction)
  71. Power Lines by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Anne Scarborough (science fiction)
  72. Terry Carr’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year #16 (anthology)
  73. Cat in the Mirror by Mary Stolz (young adult)
  74. Tesseracts 4 (anthology) (science fiction)
  75. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin (science fiction)
  76. My Lead Dog Was a Lesbian by Brian O’Donaghue (autobiography)
  77. Fred’s Garden (young children’s)
  78. A String in the Harp by Nancy Bond (children’s)
  79. Destroyer (First Contact 7) by C. J. Cherryh (science fiction)
  80. The Ancestor’s Tale by Richard Dawkins (science)
  81. The Power of Generosity by Dave Toycen (philosophy)
  82. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days by Michelle Alexander, Jeannie Long (humor)
  83. Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb (science fiction)
  84. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (SF/fantasy) by Cory Doctorow
  85. Tentacles (children’s nonfiction)
  86. Nerve by Dick Francis (mystery) (re-read)
  87. Odds Against by Dick Francis (mystery) (re-read)
  88. The Danger (mystery) by Dick Francis
  89. The Silver Wolf by Alice Borchardt (science fiction)
  90. The Tainted Relic by ‘Medieval Murderers’ (mystery)
  91. Tales from the Arabian Nights edited by E. O. Lorimer, translated by E. W. Lane, illustrated by Brian Wildsmith (children’s)
  92. Underground to Canada by Barbara Smucker (children’s)
  93. The Wolf Worlds by Allan Cole, Chris Bunch
  94. Horse Under Water (mystery) by Len Deighton
  95. Rumpole and the Angel of Death (mystery stories) by John Mortimer
  96. Valor’s Choice by Tanya Huff (science fiction) (re-read)
  97. A Stroke of Midnight by Laurell K. Hamilton (fantasy)
  98. Old Testament, “Genesis” to “Judges” (religious literature)

See also Books read in 2007.

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