…in the punchbowl


Books read: 2006

Filed under: 2006, books, punchbowl, read — Matt @ 8:35

I plan to keep a running tab of books I’ve read in 2006 here. Why? Some sick vanity, probably.

Started, but did not complete: Mother of Storms, John Barnes

Read to date, in (roughly) reverse chronologicial order:

  1. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, David Sedaris
  2. A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: Explorer, Naturalist, and Buccaneer: The Life of William Dampier”, Diana Preston
  3. The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion
  4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Mark Haddon
  5. On Bullshit, Harry G. Frankfurt
  6. Armaggedon’s Children, Terry Brooks
  7. Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin
  8. Silverlock, John Myers Myers
  9. The March, E. L. Doctorow
  10. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  11. Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis
  12. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  13. No god but God by Reza Aslan
  14. Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays by David Foster Wallace
  15. His Excellency by Joseph J. Ellis
  16. Freakonomics by Steven J. Levitt and Stephen J. Drubner
  17. Alton Brown’s Gear for Your Kitchen by Alton Brown
  18. Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
  19. Good to Great by Jim Collins
  20. The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman
  21. Gods of Tin: The Flying Years by James Salter
  22. Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All Its Moods by Michael Wex
  23. The Art of Project Management by Scott Berkun


  1. Eclectic. And inspiring.
    Dammit, I wish I made more time to read.

    Comment by Erica — 2006.07.17 @ 8:52

  2. I wish I HAD more time to read.

    Comment by david — 2006.09.12 @ 7:07

  3. Yeah, that too. I say “made” because it makes me feel, somehow, like I’m in control of my life. Shyeah! Right.

    Comment by Erica — 2006.10.11 @ 3:34

  4. Interesting, that you’re reading ‘the year of magical thinking’ by JD, while I’m reading simply “Magical Thinking,” by Augusten Burroughs. So far, so good.
    Except all this Civil War stuff has gotten me interested in that era again…for better or worse.

    Comment by Erica — 2006.10.11 @ 3:35

  5. I’m still stuck on “Owen Meany”….not enough time in a day….

    Comment by david — 2006.10.11 @ 4:59

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