2006 Books

Books of the Year

Books Read:

Lee Morgan: His Life, Music And Culture, Tom Perchard (Review)

Voices from Chernobyl, Svetlana Alexievich

The Ghost Brigades, Jon Scalzi

Johnny U: The Life and Times of John Unitas, Tom Callahan (Review)

The Varieties of Scientific Experience, Carl Sagan

The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan (Review)

Hockey: Canada’s Royal Winter Game, Arthur Farrell

Nothing’s Sacred, Lewis Black

We, Yevgeny Zamyatin

This Is Your Brain on Music, Daniel J. Levitin (Review)

The Echo Maker, Richard Powers

Air America: The Playbook (Review)

Kill the Messenger, Nick Schou (Review)

The Heathen’s Guide to World Religions, William Hopper (Review)

The Road, Cormac McCarthy (Review)

The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins (Review)

Letter to a Christian Nation, Sam Harris (Review)

The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint, Tommy Chong

The Jesus Dynasty: The Hidden History of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity, James D. Tabor (Review)

All Roads Lead to Hockey: Reports from Northern Canada to the Mexican Border, Bill Boyd (Review)

The New Life, Orhan Pamuk

The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq, Rory Stewart (Review)

Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can’t Stand Up to the Facts, Popular Science (Review)

Blood Brothers: Among the Soldiers of Ward 57, Michael Weisskopf (Review)

9/11 Revealed: The Unanswered Questions, Rowland Morgan (Review)

The Expected One, Kathleen McGowan (Review)

The Shark God: Encounters with Ghosts and Ancestors in the South Pacific, Charles Montgomery (Review)

Journey Back, Dan Martin (Review)

The Question, Henri Alleg (Review)

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, Elizabeth Kolbert (Review)

Terrorist, John Updike (Review)

Rainbows End, Vernor Vinge (Review)

100 Ways America Is Screwing Up the World, John Tirman (Review)

Glasshouse, Charles Stross (Review)

The Places In Between, Rory Stewart (Review)

Londonstani, Gautam Malkani (Review)

Beyond Armageddon, Walter M. Miller, Jr. (ed.) (Review)

Sunshine Assassins, John Miglio (Review)

Hotel California, Barney Hoskyns (Review)

The Game, Ken Dryden (Review)

Old Man’s War, John Scalzi (Review)

Indefensible: One Lawyer’s Journey into the Inferno of American Justice, David Feige (Review)

New Light, Annette Gilson (Review)

F.U.B.A.R.: America’s Right-Wing Nightmare, Sam Seder & Stephen Sherrill (Review)

Crazy, Pete Earley (Review)

Everyman, Philip Roth (Review)

Terror Nation: …notes from the perimeter, Mike Palecek (Review)

The Rebel League: The Short and Unruly Life of the World Hockey Association, Ed Willes (Review)

Space Race: The Epic Battle Between America and the Soviet Union for Dominion of Space, Deborah Cadbury (Review)

Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir, Danielle Trussoni (Review)

Zanesville, Kris Saknussemm (Review)

Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison, Joshua Greene (Review)

Requiem for New Orleans, Mike Sharpe (Review)

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, Mary Roach (Review)

The Best People in the World, Justin Tussing (Review)

Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream, Barbara Ehrenreich

Platinum Pohl: The Collected Best Stories, Frederik Pohl

Cry from the Deep, Ramsey Flynn (Review)

Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Purchase and Watch Your Every Move, Katherine Albrecht & Liz McIntyre (Review)

Bare Naked Truth: On The Religious Right, Stacey Tallitsch (Review)

America! What Have You Done To The Auld Game?, W. Eric Laing (Review)

Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, John Grogan

Running with Scissors, Augusten Burroughs (Review)

The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft And Extraterrestrial Pop Culture, Jason Colavito (Review)

Looking for Jake, China MiƩville