Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Best Books of 2006

I keep a running list of my Best Books as a sidebar: Best Books of 2006. If you scroll all the way down to my Archives, you'll see a link to my Best Books of 2005.

Some ideas for my Best Books of 2007 List:

Should I include (appropriately marked) books read published in previous years? I read a few non 2006 books this year that I would have loved to add to the current list. Perhaps tow lists, both kept on my sidebar: Best Books of 2007 AND a Best Books Read in 2007?

How long should I keep my Best Books of 2006 going? I am thinking for at least a few months, because (a) I have read books that I intend on adding, I just haven't blogged them yet and (b) I may still be reading some 2006 titles, especially as I hope to read all the Cybils final fives.

Anyhow, here is my current list of Best Books for 2006:

Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party, The by M.T. Anderson

Babymouse: Rock Star by Jennifer L. Holm

Book Thief, The by Markus Zusak

a brief chapter in my impossible life by Dana Reinhardt

The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer

Cathy's Book: If Found Call (650) 266-8233

Corbenic by Catherine Fisher

Don't Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems

Hugging The Rock by Susan Taylor Brown

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter

Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City by Kirsten Miller

King Dork by Frank Portman

The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

Learning To Fly by Sebastian Meschenmoser

The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs by Jack Gantos

The Murder Of Bindy Mackenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

One White Wishing Stone by Doris K. Gayzagian, ill. by Kristina Swarner

Penny From Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm

Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud

The Queen of Cool by Cecil Castellucci

Rash by Pete Hautman

Sir Thursday by Garth Nix

Witch Catcher by Mary Downing Hahn

Edited to add:

Kampung Boy by LAT

Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda by Stassen

Surrender by Sonya Hartnett

Clay by David Almond

Wolves by Emily Gravett

Reviews will be coming!


Little Willow said...

I put a backlist category on mine so I could include books read this year but published in previous years!

I agree most strongly with:
The Book Thief
a brief chapter in my impossible life
Hugging The Rock by Susan Taylor Brown
Penny From Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm

I finally got Kiki Strike and am reading it (her?!) this week.

MotherReader said...

I'm in the same boat. I know I'll be reading 2006 books long into 2007, esp as my library is not particularly fast at getting them. I don't even think I'm going to rap up my Best Books of 2006 until the end of February. I'd keep both lists up, Best Books of 2007 and Best Books of 2006 until you feel like you've done all you're going to do for the past year.