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list the books I read in 2006


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what would memily do?Special Topics in Calamity Physics (Marisha Pessl)

I just finished this today. My head exploded a bit at the end, but in a good way, I think. WHOA NELLY. Such a good book. 8 years ago

what would memily do?Life of Pi (Yann Martel)

Finally got around to reading this book that my friend Pete has raved about for years. Definitely worth reading. 8 years ago

what would memily do?A Series of Unfortunate Events: The End (Lemony Snicket)

CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S FINISHED! :o Wowza. 8 years ago

what would memily do?The Horrific Sufferings of the Mind-Reading Monster Hercules Barefoot (Carl-Johan Vallgren)

This was translated from the original Swedish and once I got into it, I found it hard to put down. 8 years ago

what would memily do?Invisible Monsters (Chuck Palahniuk)

An old favourite that I felt like re-reading. 8 years ago

what would memily do?A Million Little Pieces (James Frey)


Ah, I should say more than that, shouldn’t I. I just really didn’t care for his writing style at all.

... that’ll do it. 8 years ago

what would memily do?Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Gregory Maguire)

I love Wicked! The Musical so I was really excited to find the novel that inspired it hidden in a second-hand store down the road. I really, really loved the novel but it was so different from the musical (that seemed to ham up the whole story and take it in a different direction). I kept predicting things that were going to happen in the book because of the musical… and then those things just wouldn’t happen. The musical also got twisted the way that The Little Mermaid was twisted from the original fairy tale into the Disney movie.


what would memily do?The Night Watch (Sarah Waters)

I only read this in March and it was the first book I read this year! I think that’s because I read so many last year that I kind of burnt out a bit.

I love Sarah Waters but I think this is my least favourite book of hers. She tried something a little new – 1900s instead of 1800s, the whole years going backwards instead of forwards for the interesting reveal… those were the main two shake-ups I think. I liked the book but I didn’t love it like I loved her others. 8 years ago

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