I'm an insatiable reader and read quickly and in large quantity. Just for the hell of it, I thought I would keep track of all the books I read in 2006. So here's January's tally:
1. The Well of Lost Plots, by Jasper Fforde. Hard to describe this book, but it's essentially a mystery set in an alternate version of our world, without being science fiction-y at all. If you are a bibliophile, take my word on this series; try the first book, The Eyre Affair, and see what you think.
2. Ordinary Heroes, by Scott Turow. A Christmas gift. Lots of plot, which makes the story fly so fast you don't have time to get irked at how improbable the whole thing is.
3. Self-Made Man, by Norah Vincent. Um, we already talked about this one.
4. The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova. Another Christmas gift (from my crazy MIL even. She buys really good presents when she's manic). I'm only about one-third of the way through it, but it's a retelling of the Dracula story placed in contemporary times.
5. The Knitting Curmudgeon's book, by Marilyn Roberts. I've only read two chapters but let me just say they are kick-ass. You will want to buy this book. I'm really leery of stealing Marilyn's thunder so I won't say any more right now.
Believe it or not, this was kind of a slow month for me. I'll update this every month so that fellow book-lovers can compare notes and perhaps discover a new title or two they'd like to check out.