Books read in 2005

101. “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway

100. “Fully Empowered” by Pablo Neruda

99. “Brokeback Mountain” by Annie Proulx

98. “Intro to Stats, Second edition” by Richard D DeVeaux, Paul F Velleman and David E Bock

97. “Runny Babbit” A Billy Sook by Shel Silverstein

96. “Supernatural” by Lindsay Brice

95. “Skip” by David Newsom

94. “There is No Other Way to Speak” edited by Bill Holm

93. “The Pocket Book of Patriotism” by Jonathan Foreman

92. “Sailing Along Around the Room: New and Selected Poems” by Billy Collins

91. “Rumi: Hidden Music” translated by Azima Melita Kolin and Maryam Mafi

90. “Twenty Love Poems and A Song of Despair” by Pablo Neruda

89. “Furlough 55” by Stanley Milstein

88. “Linger” by Viggo Mortensen

87. “The Wolves in the Walls” by Neil Gaiman, pictures by David Mckean

86. “The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish” by Neil Gaiman, pictures by David Mckean

85. “Musings, Meanderings, and Monsters, too: Essays on Academic Leadership” edited by Martin H. Raish

84. “The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems” by Pablo Neruda, edited by Mark Eisner

83. “Mah-Jongg From Shanghai to Miami Beach” by Christi Cavallaro and Anita Luu

82. “Ann and Liv Cross Antarctica: A Dream Come True!” by Zoe Alderfer Ryan, illustrated by Nicholas Reti

81. “French Women Don’t Get Fat” by Mireille Guiliano

80. “The Gods of Winter” poems by Dana Gioia

79. “The Night Before Christmas in Minnesota” by Sue Carabine, illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

78. “The Prairie School: Frank Lloyd Wright and His Midwest Contemporaries” by H. Allen Brooks

77. “Sacred Stones” by Maril Crabtree

76. “New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer” by Bill Maher

75. “Chinese Silk: A Cultural History” by Shelagh Vainker

74. “Coraline” by Neil Gaiman

73. “The Death of Achilles” by Boris Akunin, translated by Andrew Bromfield

72. “St. Paul’s Historical Summit Avenue” by Ernest R Sandeen

71. “Rereadings” edited Anne Fadiman

70. “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl

69. “The City of Falling Angels” by John Berendt

68. “Loose Women” by Sandra Cisneros

67. “Collected Poems” by Chinua Achebe

66. “Thud!” by Terry Pratchett

65. “Minnesota’s State Capital: the Art and Politics of a Public Building” by Neil B. Thompson

64. “Wild About Books” by Judy Sierra, pictures by Marc Brown

63. “Carlo and the Really Nice Librarian” by Jessica Spanyol

62. “Looking for Lovedu: A Woman’s Journey Through Africa” by Ann Jones

61. “The Golem’s Eye: the Bartimaeus Trilogy: Book 2” by Jonathan Stroud

60. “It’s Not Easy Being Green and Other Things to Consider” by Jim Henson, the Muppets, and Friends

59. “Original Fire: Selected and New Poems” by Louise Erdrich

58. “Leave Me Along, I’m Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books” by Maureen Corrigan

57. “Leadership is an Art” by Max DePree

56. “My Librarian is a Camel: How Books are Brought to Children Around the World” by Margriet Ruurs

55. “Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris” by Sarah Turnbull

54. “Soulscript: A Collection of African American Poetry” edited by June Jordan

53. “Eldest” by Christopher Paolini

52. “The Grand Tour: or the Purloined Coronation Regalia: Being a Revelation of Matters of High Confidentiality and Great Importance, Including Extracts from the Intimate Diary of a Noblewoman and the Sworn Testimony of a Lady of Quality” by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

51. “Kim” by Rudyard Kipling

50. “The Hall of a Thousand Columns: Hindustan to Malabar with Ibn Battutah” by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

49. “The Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy: Book 1” by Jonathan Stroud

48. “Uncollected Poems” by Rainer Maria Rilke, selected and translated by Edward Snow

47. “The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life: How to Get More Books in Your Life and More Life From Your Books” by Steve Leveen

46. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” by J. K. Rowling

45. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl

44. “The GIS Book: How to Implement, Manage, and Assess the Value of Geographic Information Systems, 5th edition” by George B. Korte

43. “The Adventures of the Librarian: Quest for the Spear” by Christopher Tracy

42. “Lotsa da Casha” by Madonna and art by Rui Paes

41. “Start Late, Finish Rich: A No Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom at Any Age” by David Bach

40. “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros

39. “Locked Rooms” by Laurie R. King

38. “Tomorrow: Adventures in an Uncertain World” by Bradley Trevor Greive

37. “The Librarian from the Black Lagoon” by Mike Thaler, pictures by Jared Lee

36. “Consumer Behavior, 9th edition” by Roger Blackwell, Paul Miniard, and James Engel

35. “The Haiku Anthology: Kaiku and Senryu in English, 3rd edition” edited by Cor Van Den Heuvel

34. “Business Communication: Custom Edition” by Mary Ellen Guffey, Gay Lumsden, and Donald Lumsden

33. “Please Bury Me in the Library” J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Kyle M Stone

32. “Horizons” by Craig Blacklock

31. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” by J. K. Rowling

30. “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J. K. Rowling

29. “More Book Lust: 1,000 New Reading Recommendations for Every Mood, Moment and Reason” by Nancy Pearl

28. “Sorcery & Cecelia or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot: Being the Correspondence of Two Young Ladies of Quality Regarding the Various Magical Scandals in London and The Country” by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

27. “The Blue Day Book: A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up” by Bradley Trevor Greive

26. “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J. K. Rowling

25. “Blue and White: Chinese Porcelain Around the World” by John Carswell

24. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” by J. K. Rowling

23. “In the Company of Cheerful Ladies” by Alexander McCall Smith

22. “Who are Parents?” by Eric White

21. “Bucharest Nights” by Dennis Hopper

20. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J. K. Rowling

19. “The Turkish Gambit” by Boris Akunin

18. “The Silk Road: Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia” by Frances Wood

17. “Supervision: Concepts & Practices of Management, 9th edition” by Edwin Leonard Jr and Raymond Hilgert

16. “So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading” by Sara Nelson

15. “Claude Monet: Masterworks From the Museum of Fine Arts Boston” by The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

14. “The Opposite of Fate: Memories of A Writing Life” by Amy Tan

13. “GIS Fundamentals: A First Text on Geographic Information Systems” by Paul Bolstad

12. “The Book that Changed by Life: Interviews with National Book Award Winners and Finalists” edited by Diane Osen

11. “A Reading Diary” by Alberto Manguel

10. “The Affair of the Incognito Tenant: A Mystery with Sherlock Holmes” by Lora Roberts

9. “Painting as Pastime” by Winston S. Churchill

8. “Morning Poems” by Robert Bly

7. “Nurture the Heart Feed the World: The Inspiring Life Journeys of Two Vagabonds” by Leon Hesser

6. “The Quiet American” by Graham Greene

5. “Alia’s Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq” by Mark Alan Stamaty

4. “Kate Remembered” by A. Scott Berg

3. “The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq” by Jeanette Winter

2. “Purple Hibiscus” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

1. “Book of Haikus” by Jack Kerouac