Sunday, December 31, 2006

2006 Reviews: Alphabetical Index

71 books read and reviewed this year. The order is by author then by title, with the gaming books in a separate section at the end. The number in parentheses is the rating.


Flatland
by Edwin Abbott (3)

God's Debris
by Scott Adams (2)

Thriving on Vague Objectives
by Scott Adams (4)

The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen
by M. T. Anderson (2.5)

The Naked Sun
by Isaac Asimov (3)

Restoring the Lost Constitution
by Randy Barnett (2.5)

Justice League Unlimited: Jam Packed Action - Volume 1
by Stan Berkowitz and J. M. DeMatteis (2)

Hugging the Rock
by Susan Taylor Brown (3)

Adulthood Rites
by Octavia Butler (Xenogenesis, book 2) (3)

Dawn
by Octavia Butler (Xenogenesis, book 1) (4)

Imago
by Octavia Butler (Xenogenesis, book 3) ((3)

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
by Michael Chabon (3.5)

Childhood's End
by Arthur C. Clarke (2)

The Nine Billion Names of God
by Arthur C. Clarke (2.5)

Teen Titans: Jam Packed Action - Volume 1
by Rick Copp, Tom Pugsley, and Greg Klein (2)

Lunch Lessons
by Ann Cooper (1)

Absolutely Normal Chaos
by Sharon Creech (2)

Permutation City
by Greg Egan (3)

Nickel and Dimed
by Barbara Ehrenreich (1)

Against the Giants
by Ru Emerson (2)

Prayers for the Assassin
by Robert Ferrigno (3.5)

Soccer Chick Rules
by Dawn FitzGerald (2)

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
by Benjamin Franklin (3)

Anansi Boys
by Neil Gaiman (2)

An Abundance of Katherines
by John Green (4)

Sardine in Outer Space
by Emmanuel Guibert and Joann Sfar (1)

Ida B
by Katherine Hannigan (3)

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days Volume 1
by Fumino Hayashi (2*)

Do Not Go Naked into Your Next Presentation
by Ron Hoff (2)

Dead Men Kill
by L. Ron Hubbard (2)

The Tough Guide to Fantasyland
by Diana Wynne Jones (3)

Anne Freaks Volume 1
by Yua Kotegawa (3)

Bad Buster
by Sofie Laguna (2)

Don't Think of an Elephant!
by George Lakoff (1)

In the Land of the Lawn Weenies
by David Lubar (3*)

SWF Seeks Same
by John Lutz (2)

The Betrothed
by Alessandro Manzoni (I Promessi Sposi translated by Bruce Penman) (3)

Sold
by Patricia McCormick (3)

Saturday
by Ian McEwan (3)

Mindful Politics edited
by Melvin McLeod (1.5)

Identity Crisis
by Brad Meltzer and Rags Morales (4)

New Moon
by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight series, book 2) (3)

Twilight
by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight series, book 1) (3)

The Complete Strangers in Paradise Volume One
by Terry Moore (3)

Blindness
by José Saramago (3)

Skipping Towards Gomorrah
by Dan Savage (3)

Odd Girl Out
by Rachel Simmons (4)

The Geography of Girlhood
by Kirsten Smith (4)

On Beauty
by Zadie Smith (2)

The Beatrice Letters
by Lemony Snicket (2)

The End
by Lemony Snicket (2)

Stargirl
by Jerry Spinelli (4)

King Kobold Revived
by Christopher Stasheff (The Warlock Series, book 2) (2)

The Warlock in Spite of Himself
by Christopher Stasheff (The Warlock Series, book 1) (3)

Snow Crash
by Neal Stephenson (3.5)

The Mysterious Benedict Society
by Trenton Lee Stewart (2)

Funny You Should Ask... Volume 2
from Thomson Gale (3)

Runaways, Volume 1
by Brian Vaughan and Adrian Alphona (3)

The Partly Cloudy Patriot
by Sarah Vowell (2.5)

Superman: Birthright
by Mark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu (2)

Big Fish
by Daniel Wallace (3)

Super Emma
by Sally Warner (2)

The Strictest School in the World
by Howard Whitehouse (4)

5 Minutes And 42 Seconds
by T. J. Williams (1)

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World
by John Wood (2)

Lord of Light
by Roger Zelazny (4)


Gaming Books


Tome of Battle
by Richard Baker, Matthew Sernett, and Frank Brunner (4)

Complete Psionic
by Bruce Cordell and Christopher Lindsay (2)
Rating - 3: useful for many campaigns

Weapons of Legacy
by Bruce Cordell, Kolja Liquette, and Travis Stout (2)

Complete Mage
by Skip Williams, Penny Williams, Ari Marmell, and Kolja Raven Liquette (3)

Magic of Incarnum
by James Wyatt, Frank Brunner, and Stephen Schubert (3)

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