Books – 2005

C.S. Lewis: A Grief Observed

Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire

Cormac McCarthy: All the Pretty Horses

David Sedaris (edited): Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

Olive Ann Burns: Cold Sassy Tree

David Sedaris: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

Thomas Hardy: Far from the Madding Crowd

Eric Schlosser: Fast Food Nation

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner: Freakonomics

Marilynne Robinson: Gilead

J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Marilynne Robinson: Housekeeping

R.D. Blackmore: Lorna Doone

George Eliot: Middlemarch

Henry James: The American

Robert Atwan and Susan Orlean (edited): The Best American Essays 2005

Åsne Seierstad: The Bookseller of Kabul

Sarah Orne Jewett: The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories

Edith Wharton: The Custom of the Country

Thomas Hardy: The Mayor of Casterbridge

George Eliot: The Mill on the Floss

Kazuo Ishiguro: The Remains of the Day

Malcolm Gladwell: The Tipping Point

Charlotte Brontë: Villette

Stephen Greenblatt: Will in the World

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