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The Best Books I Read in 2003

Listed alphabetically by author Atwood, Margaret. The Blind Assassin Card, Orson Scott. Ender’s Game Connelly, Michael. Lost Light Kidd, Sue Monk. The Secret Life of Bees Kidd, Sue Monk. The Dance of the Dissident Daughter McCafferty, Jane. Thank You for the Music McEwan, Ian. Atonement Philbrick, Nathaniel. In the Heart of the Sea Sebold, Alice. …

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The Best Books I Read in 2002

Listed alphabetically by author Brooks, Geraldine. Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague Connelly, Michael. The Last Coyote Dallas, Sandra. Alice’s Tulips Diamant, Anita. The Red Tent Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee. Sister of My Heart Hillenbrand, Laura. Seabiscuit: An American Legend Mason, Richard. The Drowning People McDermid, Val. A Place of Execution Pears, Iain. An …

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The Best Books I Read in 2001

Listed alphabetically by author Bragg, Rick. All Over But the Shoutin’ Haruf, Kent. Plainsong Irving, John. The World According to Garp Lethem, Jonathan. Motherless Brooklyn Liss, David. A Conspiracy of Paper Oates, Joyce Carol. Blonde Oates, Joyce Carol. We Were the Mulvaneys Schwarz, Christina. Drowning Ruth Shreve, Anita. Strange Fits of Passion Vreeland, Susan. Girl …

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The Best Books I Read in 2000

Listed alphabetically by author Gibbons, Kaye. A Virtuous Woman Hamilton, Jane. The Short History of a Prince Hegi, Ursula. Stones from the River James, Henry. The Turn of the Screw Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird McEwan, Ian. Enduring Love: A Novel Percy, Walker. The Moviegoer Pipher, Mary. Reviving Ophelia Shreve, Anita. The Weight of …

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The Best Books I Read in 1999

Listed alphabetically by author Berg, A. Scott. Lindbergh Cheever, Susan. Note Found in a Bottle: My Life as a Drinker Connelly, Michael. The Black Echo Danticat, Edwidge. Breath, Eyes, Memory Deane, Seamus. Reading in the Dark Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations Joyce, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Krakauer, Jon. Into Thin …

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The Best Books I Read in 1998

Listed alphabetically by author Austen, Jane. Emma Berendt, John. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Davies, Robertson. The Cunning Man DeLillo, Don. Underworld Ellroy, James. L.A.Confidential Erdrich, Louise. The Antelope Wife Frazier, Charles. Cold Mountain Hamilton, Jane. The Book of Ruth Irving, John. The Cider House Rules Lefkowitz, Bernard. Our Guys: The Glen …

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The Best Books I Read in 1997

Listed alphabetically by author Ambrose, Stephen E. Undaunted Courage Atkinson, Kate. Behind the Scenes at the Museum Byatt, A.S. Possession: A Romance Dorris, Michael. A Yellow Raft in Blue Water Finney, Jack. Time and Again Gaines, Ernest J. A Lesson Before Dying Mistry, Rohinton. A Fine Balance O’Connell, Carol. Stone Angel Smiley, Jane. A Thousand …

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The Best Books I Read in 1996

Listed alphabetically by author Burke, James Lee. Black Cherry Blues Irving, John. A Prayer for Owen Meany Margolin, Phillip. The Last Innocent Man O’Brien, Tim. In the Lake of the Woods O’Connell, Carol. Mallory’s Oracle Sandford, John. “Prey” series (I admit this is cheating since it’s more than one book) Shields, Carol. The Stone Diaries …

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