What I've read in 2006 - a selection

A Listmania! list by Susie (London, UK)
 
The Conjuror's Bird
1.  The Conjuror's Bird by Martin Davies
The list author says:
  "A light but enjoyable mystery adventure about a bird and a mistress.  Satisfying despite being light as air."
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Salem Falls
2.  Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
The list author says:
  "Chose following the wonderful My Sister's Keeper.  Not quite as heartrending, but enjoyable if you liked her others."
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The Children of England: Heirs of King Henry VIII
3.  The Children of England: Heirs of King Henry VIII by Alison Weir
The list author says:
  "Bit of comfort-reading - I love Weir's books and have read this many times.  Enjoyed it once again."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

This Thing Of Darkness
4.  This Thing Of Darkness by Harry Thompson
The list author says:
  "Just wonderful.  Took ages to read and was utterly compelling - adventure on the high seas and intellectual debate combined with sympathetically drawn characters."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

The Shape of Water (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries)
5.  The Shape of Water (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries) by Andrea Camilleri
The list author says:
  "The first in a Sicilian detective series - I went on to read three more, enough said (the rest are on my list too!)"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)

The Terracotta Dog (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries)
6.  The Terracotta Dog (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries) by Andrea Camilleri
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

The Voice of the Violin (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries)
7.  The Voice of the Violin (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries) by Andrea Camilleri
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

The Snack Thief (An Inspector Montalbano Mystery)
8.  The Snack Thief (An Inspector Montalbano Mystery) by Andrea Camilleri
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

Arthur and George
9.  Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
The list author says:
  "Fiction/fact overlap and a truly intriguing story of two men."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

A History of the World in 101/2 Chapters
10.  A History of the World in 101/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes
The list author says:
  "Chose following reading Arthur and George.  A little disappointed - didn't even finish one of the short stories.  Bit of a mixed bag, I felt."
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March: A Love Story in a Time of War
11.  March: A Love Story in a Time of War by Geraldine Brooks
The list author says:
  "Good reviews are justified in this case - I really enjoyed, and it doesn't detract from Little Women either."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Year of Wonders
12.  Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
The list author says:
  "Chose following reading March.  Felt the ending was a little daft but an enjoyable read before then - portraying the village that quarantined itself during the Plague."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
13.  Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
The list author says:
  "Superb, witty, mystical, mannered, and very satisfying book of magic and of manners."
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London 1945: Life in the Debris of War
14.  London 1945: Life in the Debris of War by Maureen Waller
The list author says:
  "Eye opening facts, well-written."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Testament Of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925 (Virago classic non-fiction)
15.  Testament Of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925 (Virago classic non-fiction) by Shirley Williams
The list author says:
  "This autobiography really did change my life - fascinating and immediate.  I can't describe it well enough - should be read by everyone!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

Strange Meeting
16.  Strange Meeting by Susan Hill
The list author says:
  "Sad tale of trench warfare and friendships."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

The Final Solution
17.  The Final Solution by Michael Chabon
The list author says:
  "Short but beautifully crafted story of an old detective, a young Jew and a parrot."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Labyrinth
18.  Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
The list author says:
  "More intelligent than Brown, still light and pacy.  A fun read."
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Sentimental Murder: Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century
19.  Sentimental Murder: Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century by John Brewer
The list author says:
  "A long essay-style book about women and the media in this era."
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