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The if-I-were meme is just way beyond me, but I thought I'd steal this idea from gorydetails. This is my list of the best books I read in 2005, in very rough order, with links to my Bookcrossing shelf:

1) Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
2) The Confessions of Nat Turner, William Styron
3) Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino
4) Everything Is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer
5) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
6) Open Secrets, Alice Munro
7) Saturday, Ian McEwan
8) Beeing, Rosanne Daryl Thomas
9) A cidade e as serras [The City and the Mountains], Eça de Queiroz
10)Snow, Orhan Pamuk
11) Hard Revolution, George Pelecanos
12) El amor en los tiempos del cólera [Love in the Time of Cholera], Gabriel García Márquez
13) Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
14) Palestine, Joe Sacco
15) The Bad Mother's Handbook, Kate Long
16) Simisola, Ruth Rendell
17) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling
18) Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey
19) A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley
20) The Autobiography of Malcolm X, as told to Alex Haley

Thursday night I'm skipping yoga to go to Ming's surprise birthday party for Seema. Ming's international-bright-young-thing friends from the World Bank scare me a tiny bit, but Seema herself is just a lovely person. Plus I need to pick up the camera the Mr. left over there Saturday night. Isn't that always the way, your social life always picks up just when you're getting ready to leave a place.
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