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Here’s the reading list I promised with my picks for the best books I’ve read this year. Most of the books on my list aren’t new books, some of them have been out for years, but they happen to be books I’ve finally discovered and really enjoyed.

Hopefully you will find something here that will make a great gift for a bookworm in your life, or simply something you will be anxious to read for yourself.

*Indicates 2004 Releases

Islands of Silence by Martin Booth
Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros
Mapping the Edge by Sarah Dunant
The Romantic by Barbara Gowdy*
A Student of Weather by Elizabeth Hay
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie*
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie
Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich*
Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith
Cover Her Face by P.D. James
O’Artful Death by Sarah Stewart Taylor*

Virgin Territory by Cathy Alter*
Dress Your Family in Corduroy & Denim by David Sedaris*
If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland

My Wicked Wicked Ways by Sandra Cisneros
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry selected by Billy Collins