2006 books read plus TBR's
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Aithie, Patricia: The Burning Ashes of Time (Yemen)
Barich, Bill: Traveling Light (California/London/Italy)
Bennett, Joe: A Land of Two Halves (New Zealand)
Bird, Isabella: The Yangtze Valley and Beyond (China)
Booth, Alan: The Roads to Sata (Japan)
Brown, Rachel Manija: All The Fishes Come Home To Roost (India)
DeWoskin, Rachel: Foreign Babes in Beijing (China)
Halliday, Ayun: A Sarong in My Backpack* (various)
*note: recently re-rereleased as "No Touch Monkey"
Javins, Marie: Stalking the Wild Dik-Dik (Africa)
Kendall, Gillian: Mr. Ding's Chicken Feet (China/trans-Pacific)
Kropf, John: Unknown Sands (Turkumenistan)
Laube, Lydia: Temples & Tuk-Tuks (Cambodia)
Milton, Giles: The Riddle and the Knight (near east)
Morris, Jan: Fifty Years of Europe (Europe)
Morris, Jan: Journeys (various)
Morris, Jan: O Canada (Canada)
Osborne, Lawrence: The Naked Tourist (various)
Paine, Sheila: The Afghan Amulet (various)
Raban, Jonathan: Coasting (U.K.)
Raban, Jonathan: Old Glory (USA)
Stark, Freya: Letters From Syria (middle east)
Stark, Freya: The Southern Gates of Arabia (Arabia)
Stark, Freya: The Zodiac Arch (middle east)
Stone, Nathaniel: On The Water (USA)
Sullivan, Robert: Cross Country (USA)
Sullivan, Robert: The Meadowlands (USA)
Weiss, Rachael: Are We There Yet? (Australia)
I read several of the books you have listed...it was several years since I read Coasting but Jonathan Raban but recall it was set around Britain wasn't it, and not the USA.
What would your top five picks be?
What are you looking at reading in 2007?
Guess I've been on an Arctic kick. Would you believe that I hate cold? :-)
My upcoming travel lit are catalogued here (the ones without reviews). I'd say I'm most looking forward to "Attention All Shipping" from that lot.
- Aldous Huxley's "Beyond the Mexique Bay" (Latin America)
- Simon Mayle's "The Burial Brothers: From New York to Rio in a '73 Cadillac Hearse" (US/Latin America)
- Jeremy Mercer's "Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co." (France)
- J.M. Synge's "Aran Islands" (Ireland)
- Mark Twain's "The Innocents Abroad" (Europe and the Middle East)
Just got a new shipment of titles through a remainder outlet, so I'll have a full reading list for the foreseeable future.
Seajack: I've never heard of the Kropf title. Am I correct in assuming that it is a contemporary travel writing account of Turkmenistan? It would be very interesting to get an alternative perspective of life under the Turkmenbashi regime; even if just in passing through.
Kropf's wife was a U. S. State Dept. employee assigned to the embassy in Turkumenistan. He and their child came along as dependents; he finagled some sort of consulting job during their time there, which straddled 9/11 (I believe). So, he was a quasi-resident there (diplomatic status), rather than just passing through - making friends with locals, he gets to visit their families in the countryside to see how regular folks live.
I've been tempted by the Burial Brothers - how was it?