Annual Favorites: 2006

New Books
1. The Road, Cormac McCarthy
2. A Temple of Texts, William H. Gass
3. Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences, L. Weschler
4. What is the What, Dave Eggers
5. Riding Westward: Poems, Carl Phillips
6. Black Swan Green, David Mitchell
7. The Paris Review Interviews, I, ed. Philip Gourevitch
8. The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel
9. Wild Edges: Photographic Ink Prints, Gregory Conniff
10. State of Denial, Bob Woodward
11. Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart
12. All Aunt Hagar’s Children, Edward P. Jones

New Audio Books
1. The Tunnel, William H. Gass

Other Books
1. A History of God, Karen Armstrong
2. Fallingwater Rising, Franklin Toker
3. The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America, L. Menand
4. Guernica: The Biography of a 20th-Century Icon, Gijs van Hensbergen
5. Ghostwritten, David Mitchell
6. The Waves, Virginia Woolf
7. The Rest of Love: Poems, Carl Phillips
8. The Age of Wire and String, James Marcus
9. The World Within the Word, William H. Gass
10. Soren Kierkegaard: A Biography, Joakim Garff
11. Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, J. Diamond
12. Czeslaw Milosz: New and Collected Poems 1931 - 2001
13. Literary St. Louis: A Guide, W. Gass & Lorin Cuoco
14. Vermeer in Bosnia, Lawrence Weschler
15. The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie
16. Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible & Why, Ehrman
17. Borges: A Life, Edwin Williamson
18. Herzog, Saul Bellow
19. Ariel, Sylvia Plath
20. Isaac Newton, James Gleick
21. Cigarettes, Harry Mathews
22. Hooked: Five Addicts Challenge Our Misguided Drug Rehab Sys., Shavelson
23. Rimbaud Complete (trans. Wyatt Mason) 
24. Number9Dream, David Mitchell
25. Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder, Lawrence Weschler
26. Understanding William H. Gass, H.L. Hix
27. Into the Tunnel: Readings of Gass’s Novel (eds. Kellman and Malin) 
28. William Gass, Watson L. Holloway

New Movies
1. Little Miss Sunshine
2. The Departed
3. United 93
4. Casino Royale
5. The Wendell Baker Story
6. Inside Man
7. Scoop
8. The Illusionist
9. Marie Antoinette
10. Volver
11. An Inconvenient Truth
12. Wordplay
13. The Devil Wears Prada

Other Movies
1. The New World
2. Caché 
3. Match Point
4. The Constant Gardner
5. Anchor Man
6. MI:3
7. The Beat That My Heart Skipped
8. Zizek! 
9. Friends With Money
10. Junebug
11. Mostly Martha
12. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
13. Pride & Prejudice (Wright) 
14. Grizzly Man
15. Solaris (Soderbergh) 
16. King Kong
17. Thank You For Smoking
18. Flight Plan
19. Proof
20. Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire
21. The Break-Up
22. For All Mankind
23. The White Diamond
24. The Memory of a Killer
25. Derailed
26. Liars

New Records
1. The Decembrists, The Crane Wife
2. Eef Barzelay, Bitter Honey
3. Joanna Newsom, Ys
4. Damien Jurado, And Now That I’m Your Shadow
5. Cat Power, The Greatest
6. M. Ward, Post-War
7. Ghostface Killah, Fishscale
8. Rhymefest, Blue Collar
9. Smog, Rock Bottom Riser (EP) 
10. Grandaddy, Just Like the Fambly Cat
11. The Speakers, Yeats is Greats
12. Lambchop, Damaged
13. C-Mone, The Butterfly Effect
14. Bonnie Prince Billy, The Letting Go
15. Yo La Tengo, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
16. Evangelicals, So Gone

Other Records
1. Nicolai Dunger, Soul Rush
2. Mendelssohn, Complete String Quartets (Pacifica Quartet) 
3. Danger Doom, The Mouse & the Mask
4. Robert Schumann, Violin Sonatas 1 - 3 (Avenuas & Faust) 
5. Pajo, Pajo
6. Dustin O’Halloran, Piano Songs
7. Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Handel Arias
8. Mahler, Symphony 6 (San Fran Symp; Michael Tilson Thomas) 
9. Bill Evans, Conversations with Myself
10. Shostakovich, Symphony 5 (London Symph Or.; Rostrop.) 
11. Brahms, Symphony 2 (London Symph Orchestra; Haitink)
12. Emerson Quartet, Intimate Voices
13. Bill Evans, Time Remembered
14. Lindsay String Quartet, Haydn Quartets
15. Morton Feldman, Rothko Chapel
16. Sarah Chang, Sweet Sorrow

Wines
1. Parcel 41 Merlot
2. Domaine De La Solitude Cotes du Rhone
3. Cover Drive Cabernet
4. St. Supery Cabernet
5. David Bruce Petite Syrah
6. Jacob’s Creek Shiraz Reserve
7. Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet