#TBT: 2006

Popular Books Published in 2006

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas / John Boyne

Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called “Out-With” in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence. (TEEN FIC BOYNE)

 

The Secret / Rhonda Byrne

Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it. (158.1 BYR)

 

Just Listen / Sarah Dessen

Isolated from friends who believe the worst because she has not been truthful with them, sixteen-year-old Annabel finds an ally in classmate Owen, whose honesty and passion for music help her to face and share what really happened at the end-of-the-year party that changed her life. (TEEN FIC DESSEN)

 

Sharp Objects / Gillian Flynn

Returning to her hometown after a long absence to investigate the murders of two girls, reporter Camille Preaker is reunited with her neurotic mother and enigmatic half-sister as she works to uncover the truth about the killings. (FIC FLYNN)

 

Water for Elephants / Sara Gruen

Ninety-something-year-old Jacob Jankowski remembers his time in the circus as a young man during the Great Depression, and his friendship with Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, and Rosie, the elephant, who gave them hope. (FIC GRUEN)

 

Fablehaven / Brandon Mull

When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents’ estate, they discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures and that a battle between good and evil is looming. (J PBK MULL)

 

The Omnivore’s Dilemma / Michael Pollan

Offers insight into food consumption in the twenty-first century, explaining how an abundance of unlimited food varieties reveals the responsibilities of consumers to protect their health and the environment. (394.12 POL)

 

The Sea of Monsters / Rick Riordan

When Camp Half-Blood, the only safe haven for demigods, comes close to being overrun by mythological monsters, Percy must find his best friend Grover, who is prisoner on an island in the Bermuda Triangle, and then set out to save the Camp. (TEEN FIC RIORDAN / J FIC RIORDAN)

 

The Thirteenth Tale / Diane Setterfield

When her health begins failing, the mysterious author Vida Winter decides to let Margaret Lea, a biographer, write the truth about her life, but Margaret needs to verify the facts since Vida has a history of telling outlandish tales. (FIC SETTERFIELD)

 

Dear John / Nicholas Sparks

John, a high school dropout, enlists in the Army not knowing what else to do with his life. While in the Army he meets Savannah, they fall in love and she awaits his return from the Army. After 9/11 John feels it’s his duty to re-enlist. During their long separation Savannah falls in love and marries someone else. (FIC SPARKS)

 

Did you know? Twitter was launched in 2006. 

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