Here is The New York Times link, not gated, and thanks to John Palmer for the pointer. Here is the printer-friendly version of the link. In addition to what I have already covered, I recommend Bob Spitz’s The Beatles and Bob Stevens and Annalyn Swan, de Kooning: An American Master. I’m now keen to read John Gimlette’s Theatre of Fish: Travels Through Newfoundland and Labrador, which somehow had slipped through my claws during the year. Orhan Pamuk’s book on Istanbul is the obvious missing choice. Comments are open for other book suggestions from 2005, or if you wish to take issue with the NYT list.