2005 annual “Who Reads What List?”

Anonymous Patron writes Celebs Go for ‘Esoteric’ Books in 2005: Celebrities leaned toward specialized, somewhat abstruse subjects — and Huck Finn — as they listed their favorite books for 2005 in the annual “Who Reads What List?

“Very esoteric this year,” said Glenna Nowell, who started the celebrity reading list in 1988 when she was librarian in this small southern Maine city. “There’s such a diversity of books, and not well-known, not best sellers.” Nowell also notices a lot of nonfiction this year.”