January 2006 books: mostly commuting by car, I did not get through as many books as I sometimes do.
God's Clockmaker: Richard of Wallingford and the Invention of Time, by John North
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle
Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman
Steppe, by Piers Anthony
Year's Best SF 10, ed. David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer
Shutterbug Follies, by Jason Little
1/6 by women
None by PoC
Best: Anansi Boys which you can get here (I was startled to discover that Neil Gaiman had come across my review and linked to it), and Year's Best SF 10 which you can get here. Worst: Steppe, which you can get here.