Books I’ve Read in 2007

(in red: I recommend it!)

Jan 2007
1. Namma – Kate Karko
2. The Lives of Christopher Chant – Diana Wynne Jones
3. The Magicians of Caprona – Diana Wynne Jones
4. Witch Week – Diana Wynne Jones
5. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
6. Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson
7. I was a child of Holocaust survivors
8. Christ the Lord – Anne Rice
9. The Fifth Mountain – Paulo Coelho
10. Blessed are the Cheese Makers – Sarah Kate Lynch
11. Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom
12. Fahrenheit 451
13. The Olive Season
14. The Children’s Hour
15. Running with Scissors
16. Best Friends
17. White Ghost Girl
18. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
19. Quidditch Through the Ages
20. Japanese Women Don’t Get Old or Fat

February
1. A Cook’s Tour – Anthony Bourdain
2. Angels and Demons – Dan Brown
3. Time’s Magpie – A Walk in Prague
4. Island Songs
5. The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette
6. Charlie’s Secret Chocolate Book
7. Promegranate Soup
8. The Money in You!
9. Inkheart
10. Kira Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
11. Tall, Dark and Dead
12. The Gospel of Judas
13. Visits from the Drowned Girl
14. The Uses of Enchantment
15. The Audicity of Hope – Barack Obama
16. Smitten 
17. Shiloh

March 2007
1. The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova
2. The Village Bride on Beverly Hills
3. Daugther of China – Meihong Xu and Larry Engelmann
4. Complications – Atul Gawande
5. For the Love of Animals – Anna Briggs
6. Maliche – Laura Esquivel
7. Holes – Louis Sachar
8. Enchantment – Orson Scott Card
9. Monster Career – Jeff Taylor
10. Homeless Bird – Gloria Whelan
11. South of the Border, West of the Sun – Haruki Morakami
12. MuggleNet’s What Will Happen in Harry Potter 7?
13. Esperanza Rising
14. The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Event Book 2) – Lemony Snicket
15. The Tale of Murasaki – Liza Dalby
16. Passing Under Heaven – Justin Hall
17. Angry Housewives Eating Bon-bon
18. Little Angels: Life of a Novice Monk in Thailand
19. A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro
20. The Gift of Sea
21. Dear Future

April 2007
1. The Nasty Bits – Anthony Bourdain
2. A Flower That is Free
3. Replay
4. The Song of Silver Frond – Catherine Lim
5. Confession of an Ugly Stepsister
6. Dreams of My Father – Barack Obama
7. The Silver Wolf – Alice Borchardt
8. The Elements of Resume Style – Scott Bennett
9. The resume.com Guide to Writing Unbeatable Resumes
10.  Something Blue – Jean Christopher Spaugh
11.  Adaline Falling Star – Mary Pope Osborne
12. The Sixpenny Debt and other Oxford Stories
13. Five Quarters of the Orange – Joanne Harris
14. Driving Mr. Albert – Michael Paterniti
15. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway

May 2007
1. They Pour Fire on Us From the Sky – Alphonsion Deng, Benson Deng, Benjaminn Ajak, and Judy A. Bernstein
2. The Devil and Ms. Pyrm – Paulo Coehlo
3. Ash – Holly Thompson 
4.
Shiloh Season – Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
5. Rescued: Saving Animals from Disaster
6. The Known World – Edward P James
7. Cunt
8. The Biography of Cod
9. Loving Sabotage – Amelie  Nothomb
10. The Women Who Loves Books Too Much 
11. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success – Depak Chopra
12. Why David Hate Tuesdays
13. Learning to Bow – Bruce S. Feiler
14. The True Power of Water
15. Under the Tuscan Sun – Frances Mayes
16. Friends, Lovers and Chocolate – Alexander McCall Smith
16. The Namesake

June 2007
1. The Jacaranda Tree – H. E. Bates
2. Sixty Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong – Jean-Benoît Nadeau, Julie Barlow 
3. C’est La Vie – Suzy Gershman
4. Opening the Invitation – Oriah Mountain Dreamer

July 2007
1.
The China Garden – Liz Berry
2. A Son of the Circus – John Irving
3. The Obsessive Traveller – David Dale
4. Undead and Unappreciated – Mary Janice Davidson
5. My Year of Meats – Ruth L. Ozeki
6. I captured the Castle – Dodie Smith
7. Sold
8. Spiritual Literacy – Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
9. French Women Don’t Get Fat – Mireille Guiliano
10. Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight – Alexandra Fuller
11. Liquid Jade – Beatrice Hohenegger
12. Five Quarts
13. The Book – Alan Watts
14. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowlings
15. Dinner with a Stranger

 August 2007
1. The Rice Mother – Rani Manicka 
2. Till We Have Faces – C. S. Lewis
3. The Cheating Culture – David Callahan
4. The Museum at Purgatory – Nick Bantock
5. Cold Mountain – Charles Fraizer
6. The Genius Factory – David Plotz
7. Peter and the Starcatchers – Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
8. Eleven Minutes – Paulo Coelho
9. The Coffee Trader – David Lizz
10. Year of Wonders – Geraldine Brooks
11. Marvel 1602 – Neil Gaiman
12. Marley and Me – John Grogan
13. The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl) – Eoin Colfer
14. When My Name was Keoko – Linda Sue Park
15. Sing Down the Moon – Scott O’Dell
16. Sacred Choices – Christel Nani

September 2007
1. Think – Michael R. LeGault
2. The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
3. Hunting the Last Wild Man – Angela Vallvey
4. The Murray’s Cheese Handbook – Rob Kaufelt
5. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
6. Haunted – Chuck Palahniuk
7. The Heart is A Lonely Hunter
8. A Hive for the Honey Bee – Soinhbe Lally

October 2007
1. The Fourth Hand – John Irving
2. The River in the Center of the World – Simon Winchester
3. Transmission – Hari Kunzru
4. Crossing Antarctica – Will Steger
5. Honeymoon with My Brother  – Franz Wisner
6. Among Warriors – Pamela Logan
7. Maximum Ride: School’s Out Forever – James Patterson
8. Out – Natsuo Kirino
9. A Bite to Remember – Lindsy Sands
10. The Moomins and the great flood – Tove Jansson
11. Do It Tomorrow – Mark Foster 

November 2007
1. The Year of Pleasures – Elizabeth Berg
2. Travelers’ Tales: Hong Kong – James O’Reiley, Larry Habegger, Sean O’Reiley
3.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond – Elizabeth George Speare
4. From Bhagdad with Love – Jay Kopelman
5. Blindsided – Richard M. Cohen
6. Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls – Jane Lindskold
7. Heat – Bill Buford
8. Brothers – Da Chen
9. Sarajevo Marlboro – Miljenko Jergovic
10. Ana’s Story – Jenna Bush
11. Persepolis 2
12. Non Campus Mentis: World History According to College Students – Anders Hendriksson
13. Becoming Chloe

December 2007
1. The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster
2. The Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck
3. The Last Secrets of the Silk Road – Alexandra Tolstoy
4. Breaking the Tongue – Vyvian Lee

My Top Ten of 2007 (in no strict order):
Marley and Me
Cloud Atlas
Complications
My Years of Meats
Liquid Jade
When My Name was Keoko
Five Quarters of an Orange
Brothers
The Phantom Tollbooth
Year of Wonders

Some Useless Statistics:
Total Books Read in 2007: 160
Bookcrossing Books: 109     Non-BC Books: 51
Fiction: 94     Non Fiction: 66

 
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Published on February 5, 2007 at 6:29 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Holy cow, you are way ahead of me!! I haven’t read anything yet this year. So I have to read 26 books JUST to CATCH UP!! Yikes!!

  2. I am floored by this list! I read at most 3 books a month. You are my hero! Welcome to The Reading Lounge!


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