Monday, December 31, 2007

2007's Parade of Books

Well, it's not really a "parade", but it'll do!

Number of books completed in 2007: 93* This is a new record for me!

(Link to the full list is here.)

Books I loved the most this year:

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John De Graaf et al.
Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
All of the "Georgia Nicolson" books by Louise Rennison
Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Pull of the Moon by Elizabeth Berg
Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller
Living Downstream by Sandra Steingraber
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

(There are plenty of other GOOD books in the big list, but those are the ones that I kept thinking about after I read them.)

Books I Don't Recommend Anyone Else Wasting Their Time On:

In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
Separation Anxiety by Karen Brichoux
Roseanne: My Life as a Woman by Roseanne Barr
I Believe in Miracles by Kathryn Kuhlman
Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
The Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Club by Laurie Notaro
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

New-To-Me Authors This Year: 59

2008's Book Goal: 100


Madame Rubies said...

I set a new record too. 98 books. Man... if I hadn't started this job, I bet I could have broken 100. LOL!

Scribbit said...

Ellen Foster is a HUGE tear-jerker. Seriously.

jenclair said...

Well Done! Some really good titles here. I'd like to read Affluenza, so I'm glad to see it on your favorites list.