Tuesday, January 01, 2008

2007: The Year in Books

Last year BerryBird ended her year with a list of books she'd read in 2006. I tried to follow her lead, but I had not kept an accurate list. This year I kept a spread sheet mainly for this purpose, but then I started school and recreational reading became a thing of the past. Here is my somewhat limited list peppered by quite a few rereads (rr), something I tend to do when I feel the need for the comfort of an old friend.

Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent
My Latest Grievance by Elinor Lipman
My Life in France by Julia Child
Dragon's Fire by Anne & Todd McCaffrey
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Angels by Marian Keyes
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (rr)
Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston
The Jasmine Moon Murder by Laura Childs
Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
Love in Provence by Yvonne Lenard
The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg
A Midwife's Story by Penny Armstrong & Sheryl Feldman>
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
The Lady in the Palazzo by Marlena de Blasi
Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery (rr)
Summer of Glorious Madness by Christy Yorke
A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle (rr)
The Summer of the Great-Grandmother by Madeleine L'Engle (rr)
Two-Part Invention by Madeleine L'Engle (rr)
Three Women by Marge Piercy
To Ride Pegasus by Anne McCaffrey (rr)

What did you read in 2007?


Coffeypot said...


BerryBird said...

Haha! I snuck a 2007 list up on you, too, but I didn't mark off my re-reads. Hmmm. Maybe next year.

DancingFish said...

Always in school, I don't read as much for fun as I'd like but this year I read Prodigal Summer and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Byson, Out of the Noosphere (essays from Outside magazine), and started (without finishing) a few others. Would you recommend any of the ones you read?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I didn't keep a list, and since my old memory's not that great, dunno if I can reconstruct it. I kn ow I read Cider House Rules, because that really stuck with me. I suppose I could go back through no polar and look for my reviews. Read the new Harry Potter. Hah, I previously read many of the books mentioned by Dancing fish and loved them. We're currently reading DOlphins of Pern, but didn't finish it in 07. Guess it will become an '08 book.

Nicole said...

Not much, sadly, unless you count all the law books, which I don't. The only thing that stands out is Women of the Silk.

Electronic Goose said...

I think after your and BerryBird's lists, I'll have to make one for 2008. Good idea!