Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Books I Read in 2007

  1. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (bookclub)
  2. Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (lent by Mimi - just realized I haven't returned it yet)
  3. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (bookclub - I highly recommend this one if you can take sad books)
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (2nd reading, bookclub - we didn't have much to discuss, just all agreed that it is a great book)
  5. Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut (at least my 5th reading...sigh)
  6. Sleeping with the Devil by Robert Baer (bookclub)
  7. The Soccer War by Ryszard Kapuscinski (bookclub)
  8. Hotel World by Ali Smith
  9. Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  10. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (bookclub)
  11. Storm Rider by Akira Yoshimura
  12. The Lord and the General Din of the World by Jane Mead (bookclub)
  13. The Known World by Edward P. Jones (bookclub)
  14. Emma by Jane Austen
  15. Sin in the Second City by Karen Abbott (bookclub)
  16. God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens (more non-fiction for bookclub)
  17. The Sleeping Beauty by Elizabeth Taylor (the writer, not the actress)
  18. The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler (not as good as her book Sarah Canary)
  19. Half of Thomas Eakins: Art, Medicine, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia by Amy Werbel (because I am a dork)

2 comments:

dwayne said...

there were five star wars books released in 2007 and none made this list. what kind of book club are you in?

BrentD said...

I really like Gift from the Sea, I'll have to check some of the others.