Thursday, December 27, 2007

MEME: Booking Through Thursday

It’s an old question, but a good one . . . What were your favorite books this year?

List as many as you like … fiction, non-fiction, mystery, romance, science-fiction, business, travel, cookbooks … whatever the category. But, really, we’re all dying to know. What books were the highlight of your reading year in 2007?

I did a top ten list already, but I'll reprint it here again, and ... I'm reading a really good book in the last week of 2007, so I may have been a little quick in picking my top ten - Owen Meany?

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling This was the best book, especially if you look at how long it took me to read - not very long at all, and was such a great end to the series. It wasn't just this book, it was all seven in the series, and the ten years it took to read them all. I knew it about Snape!
  2. The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory Best page turner and historical fiction, made me interested in The Tudors, which I watched on CBC. Excellent entertainment, and I've added The Boleyn Inheritance to my tbr for next year.
  3. the perks of being a wallflower - Stephen Chbosky Best tearjerker and heartwarming novel, Charlie's voice was wonderful.
  4. I Am the Messenger - Markus Zusak Best message of faith and believing in yourself
  5. Cloud of Bone - Bernice Morgan Best Canadian historical fiction, from an author who hasn't written enough yet.
  6. The Gun Seller - Hugh Laurie Best action adventure, rip roaring yarn, with comedy
  7. Never Let Me Go - Kazou Ishiguro Best dystopian novel, beautifully written and paced
  8. The Bone People - Keri Hulme Best award winner, I was completely swept into this dysfunctional threesome of terrible people, written in a style I've never read before, both beautifully lyrical and poetic
  9. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman Best fantasy. I read a few Gaiman books, but this was my favorite. Underground London and the parallel universe he created were fabulous.
  10. Hey Nostradamus! - Douglas Copeland Best Coupland book, as he is going to make my favorite author list after this year. I read a few of his and this was my favorite of the bunch. I like how all his books are so different, and I have few left to read next year. Yay!

There were a bunch more too:

best nonfiction: Istanbul by Orhan Pamuk

best children's book: The Giver by Lois Lowry

best chick lit: something blue

best books in any other year: My Sister's Keeper, Half a Yellow Sun

Sorry for the reprint if you've read this before.


  1. I loved The Other Boleyn Girl and HP was a quick read for me too. I can't wait for the movies on both to come out!

  2. Great list. I've added some of your choices to my Bookmooch wishlist!

  3. I would like to read The Bone People. Quite a few bloggers have said it's among their favorites.

  4. I really enjoyed The Bone People and will re-read it some time. Also I enjoy most books by Kazuo Ishiguro or Douglas Coupland


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