Thursday, May 29, 2008

Top Reads for 2007

I dug back through my email and found one I sent out at the beginning of this year listing my top reads for 2007. I am putting it here to share and to help me keep track!

I wanted to share and pat myself on the back – 2007 was the first year that I kept track of all my books read for the entire year. Normally I lose track around July or August. Of course, this year also turned into the ‘No reading in the fall’ so that helped. J

In 2007, I read 95 books (85 Jan-Sep and only 10 after that..sigh). I kept track of them all on Library Thing. I rated each book and the following are the ones I rated 5 stars. Some are stand-alone and some are part of on-going series that I enjoy. They are in order of when read only because that’s how library thing is sorting them – LOL. I cannot pick one or two as the very top as I have a hard time remembering single books. That’s why rating them at the end of the book works best for me.

Bad Blood: A Novel by Linda Fairstein (Alexandra Cooper Series)
Innocent in Death and Creation in Death by J.D. Robb (Eve Dallas Series)
Sandcastles by Luann Rice
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Nineteen Minutes: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
The Witness by Dee Henderson
Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory
The Virgin of Small Plains: A Novel by Nancy Pickard
The Department of Lost & Found: A Novel by Allison Winn Scotch
Bones to Ashes: A Novel by Kathy Reiches (Temperance Brennan series)
The Faraday Girls by Monica McInerney
We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
These is my words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine by Nancy E. Turner

I’ve also got some rated 4.5 stars but you can look at those yourself. For those who haven’t used library thing before, you can sort on any of the tags (just click on the tag name) or by any of the column headings. (For example, to get the above list, I clicked on 2007 tag and then sorted by rating.)

And I’d LOVE to see your top reads for 2007. Please share!

1 comment:

Julie said...

I am surprised you liked Water for Elephants so much. That did not strike me as a "Michele" kind of book. Maybe its just that everyone liked it so much more than I did. I guess I am just missing something. I liked it, but did not love it. It will be interesting to see what the book club says about it.