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Monday, December 31, 2007

2007- The Best and the Worst

This is the first year I've really tried to keep up with ratings on my reviews. I'm not sure I like that part of reading (might be the only thing I don't like!) I gave 11 books (out of 65) a 5/5.

So. (Wow, this is HARD!) The best book I read in 2007 was:
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

with a very close second place going to:
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The best YA novel goes to
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling, but I also want to mention Looking for Alaska by John Green and The Giver by Lois Lowry.

For urban fantasy/paranormal books, I gave 5/5 to:
Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn
All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris

I also really loved Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes and The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.

The books I rated lowest can be found here. I was particularly disappointed with Anne of Green Gables, The Westing Game and Little Women.

There were a few books that I did not finish, but most of them are books easily read in multiple sittings, so there is a very good chance I'll go back. For example, Book Lust, The 50 Greatest Love Letters of All Time, and a collection of essays and excerpts about Italy. The only book with a straight plot that I did not finish (yet) is Twilight, which I fully expect to finish tomorrow as my first book of 2008. I sent a handful of books on through Paperbackswap after only reading a few pages, but none of them so memorable that I could list them. There were two books I gave up on halfway- The Inheritance of Loss by Desai and Carved in Bone by Jefferson Bass.


  1. Happy New Year, Lisa! You had a great year of reading! A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Book Thief made my top five list too.

    Looking forward to a great year in 2008!

    All the best,

  2. Sometimes I think I should give up on rating books. I start out tough in the beginning of the year and by the end, I've grown lax. And it's not always easy settling on where the book should fall on the scale. I change my mind occasionally--up or down. And yet I keep doing it. Ho hum.

    I enjoyed your post. :-) I love the Kitty series and need to catch up with that. I'm two books behind now. I also need to read the latest Sookie book--one of my favorite series.

    I plan to read The History of Love this year. I've heard great things about it, and I am so glad to see you enjoyed it.

    I hope you have a Happy New Year!

  3. I really enjoyed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Giver and Blood Bound last year as well. I hope to read The Book Thief next year and possibly start the Charlaine Harris series. I hope you enjoy Twilight, I loved it and can't wait to read New Moon and Eclipse in 2008.

  4. Glad to see A Thousand Splendid Suns made the top of the list--even if it is a freezer book. I'm really looking forward to reading The Book Thief in the next couple of weeks.


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