Thursday, December 27, 2007

Thursday Meme

Brought to you by 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 was dreading having to answer this question. I have a hard time picking favorites whether it's books, movies, songs, TV shows, whatever.

I'd have to start with all the In Death books that I read or reread this year by J.D. Robb. There's nothing like a good In Death book to take you away from the mundane. Having Creation in Death personally autographed by J.D. Robb herself and in person was, by far, my highlight of the year. That will be hard to top in the coming year as well.

Next, I'd list the last Harry Potter. Yes, I didn't like the ending, but I endeavored not to let that ruin the book for me. The Harry Potter series was truly magical and I was sorry to see it come to an end. I will never be rich and famous enough to obtain a copy of Tales of Beedle the Bard.

Tied in the next spot (whatever that spot may be) would be Wicked and The Life of Pi.

Next would be Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris. It's not often that something moves me, but this book moved me and left an impression.

I also really loved Lisey's Story by King and Beaches by I.R. Dart.

I've only covered half of 2007 with this review, but I could go on and on. It would be easier to list the books that I didn't like. 2007 was a great year for reading and 2008 promises to be even better.


  1. I like putting together the best of list. I suppose it's easier for me because I do rate the books I read and rarely do my ratings and favorite list differ. Choosing the top dog of the best of books is what I agonize over. I don't know why I do it. Maybe because I like to torture myself that way. Haha

  2. I've enjoyed looking at your list (though I have to admit that I really did not care for 'Life of Pi'. Well, actually, I liked the very beginning and the chapter that takes place on the island with the meerkats, and disliked the rest).

    Happy new year!

  3. I did like HP 7. I am reading Life of Pi.

    My list!

  4. I don't do favorites either so don't feel bad! I pretty much just broke down my list of books that were published this year and left it at that. I don't think I even read any bad books this year!

  5. Totally agree with In Death...I love them all and I always felt like I'm part of Eve's family..the gangs are always a riot mile away hehehe

    Great list...Happy BTT!

  6. I will have to add Five Quarters of the Orange to my list. My SIL keeps recommending Life of Pi but I haven't gotten around to reading that one yet.

  7. I really loved Life of Pi too.


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