Tuesday, December 25, 2007

THE BEST AND THE WORST OF 2007

It is about that time to decide what was great and what wasn't so great that I read this year.

THE BEST

  • The Book Thief by Mark Zukas
  • Snow Flower and The Secret Fan by Lisa See
  • Marley and Me by John Grogran
  • Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama
  • Poison Study byMaria Snyder
THE NOT SO GOOD (BECAUSE THESE AREN'T THE WORSE BOOKS I'VE READ)

  • Girl With the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (boring)
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan (the only book I didn't finish and I really wanted to like it! I'm a biology teacher)
  • The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie King (it seemed to dribble on and on)
  • Three Junes by Julia Glass (it just wasn't there for me)
WHAT BOOKS SURPRISED ME?

  • Sister India by Peggy Payne. I read it for a challenge for authors with double lettered names and it turned out to be pretty interesting
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I just don't feel it lived up to all the hype. How many of us can drop our entire lives to move to India and live in an Ashram to find inner peace?

Overall, a good year of reading. Its hard for me to find a book I really dislike. I'm still trying to finish my 2007 author challenge so this list might change.

4 comments:

Literary Feline said...

I love reading everyone's best and worst of lists. :-) I hope to get to The Book Thief this next year. Snow Flower was my favorite last year.

LisaMM said...

I love reading these lists and getting ideas for future reads! Snow Flower is on my favorites list, too. Three Junes is in my TBR stack and has been for a long time.. for some reason I am never interested in picking it up.. I might give it away to end my guilt over buying it.

Crafty Green Poet said...

The Book Thief and Snow Flower and Secret Fan are now firmly on my wishlist after having seen so many good reviews of them!

Interesting list

softdrink said...

Poison Study looks interesting... yet another book for the list!

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