Current reads

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Best of 2007

These were my favorite of the year, in no particular order.

All The Numbers by Judy Merrill Larsen
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Ride The Wind by Lucia St. Clair Robinson
These Is My Words by Nancy Turner
Blackbird by Jennifer Lauck
TallGrass by Sandra Dallas
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
Whistling in the Dark by Leslie Kagen
Lottery by Patricia Wood
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

December reads

What A Woman Must Do by Faith Sullivan 3* small town life revolving around a family of 3 women

Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy (audio)4* just her typical story in Ireland. I just love her writing.

Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Mardsen (YA) the story of 7 teenagers in Australia who "go bush". When they come back their world has compelety changed as a war has broken out and all of their families taken hostage. I had to push myself to finish though, just not my cup of tea. I also didn't realize this was the first in a series. My 17 yr old son loved the entire series......

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis 3.5* time travel book. An historian from 2057 goes back to the 1300's. the story runs parallel from the present back to where she is, problems at both times as to whether she will be able to get back.

Deadline by Chris Crutcher YA 3.5* a high school senior finds out he has left than a year to live and he decides to do things differently (my teenage son rated this a 5).

The Way life Should Be by Christina Baker Kline 4* light easy read a woman has a midlife crisis and moves to Maine, has some good recipes too.

Gifts by Ursula K. Le Guin YA 3* the story of 2 teens with amazing gifts

The Hindi-Bindi Club by Monica Pradhan 4* The story of 3 Indian women and their daughters who all live in America. I loved reading about their culture.

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (ARC) 5* the story of a woman in Maine told from various points of view, her, her family, neighbors, townspeople, etc. Makes you remember how you see yourself is not how others see you.

Hidden by Paul Jaskunas 3* the love story of a couple and then the demise of their relationship. Did he attack her or did he not?

Torch by Cheryl Strayed 3* the story of a lady who is diagnosed with cancer and given less than a year to live. The story revolves around the effects on her and her family.

Golden Country by Jennifer Gilmore 3* an okay story about 3 Jewish families from 1925-1959.