Friday, 4 January 2008

2007 Reading Round-up

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but these are the main books I read in 2007. My to-be-read pile is expanding rapidly, partly due to a good haul at Christmas, partly due to a big tidy when I discovered a number of books I had slightly forgotten about. This means 2008 needs to include lots of reading. Hurrah!

A Gathering Light - Jennifer Donnelly
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Break No Bones - Kathy Reichs
Children of the Storm - Elizabeth Peters
Dark Fire - CJ Samson
Death at La Fenice - Donna Leon
Gentlemen and Players - Joanne Harris
Gods Behaving Badly - Marie Phillips
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
Holy Fools - Joanne Harris
Jamaica Inn - Daphne du Maurier
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded - Simon Winchester
One Good Turn - Kate Atkinson
Possession - AS Byatt
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Rosetta - Barbara Ewing
Rubicon - Tom Holland
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - Paul Torday
Second Honeymoon - Joanna Trollope
Sovereign - CJ Samson
Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
The Art of Murder - Jose Carlos Somoza
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
The Diamond Age - Neal Stephenson
The Extremes - Christopher Priest
The Flanders Panel - Arturo Perez-Reverte
The Glamour - Christopher Priest
The History of Love - Nicole Krauss
The Horse and His Boy - CS Lewis
The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl - Belle de Jour
The Keys of Egypt - Lesley and Roy Adkins
The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon - Richard Zimler
The Magician's Nephew - CS Lewis
The Nautical Chart - Arturo Perez-Reverte
The Observations - Jane Harris
The Oxford Murders - Guillermo Martinez
The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood
The Prestige - Christopher Priest
The Promise of Happiness - Justin Cartwright
The Seventh Gate - Richard Zimler
The Sign of the Cross - Chris Kuzneski
The Single Helix - Steve Jones
The Tenderness of Wolves - Stef Penney
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer


Zinnia Cyclamen said...

That's interesting. Which one was your favourite? Maybe I'll keep a list for 2008. The first book on it would be the Woman's Hour Book of Short Stories, I think it's the fourth anthology they produced, and I'm enjoying it a lot.

Lazy Perfectionista said...

That's an interesting question Zinnia, and I have no idea! 'The Book Thief', 'Suite Francaise' and 'The Seventh Gate' stick out, and I LOVED 'The Diamond Age' (even though it got lost in my car for about 5 months!). Reading 'Rebecca' for the first time was a bit of a revelation too, and I've resolved to read more Daphne du Maurier, but also Christopher Priest, Arturo Perez-Reverte and Ian McEwan. And I keep remembering other books that aren't on the list, so I may have to update it!

riverwillow said...

I am so pleased the you liked 'The Seventh Gate', as I feel that this is a sadly neglected book, and 'Suite Francaise' as these are amongst my top recent reads and the books I am nagging everyone to read. 'The Book Thief' is lurking close to the top of one of my piles of 'to be reads' so I will look that out and read that next. Love your blog by the way.

Lazy Perfectionista said...

Thanks Riverwillow! I'm hoping to read some of the other books by Richard Zimler this year, they look fascinating, and am also considering the possibility of dusting off my French to try 'Suite Francaise' in the original.

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