Sunday, January 6, 2008
books read in 2007
I don't even pretend to be able to keep up with my friend Liz's 50 Book Challenge, but I can say I managed to read 26 books last year. And that doesn't count the reference-type books, such as The Baby Name Wizard, which I feel like I read as if it were a novel. (Really — that book is addictively fascinating!) In looking back over these titles, I remember that I was in the middle of a Maeve Binchy run when I learned about my cancer at the end of August. Scarlet Feather and the few that follow were the ones I read in the hospital and during my recovery. Anyway, here's my list for 2007 — most read for the first time, but a couple of re-reads. If you have a list, too, please let me know in your comments section!
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth, Md. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield Almost French by Sarah Turnbull What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations by Stephanie Cave The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy by David Kirby Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent's Guide: How to Make Safe, Sensible Decisions about the Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives by Aviva Jill Romm Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik Speaking of Faith by Krista Tippett The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night by Elizabeth Pantley From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs Basil E.Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling Modern Love: 50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit, and Devotion ed. by Daniel Jones Evening Class by Maeve Binchy Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke Le Divorce by Diane Johnson Quentins by Maeve Binch Magic Time by Doug Marlette Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott Thin Places: Where Faith Is Affirmed And Hope Dwells by Mary Treacy O'Keefe The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters by Sarah Susanka Maybe Baby: 28 Writers Tell the Truth About Skepticism, Infertility, Baby Lust, Childlessness, Ambivalence, and How They Made the Biggest Decision of Their Lives ed. by Lori Leibovich Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer by Jenna Glatzer