Thursday, June 28, 2007

2007 Books

Isn't imitation the sincerest form of flattery? If so, Rachel should consider herself deeply admired, since I am totally stealing her idea to keep a running list of the books I read in 2007. It is hard to remember them all since we're already half-way through the year. But I think I got most of them (although out of order), and I will continue to add to the list as I finish books. Rachel mentioned adding a rating system. I think that's a great idea. I am going to use the same scale 1-10 that we use for rating our book club books. 10 meaning best book in the world, 1 meaning worst.

The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue 6
Left To Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza 8
An Ordinary Man by Paul Rusesabagina 8
Next by Michael Crichton 4
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See 6
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield 8.5
Bringing Up Boys by James Dobson 7
Seductive Poison by Deborah Layton 7
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell 8
Beloved by Toni Morrison 10
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 7
Machete Season by Jean Hatzfeld 8.5
The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell 7
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller 5
The Preacher’s Daughter by Beverly Lewis 5
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett 5
Darcy's Story by Janet Aylmer 5
At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon 5
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 7
The Tao of Willie by Willie Nelson 6
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling 10
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James 6
Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout 7
Mother Teresa; Reaching Out in Love 8
Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis 7
The Awakening by Kate Chopin 8
The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant 5
Deception Point by Dan Brown 6
Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas 10
Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl 7
Me and Emma by Elizabeth Flock 9
Endurance by Alfred Lansing 10
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 8
Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas 10
The Giver by Lois Lowry 10
Brainiac by Ken Jennings 7
Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart 10
His Favorite Wife: Trapped in Polygamy by Susan Ray Schmidt 9
The Color of Law by Mark Gimenez 6
The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue 5
The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk 10
Shattered Dreams by Irene Spencer 8
The Wednesday Letters by Jason White 5
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls 8
The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory 7
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 9
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card 8

1 comment:

Rachel said...

The great thing about seeing other lists is that you can get some good ideas of what to read - especially with a rating system!