Books Read in 2007

January 1, 2008

  1. The Perfect Wife: The Life and Choices of Laura Bush – Ann Gerhart
  2. The Day Diana Died – Christopher P. Anderson
  3. Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell
  4. The Goose Girl – Shannon Hale
  5. Criss Cross – Lynne Rae Perkins
  6. What Do You Do All Day – Amy Scheibe
  7. Twilight – Stephanie Meyer
  8. New Moon – Stephanie Meyer
  9. The Tale of Desperaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, some Soup and a Spool of Thread – Kate DiCamilo
  10. Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood – Anne Brashares
  11. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America – Barbara Ehrenreich
  12. Princess Academy – Shannon Hale
  13. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  14. Enna Burning – Shannon Hale
  15. The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
  16. Shopaholic and Baby – Sophie Kinsella
  17. River Secrets – Shannon Hale
  18. Some Like it Haute – Julie K.L. Dam
  19. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything – Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  20. The Men I Didn’t Marry – Janice Kaplan and Lynn Schnurnberger
  21. The Botox Diaries – Janice Kaplan and Lynn Schnurnberger
  22. Peter and the Star Catchers – Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  23. The Little Lady Agency – Hester Browne
  24. Little Lady, Big Apple – Hester Browne
  25. Peter and the Shadow Thieves – Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  26. The Higher Power of Lucky – Susan Patron
  27. The Wish – Gail Carson Levine
  28. A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
  29. Jacob Have I Loved – Katherine Paterson
  30. A Single Shard – Linda Sue Park
  31. Walk Two Moons – Sharon Creech
  32. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – EL Konigsburg
  33. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
  34. Gathering Blue – Lois Lowry
  35. The Truth (with Jokes) – Al Franken
  36. Dedication – Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
  37. Miss American Pie: A Diary of Love, Secrets, and Growing Up in the 1970s – Margaret Sartor
  38. Eclipse – Stephanie Meyer
  39. London is the Best City in America – Laura Dave
  40. Reinventing Mona – Jennifer Coburn
  41. The Joy of Doing Things Badly: A Girl’s Guide to Love, Life and Foolish Bravery – Veronica Chambers
  42. Cocktails for Three – Madeline Wickham
  43. To Say Nothing of the Dog – Connie Willis
  44. The Two Princesses of Bamarre – Gail Carson Levine
  45. Freak the Mighty -Rodman Philbrick
  46. The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield
  47. Inkheart – Cornelia Funke
  48. Time Stops for No Mouse – Michael Hoeye
  49. Sammy’s Hill – Kristin Gore
  50. How to be Lost – Amanda Eyre Ward
  51. Sammy’s House – Kristin Gore
  52. The Mysterious Benedict Society – Trenton Lee Stewart
  53. Enchantment – Orson Scott Card
  54. Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature – Robin Brande
  55. Project Everlasting: Two Bachelors Discover the Secrets of Americas Greatest Marriages – Mathew Boggs and Jason Miller
  56. Rachel and Leah – Orson Scott Card
  57. Sarah – Orson Scott Card
  58. The Cinderella Pact – Sarah Strohmeyer
  59. Slumming – Kristen D. Randle
  60. Rebekah – Orson Scott Card
  61. Almost French – Sarah Turnbull
  62. Project Mulberry – Linda Sue Park
  63. The Sleeping Beauty Proposal – Sarah Strohmeyer
  64. The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives – Sarah Strohmeyer
  65. Down the Rabbit Hole – Peter Abrahams
  66. Elsewhere – Gabrielle Zevin
  67. Bella at Midnight – Diane Stanley
  68. Speaker for the Dead – Orson Scott Card
  69. Double Identity – Margaret Peterson Haddix
  70. Behind the Curtain: An Echo Falls Mystery – Peter Abrahams
  71. Crown Duel – Sherwood Smith
  72. A Time Apart – Diane Stanley
  73. Uglies – Scott Westerfeld
  74. Stone Tables – Orson Scott Card
  75. Pretties – Scott Westerfeld
  76. Specials – Scott Westerfeld
  77. The Amulet of Samarkand – Jonathan Stroud

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  • Reply Jess January 1, 2008 at 7:54 am

    You keep track? Amazing. I love Orson Scott Card.. have you read his newest? Empire (not super-new) and…and..shoot. What’s it called? Invasive Procedures. Both really good books.

  • Reply RA January 1, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    You astound me with your reading volume. Do the links mean you recommend them?

  • Reply Jennifer Lee January 1, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    I am beyond impressed. You rock. I’m guessing your list is in the order you read them–are you going to order the list again by favorites? Because you should.

  • Reply Miriam Higginson January 1, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    I started keeping a notebook of books I’ve read (got tired of getting part way into a book to realize I’d already read it!) I thought I read a lot, but I think you have me beat for the year! (just finished The Thirteenth Tale, like you – I liked it, but not sure I’d risk suggesting it at one of my book clubs! Twilight has caused enough controversy that I think I’m better off playing it safe!)

  • Reply Le Petit Chic January 2, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Oh, wow! You read a lot of books! I should really try to read more 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous January 3, 2008 at 3:27 am

    Wow! I haven’t even heard of some of the books you read. Will look for them. About “A Wrinkle in Time” – it was written during the cold war/anticommunism era – unmistakable parallelism.

  • Reply Katie January 4, 2008 at 1:15 am

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  • Reply Unnaturally Blonde January 4, 2008 at 1:40 am

    Wow, so many books! I’m impressed with how many you have got through already. I found some good suggestions to put on my Amazon list too! You’re the best!

  • Reply Anonymous January 4, 2008 at 2:58 am

    Janssen, I’m totally impressed with your vast list of books read in 2007. You must be a speed reader! But then what else would I expect from a woman with your major?
    I’m sure you don’t mind my making a hard copy of your list. I’m always looking for recommendations from people I respect and have good taste and judgment.

  • Reply Terri B. January 4, 2008 at 3:33 am

    Quite impressive! We’ve got a little crossover in our reading lists. I’m reading The Little Lady Agency now.

  • Reply The Dynamic Trio January 4, 2008 at 3:53 am

    You are INCREDIBLE!! I’ve read 7 books over the past 4 years…Harry Potter. I can’t believe how much you read! That’s awesome!

  • Reply Bethany January 4, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    I feel a little dizzy now…wow.

  • Reply The Kaufmans January 7, 2008 at 5:23 am

    Janssen – aren’t blogs great? I sneaked a peek at yours through Will and Julie Becks, and I am so excited! It sounds like we share the same taste in many books, and I’ve been looking for new recommendations! Hope you don’t mind the intrusion – and here are some good ones I’ve read recently (if you haven’t already read them – I haven’t seen your 2006 list…): East by Edith Pattou (my absolute favorite), Piratica and Priatica II by Tanith Lee, Gregor the Overlander and sequals by Suzzanne Collins (not as sophisticated but entertaining). Happy reading and thanks for letting me in:)

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