Books Read in 2007

The Perfect Wife: The Life and Choices of Laura Bush – Ann Gerhart

The Day Diana Died – Christopher P. Anderson

Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell

The Goose Girl – Shannon Hale

Criss Cross – Lynne Rae Perkins

What Do You Do All Day – Amy Scheibe

Twilight – Stephanie Meyer

New Moon – Stephanie Meyer

The Tale of Desperaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, some Soup and a Spool of Thread – Kate DiCamilo

Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood – Anne Brashares

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America – Barbara Ehrenreich

Princess Academy – Shannon Hale

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

Enna Burning – Shannon Hale

The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls

Shopaholic and Baby – Sophie Kinsella

River Secrets – Shannon Hale

Some Like it Haute – Julie K.L. Dam

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything – Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

The Men I Didn’t Marry – Janice Kaplan and Lynn Schnurnberger

The Botox Diaries – Janice Kaplan and Lynn Schnurnberger

Peter and the Star Catchers – Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

The Little Lady Agency – Hester Browne

Little Lady, Big Apple – Hester Browne

Peter and the Shadow Thieves – Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

The Higher Power of Lucky – Susan Patron

The Wish – Gail Carson Levine

A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle

Jacob Have I Loved – Katherine Paterson

A Single Shard – Linda Sue Park

Walk Two Moons – Sharon Creech

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – EL Konigsburg

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling

Gathering Blue – Lois Lowry

The Truth (with Jokes) – Al Franken

Dedication – Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Miss American Pie: A Diary of Love, Secrets, and Growing Up in the 1970s – Margaret Sartor

Eclipse – Stephanie Meyer

London is the Best City in America – Laura Dave

Reinventing Mona – Jennifer Coburn

The Joy of Doing Things Badly: A Girl’s Guide to Love, Life and Foolish Bravery – Veronica Chambers

Cocktails for Three – Madeline Wickham

To Say Nothing of the Dog – Connie Willis

The Two Princesses of Bamarre – Gail Carson Levine

Freak the Mighty -Rodman Philbrick

The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield

Inkheart – Cornelia Funke

Time Stops for No Mouse – Michael Hoeye

Sammy’s Hill – Kristin Gore

How to be Lost – Amanda Eyre Ward

Sammy’s House – Kristin Gore

The Mysterious Benedict Society – Trenton Lee Stewart

Enchantment – Orson Scott Card

Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature – Robin Brande

Project Everlasting: Two Bachelors Discover the Secrets of Americas Greatest Marriages – Mathew Boggs and Jason Miller

Rachel and Leah – Orson Scott Card

Sarah – Orson Scott Card

The Cinderella Pact – Sarah Strohmeyer

Slumming – Kristen D. Randle

Rebekah – Orson Scott Card

Almost French – Sarah Turnbull

Project Mulberry – Linda Sue Park

The Sleeping Beauty Proposal – Sarah Strohmeyer

The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives – Sarah Strohmeyer

Down the Rabbit Hole – Peter Abrahams

Elsewhere – Gabrielle Zevin

Bella at Midnight – Diane Stanley

Speaker for the Dead – Orson Scott Card

Double Identity – Margaret Peterson Haddix

Behind the Curtain: An Echo Falls Mystery – Peter Abrahams

Crown Duel – Sherwood Smith

A Time Apart – Diane Stanley

Uglies – Scott Westerfeld

Stone Tables – Orson Scott Card

Pretties – Scott Westerfeld

Specials – Scott Westerfeld

The Amulet of Samarkand – Jonathan Stroud


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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!)

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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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