Thursday, January 17, 2008

My Top 10 Reads of 2007...

1. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The most unique love story ever written. Poignantly told and incredibly real.

2. Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
This book was like poetry. Gorgeous, gorgeous prose.

3. Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Delightful. Much better than the movie--except for the whole Johnny Depp thing.

4. The Dark Tower by Stephen King
I am a huge fan of the seven book series. I wasn't disappointed by the ending--only that it had to end. This wasn't the best of the seven books, but it was damn good.

5. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
I can't help thinking of this as a cautionary tale. Well written and chilling.

6. 1984 by George Orwell
Everyone should read this book. Everyone.

7. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornsby
Picked this up on a whim at the bookstore and couldn't put it down. Finished it in about a day. Great book, great characters, great story.

8. The Red Tent by Anita Diamante
Interesting, feminist historical fiction. She took a virtually unknown character from the Bible and gave her a voice. Definately worth reading.

9. Man's Search For Meaning by Victor Frankly
This book was so inspiring. It illustrates the goodness and strength of mankind even while dealing with the evils.

10. The Door to December by Dean Koontz
A nice, solid mystery/horror thriller. Well written and interesting.

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