Back in 1993, I included a list of book recommendations in my holiday cards. Fifteen years later, what began as a whim is now a holiday tradition. (Incidentally, archiving past book reviews in a manner easily shared with others was the impetus for creating this blog.)
Here’s my book recommendation list for 2007. Reviews can be found on this website:
- The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Bill Bryson (2006)
- John Adams David McCullough (2002)
- The Lost World Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1912)
- Fallingwater Rising: Frank Lloyd Wright E.J. Kaufmann, and America’s Most Extraordinary House Franklin Toker (2003)
- Washington Square Henry James (1880)
- Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West Stephen Ambrose (1996)
- Omnivores Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Michael Pollan (2006)
- Understanding Exposure Bryan Peterson (2004)
- Last Night at the Lobster Stewart O’Nan (2007)
- The Uncommon Reader Alan Bennett (2007)
3 thoughts on “Best Reads of 2007”
You have me well beat. I think I managed to read less than a handful of books last year. Slowly getting back into reading though.
Oh yea, Happy New Year! 🙂
It’s hard to find time to read, isn’t it? So many things have thrown me off track over the years (work, lack of commute, more work, newspapers/magazines). But I’m vowing to read more – esp. fiction – in 2008.
Happy New Year – all 366 days of it!