December 31st, 2007

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Reading list 2007

Well, it's my last reading list post of the year!

Here's the whole thing:

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- 45 of my 62 books were ones I had never read before. The rest were re-reads.
- The dates of publication range from 1813 (Pride and Prejudice) the early 1900s (Peter Pan) to this very month
- The list includes modern classics (like Flowers for Algernon) and plenty of enjoyable fluff
- There's even a teeny bit of nonfiction in there (A Briefer History of Time)

Last year I rated the books I'd read with a star system. This time I think I'm going to categorize them: Books I Loved (And Will Definitely Re-Read Many Times), Books I Liked (And Will One Day Re-Read), and Books I Didn't Like Or Were Unmemorable (And Will Probably Give Away To Make Shelf Space for More). I'm only counting my 45 first-time reads here, since obviously the rest I have already re-read.

Books I Loved
17. Ilium by Dan Simmons
19. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
20. Olympos by Dan Simmons
36. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
47. A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
48. A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin
49. A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin
50. A Feast for Crows by George RR Martin
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Books I Liked
8. The Bartimaeus Trilogy: The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathon Stroud
15. The Last Mimzy: And Other Stories
16. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
23. A Briefer History of Time by Stephan Hawking
26. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
27. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
28. An Assembly Such as This: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman by Pamela Aidan
29. The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
30. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
31. Duty and Desire: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman by Pamela Aidan
32. These Three Remain: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman by Pamela Aidan
35. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
39. Endymion by Dan Simmons
40. A Song for Arbonne by Gay Gavriel Kay
41. The Bartimaeus Trilogy: The Golem's Eye by Jonathon Stroud
42. The Bartimaeus Trilogy: Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathon Stroud
43. The Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons
46. To Weave a Web of Magic by various
51. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
55. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller
57. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
60. The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz
61. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
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Books I Didn't Like
3. The Sharing Knife I: Beguilement by Lois McMaster Bujold
9. The Bridei Chronicles: The Dark Mirror by Juliet Marillier
10. The Bridei Chronicles: The Blade of Fortriu by Juliet Marillier
13. Dusk by Tim Lebbon
14. Heart of Gold by Sharon Shinn
18. The Bone Doll's Twin by Lynn Flewelling [x]
21. Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist [x][*]
22. Hidden Warrior by Lynn Flewelling [x]
24. The Oracle's Queen by Lynn Flewelling [x]
44. The Fallen by Thomas E. Sniegoski [x]
52. Next by Michael Crichton [x]
56. Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins [x]
58. Spindle's End by Robin McKinley [x]
59. In His Image by James BeauSeigneur [x]
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