Well, it's that time again. I've been looking back on what I read in 2007 and taking stock. It was an unusual year for me -- the summer of classics, lots of "children's" books and more non-fiction than I'm used to reading. It looks like I blogged about 41 books (not including crafting and cookbooks), but Pete swears I read more than that. I'm guessing about 1 book a week this past year. Here are some of the highlights:
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver was a clear winner. I can't stop thinking about this book -- or talking about it for that matter. I *highly* recommend it to anyone interested in local eating -- or healthier eating -- or just the state of agri-business in this day and age. I reviewed this book in October.
Other notable non-fiction: The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones by Anthony Bourdain
Other notable fiction: On Chesil Beach by one of my all time favorites -- Ian McEwan.
I have to mention series/trilogies too since I've spent a good portion of this year re-reading the Harry Potter books and am now finishing up the His Dark Materials Trilogy (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass). I don't know if I can put one above the other, but they are both utterly fantastic and I would highly recommend them for adults as well as children (older children only for His Dark Materials, though).
I'm not sure where I'll be going with reading in the coming year, but I'd like to re-read some Vonnegut and I'd love to find some good science fiction. We'll see what happens!