I am fairly happy with the number I read--34--and I am even happier with the books I picked and finished. Many were started and put down due to lack of interest on my part because life is too short to wade through a bad book.
Here is a list of my favorites:
***Please note that I am terrible at writing book reviews! What follows is my simple opinion on the books that I read!
The Kite Runner--Excellent! Honestly I knew very little about the conflict in Afghanistan before reading this book. This is a story of two friends who live life on two divergent paths and the consequences of the decisions they make. A must read.
A Three Dog Life--An auto-biography by a woman whose husband suffers a traumatic brain injury and he is left with almost no memory. Her description of taking naps with her husband, holding hands, just to remember what their life used to be like, made me appreciate what I have now.
The $64 Tomato--A hilarious account of a man pursuing the perfect garden--and the high cost of doing it!
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime--A fictional account of a man with autism and his attempt at solving a crime. This was one of my faves!
Born on a Blue Day--An auto-biography written by a man with autism. From his childhood into his adulthood, the writer does an excellent job of drawing the reader into his very different world.
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down--The story of two clashing cultures and the consequences that arise from misunderstanding. My sister recommended this book to me and, in turn, I recommend it to you!
The Thirteenth Tale--A wonderful story in the style of a gothic romance (think: Bronte). Loved it but it has been too many months since reading it for me to give you much more info than that! ;)
Those are the ones that I LOVED! My hope is that 2008 is a good book year also.
What about you? Did you read any wonderful books in 2007?