January 02, 2008

My Top Ten Books of 2007

I did it again. I kept track of my reading for the whole year and passed the 50 book mark. Here is the break down:

books read-53
fiction-41
nonfiction-3
poetry-5
drama-2
biography-2

Here are my 10 favorites for the year 2007:
  1. Silas Marner
  2. The Thirteenth Tale
  3. The Last Unicorn
  4. Stardust
  5. Coraline
  6. A Midsummer Night's Dream
  7. Madame de Treymes
  8. The Importance of Being Earnest
  9. To Kill a Mockingbird
  10. Ethan Frome

And the one I shouldn't have:
  1. Vinegar Hill

For the new year I'd like to rely less on challenges and more on my own natural leanings. I need to add more nonfiction, poetry, biography, and drama. I'm still thinking on my goals so stay tuned for that.

6 comments:

Eva said...

I've read all but 7 and 10 and really liked them all. :) I can't remember if I've mentioned it before or not, but the Rupert Everett/Colin Firth adaptation of The Importance of Being Earnest was pretty awesome! I happen to believe that Oscar Wilde and Rupert Everett go hand in hand though. Off to look into the two books on your list I haven't read...

Nymeth said...

I've read 3,4,5,6 and 9 and I love them all.

You know, I have never read any George Elliot. Perhaps 2008 is the year to change that.

Petunia said...

Eva-I saw that one. It was a lot of fun. It's the only other Firth movie I like beside P&P. Everett always plays those mischievious characters well.

Nymeth-you have to read The Thirteenth Tale. Very Wuthering Heights/Jane Eyre. Lots of mystery and plot twists.

Trish said...

Ugh, Vinager Hill is one of my shouldn't haves as well. Great list and congrats on a great year!

Carrie K said...

Wasn't that movie cute? It helps that Oscar Wilde is a genius and Rupert Everett is....well, what Eva said.

I'm ditching challenges this year too, just to bring back the joy of reading. I can't believe that challenges I joined and books that I chose turned into such a chore for me. Weird.

Petunia said...

Trish-I like your list as well.

Carrie-I just want to read more on whim but we'll see if I can do it.