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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Books read in 2007

This post is mostly for myself, so that I can get rid of my book list sidebar but still keep a record of the books I've read this year. I plan to remove the sidebar the 1st week of January to make room for a new list for 2008. I'm keeping the links in case anyone wants to explore more about a particular book (the link will take you to the book in Amazon, as will clicking on the book titles in any of my sidebars).

The list:

740 Park: The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building by Michael Gross

The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Austenland: A Novel by Shannon Hale

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

The Blind Assassin: A Novel by Margaret Atwood

The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Decision: How the Supreme Court Decides Cases by Bernard Schwartz

A Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs, and Me by Jon Katz

An Elegant Madness: High Society in Regency England by Venetia Murray

The English: A Portrait of a People by Jeremy Paxman

Essential Catholicism, Dynamics of Faith and Belief by Thomas Bokenkotter

A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway

First Comes Love: Finding Your Family in the Church and the Trinity by Scott Hahn

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Hail, Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God by Scott Hahn

A History of Everyday Things in England, Volume II: 1500 to 1799 by Marjorie and C.H.B. Quennell

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town by John Grisham

Integrity by Stephen Carter

Islam: A Short History by Karen Armstrong

The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth by Scott Hahn

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson

The New Question Box: Catholic Life for the '90s by Fr. John J. Dietzen

Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping by Judith Levine

One Year Off: Leaving It All Behind for a Round-the-World Journey with Our Children by David Elliot Cohen

Paradise of Cities: Venice In the 19th Century by John Julius Norwich

A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

Praying by Hand: Rediscovering the Rosary As a Way of Prayer by M. Basil Pennington

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Rockefeller Billions The Story of the World's Most Stupendous Fortune by Jules Abels

Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism by Scott and Kimberly Hahn

A Royal Affair: George III and His Scandalous Siblings by Stella Tillyard

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen

Surprised by Truth: 11 Converts Give the Biblical and Historical Reasons for Becoming Catholic compiled by Patrick Madrid

The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-Ass Cookbook (and Financial Planner) by Jill Connor Browne

The Sweet Potato Queens' Wedding Planner/Divorce Guide by Jill Connor Browne

The Truth of Catholicism: Ten Controversies Explored by George Weigel

Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir by Lillian Hellman

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Washington Schlepped Here: Walking in the Nation's Capital by Christopher Buckley

The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had by Susan Wise Bauer

Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell