2007 - The Year in Books
The magic number is...244. Yes I apparently read 244 book in 2007. The big month for reading was January with 39 books. I had a couple of other 30+ months, but by and large my book reading is between 15 and 20 books a month. A much more reasonable number.
Even though 2006 was the first year I kept an actual list of books I've read, I know for the last several years I've read 4 to 5 books a week. With 15 to 20 books a month being an average it seems I'm continuing with that trend.
The great thing about a book list is having a diary of what you read. Trust me when I tell you I would never remember all the books I read without that list. I only wish I'd started doing this sooner. Don't even get me started on that subject. Anyway, it was great fun looking the list over and re-living some of my reading experiences from 2007.
I decided almost immediately that culling out a top ten was too much work. I have 20 books here. That's 20 out 244. My 20 are less than 10% of the books I read this year so I think it's a reasonable list. I have both Evermore by Lynn Viehl and The Last Twilight by Marjorie Liu on my list and they are both technically 2008 releases. So sue me. I read them in 2007 so I figured they are eligible for my list.
September was my best reading month with several reads in succession rating very high mostly thanks to Elizabeth Hoyt. I read quite a few historicals this year especially if you count the westerns.
So here are my faves of 2007...
January The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
February Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
March Night in Eden by Candice Proctor
April Dirty & Broken by Megan Hart
Sullivan by Linda Devlin (Part of the Rock Creek Six series)
May Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian
June Demon Moon by Meljean Brook
Menage by Emma Holly
July High Noon by Nora Roberts
August Dangerous Lover by Lisa Marie Rice
A Reason to Believe by Maureen McKade
September Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh
Gossamer by Rebecca Hagan Lee
Serpent Prince & Leopard Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
October Evermore by Lynn Viehl
Ice Storm by Anne Stuart
November A Gentle Rain by Deborah Smith
December The Last Twilight by Marjorie M. Liu
Labels: Annual Book List