Saturday, January 12, 2008

2007 Reading Wrap Up

Okay here is a year end wrap up for me for 2007. I wasn't the most successful in completing challenges this year. In fact I only completed 3 and one of those was a personal challenge. But I had a ton of fun, think I have myself more organized for next year, and look forward to more success this next year. I did read a TON of great books, possibly more than any other year in the past and discovered many new to me authors that I look forward to reading more of. Well here is my wrapup:

Challenges Successfully Completed:
Non-Fiction Five
A-Z New To Me Authors *Personal Challenge*
Christmas Challenge

Total Books Read: 124
New to Me Authors: 80

Top 10 Books of 2007 (In Order of Preference):
1. Marley & Me by John Grogan (5 stars)
2. Blessed are the Cheesemakers by Sarah-Kate Lynch (5 stars)
3. Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet by Xinran (5 stars)
4. The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle (5 stars)
5. I, Mona Lisa by Jeanne Kalogridis (5 stars)
6. East of Eden by John Steinbeck (5 stars)
7. In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner (4.5 stars)
8. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller (4.5 stars)
9. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (4.5 stars)
10. Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida (4.5 stars)

Books I Did Not Like (received a 2.5 star rating or less):
1. Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber: The Katya Livingston Chronicles by Adele Lang (0.5 stars)
2. Hush, Little Baby by Katherine Davies (2.5 stars)
3. Shadow Game by Christine Feehan (2.5 stars)
4. The Accident by Elie Wiesel (2.5 stars)
5. The Christmas Pig by Kinky Friedman (2.5 stars)


Jeanne said...

Gosh, Lena, thanks for the vote and the encouragement!

From a former legal secretary,

Jeanne Kalogridis

Kara said...

Wow - Your new authors total is amazing - great for you!! I would like to challenge myself this year to read new authors - I am having a lot of help with all the reading groups I've joined. LOL!!

From a legal assistant who is studying for her paralegal degree,