Jessica Day George

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Favorite Books of 2007

This year I decided to go with two categories, one for adult and one for younger readers.  I've also had to include an "Honorable Mention" category, since there were a few books that wanted on the lists, and yet that would have left me with a weird number. . . . It's a whole big thing, y'know?

Drumroll please!

Favorite Adult Books of 2007

  1. The Road, Cormac McCarthy (I'm warning you, though, this may be one of the best books written in our time, but it's DEEPLY DISTURBING.)

  2. The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield

  3. The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Michael Chabon

  4. Empire of Ivory, Naomi Novik

  5. Widdershins, Charles de Lint (Wherein he finally does right by Jilly.)

     Honorable Mention:

Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner

Favorite YA Books of 2007

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling

  2. The Queen of Attolia/The King of Attolia, Megan Whalen Turner (Because you can't read just one.)

  3. An Abundance of Katherines, John Green (For older teens only!)

  4. The Pinhoe Egg, Diana Wynne Jones (Best Chrestomanci book!)

  5. Into the Wild, Sarah Beth Durst

  6. The Book Thief, Markus Zuzak

  7. Book of a Thousand Days, Shannon Hale

  8. The Looking-Glass Wars, Frank Beddor

  9. Uglies/Pretties/Special, Scott Westerfeld (Again, you can't read one!)

  10. Alfred Kropp and the Seal of Solomon, Rick Yancey

     Honorable Mentions:

Born to Rock, Gordon Korman 

The Blue Girl, Charles de Lint


Caryn said...

How funny--I've read more of your YA books than adult ones, and not just because you listed twice as many. In fact, The Thirteenth Tale, which I listened to on audio and loved, was also marketed for teens. I've loved so many books this year, but An Abundance of Katherines was right at the top of the list. I also loved The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things by Carolyn Mackler, among others.

Maria said...

Did you know that the Uglies/Pretties/Specials series has another book, "Extras"? It's just as good as the others, maybe better.