December 20, 2007

And, the Nominees Are... Booking Through Thursday

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Booking Through Thursday

  1. What fiction book (or books) would you nominate to be the best new book published in 2007?
    (Older books that you read for the first time in 2007 don’t count.)
  2. What non-fiction book (or books) would you nominate to be the best new book published in 2007?
    (Older books that you read for the first time in 2007 don’t count.)
  3. And, do “best of” lists influence your reading?


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves.


Hmmm. I'm so cheap I hardly ever buy new books. Is that bad to admit? The only books I read this year that were published in 2007 were ARCs. Probably the best was Dead of the Day by Karen E Olson. I really liked that one.

Oh and Lord John & the Brotherhood of the Blade too. Forgot that one- thanks Marg.

I don't often read non-fiction so the second question doesn't apply.

As for lists, I really don't pay attention to them. They're interesting but don't affect what I read. However, I'm making my own Best of 2007 list of the books I read this year. I'll have the post up soon. Hope you'll check that out.

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  1. I'm not too big on buying books either. My library loves me lol.

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  2. I was thinking of doing my own best of 2007 list as well. WIll have to compare notes when they are both up :)

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  3. Dead of the Day is one of my favorite mysteries of this year too.
    I can't wait to see your own Best of 2007 list! I've been looking back over the books I've read and I going to have a hard time narrowing it down - it was a good reading year.

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  4. I too have not read many books of 2007. Only a handful.

    I read only one non-fiction. Here is my list.

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  5. I wish I had an extra few hours everday just for reading...

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  6. I borrow a lot more books than I buy,but I love that you can request books before they even come into the library!

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  7. I think if a book was published in 1936 and people are still recommending it, then I might try it! I don't buy many new books, and when they are new I wait for them to come out in paperback. And I don't read "best of" lists. (Can't decide whether to go for "lol" or "bah, humbug" here...)

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  8. I think it's just as weird to be obsessive about having your books be new. ::sheepishly raising my hand::

    I've heard of Karen E. Olson but haven't read any of her books...yet.

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  9. Like a lot of you, I get a lot of books from the library or borrow from friends.

    Geranium- I guess I'm a Bah-humbug too.

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  10. I've got a tie for fiction: Laura Lippman's WHAT THE DEAD KNOW and Peter Spiegelman's RED CAT. Both superb books.

    Non-fiction? Joanna Denny's ANNE BOLEYN: A NEW LIFE OF ENLAND'S TRAGIC QUEEN (paperback came out in 2007. does that count?)

    And I posted my own Best of crime fiction list on my blog at www.firstoffenders.typepad.com.

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  11. The best new book of fiction I read this year was Ann Patchett's Run. I read less nonfiction than usual this year, so I couldn't answer that part. Best Of lists don't influence me as much as the book awards. The novel that wins the Pulitzer is usually a good bet.

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  12. Karen- Oooh, Anne Boleyn. I'll have to check that out.

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  13. I too rarely buy books. It's much easier to borrow them from the library.

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  14. Karen E Olson! I will be reading her book soon for one of the reading challenges next year! I can't wait.

    I will check out your Book of the year, I will be doing mine too. ;)

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  15. I couldn't pick one favorite. I tried, but I couldn't. :-)

    I love reading bloggers' "best of" lists at the end of the year. I get so many great ideas from them.

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