What I Read in 2007

In the spirit of end of the year lists:

I started keeping a list in my Moleskine of all the books I read over the course of last year. I was surprised by the numbers in some months, zero in October and seven in June. My list is dominated by Fantasy, YA, and Romance. You can really tell when I went on a binge, November for example, and read Romance in exclusion to all else. I read 44 books last year with an average of about 3.66 per month.

This year, I want to have a more balanced plate. The only classic literature I read in 2007 was Agnes Grey. Not that classic literature is the only thing worth reading.

Here is my list by month for 2007:

January – 5
Glass Houses – Rachel Caine
Duty and Desire – Pamela Aiden
His Majesty’s Dragon – Naomi Novik
Pretties – Scott Westerfeld
A Few Demons More – Kim Harrison

February – 4

These Three Remain – Pamela Aiden
The Bee Keeper’s Aprentice – Laurie King
The Ruins of Gorlan – John Flanagan
Specials – Scott Westerfeld

March – 2
The Minister’s Daughter – Julie Hearn
I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith

April – 4
Mooncalled – Patricia Briggs
Throne of Jade – Naomi Novik
Black Powder War – Naomi Novik
Buffy: the Long Way Home I – Whedon

May – 2
Love Comes Softly – Jannette Oake
The Secret Pearl – Mary Balogh

June – 7
Blue Moon – Jill Marie Landis
A Monstrous Regiment of Women – Laurie King
Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi
Perepolis 2 – Marjane Satrapi
A letter of Mary – Laurie King
Storm Front – Jim Butcher
y: The Last Man – Vaughan, Guerra, et al.

July – 4
The Brazen Careerist – Penelope Trunk
Fool Moon – Jim Butcher
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
Castle of the Wolf – Sandra Schwab

August – 3
Promethea – Alan Moore
Promethea II – Alan Moore
Promethea III – Alan Moore

September – 2
Watchmen – Alan Moore
Datacloud: Toward A New Theory Of Online Work – Johndan Johnson-Eilola

October – 0

November – 6
The Shadow and the Star – Laura Kinsale
Slightly Married – Mary Balogh
Slightly Wicked – Mary Balogh
Slightly Scandalous – Mary Balogh
Slightly Sinful – Mary Balogh
Sligtly Dangerous – Mary Balogh

December – 5
Agnes Grey – Anne Bronte
Buffy: the Long Way Home II – Whedon
Buffy: the Long Way Home III – Whedon
Midsummer Moon – Laura Kinsale
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – Le Leche League