The Top 5:
The Makioka Sisters - Junichiro Tanizaki (4.5/5)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling (4.5/5)
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer (4.5/5)
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke (4/5)
The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck (4/5)
The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
Forty Words for Sorrow - Giles Blunt
Best Dystopian Fiction:
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Edward from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (swoon!)
Best setting/Place I most wish to visit because of reading about it in a book this year:
Japan - reading books set around Japan always makes me want to visit or re-visit those places for myself. Such as Kyoto and the surrounding areas in The Makioka Sisters, or rural northern Japan in Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata.
Of course I would also love to visit Edinburgh again, the setting of Ian Rankin's series. I also wouldn't mind visiting Newfoundland from reading The Shipping News by Annie Proulx.
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
The Rest Falls Away - Colleen Gleason
Who knew that I'd end up enjoying vampire fiction???
Best new-to-me series:
Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
Gardella Vampire Chronicles by Colleen Gleason
New-To-Me Authors That I Most Want to Read Again:
Junichiro Tanizaki, Yasunari Kawabata, Will Ferguson, Giles Blunt, Stephenie Meyer, Colleen Gleason, Ian Rankin, Pearl S. Buck
Hitching Rides with Buddha - Will Ferguson
The Mother Tongue - Bill Bryson
Lowest Rated Book of the Year:
Buddhism: Plain & Simple - Steve Hagen (1/5)
(clicking on a title will take you to my review)
For a complete list of all the books I read in 2007, click here or link in the sidebar.