Booking Through Thursday

It’s an old question, but a good one . . . What were your favorite books this year?

List as many as you like … fiction, non-fiction, mystery, romance, science-fiction, business, travel, cookbooks … whatever the category. But, really, we’re all dying to know. What books were the highlight of your reading year in 2007?

That a tough question because books can be satisfying in very different ways. How can I compare a fun romp like Logston’s Shadow to Simmons’ thoughtful Hyperion which was good in totally different ways? So I just looked at the list of books I read this year and picked out the ones that I had best memories from:

Matthew Cook: Blood Magic
Jeff VanderMeer: City of Saints and Madmen t
Samuel Delaney: Tales of Nevèrÿon
Anne Logston: Shadow, Shadow Dance, Shadow Hunt, and Waterdance
Dave Duncan: Mother of Lies
Dan Simmons: Hyperion, t
Ursula LeGuin: the Disposessed t
Roger Zelazny: Lord of Light
Kat Jaske: For Honor. An adventure of what might have been

Warren Hammond: KOP

t=translated into Finnish

I read quite a few mystery and detective books but none of them made it to this list. Clearly, it’s time to find better mystery books.

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