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The Compulsive Reader: Best of 2007

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Best of 2007




Happy New Years Eve eve! In honor of tomorrow, I've come up with the Top Ten list of the best books I've encountered in 2007...maybe you'll agree with me.



THE TOP TEN BEST BOOKS OF 2007



No. 10: HATTIE BIG SKY by KIRBIE LARSON

Hattie leaves her comfortable life with her distant relatives to live and work on her deceased uncle's farm in the West. Harsh winters, back-breaking work, and conniving neighbors are what she finds once she arrives. But she'll also find true friends, joy, hope, and ultimately herself.




No 9: SEEING REDD by FRANK BEDDOR

In this breathtaking sequel to Beddor's retelling of Alice's Adventures of Wonderland, The Looking Glass Wars, Queen Alyss must find a way to pull her struggling nation together. Meanwhile, mysterious threats are coming from every direction, all hinting at the one thing everyone dreads: has Redd returned?



No. 8: UNWIND by NEIL SHUSTERMAN

In the years following the second Civil War of the United States, a terrifying new practice has become not only legal, but wildly popular: unwinding. Any kid between the ages of 13 and 18 are eligible, as long as their guardians sign the papers. But if this procedure is as wonderful as everyone claims, then why are three teens so intent on escaping process?



No. 7: THE BOOK THIEF by MARKUS ZUSAK

I know, I know. This one came out in 2006. But, I read it in January!
Liesel's mother abandoned her, and left her to live with an undeniably German family. But many people would question how German her adoptive family is if they knew of the Jewish man in her basement. Death is embodied in this book as the narrator as he tells of Liesel's struggles, and what led her become a thief of the written word.



No. 6: FOREVER IN BLUE by ANN BRASHARES

Carmen, Tibby, Lena, and Bridget have just completed their first year in college in this final installment of the wildly popular The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. Can Carmen step out of her new friend's shadow? Will Bee revert back to old habits? Can Tibby face her fears when it comes to Brian? And will Lena ever get over Kostos? More importantly, will these four friends learn that they don't need a pair of pants in order to stay friends?


No. 6: GIRL AT SEA by MAUREEN JOHNSON

Clio Ford has lived an interesting life. She became famous at age 12. Her parents are divorced. And she has a tattoo, just to name a few. Now, forced to spend a summer with her insane father and his research team on a boat on the Mediterranean Sea, she just might go mad. Especially since she knows they're looking for something...something they refuse to tell Clio anything about.




No. 4: ECLIPSE by STEPHENIE MEYER

Third in the highly acclaimed Twilight Saga, Bella is finding it harder and harder to spend time with both Edward and Jacob. But she will have to be the mediator between the vampire and werewolf races, because in order to survive the impending attack from a mysterious source, the two kinds will have to work together.


No. 3: THE SWEET FAR THING by LIBBA BRAY

The conclusion to the trilogy that started with the New York Times Bestseller A Great and Terrible Beauty, The Sweet Far Thing finds Gemma a year after her mother was murdered by Circe. Powers from every direction are grappling for power over the Realms, and suddenly the East Wing at Spence Academy is being rebuilt. What is happening?


No. 2: EXTRAS by SCOTT WESTERFELD

What a delight this novel was, especially seeing as it was not supposed to have existed! The fourth novel in the Uglies 'Trilogy' finds Earth two years after Tally set off for the Wilderness with David in tow to watch after the cities. Now, the cities are dominated by fame. If you're popular, you matter. But Aya Fuse is so unpopular, she's just an Extra. She would do anything to become popular...even if it means compromising earth's chance to survive.



AND THE NUMBER ONE BEST BOOK OF 2007 IS...





HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS by J.K. ROWLING

In this final volume, Harry must come face to face with his parents' murderer for the last time. They both know there can be only one survivor. Harry will need all the help he can get from every one of his friends to ensure that the wizarding world, and the Muggle world, will be safe forever from Voldemort.




It seems like it's been quite a year for conclusions. But no worries...keep reading tomorrow for a sneak peak at what's to come in 2008!

1 comment:

Bohae said...

Great list : ) But I have to say (*flushes a deep red*) that I've only read 3 of the books listed...hehe : ) HP7 was definitely very good, as were all the other books in the series : )