books in the year 2007

March 10, 2007

This will be my posting for books I have read this year.  In bold will be a description about why or when I am reading it such as in progress, completed, or I have the book but have not started it yet.  See my posting, books in my lifetime for a more comphrensive list. 

  1. The Patron Saint of Red Chevys – Kay Sloan  finished in february
  2. Lisey’s Story – Stephen King  finished in february
  3. The Richest Man in Babylon – George S Clason 2nd reading in progress
  4. The Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck finished in March 
  5. Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship – Jon Meacham  In Progress
  6. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies – Jared Diamond In Progress
  7. Endurancefinished in March
  8. The Glass Castle finished in March
  9. The Bonesetter’s Daugher – finished in April
  10. The Partner – finished in May
  11. A Time of War – finished in May

5 Responses to “books in the year 2007”

  1. sulz Says:

    the good earth is a really nice read. i really like that it was written by a non-chinese, yet it captures the spirit of chinese people very realistically. even though yes, she had lived in china for years.

  2. any chinese authors you know of to recommend? its hard to come across “native” authors outside of the USA, the closest I have found is April Fool’s Day of Australia and The God of Small Things of India and The Kite Runner of Afghanstan.

  3. sulz Says:

    well, empress orchid by anchee min is pretty good; if i’m not wrong it’s a fictional / semibiographical account of the last empress in china.

    honestly, even though i’m chinese, i don’t take a fancy to oriental-themed books unless it was recommended or received good reviews. a lot of people love amy tan, but i can’t stand her book the joy luck club for some reason.

  4. the joy luck club is another book i have to add to the books i read. i thought it was just medicore, more for american entertainment than a portrayal of life in china. i will have to check out empress orchid. thanks sulz!

  5. andiebear Says:

    For my Sociology of Religion class I had to read “the handmaid’s tale” by Margaret Atwood. I was really suprised by how interested I was in finishing it. Normally I can’t stand the stuff picked out by my prefessors but I really enjoyed it. Have you read it? Mind blowing and scary at times but believable.

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