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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2007 Books

By my book list, I read 57 books in 2007. Here are some stand out entries to my list (which is viewable online in it’s entirety. If you don’t know where to go, send me a message).

  • Best “New Fiction” (where new is defined in the past 18 months or so): Blindsight Peter Watts – I think this should have won the Hugo. It’s different, and cool, and good.
  • Best “Old”: Beowulf – A New Verse Translation Seamus Heaney – a classic tale, need I say more?
  • Best reread: A Wrinle in Time Madeline L’Engle – this book almost had me in tears, as I sat reading it in park in Tsukiji, Tokyo. It’s so lovely, and I am very sad that L’Engle passed away last year.
  • Best Nonfiction: The Best American Science Writing 2006 Edited by Atul Gawande – I read two of this sort of collections in 2007. They were both good, but the Redwood essay in this one pushed it over the top, for the entire year
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