This was how 2007 went. I achieved my goal of averaging more than one book a week. I read some rubbish, read some good stuff and learnt how to stop reading and move on if I didn’t like the book – it’s only taken me 4 decades to learn how to do that!

Books Read in 2007
January
1. Flying Under Bridges – Sandi Toksvig
2. Shopaholic Abroad – Sophie Kinsella
3. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller – Italo Calvino (Glasgowgal)[9]
4. The Hogfather – Terry Pratchett
5. Dead Midnight – Marcia Muller
6. The Powerbook – Jeanette Winterson (Daemonwolf)[8]
February
7. Something Wicked This Way Comes – Ray Bradbury (AliceF)[9]
8. Therapy – David Lodge
9. All Shall be Well – Deborah Crombie
10. The Sacred Art of Stealing – Christopher Brookmyre (Ethelreaders)[8]
March
11. A Pair of Silk Stockings – Kate Chopin
12. A big boy did it and ran away – Christopher Brookmyre [9]
13. As Used On The Famous Nelson Mandela – Mark Thomas [8]
14. The Glass Night – John de Falbe
15. Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie( Ethelreaders)[8]
April
16. The Liar – Stephen Fry
17. War Crimes for the Home – Liz Jensen[8]
18. Catharine – Jane Austen
19. Monstrous Regiment – Terry Pratchett
20 Sudden Death – Rita Mae Brown
21. Restless – William Boyd(Ethelreaders)
May
22. Soft – Rupert Thomson
23. Eye for an Eye – Malorie Blackman
24. Dude Where’s My Country? – Michael Moore
25. Split Second – Alex Kava
26. Above All Honor – Radclyffe
27. Quite Ugly One Morning – Christopher Brookmyre(9)
28. Ship of Brides – Jojo Myers (Ethelreaders)
June
29. Giotto’s Hand – Iain Pears
30. In Your Dreams – Tom Holt(8)
31. The Hippopotamus – Stephen Fry
32. In the Country of Last Things – Paul Auster(9)
33. Catharine – Jane Austen
34. Bimbos of the Death Sun – Sharyn McCrumb
35. 1979 – Rhona Cameron
36. Always outnumbered, always outgunned – Walter Mosely

July
37. Last Bus to Woodstock – Colin Dexter
38. One Man’s Dream – Thorpeness – Ailsa Ogilvie DeMille
39. Emotional Geology – Linda Gillard (library)(8)
40. Jpod – Douglas Coupland (library)
41. Indelible – Karin Slaughter
42. This book will save your life – a.m.homes (Ethelreaders)
43. Unique Item – Milorad Pavic(zzz)
44. At Risk – Patricia Cornwell
45. A Patchwork Planet – Anne Tyler
46. The Fourth Hand – John Irving
August
47. Pond Lane and Paris – Susie Verecker(library)
48. The Sidmouth Letters – Jane Gardam
49. Seeds of Greatness – John Canter (library)
50. Otherwise Pandemonium – Nick Hornby
September
51. A Young Man’s Passage – Julian Clary (library)
52. Wolves Eat Dogs – Martin Cruz Smith
53. Wilt on High – Tom Sharpe
54. Life on Mars – Alexander Stuart
55. The Picture She took – Fiona Shaw
October
56. Black Swan Green – David Mitchell(Ethelreaders)(9)
57. How I live Now – Meg Rosoff (suedo)
58. Can I come down now Dad John Hegley
59. Brokeback Mountain – Annie Proulx( 9)
60. Murder in Memoriam – Didier Daeninckx
61. Chairman Blair’s Little Red Book – Steve Bell & Brian Homer
62. Moving Pictures – Terry Pratchett
63.Stuart – a life backwards – Alexander Masters (10)
64. Lucky You – Carl Hiaasen
November
65. Wild Mary – Patrick Marnham (Ethelreaders)
66. Making Money – Terry Pratchett (9)
67. Neuromancer – William Gibson (cayenne-UK)
68. The Camomile Lawn – Mary Wesley
December
69. The Testament of Gideon Mack – James Robertson (ethelreaders)(8)
70. The Anonymous Venetian – Donna Leon
71. Michael Tolliver Lives – Armistead Maupin (10)
72. The Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennett(9)
73. The Man in the Picture – Susan Hill(10)

Rings and Rays received from generous bookcrossers
Pattern Recognition – William Gibson (kittiwake)
If on a winter’s night a traveller – Italo Calvino (glasgowgal)
The Powerbook – Jeanette Winterson (Daemonwolf)
Something Wicked This Way Comes – Ray Bradbury (AliceF)
As Used On The Famous Nelson Mandela – Mark Thomas (safrolistics)
Eye for an Eye – Malorie Blackman (Beebarf)
Delta Novel with a hundred endings – Milorad Pavic (zzz)
Neuromancer – William Gibson (Cayenne-UK)
How I live Now – Meg Rosoff (suedo) 

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