Best Books ’07

13 Dec


“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” 
Mark Twain

Editors’ Pick: A Thousand Splendid Suns 

No one doubted that Khaled Hosseini’s second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, would get a lot of attention when it came out in May. After all, there were four million copies of the author’s previous book, The Kite Runner, on bookshelves across the world. And as soon as early copies started circulating here, we knew that it would live up to every expectation. A story of friendship between two women that complements the tale of two boys in his first book, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a compelling drama of personal and national tragedy weighted equally with despair and grave hope, and we have chosen it as the best book of 2007.

Customer’s Favorite 
Was there any doubt? The final episode of the most popular series in publishing history, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, leads our list of the 100 topselling books on during 2007. (Ranked according to customer orders through October.) 


 The Long Road Home,  by Martha Raddatz’s
compelling account of a brutal battle in Baghdad’s Sadr City and its grave echoes on the American home front, tops our list of the best general nonfiction books of 2007.


|Courtesy of Amazon|
|Editor’s Choice

A Thousand Spendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) by J. K. Rowling
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden
Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
Tree of Smoke: A Novel by Denis Johnson
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande
I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert
The God of Animals: A Novel by Aryn Kyle
Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography by David Michaelis
In the Woods by Tana French
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the
 Bible as Literally as Possible
by A. J. Jacobs
The Great Man: A Novel by Kate Christensen
Call Me by Your Name: A Novel by Andre Aciman
The Savage Detectives: A Novel by Roberto Bolano
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
Then We Came to the End: A Novel by Joshua Ferris
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) by J. K. Rowling
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden
Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food by Jessica Seinfeld
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3) by Stephenie Meyer
The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
The Best Life Diet by Bob Greene
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World by Alan Greenspan
Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson
The Assault on Reason by Al Gore
The Weight Loss Cure They Don’t Want You to Know About by Kevin Trudeau
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing  by Marcus Luttrell
Lean Mean Thirteen (Stephanie Plum Novels) by Janet Evanovich
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union: A Novel by Michael Chabon
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There:  by Marshall Goldsmith
Nineteen Minutes: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman
The Reagan Diaries by Ronald Reagan
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath
Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: by Wayne W. Dyer
If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer by The Goldman Family
Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict XVI
StrengthsFinder 2.0…Online Test… by Tom Rath
I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert
The Overlook (Harry Bosch) by Michael Connelly
The 6th Target by James Patterson
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized… by Robert I. Sutton
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light by Mother Teresa
The Quickie by James Patterson
The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women… 

New York Times ~ 10 Best Books of ’07


MAN GONE DOWN – By Michael Thomas. Black Cat/Grove/Atlantic, paperThis first novel explores the fragmented personal histories behind four desperate days in a black writer’s life.

OUT STEALING HORSES – By Per Petterson. Translated by Anne Born. Graywolf Press
In this short yet spacious Norwegian novel, an Oslo professional hopes to cure his loneliness with a plunge into solitude.

THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES –By Roberto Bolaño. Translated by Natasha Wimmer. Farrar, Straus & Giroux
A craftily autobiographical novel about a band of literary guerrillas. 

THEN WE CAME TO THE END – By Joshua Ferris. Little, Brown & Company
Layoff notices fly in Ferris’s acidly funny first novel, set in a white-collar office in the wake of the dot-com debacle.

TREE OF SMOKE – By Denis Johnson. Farrar, Straus & Giroux
The author of “Jesus’ Son” offers a soulful novel about the travails of a large cast of characters during the Vietnam War.


IMPERIAL LIFE IN THE EMERALD CITY: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone – By Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Alfred A. Knopf
The author, a Washington Post journalist, catalogs the arrogance and ineptitude that marked America’s governance of Iraq.

LITTLE HEATHENS: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression. –
By Mildred Armstrong Kalish. Bantam Books
Kalish’s soaring love for her childhood memories saturates this memoir, which coaxes the reader into joy, wonder and even envy.

THE NINE: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court –
By Jeffrey Toobin. Doubleday
An erudite outsider’s account of the cloistered court’s inner workings.

By Linda Colley. Pantheon Books
Colley tracks the “compulsively itinerant” Marsh across the 18th century and several continents.

THE REST IS NOISE: Listening to the Twentieth Century –
By Alex Ross. Farrar, Straus & Giroux
In his own feat of orchestration, The New Yorker’s music critic presents a history of the last century as refracted through its classical music.

“A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.”William Faulkner





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Posted by on December 13, 2007 in ♥Best Sellers♥, ♥BOOKs♥, book awards, News, novel, NY Times


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One response to “Best Books ’07

  1. Bosch Catalogs

    March 27, 2012 at 12:32 am

    This is a topic which is near to my heart… Many thanks! Exactly where are your contact details though?


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