2007 Books

Books of the Year

Books Read:

The Great Wheel, Ian MacLeod

City of Truth, James Morrow

Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life, Steve Martin

Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music, David N. Meyer

King of Russia: A Year in the Russian Super League, Dave King

100 Things You’re Not Supposed to Know, Russ Kick

The Farther Shore, Matthew Eck

Triumph, Philip Wylie (Review)

The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islam’s Holiest Shrine and the Birth of al-Qaeda, Yaroslav Trofimov

Passage to Ararat, Michael J. Arlen

Axis, Robert Charles Wilson

Beam Me Up, Jesus: A Heathen’s Guide to the Rapture, Jim Gerard

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Oliver Sacks

The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia, Orlando Figes (Review)

The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, Jeffrey Toobin

Halting State, Charles Stross

Clapton: The Autobiography, Eric Clapton

Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey, Doug Smith and Adam Fattasio

Virgins of Venice: Broken Vows and Cloistered Lives in the Renaissance Convent, Mary Laven

Coltrane: The Story of a Sound, Ben Ratliff

The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, Naomi Wolf

Eifelheim, Michael Flynn

Old Twentieth, Joe Haldeman

Paper Crown, Jim Peterson

The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid

The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America, Susan Faludi (Review)

Buddha or Bust: In Search of Truth, Meaning, Happiness, and the Man Who Found Them All, Perry Garfinkel

Malvinas Requiem, Rodolfo Fogwill (Review)

Living Blue in the Red States, David Starkey (ed.) (Review)

The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years, Chingiz Aitmatov

The Accidental Time Machine, Joe Haldeman

Spook Country, William Gibson

The Last Summer of Reason, Tahar Djaout (Review)

The Witch of Portobello, Paulo Coelho

Finding George Orwell in Burma, Emma Larkin

Shooting from the Lip: Hockey’s Best Quotes and Quips, Chris McDonell (ed.)

The Last Witchfinder, James Morrow

The Exception, Christian Jungersen (Review)

Forgotten Fire, Adam Bagdasarian

Infoquake, David Louis Edelman

Skylark Farm, Antonia Arslan (Review)

The World Through the Eyes of Writers: An Anthology, Words Without Borders

Towing Jehovah, James Morrow

Generation Loss, Elizabeth Hand

HARM, Brian Aldiss

The Trap: Selling Out to Stay Afloat in Winner-Take-All America, Daniel Brook (Review)

Gradisil, Adam Roberts (Review)

On Chesil Beach, Ian McEwan

The Execution Channel, Ken Macleod

Literature from the “Axis of Evil”, Words Without Borders

The SFWA European Hall of Fame: Sixteen Contemporary Masterpieces of Science Fiction from the Continent, James Morrow (ed.)

Life During Wartime, Lucius Shepard

Sarah Canary, Karen Joy Fowler

Divided Kingdom, Rupert Thomson

Rollback, Robert J. Sawyer

The Apocalypse Reader, Justin Taylor (ed.)

Seeker, Jack McDevitt

The Android’s Dream, John Scalzi

The Deserter’s Tale: The Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq, Joshua Key

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon, Crystal Zevon

The Power of Purpose: Creating Meaning in Your Life and Work, Richard Leider

Blindsight, Peter Watts

Ghostwalk, Rebecca Stott

Brasyl, Ian McDonald (Review)

Help Your Dog Fight Cancer: An Overview Of Home Care Options, Laurie Kaplan

Pets Living With Cancer: A Pet Owner’s Resource, Robin Downing

Welcome to the Monkey House, Kurt Vonnegut

A Handbook of American Prayer, Lucius Shepard

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Christopher Hitchens

Night , Elie Wiesel

The Last Colony, John Scalzi

Missile Gap, Charles Stross

Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut

Nothing: Something to Believe In, Nica Lalli

Essentials of Immigration Law, Richard A. Boswell

The Little Book of Plagiarism, Richard A. Posner

Once in a Promised Land, Laila Halaby

Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965, Francis French and Colin Burgess (Review)

The Bookseller of Kabul, Asne Seierstad

A Fighter’s Heart: One Man’s Journey Through the World of Fighting, Sam Sheridan

No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy

Too Far From Home: A Story of Life and Death in Space, Chris Jones

James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon, Julie Phillips

All God’s Children: Inside the Dark and Violent World of Street Families, Rene Denfeld

Songs from the Black Chair: A Memoir of Mental Interiors, Charles Barber (Review)

Anti-Christ: A Satirical End of Days, Matthew Moses (Review)

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Max Brooks

The Unquiet Grave : The FBI and the Struggle for the Soul of Indian Country, Steve Hendricks

The Black Hills Yesterday and Today, Paul Horsted

Surveillance, Jonathan Raban

God: The Failed Hypothesis, Victor Stenger (Review)

The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures, Louis Theroux (Review)

The Aquariums of Pyongyang, Kang Chol-Hwan

In the Bin, Lloyd Freeberg

What If Our World Is Their Heaven?, Gwen Lee (ed.)

The Code: The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL, Ross Bernstein

The Castle in the Forest, Norman Mailer (Review)

Toast, Charles Stross

Secrets of the SuperOptimist, W.R. Morton & Nathaniel Whitten (Review)

Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn

Tropic of Hockey, Dave Bidini