Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 18 of 28

Thread: Your Book For 2007?

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    In The Land Of Wonderful...
    Posts
    1,751

    Default Your Book For 2007?

    I'm in a few book groups where we read a book once a month & meet for coffee & discuss them - When I go back next week we have to say what our 'Book Of The Year' was.

    Thought I'd ask here for curiosity - And to give me a few ideas for some new ones to read

    It doesn't have to be a new book, just anything that you read throughout last year - Your favourite one! (Or two or more if you can't decide!!!)

    I read stacks of good ones, but my fav I read was 'Shantaram' - a big one (almost 1000 pages), but just loved it!



    Also read 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' which I also thought was great!

    Can't wait to read everyone else's fav's for 2007!

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    On the other side of this screen!!!
    Posts
    11,129

    Default

    Thirteen Moons by Charles Frasier was right up there (he wrote "Cold Mountain" too). Umm, read some really really good ones this year but seem to have lost it all to baby brain! LOL

  3. #3

    Default

    I have two;

    The Memory Keepers Daughter

    and

    My Sister's Keeper.

    Loved both of them...

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    On the other side of this screen!!!
    Posts
    11,129

    Default

    The Memory Keepers Daughter
    That was one of them!!! (How could I forget, I read it in hospital with a brand new baby...?)!

  5. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Marydean View Post
    That was one of them!!! (How could I forget, I read it in hospital with a brand new baby...?)!
    Oh My! How did you manage reading that with a new baby?!?! My DD was about 5 months when I read it and it reduced me to tears so many times!!! I was also in hospital when I was reading it and a social worker was visiting me and was just astounded I could read it with a baby!!! It was brilliant though!

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    In The Land Of Wonderful...
    Posts
    1,751

    Default

    I read both of them this year, too!

    You guys did well reading that one with little ones!! (espec in hospital Marydean!!!)

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    6,683

    Default

    Mmm, I enjoyed the Memory Keeper's Daughter but found it a bit depressing. My pick would be The Time Traveller's Wife. I really, really enjoyed that.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    In The Land Of Wonderful...
    Posts
    1,751

    Default

    I read that one too!!!

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    On the other side of this screen!!!
    Posts
    11,129

    Default

    Oh My! How did you manage reading that with a new baby?!?!
    I sort of wondered that at the time...of course I cried a lot throughout (new baby hormones) but really I was so deliriously happy it sort of insulated me.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne.
    Posts
    5,673

    Default

    my book for the year was definitely 'We Need toTalk About Kevin'. i read it when i was pg and i couldn't put it down

  11. #11
    Chalalan Guest

    Default

    The Time Traveller's Wife was so original. I liked that Henry was often not very likable and yet we still felt for him. The ending was great too, and I could just imagine that last scene and all those years.....very moving.

    2007 was not a big book year for me, I read too much trash and not enough substance. Maybe 2008 will be better.

  12. #12

    Default

    My book which I started in 2007 and finished today was "The road of lost innocence" by Somaly Mam.

    This book made me cry quite a few times.

    Nic

  13. #13

    Default

    A Thousand Splendid Suns.
    Khaled Hosseini | Books

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    In The Land Of Wonderful...
    Posts
    1,751

    Default

    I read that one, too Dach!

    Can't decide if I liked it or The Kite Runner better?!

  15. #15

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    outer South East Melbourne
    Posts
    2,881

    Default

    I needed light reading last year as I had way too much going on (and way too much stress) to read much at all. My fave was Head over Heels by Jill Mansell.

  16. #16
    Chalalan Guest

    Default

    The Kite Runner was a glorious book. That book did so much to help my understanding of Islam and the conflicts between the different sects, the Taliban and how Afghanistan was like and could be like again - peaceful. It was a lovely story of friendship, betrayal, redemption and faith.

    Wonder what the movie is going to be like?

  17. #17

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    In The Land Of Wonderful...
    Posts
    1,751

    Default

    I'd be interested to see about the movie - I'm such a sceptic, they never live up to the books!

    The only movie that I enjoyed after reading the book was Stephen King's 'The Green Mile' - but even that left so much out!

    I will definately go and see the movie though - it has a few Golden Globe nominations & Oscar rumours so you never know!

  18. #18

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Regional Victoria
    Posts
    2,157

    Default

    Oh Nic, I just bought that book and am dying to read it, so glad to hear someone else loved it.

    My Fav is The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs.
    A light read but so essentially about the community of women and the nature of support and acceptance. A really nice read and it inspired me to learn to knit which has become a little hobby by now.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Every parent or parent to be - a MUST read book...
    By BellyBelly in forum Parenting Book Reviews & Recommendations
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: July 3rd, 2010, 06:42 PM
  2. Contented Little Baby Book
    By Epacris in forum Parenting Routines & Programs
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: March 14th, 2008, 08:07 PM
  3. Book club?
    By Jaycee in forum Reading, Books & BellyBelly's Book Club
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: October 9th, 2007, 03:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •