Recently I was inspired to copy all of my books read over into a notebook. I have been keeping track of what I’ve read since 2007, even though I didn’t start counting audiobooks until more recently. I found it really interesting looking back at what I read and looking up descriptions and my reviews for books that I didn’t remember. I was thinking that I would check in once in a while for a Throw Back Thursday and tell you some of the bests from my list.
And so, 2007!
2007 is the first year that I tracked so it must be the first year I tried to read 100 books. I read 48. When I was copying titles over, this was the year that I found most confusing. There was A LOT I didn’t remember! I was just finishing up my undergraduate degree and the one that stuck out the most was Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls. I have said over and over again that I never read that book and I am fucking WRONG.
Some of the highlights of that year: I read The Feminine Mystique for the third time and it was also the year that I read Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I reread the Harry Potter series. It was my first time dipping into Nick Hornby’s Polysyllabic Spree. I also was reading some comics that year, like Courtney Love’s Princess Ai and Kohta Hirano’s Hellsing which I remember nothing about but I totally recognize the cover. I also vividly remember a couple of the young adult books I read that year, like Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman and Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr.
Top 5 Books (in no particular order)
- Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
- Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Feminine Mystique by Betty Freidan
- High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
- The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Boy. I’m lame. lol