Books 2007

This page is an archive of books read in the year 2007. If you’re interested to see my ratings for it, you can search in my booklog. The ones marked asterisk (*) are books I have read before. The bolded titles are books I recommend. The titles in strikes are books I dislike; that does not in any way mean the books would not be good reads for you, it is purely my personal preference.

Books I donated in this year

Year-end summary: 17 fiction, 3 non-fiction, 32 children, 20 young adult, 7 chick lit, 3 fantasy
Total: 82 books!

Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
Stop Pretending – Sonya Sones
Chocolate Fever – Robert Kimmel Smith
Breakfast with Scot – Michael Downing
The Piano Teacher – Lynn York
The Enormous Crocodile – Roald Dahl
Just Ella – Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Witches – Roald Dahl
Summary: 2 young adult, 3 children, 2 fiction, 1 non-fiction

The Minpins – Roald Dahl
*The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
The Exchange Student – Kate Gilmore
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
Stardust – Neil Gaiman
Flour Babies – Anne Fine
Summary: 2 children, 2 fiction, 2 fantasy

Angels & Demons – Dan Brown
Summary: 1 fiction

Tangerine – Edward Bloor
The Search for Delicious – Natalie Babbitt
*James & the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl
Summary: 1 young adult, 2 children

*Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix – J. K. Rowling
*Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince – J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows – J. K. Rowling
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them – Newt Scamander aka J. K. Rowling
A Year in the Merde – Stephen Clarke
Shopaholic & Baby – Sophie Kinsella
Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson
I’m Not Sick, Just a Bit Unwell: Life with Neurofibromatosis – Yvonne Foong
Summary: 5 children, 1 chick lit, 1 fiction, 1 non-fiction

*Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone – J. K. Rowling
*Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets – J. K. Rowling
*Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban – J. K. Rowling
*Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire – J. K. Rowling
Doing It – Melvin Burgess
Summary: 4 children, 1 young adult

*The Pigman – Paul Zindel
The Pigman’s Legacy – Paul Zindel
The Pigman & Me – Paul Zindel
The Peppermint Pig – Nina Bawden
Tuck Everlasting – Natalie Babbitt
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer – Patrick Süskind
Superfudge – Judy Blume
Fudge-A-Mania – Judy Blume
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes – Chris Crutcher
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne
Summary: 2 fiction, 4 young adult, 4 children

Wicked! – Jilly Cooper
Julie of the Wolves – Jean George
The Edge Chronicles: The Stone Pilot – Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
*The Wishing Chair Collection – Enid Blyton
Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White
Because of Winn-Dixie – Kate DiCamillo
Summary: 1 chick lit, 1 fantasy, 1 young adult, 3 children

My Little Blue Dress – Bruno Maddox
Blind Dates Can Be Murder – Mindy Starns Clark
Ballet Shoes – Noel Streatfeild
White Boots – Noel Streatfeild
*The Twits – Roald Dahl
Fantastic Mr. Fox – Roald Dahl
Tuesday’s Child – Louise Bagshawe
The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint Exupéry
*My Side of the Mountain – Jean George
On the Far Side of the Mountain – Jean George
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret – Judy Blume
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing – Judy Blume
*Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell
Zia – Scott O’Dell
Summary: 2 fiction, 6 children, 1 chick lit, 5 young adult

The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ – Sue Townsend
Bergdorf Blondes – Plum Sykes
The Sunday Philosophy Club – Alexander McCall Smith
Plague – Jean Ure
White Fang – Jack London
Mary Poppins – P. L. Travers
Summary: 3 fiction, 2 young adult, 1 chick lit, 1 children

Hawkes Harbor – S. E. Hinton
More Tales of the Unexpected – Roald Dahl
Prep – Curtis Sittenfeld
Weekend in Paris – Robyn Sisman
PS, I Love You – Cecelia Ahern
Stealing Beauty – Shirley Lowe
*The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
*Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes

Anybody Out There? – Marian Keyes
Summary: 4 fiction, 2 young adult, 3 chick lit

She’s Come Undone – Wally Lamb
Shitting Pretty: How to Stay Clean & Healthy While Traveling – Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth
*The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
*Blood and Chocolate – Annette Curtis Klause
The Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot
*The Music of Dolphins – Karen Hesse
Summary: 1 fiction, 1 non-fiction, 2 children, 2 young adult


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kara
    Feb 08, 2007 @ 04:12:22

    Thanks for the comments on my page! I do love a good young adult fiction piece. I really did like Twilight and New Moon a lot. And I like the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. And of course, Harry Potter… I’d say it’s my favorite, even though that’s terribly cliche and predictable 🙂

    nylusmilk: likewise for commenting here, and your recommendations. 🙂 harry potter may be a cliché now but it’ll be classic in a few decades’ time.


  2. Mark
    Feb 19, 2007 @ 23:15:45

    Thanks for the suggestion on the far side of the mountain, I will have to check it out soon. Added more to the list and will check back in on you soon. Like your blogs.

    nylusmilk: no problem, it’s nice to find someone who has read the same book, and not a popular one at that. thank you. 🙂


  3. Shanping
    Aug 02, 2007 @ 08:23:36

    hey, you took stpm literature right? i was wondering if you can give me some tips on answering the questions. please? do email me.

    nylusmilk: you want help, you e-mail, okay? it’s not nice to expect people to help you out if you won’t take the initiative to search for a contact form or e-mail.


  4. ajsawyer
    Aug 14, 2007 @ 18:01:59

    If you’d like a look at an Australian view on Children’s and Young Adult literature, then take a look here:,25197,22204454-5001986,00.html

    nylusmilk: thanks for the link! i’m always interested about news of my favourite genre.


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