Books Read: 2007

* Couldn’t finish the book.

** Read the book but did a lot of skipping or scanning. Won’t add the book to my permanent collection. Won’t search out other books by the author.

*** Enjoyable read. If nonfiction, will keep the book but won’t purchase if borrowed. If fiction won’t keep the book, won’t purchase if borrowed. Receptive to other works if they are recommended.

**** Liked the book a lot. If nonfiction, will keep or purchase if borrowed. If fiction, will keep the book but not purchase if borrowed. Will look for other works by the same author.

***** One of my all time favorites. If nonfiction, will keep or purchase to add to my collection. If fiction, will keep or purchase to add to my collection. Will actively search out other works by the same author.


  1. Ahab’s Wife: or, The Star-Gazer****
  2. Contact****
  3. Gifted***
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows*****
  5. How to Be Lost***
  6. No Country for Old Men***
  7. Portrait in Sepia***
  8. The Golden Notebook****
  9. The Master and Margarita*
  10. The Mists of Avalon***
  11. Three Junes***


  1. Angry Women*****
  2. Best Baby Products*****
  3. Bestfeeding: How to Breastfeed Your Baby****
  4. Big, Beautiful, & Pregnant: Expert Advice and Comforting Wisdom for the Expecting Plus-Size Woman**
  5. Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born***
  6. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking*****
  7. Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care***
  8. Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise*****
  9. Granny D: You’re Never Too Old to Raise a Little Hell****
  10. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child****
  11. Humanism: An Introduction****
  12. Italian Neighbors: Or, a Lapsed Anglo-Saxon in Verona****
  13. Letter to a Christian Nation*****
  14. Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood*****
  15. Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy****
  16. My Misspent Youth: Essays***
  17. Notes from a Small Island*****
  18. Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion*****
  19. Possible Side Effects***
  20. Seeing Through Places: Reflections on Geography and Identity***
  21. Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems**
  22. Ten Zen Seconds***
  23. The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession****
  24. The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have****
  25. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark*****
  26. The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy**
  27. The Girlfriends’ Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood**
  28. The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer*****
  29. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir*****
  30. The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind**
  31. The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God*****
  32. The Yoga Adventure for Children: Playing, Dancing, Moving, Breathing, Relaxing***
  33. Too Close to the Falls*****
  34. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith****
  35. What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like Nothing***
  36. What to Expect the First Year*****
  37. Why We Read What We Read: A Delightfully Opinionated Journey Through Bestselling Books***