Top Ten Tuesday: Throwback Freebie – My Top 10 Favorite Reads from 2007

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Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Throwback Freebie: Ten Books I Loved During The First Year I Started My Blog, Favorite Books Published 5 or 10 or 15 Years Ago, Ten Older Books I Forgot How Much I Loved, etc. etc. Tweak however you want!

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I decided to take a stroll down memory lane to see what my favorite reads were back in 2007.  This was an interesting journey because 2007 was the year I was pregnant with my son.  I have to confess I didn’t read much that year. I honestly think every time I sat down to read, I ended up falling asleep!  That said, I was still able to scrape together ten of my favorite reads from that year.  I liked going back and looking at my reading habits from ten years ago, mostly because it gave me an opportunity to see how much my interests have changed over the years.  There’s a lot less fantasy on this list, as well as a lot more historical fiction.  I also didn’t read much YA back then aside from Harry Potter, which or course was just a must-read.

 

MY TOP 10 FAVORITE READS FROM 2007

 

1. HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS by J.K. Rowling

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2. A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS by Khaled Hosseini

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3.  STILL ALICE by Lisa Genova

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4. THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO by Junot Diaz

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5. SARAH’S KEY by Tatiana de Rosnay

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6. THE GRAVEDIGGER’S DAUGHTER by Joyce Carol Oates

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7. WORLD WITHOUT END by Ken Follett

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8. SOMEONE KNOWS MY NAME by Lawrence Hill

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9. DOWN RIVER by John Hart

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10. LEAN MEAN THIRTEEN by Janet Evanovich

 

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Question:  What were some of your favorite reads from 10 years ago?  Would any of my favorites make your list?

28 replies
  1. Kate @ Midnight Book Girl
    Kate @ Midnight Book Girl says:

    I think I discovered Janet Evanovich in 2010 and then spent a few months devouring all of the Stephanie Plum books. 🙂 I didn’t start really recording what I read until late 2008, and then started blogging in late 2009, but I love looking back at old favorites. I miss the Harry Potter Midnight Release parties!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

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  2. Brona
    Brona says:

    OMG! Sarah’s Key! That scene near the end – you know the one I mean – it still gets me all these years later!!
    Curiously A Thousand Splendid Suns now makes me think of Bali as I read it poolside, on a holiday there a few years ago!

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  3. Angela
    Angela says:

    I didn’t read them in 2007, but I have enjoyed a few on this list – Harry Potter (of course), World Without End, and Still Alice. I was definitely a latecomer to Harry Potter!

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I remember being a somewhat latecomer to Harry Potter, but loved them so much that I binge read all of the books I was behind in to make sure I was ready for this one, lol.

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  4. Lillian @ Mom with a Reading Problem
    Lillian @ Mom with a Reading Problem says:

    Oh man! I was in nursing school in 2007. I’m pretty sure I only read 1 book that year that wasn’t required and it was Harry Potter. I remember my husband and I went to our local Walmart when I got off work to get a copy at midnight and then I stayed up reading it til I had to be at school the next morning LOL No way I could do that now.

    Love Stephanie Plum. I read them when I was in high school and then caught up on the series once I was out of college. So I read Lean Mean Thirteen, but not til two or three years later 😉

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  5. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    So many good books on your list and not to mention a good mix. I really like Still Alice, but can bring myself to see the movie. And Harry Potter is so good!

    I hope you have a great rest of the week, Lisa! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Sophia Rose
    Sophia Rose says:

    Fun to see what was high on your reading love ten years back. I’m pretty sure mine was mostly mystery or historical fiction. I hadn’t even touched YA, romance, or sci-fi at that point. My world has expanded. LOL

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  7. Greg Hill
    Greg Hill says:

    It’s funny how our tastes sometimes change over the years, and ten years back is a neat way to go. Hard to believe the Evanovich series has been going on so long. 🙂 And I’ve never read Follett but heard of his stuff. Supposed to be quite good I guess.

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Right? I read somewhere that book #24 comes out in November. I haven’t read a lot of Ken Follett’s books but have really liked the ones I have. Pillars of the Earth is a long read but it’s fantastic.

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