Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

2007’s Reading Log

Ahab’s Wife Sena Jeter Naslund 668
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Barbara Kingsolver
Anne of Green Gables
L.M. Montgomery
Anomaly
Anne Fleming
Arlington Park Rachel Cusk

Auto Da Fay
Fay Weldon
Beneath the Skin Nairne Holtz
Bitten Kelley Armstrong
Black Powder War Naomi Novik
Borrowed Finery Paula Fox

The Botany of Desire
Michael Pollan
Brokeback Mountain E. Annie Proulx
Call of the Dove Fadia Faqir
Carry Me Down MJ Hyland
Case Histories Kate Atkinson

Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions
Toni Cade Bambara 255
Diary Volume 2: 1958-1979 Antonia White
Dusty Answer Rosamund Lehmann 300
Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert
84 Charing Cross Road Helen Hanff

Empire of Ivory
Naomi Novik
Eucalyptus Murray Bail
Falling Angels Barbara Gowdy
A Family Daughter Maile Meloy
The Famished Road Ben Okri 500

Fixing Shadows
Susan Barrett
Gabrielle Roy: A Life Francoise Ricard (Trans. Patricia Claxton)
The Girls Lori Lansens
The Girls of Slender Means Muriel Spark
Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Halfway House
Katherine Noel
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince J.K. Rowling
Healthy at 100 John Robbins
Helpless Barbara Gowdy

Her Majesty’s Dragon
Naomi Novik
If Today Be Sweet Thrity Umrigar
In Persuasion Nation George Saunders
An Inheritance of Loss Kiran Desai
The Italian Girl Iris Murdoch

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Susanna Clarke
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name – Vendela Vida
Liars and Saints Maile Meloy
Loving and Leaving the Good Life Helen Nearing

Memoir of Friendship
Blanche Howard and Carol Shields
My Life as a Fake Peter Carey
The Necessary Rituals of Maren Gripe Øystein Lønn (Trans. Barbara Haveland)
No Margins Nairne Holtz and Catherine Lake, eds.
October Richard B. Wright

Old Filth
Jane Gardam
One Good Turn Kate Atkinson
Pat of Silver Bush L.M. Montgomery
Peony in Love Lisa See
The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver

The Post-Birthday World
Lionel Shriver
Problem from Hell Samantha Power
Reading Like a Writer Francine Prose
Reunion Fred Uhlman
The Sea John Banville 195

The Sea, The Sea
Iris Murdoch
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See
Suite Francaise Irene Nemirovsky 416 (Trans. Sandra Smith)
The Tenderness of Wolves – Stef Penney
Throne of Jade Naomi Novik

The Time Traveller’s Wife
– Audrey Niffenegger
A View of the Harbour Elizabeth Taylor
Waltzing Again: New and Selected Conversations Margaret Atwood 280
Watership Down Richard Adams
We Need to Talk about Kevin Lionel Shriver

When to Walk
Rebecca Gowers
Woman on the Edge of Time Marge Piercy
The World Without Us Alan Weisman

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