2007 Year-End Random Roundup

I heart year-end lists, and God knows, this is the season for them. If I bought every magazine that enticed me with the promise of The Best and Worst [Insert Category Here] 2007, I would have . . . a lot of magazines. So I figured it couldn't hurt to do my own.

Since I am a huge slagass, however, there is neither rhyme nor reason to my list, nor a tidy symmetry of best and worst, nor even a semblance of order to the number of items. (I am also baffled by Blogger's concepts of "page design" and "image placement," so forgive me if this post looks all monkey on your screen.)


The Emilyreads 2007 Year-End List of Things

Favorite new picture book
What Happens on Wednesdays by Emily Jenkins

Most bizarrely awesome/awesomely bizarre mystery
Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann

Best designed/design-y picture book
A Good Day by Kevin Henkes

Best jacket, possibly EVER
Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography by David Michaelis

Best uncategorizable books
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Books that had the greatest impact on my psyche
Life As We Knew It and the dead & the gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
(see woodstove, obsession with and moon, sinister cast seen in all images thereof)

Favorite new middle grade/YA novels
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

From The LIST
Best re-read (adult)
To Kill a Mockingbird

Best re-read (children's/YA)
Charlotte's Web

Most disappointing classic
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Most enjoyed classic
Brave New World

1 comment:

MotherReader said...

Love your round-up, monkeyed or not. You have some of my favs on the list as well.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.