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What's Buzzworthy: The Best Books of 2007

What's Buzzworthy: The Best Books of 2007

Thanks to all of you who participated in my Buzzworthy challenge to choose the best books of 2007 — and all of my challenges this year! It's been fun, and I'll be back with more great challenges in 2008.

For this challenge, you all picked out some great titles — some that I've read, others that have made my list of books to check out in the future. Here were some of the picks:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Unsurprisingly, the final book in the Harry Potter series was a favorite pick in this challenge. It was bookmarked by MuggleCrazed and tchemp, who called it a satisfying conclusion for readers of all ages.

Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters by Jessica Valenti

Adrianne chose this title, recommending it with these words: "If you've got no clue as to where to start looking into feminism, then this is probably the book to read. The author writes in a simple style that calls out to the reader to really take an understanding into women and the particular events that surrounds us on a daily basis. I discovered this book over the summer and read it in three days, non-stop. I'm re-reading it after I finish my other book soon!"

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Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

The newest title by the author of My Sister's Keeper was chosen by genvessel. She wrote: "As someone who works with youth, this is one of the most achingly accurate accounts of teen angst . . . and it's just so well written. Well done."

Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella

The newest title in the Shopaholic series made gruaig_rua's list of the year's best. The title finds heroine Becky Bloomwood in a great place in life, working at an upscale boutique and shopping her way through morning sickness — until she learns that her doctor is her husband's glamorous ex-girlfriend.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

tchemp picked out this novel by Entertainment Weekly critic Gillian Flynn, which was released in paperback in 2007. Her summary of the story: "Troubled news reporter Camille Preaker is sent to her small Missouri hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls and ends up uncovering her own family's dark secrets."

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phree2b phree2b 9 years
For one more day.By Mitch Albom
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Nineteen minutes was very good, as was sharp objects, but i am going to have to go with Harry.
genvessel genvessel 9 years
I forgot that Shopaholic and Baby came out this year... also a good one. I'm a grad student, so I don't get to read "pleasure books" all that often, but there were some goodies this year that forced me to delay my homework slightly...
sabrinabarekzai sabrinabarekzai 9 years
A Thousand Splendid Suns!
emalove emalove 9 years
Sharp Objects sounds amazing. I'm definitely going to buy it. Anybody Out There? was a great book, Marian Keyes is one of my favorite authors.
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 9 years
Sharp Objects sounds like my kinda book...
rlveronica rlveronica 9 years
Of course Harry Potter is on the list! ;)
MuggleCrazed MuggleCrazed 9 years
Go Harry Potter!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Yay books! I'm currently reading Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love & I love it so far!
foxie foxie 9 years
A Thousand Splendid Suns was AMAZING. Can't wait for more from Mr. Hosseini!
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