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Their Favorite Books of 2007: Sarah Miller

December 11th, 2007 (07:30 am)

Current Mood: amused
Current Song: Blackbird as sung by Evan Rachel Wood in Across the Universe

Sarah Miller and I have a lot of things in common. We're both booksellers. We're both writers - though her novel is on the shelves while mine is still only in my brain. We're both list-makers. Of all of the books she's read this year, here are Sarah's favorites.

* = one of her top five picks of the year

2007 Middle Grade:
*The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick
*Aurora County All-Stars, by Deborah Wiles
A Crooked Kind of Perfect, by Linda Urban
Me and the Pumpkin Queen, by Marlane Kennedy
No Talking, by Andrew Clements

2007 Young Adult:
*The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt
*Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature, by Robin Brande
*Book of a Thousand Days, by Shannon Hale
13 Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
Wildwood Dancing, by Juliet Marillier

2007 Picture Books:
Let it Shine, by Ashley Bryan
That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown, by Cressida Cowell
Different Like Coco, by Elizabeth Matthews (picture book bio)

2007 Juvenile Non-Fiction:
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz

2007 Graphic Novels:
The Arrival, by Shaun Tan
The Plain Janes, by Cecil Castellucci

Adult Releases:
Lottery, by Patricia Wood
Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer's Life, by Pamela Smith Hill

2008 releases:
Curse Dark as Gold, by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Trouble, by Gary D. Schmidt

The Braid, by Helen Frost
Straw Into Gold, by Gary D. Schmidt
Triangle, by David Von Drehle (adult non-fiction)
Triangle, by Katharine Weber (adult fiction)

Audio Backlist:
Clementine, by Sara Pennypacker
The Little House series, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, performed by Cherry Jones
A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck

Find out what others have read and loved this year.

For more author picks, visit Bildungsroman every weekday for the rest of the month!


Posted by: mimagirl (mimagirl)
Posted at: December 11th, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)

Yay! Fun list. I've read 6 books....and then all the audio ones mentioned (read not listened to). The others are pretty much all on my to-read stack. :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 12th, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)

I've read 9 + Little House books, and have 4 in the to-read pile!

Posted by: SarahsBooks (sarahsbooks)
Posted at: December 16th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)

Gak! Forgot one:

WILDWOOD DANCING, by Juliet Marillier


Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 16th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)

I shall add it. :)

Posted by: SarahsBooks (sarahsbooks)
Posted at: December 18th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)

I don't know how to stop myself (and really, why should I?) They come to me in my sleep...

NO TALKING, by Andrew Clements

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 18th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)

"They come to me at night when I can't sleep. I am not made sad by them, and I believe that I sleep better after them." - Wendla, Spring Awakening

I added both titles. Let me know how you categories Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! please. I have yet to read it let alone see it myself, but I understand it's non-fiction/historical/monologues/illustrated?

Posted by: SarahsBooks (sarahsbooks)
Posted at: December 20th, 2007 01:47 am (UTC)

I guess I'd take the generic way out and call it non-fiction. (But yes, it's definitely everything you mentioned.)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 20th, 2007 02:11 am (UTC)


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