For the second year, I am now presenting my own best of the year list. Some, but not all, do tend toward the serious side. I am also adding some music, film, and library awards, all chosen through personal deliberation. I hope that you find something of interest to you in the list.
Not every item chosen is actually from 2007. My encounter with each was in 2007.
Recent NonfictionAnimal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver. HarperCollins, 2007. ISBN 0060852550
Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference by Joanne Oppenheim. Scholastic Nonfiction, 2006. ISBN 0439569923
Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2007. ISBN 9780743264730
Johnny Cash: The Biography by Michael Streissguth. Da Capo Press, 2006. ISBN 0306813688
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. ISBN 0374105235
The New York Botanical Garden. Abrams, 2006. ISBN 0810957442
Stolen Voices: Young People's War Diaries, from World War I to Iraq. Penguin Books, 2006. ISBN 9780143038719
Best Old Book Newly Discovered
Adventures of a Biographer by Catherine Drinker Bowen. Little, Brown, 1959
Domestic Violence: Poems by Eavan Boland. Norton, 2007. ISBN 0393062414
Technology Competencies and Training for Libraries by Sarah Houghton-Jan. ALA Techsource, March/April 2007. ISSN 0024-2586.
The Lives of Others (I never wrote the review)
Love by the Beatles
Living with War by Neil Young
Book Review Blogs
Best Presentation at a Library Conference
He Reads ... She Reads ... with David Wright of Seattle Public Library and Katie Mediatore of Kansas City Public Library, Missouri.
I now look forward to another year of reading good books. Have any suggestions?