End of Year Reading 2007

I’ve read a lot more the last two months of the year, thanks to the writer’s strike. (Go, writers!)

Collage Discovery Workshop: Make Your Own Collage Creations Using Vintage Photos, Found Objects and Ephemera
by Claudine Hellmuth
One of the best collage craft books I’ve found, I’m going to buy this one for some future projects.

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union: A Novel
by Michael Chabon
What if the Jews had be given Alaska after World War II, instead of Israel? Chabon’s detective novel started slow for me, but a few chapters in, I was hooked.

Lois Lenz, Lesbian Secretary
by Monica Nolan
Funny comedic lesbian novel – very entertaining.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
Illustrated children’s book – lovely, and I enjoy anything about clocks.

The House of a Thousand Candles
by Meredith Nicholson
Nicholson wrote this novel on 1905 while a resident of my neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis. Set on an estate in Northern Indiana, it’s a rollicking adventure novel/mystery story, and much more fun than I expected.

Maisie Dobbs
by Jacqueline Winspear
A detective novel with a female protagonist, set in post-World War I England. The first of a series; Maisie Dobbs’ history is nicely fleshed-out in a flash-back that sets this apart from a simple genre mystery.

The Jane Austen Book Club
by Karen Joy Fowler
Nice light reading, especially if you love Jane Austen.

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel
by Haruki Murakami
Following the first (and second!) rule of book club, I can’t summarize this one yet. But you should read it, definitely.

It seems like there’s a book I forgot to add to this list, but I haven’t figured out what it is yet….

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