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Best Book of 2007

What is your pick for “best book of 2007”?

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Veronica / January 2, 2008 12:18 PM

The best book I read, or the most memorable at least, was Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. I had never read it before and was floored by how good the story was. I don't read too many books the year they come out - I don't have that kind of money.

brian / January 2, 2008 10:13 PM

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. There were parts of this book that were pretty cheesy, but the story was so incredible that it was absolutely fantastic. It described Bombay in a way that no tourist book ever would -- or could. I loved it.

Alice / January 3, 2008 5:19 PM

I think 2007 will go down as "the year I started reading Fables" by Bill Willingham. I am so addicted to that series now, and its spin-off series, Jack of Fables. Love it, love it, love it.

Jeremy / January 10, 2008 12:21 PM

Veronica, books are free at the library. Use it.

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