2007 Reading List

Back by popular demand (cue crickets) is my annual reading list. 2007 was shaping up to be a terrible year for reading, but then I went on a sci-fi kick and doubled my reading output in a few months. Then I fell off the wagon again. I’m just now getting back on. Such is life.

You can also check out my previous reading lists: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 and 2001.

1) Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
2) Me, Myself and Bob by Phil Vischer
3) Blogging Church by Brian Bailey and Terry Storch
4) The Dip by Seth Godin
5) A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
6) Be the Change by Zach Hunter
7) The Long Tail by Chris Anderson
8) Confessions of a Reformission Rev by Mark Driscoll
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
10) What Are People For by Wendell Berry (Couldn’t get through this one)
11) Final Beast by Frederick Beuchner (Or this one)
12) The First Circle by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Or this one–gosh, my reading days were looking grim)
13) The Road by Cormac McCarthy
14) Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
15) The Empire by Orson Scott Card
16) A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
17) Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
18) The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert A. Heinlein
19) Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
20) Foundation by Isaac Asimov
21) The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heilein
22) The Return by Buzz Aldrin and John Barnes
23) 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
24) Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
25) Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
26) Starship Trooper by Robert Heinlein
27) Wild Seed by Octavia Butler
28) Knuckle Sandwich by Adam Palmer
29) Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper
30) How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy by Orson Scott Card (I’m a bit embarrassed to admit I read this one. Honestly, I was curious to see if there were basic setups unique to sci-fi and to some extent there are. It also reminded me of the importance of genre, assuming you want to make money at writing books.)

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