Books Read in 2007

  1. The Great Failure: A Bartender, A Monk, and My Unlikely Path to Truth by Natalie Goldberg m#
  2. Ricochet River by Robin Cody n+
  3. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri n+#*
  4. The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean nf+#
  5. Reasons for Moving (manuscript) by Stephanie Eden Lenz n#
  6. Star Gazing: Charting Feminist Literary Criticism by Andrea Lebowitz nf+
  7. Grasshopper by Barbara Vine n#
  8. The Journal Project: Dialogues and Conversations Inside Women’s Studies edited by Dana Putnam, Dorothy Kidd, Elaine Dornan & Patty Moore nf+
  9. Contemporary Verse 2, 27.3 (Winter 2005), “The Poetics of Space: Where Poetry Lives” p
  10. Anonymous Lawyer by Jeremy Blachman n+#
  11. The Moon is Always Female by Marge Piercy p#
  12. Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver n#
  13. Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival by Anderson Cooper m+#
  14. S is for Silence by Sue Grafton n
  15. The Untelling by Tayari Jones n+#
  16. The Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell e#
  17. Skin Divers by Anne Michaels p#
  18. Writing a Woman’s Life by Carolyn Heilbrun nf+
  19. The Mirror and the Veil by Viviane Serfaty nf+
  20. The Last Good Day by Gail Bowen f+
  21. Birds of America by Lorrie Moore s+#
  22. Man Walks into a Room by Nicole Krauss n+#

Ratings Code:

a anthology
e essays
m memoir
n novel
nf non-fiction
p poetry
s short stories
+ first book by this author
# will read more by this author
best on this list

And also:

Read/skimmed 40+ books for my directed reading course this summer. The two that stand out (aside from Bakhtin & Kristeva) were Carolyn Heilbrun’s Writing a Woman’s Life & Viviane Serfaty’s The Mirror and the Veil: An Overview of American Online Diaries and Blogs.