Wednesday, November 7, 2007

2007 Publisher's Weekly (PW) Best Books

Culled from more than 6,000 books reviewed by Publisher's Weekly, this list represents "the best of 2007" ...


Call Me by Your Name, by Andre Aciman
Fieldwork, by Mischa Berlinski
The Savage Detectives, by Roberto Bolano
The Tin Roof Blowdown, by James Lee Burke
Falling Man, by Don DeLillo
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid
Returning to Earth, by Jim Harrison
The Chicago Way, by Michael Harvey
Heart-Shaped Box, by Joe Hill
The Archivist's Story, by Travis Holland
Body of Lies, by David Ignatius
Tree of Smoke, by Denis Johnson
Bowl of Cherries, by Maynard Kaufman
What the Dead Know, by Laura Lippman
The Complete Stories, by David Malouf
Them, by Nathan McCall
Remainder, by Tom McCarthy
Be Near Me, by Andrew O'Hagan
Surveillance, by Jonathan Raban
Jamestown, by Matthew Sharpe
The Secret Servant, by Daniel Silva
Beyond Reach, by Karin Slaughter
White Walls: Collected Stories, by Tatyana Tolstaya
The Shadow Catcher, by Marianne Wiggins


Songs of Innocence, by Richard Aleas
The Cloud of Unknowing, by Thomas Cook
American Detective: An Amos Walker Mystery, by Loren D. Estleman
The Commission, by Michael Norman
The Collaborator of Bethlehem, by Matt Benyon Rees
The Water's Lovely, by Ruth Rendell
The Snow Empress, by Laura Joh Rowland
Person of Interest, by Theresa Schewegel
Kept, by D.J. Taylor

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

Inferno, edited by Ellen Datlow
Acacia, by David Anthony Durham
Llario: The Lion's Eye, by Mary Gentle
In War Times, by Kathleen Ann Goonan
Bright of the Sky: Book One of Entire and the Rose, by Kay Kenyon
The Name of the Wind: Book One, by Patrick Rothfuss
The Winds of Marble Arch, by Connie Willis


Twice the Temptation, by Suzanne Enoch
The Perfect Bride, by Brenda Joyce
Wired, by Liz Maverick
One with the Shadows, by Susan Squires
The Winter Lodge, by Susan Wiggs

Religious Fiction

Feeling for Bones, by Bethany Pierce
Quaker Summer, by Lisa Samson
Saving Erasmus, by Steven Cleaver

Children's Fiction

The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio, by Lloyd Alexander
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
The Sweet Far Thing, by Libba Bray
Mistik Lake, by Martha Brooks
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, by Peter Cameron
Revolution is Not a Dinner Party, by Ying Chang Compestine
Elijah of Buxton, by Christopher Paul Curtis
A Swift Pure Cry, by Siobhan Dowd
Before I Die, by Jenny Downham
Evil Genius, by Catherine Jinks
Bone by Bone by Bone, by Tony Johnston
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney
Red Spikes, by Margo Lanagan
Skulduggery Pleasant, by Derek Landy
Bullyville, by Francine Prose
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling
The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt
The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick
Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree, by Lauren Tarshis
The New Policeman, by Kate Thompson
Long May She Reign, by Ellen Emerson White


Matt Beynon Rees said...

hi there, Thanks for mentioning the Publishers Weekly list, which includes my book The Collaborator of Bethlehem as a Book of The Year. You've got my name wrong, though I must say Matt Benyon Ross sounds like a good name for a mystery author. Actually I'm Matt Beynon Rees and I enjoy your site. More about me on my website where you can see articles in major U.S. newspapers which also misspell my name in various different ways.

Wendy said...

Hi Matt, Thanks for visiting! I apologize about the misspelling of your name *blushes* - I think the list I took this list from spelled it that way (sounds like this is an ongoing problem for you!) But, I've fixed the mistake now :)Thanks for the link to your site as well.