2007

Year in Review

This was an exceptional year. Two of the books read in 2007 — Hangover Square and What a Carve Up! — feature in ourtop three Favourite books and, more impressively, four books from this year appear in the top seven of our Favourites. In addition, both books feature in our Top 10 rated titles.

Rating Table 2007

Title Rating Owner
1 Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton 3.93 Anthony
2 What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe 3.35 EmmaJ
3 Under the Skin by Michel Faber 1.62 Catherine
4 Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe 1.50 Kay
Christie Malry’s Own Double-entry by B.S. Johnson 1.50 John
Tender is the Night by F.Scott Fitzgerald 1.50 John
7 The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas 0.35 DKB
8 Catfish and Mandala by Andrew Pham 0.00 EmmaT
Difficult Daughters by Manju Kapoor Baljit

Complete Selection

Books read in 2007 include:

December – DKB

  • The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas
  • The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
  • The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester

November – EmmaJ

  • What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe
  • The Insult by Rupert Thomson
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

October – John

  • Christie Malry’s Own Double-entry by B.S. Johnson
  • Of Love and Hunger by Julian Maclaren-Ross
  • Anna Karenina: In Half the Time by Leo Tolstoy

August – Catherine

  • Under the Skin by Michel Faber
  • Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
  • Julius Winsome by Gerard Donovan

July – Anthony

  • Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton
  • Coming up for Air by George Orwell
  • Of Love and Hunger by Julian Maclaren-Ross

May – Kay

  • Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
  • No other choices

April – EmmaT

  • Catfish and Mandala by Andrew Pham
  • First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung
  • The Damage Done by Warren Fellows

March – Baljit

  • Difficult Daughters by Manju Kapoor
  • The StoneWoman by Tariq Ali
  • Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry

February – Johh

  • Tender is the Night by F.Scott Fitzgerald
  • Money: A Suicide Note by Martin Amis