2007 book list

As part of my year-end recap, here’s the list of books I read this year. I had a half-hearted goal of reading a book/week and almost made it — currently comes out to almost 1 every 8 days. I also read a lot of essays & articles, particularly in philosophy, so this isn’t really an accurate account of what I read over the last 12 months; really just the monographs I read cover-to-cover. If you want my opinion on a particular book or any recommendations, leave me a comment.

Fiction:
1. American Pastoral by Philip Roth
2. Budding Prospects by T.C. Boyle
3. Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo
4. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
5. Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien
6. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
7. No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
8. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
9. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
10. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
11. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
12. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
13. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
14. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

Non-fiction:
15. Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
16. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
17. Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain by Michael Paterniti
18. Elvis is Titanic: Classroom Tales from the Other Iraq by Ian Klaus
19. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
20. Magical Thinking: True Stories by Augusten Burroughs
21. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
22. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto by Chuck Klosterman
23. Take the Cannoli: Stories From the New World by Sarah Vowell
24. Talking Right: How Conservatives Turned Liberalism Into a Tax-Raising, Latte-Drinking, Sushi-Eating, Volvo-Driving, New York Times-Reading, Body-Piercing, Hollywood-Loving, Left-Wing Freak Show by Geoffrey Nunberg
25. The Atomic Times: My H-Bomb Year at the Pacific Proving Ground by Michael Harris
26. The Boy Who Fell Out of the Sky: A True Story by Ken Dornstein
27. The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things by Barry Glassner
28. The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History by Jonathan Franzen
29. The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical by Shane Claiborne
30. The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World by A.J. Jacobs
31. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson
32. The Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell
33. The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing by Richard Hugo
34. What is the What by Dave Eggers

Philosophy:
35. After the Death of God by Gianni Vattimo & John D. Caputo
36. Culture and Value by Ludwig Wittgenstein
37. Future(s) of Philosophy: The Marginal Thinking of Jacques Derrida by Gary Percesepe
38. Gorgias, Sophist and Artist by Scott Consigny
39. How Postmodernism Serves (My) Faith by Crystal L. Downing
40. Jacques Derrida: Live Theory by James K.A. Smith
41. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge by Jean-Francois Lyotard
42. The Predicament of Postmodern Theology: Radical Orthodoxy or Nihilist Textualism? by Gavin Hyman
43. What Would Jesus Deconstruct? by John D. Caputo
44. Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism? by James K.A. Smith

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