This is a list of books read in 2007 (I started making a record in July 2007).

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  • Sleeper Awake by Dr Bob Rich (SF) [2007-07-10]
    Retired film star Flora Fielding was diagnosed with cancer. Her solution: she had herself put into suspended animation, and invested her fortune in cancer research. She expected to return to life in five to ten years--but is awakened into an utterly different world, 1433 years later.
  • Lost Fleet (1) Dauntless by Jack Campbell (SF) [2007-07-12]
    The Alliance has been fighting the Syndics for a century -- and losing badly. Now its fleet is crippled and stranded in enemy territory. Their only hope is a man who's emerged from a century-long hibernation to find he has been heroically idealized beyond belief...
  • Alex Benedict (1) Talent For War by Jack McDevitt (SF) [2007-07-15]
    Everyone knew the legend of Christopher Sim. Sim changed mankind's history forever when he forged a ragtag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the back of the alien Ashiyur. But now, Alex Benedict has found a startling bit of information, long buried in an ancient computer file. If it is true, then Christopher Sim was a fraud. For his own sake, for the sake of history, Alex Benedict must find out.
  • Alex Benedict (2) Polaris by Jack McDevitt (SF) [2007-07-18]
    Sixty years ago, the space yacht *Polaris* was found deserted, the fate of its pilot and passengers a mystery. Now, to mark the anniversary of the disappearance, there is to be an auction of what was left behind on the ship. Alex Benedict secures some of the artefacts. And then an explosion destroys most of the collection...
  • Doctor Who BBC Books NW Last Dodo by Jacqueline Rayner (SF, Tie-In) [2007-07-20]
    The Doctor and Martha go in search of a real live dodo, and are transported by the TARDIS to the mysterious Museum of the Last Ones.
  • Harry Potter (7) Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling (TeenKid, Fantasy) [2007-07-23]
    Harry has been burdened with a dark, dangerous and seemingly impossible task: that of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes...
  • Discworld Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett (TeenKid, Fantasy) [2007-07-29]
    There's trouble on the Aching farm -- nightmares spreading down from the hills. And Tiffany Aching's little brother has been stolen away.
  • Shield Source (1) Resenting The Hero by Moira J Moore (Science-Fantasy) [2007-07-31]
    In a realm beset by natural disasters, only the magical abilities of the bonded Pairs -- Source and Shield -- make the land habitable and keep the citizenry safe. The ties that bind them are far beyond the relationships between lovers or kin -- and last their entire lives... whether they like it or not.
  • Mirror Prince by Violette Malan (Fantasy) [2007-08-12]
    Max Ravenhill thinks he's human, but he's wrong. He's been given false memories by his Wardens, who don't want him to realise that he's been alive for over one thousand years...
  • Flatland by Edwin Abbott (SF) [2007-09-09]
    Flatland: a romance of many dimensions.
  • Poison Study (2) Magic Study by Maria V Snyder (Fantasy) [2007-10-04]
    Yelana in Sitia, coping with unfamiliar people, customs and dangers
  • Dahak (1) Mutineers Moon by David Weber (SF) [2007-10-06]
    For Lt. Commander Colin Maclntyre, it began as a routine training flight over the Moon. For Dahak, a self-aware Imperial battleship, it began millennia ago when that powerful artificial intelligence underwent a mutiny in the face of the enemy. The mutiny was never resolved-Dahak was forced to maroon not just the mutineers but the entire crew on prehistoric Earth.
  • Dahak (2) Armageddon Inheritance by David Weber (SF) [2007-10-07]
    They've put down the mutineers. Now they just have to deal with the millions of other starships, crewed by genocidal aliens dedicated to the extermination of all possible competing life forms, which just happened to be headed straight towards Earth.
  • No1 Ladies Detective Agency (1) No1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (Mystery) [2007-10-19]
    Wayward daughters. Missing husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you've got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only -- and finest -- female private detective.
  • City Of Diamond by Jane Emerson (SF) [2007-10-27]
    It has been six centuries since the alien Curosa missionaries gifted Adrian Sawyer and his millions of disciples with three massive intergalactic city-ships to spread the Curosa Truth across the starways. But over time these ships strayed form their original missionary purpose, and the two largest, City of Diamond and City of Opal become embroiled in a vicious struggle for political domminance.
  • DShai (1) DShai by Joel Rosenberg (Fantasy) [2007-10-28]
    In feudal D'Shai, your birth determines your status -- and your own special magic. There is the Way of the Warrior, the Way of the Runner, and fifty other kazuh. Thus it has always been...
  • Larklight (1) Larklight by Philip Reeve (Fantasy) [2007-10-31]
    It was just another normal morning in space when disaster struck. Myrtle and Art face the most awful peril, and they hadn't even had breakfast yet...
  • Alex Benedict (3) Seeker by Jack McDevitt (SF) [2007-11-04]
    Thousands of years after an entire colony mysteriously disappears, antiquities dealer Alex Benedict comes into possession of a cup that seems to be from the Seeker, one of the colony's ships. Investigating the provenance of the cup, Alex and his assistant, Chase Kolpath, follow a deadly trail to the Seeker -- strangely adrift in a system barren of habitable worlds.
  • In Fury Born by David Weber (SF) [2007-11-16]
    From the time she graduated from high school, Alicia DeVries knew what she wanted to do with her life, and she did it well. But her dead have been betrayed in the name of political expediency. And then pirates murdered her family...
  • Newford Blue Girl by Charles de Lint (Fantasy) [2007-11-19]
    Seventeen-year-old Imogene jumps at the chance to lose her bad girl reputation when her family moves to a new town. She purposely lays low at Redding High, only making friends with Maxine, a shy, studious girl who is Imogene's opposite in every way. Despite a few run-ins with the ruling football jock and his cheerleader girlfriend, Imogene keeps her temper in check and even lends some of her bravado to Maxine, who begins to come out of her straight-A shell. Things are going well for the new friends--until the day Imogene meets Adrian, the benign ghost of a boy who died in the school's parking lot.
  • Kissing Cousins by Sally Odgers (Romance) [2007-11-25]
    When Trina Garland fled Melbourne for Tasmania, she planned to spend a few stress-free weeks away from her possessive ex-boyfriend, relaxing at her Aunt Jenny's farm. The last thing she wanted was to find herself sharing her aunt's farmhouse with a tall, dark, handsome stranger--even one as charming as her new-found cousin, Alister McKenzie.
  • Discworld Amazing Maurice by Terry Pratchett (TeenKid, Fantasy) [2007-11-30]
    Maurice, a streetwise tomcat, has the perfect money-making scam. Everyone knows the stories about rats and pipers, and Maurice has a stupid-looking kid with a pipe, and his very own plague of rats -- strangely *educated* rats.
  • Game by Diana Wynne Jones (TeenKid, Fantasy) [2007-12-01]
    Hayley's parents disappeared when she was a baby. Since then, she has been raised and homeschooled by her grandparents. Grandad is overworked and travels a lot; Grand ma is much too strict, and never lets her meet any children her own age. When Hayley does something wrong -- she is not quite sure what -- her grandmother packs her off to her aunts in Ireland.
  • Dresden Files (1) Storm Front by Jim Butcher (Fantasy) [2007-12-04]
    Harry Dresden, wizard for hire. Fantasy Noir.
  • No1 Ladies Detective Agency (2) Tears Of The Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith (Mystery) [2007-12-08]
    It's going to take all her intuition and eminent sensibility for Precious to crack her hardest case yet: the decade-old disappearance of an American on the edge of the Kalahari. And if that wasn't enough, there are plenty of matters closer to home to concern her.
  • Tinker (1) Tinker by Wen Spencer (Science-Fantasy) [2007-12-11]
    Inventor, girl genius Tinker lives in a near-future Pittsburgh which now exists mostly in the land of the elves.
  • Doctor Who BBC Books NW Wetworld by Mark Michalowski (SF, Tie-In) [2007-12-15]
    When the TARDIS makes a disastrous landing in the swamps of the planet Sunday, the Doctor has no choice but to abandon Martha and try to find help.
  • Alphabet Of Thorn by Patricia McKillip (Fantasy) [2007-12-29]
    Deep inside a palace on the edge of the world, the orphan Nepenthe pores over books in the royal library, translating their languages and learning their secrets. Now sixteen, she knows little of the outside world -- except for the documents that traders and travelers bring her to interpret. Then, during the coronation of the new Queen of Raine, a young mage gives Nepenthe a book that has defied translation, written in an alphabet of thorns...


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