Best of 2007: The Nominees

Last Thursday, Booking Through Thursday asked for nominations for the best fiction and non-fiction books published in 2007. I've been going through the nominations in the blogs that have replied. Most people (including me) don't usually read books the year they were published so many good books might be missing from these nominations. Anyway I've put together a list of books that were nominated more than once in the fiction category. There weren't many nominations in non-fiction, and there wasn't even a single book that got more than one nomination. Here are the lists:


Forty one people have made 125 nominations in the fiction category with ninety six different books. Of these books, only fifteen books were nominated more than once and only three got nominated more than twice. The most nominated book was... Did I hear you shout Harry Potter? No points for guessing that one. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was nominated by ten people. (Where's my prize for being the first one to nominate Harry?) [grins] Six people nominated A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and four nominations went to Eclipse by Stephanie Meyers. To list all the books that were nominated will take too much time, so I'm putting up the list of the books that got two or more nominations:

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling (10 nominations)

  2. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (6 nominations)

  3. Eclipse by Stephanie Meyers (4 nominations)

  4. Each of these books were nominated twice:

  5. Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs

  6. The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani

  7. Dangerous Games by Lora Leigh

  8. Dead of the Day by Karen E Olson

  9. Extras by Scott Westerfeld

  10. Ice Blue by Anne Stuart

  11. Ice Storm by Anne Stuart

  12. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich

  13. Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon

  14. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

  15. Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert

  16. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

Non Fiction

Only twenty one people gave nominations in the non-fiction category. Twenty five nominations were made and all of them were for different books. Here's the list of the books:

  1. Chrysalis by Kim Todd

  2. The Complete Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby

  3. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

  4. Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart

  5. The Gift by Lewis Hyde

  6. Have You Found Her: A Memoir by Janice Erlbaum

  7. I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert

  8. Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

  9. Louder Than Words, A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism

  10. Mosaic by Amy Grant

  11. Mountains So Sublime by Terry Abraham

  12. Other Colours by Orhan Pamuk

  13. Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cookin' by Paula Deen and Sherry Suib Cohen

  14. Persian Girls by Nahid Rachlin

  15. Pies and Prejudice by Stuart Maconie

  16. The Places In Between by Rory Stewart

  17. Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar by Thomas Catchart and Daniel Klein

  18. Proust was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer

  19. Rainbow's End: A Memoir of Childhood, War, and an African Farm by Lauren St. John

  20. The Reagan Diaries by Ronald Reagan

  21. Taking Things Seriously by Joshua Glen, Carol Hayes

  22. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Relin

  23. The Verneys by Adrian Tinniswood

  24. The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth by Tim Flannery

  25. Wildwood by Roger Deakin

How many books published in 2007 have you read? And how many of them do you think will make it to your all time favorites list? Do you see any really interesting books missing from the lists? Do leave a comment here, or a link to your reply if you've already answered the meme in your blog.


raidergirl3 said...

Cool, and what a lot of work you did. That was great, thanks. Of course, I like statistical analysis.

Nithin said...

I like looking at statistics myself, that's why I did all that counting. But apart from Harry Potter and A Thousand Splendid Suns, there doesn't seem to be much agreement in the nominations, so there's not too much of statistics in there. :)

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