I’m trying to make this a yearly thing, although I’m a little late this year. Anyway, just like last year, of the books I read in 2007 (which may or may not have been published in that year), these were my favorites.

Beginnings (novella) by Kelley Armstrong, Urban Fantasy. This novella, which was a free download on her site, tells the story of how Elena and Clay first met. I also enjoyed the other books I read by her this year, including Industrial Magic, Haunted, and Broken. (Also see the bonus book below.)

Breaking Point by Suzanne Brockmann, Romance. Gina and Max’s story, finally! I also enjoyed Into the Storm.

The Last Hawk by Catherine Asaro, Science Fiction. I read three books by Asaro this year, but the one I loved the most was The Last Hawk. (The others were Primary Inversion and Catch The Lightning.)

Poison Study and Magic Study by Maria Snyder, Fantasy. I can’t decide which of these I like better. I loved both of them. Can’t wait until Fire Study comes out later this year.

Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris, Urban Fantasy. Charlaine Harris is a favorite author of mine, and I read and enjoyed four books by her this year. In general, I like her ‘Dead’ series best, but I thought all four were very strong. (The other three were Shakespeare’s Counselor (Mystery), Grave Sight, and Grave Surprise (Urban Fantasy/Mystery).)

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs, Urban Fantasy. Love this new series by Patricia Briggs. In 2007, I read the first two books, Moon Called and Blood Bound. I’m looking forward to reading book three, Iron Kissed, in the very near future.

Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class – And What We Can Do About It by Thom Hartmann. Fascinating non-fiction book about history, current events, and how the political changes taking place are affecting us.

And the bonus book. I actually read this book in the first few days of 2008, which is why it’s a bonus book. But since I just read it and I loved it, I figured, why not mention it now instead of waiting a whole year? The book is Exit Strategy by Kelley Armstrong, the first in a new series about a female hitman named Nadia Stafford. Very good book. The only thing not cool about it is how long I’m going to have to wait to read book two.