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BookLoons Recommended Reads 2007
by Hilary Williamson

I'm looking out at our first snowfall of the year, I've been reviewing Christmas-themed books for weeks now, all the stores are decked out in red, green and glitter - and I'm beginning my annual panic. The countdown to the holidays seems to start earlier - and I seem to feel even less prepared - every year that passes.

But I've already started a pile of book gifts for friends and family (my Linus blanket for the season) and have subjective recommendations below (limited to three per genre with much muttering and some help from wiser loons) for those looking for ideas. As always, these are mainly hardcovers - have a look at our Recommended Reads 2006 to find excellent titles that are likely to be out in paperback this year.

Contemporary Fantasy Historical
The Assassin's Song
The Exception
The Lizard Cage
Making Money
The Name of the Wind
The Gentle Axe
Loving Frank
Peony in Love
Horror Literary Mystery
The Elves of Cintra
The Terror
Falling Man
Travels in the Scriptorium
The Crime Writer
Down River
The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam
Romance SF Thriller
The Huntress
Kiss of Midnight
Natural Born Charmer
Accidental Time Machine
The Margarets
The Woods
Biography Coffee Table General
Shakespeare & Co.
Thomas Hardy
Two Lives
America Dreaming
The Living Cosmos
Survival of the Sickest
Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself
American Shaolin
Poets & Pahlevans
Spain in Mind
Chapter Books Picture Books Teens
Max & Maddy and the Bursting Balloons Mystery
Night of the Living Eggnog
No Talking
The Cheese
Mahalia Mouse Goes to College
Whopper Cake
The Alchemyst
What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know
Find more book gift suggestions in our many previous Holiday Columns. All of us at BookLoons wish you and your loved ones Happy Holidays, and a healthy, peaceful and joyous 2008 to follow!!

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