Annual Favorites: 2007

I added a few new categories this year, perhaps in an attempt to compensate for the significant drop in the number of new books read. I blame the new job I took in April.

New Books
1. The Rest is Noise, Alex Ross
2. Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems, Carl Phillips
3. Falling Man, Don DeLillo
4. Then We Came to the End, Joshua Ferris

Other Books
1. JR, William Gaddis
2. On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin
3. The Emperor’s Children, Claire Messud
4. The Broken Estate, James Wood
5. Collapse, Jared Diamond
6. The Courtier & the Heretic, Matthew Stewart
7. The Emperor of Wine, Elin McCoy
8. Doubt: A History, Jennifer MIchael Hecht
9. The Battle for God, Karen Armstrong
10. Garden, Ashes, Danilo Kis

New Movies
1. Juno
2. The Lives of Others
3. The Darjeeling Limited
4. No Country for Old Men
5. 2 Days in Paris
6. No End in Sight
7. The Bourne Ultimatum

Other Movies
1. Infamous
2. Little Children
3. Blades of Glory
4. Blood Diamond
5. Babel
6. Fracture
7. Fitzcarraldo
8. Talladega Nights
9. Ocean’s 13

New Records
1. Radiohead, In Rainbows
2. Wilco, Sky Blue Sky
3. Iron & Wine, The Shepherd’s Dog
4. Kanye West, Graduation

Other Records
1. Midlake, The Trials of Van Occupanther
2. Bjork, Vespertine Live
3. Grizzly Bear, Yellow House
4. The Decemberists, Castaways & Cutouts
5. Richard Strauss, Four Last Songs (Karajan, Berlin Phil Orch) 
6. Jay Z, The Black Album
7. Lupe Fiasco, Food & Liquor
8. Sufjan Stevens, Seven Swans
9. Pedro the Lion, Achilles’ Heel
10. Nielsen, String Quartets Vol. 1 (Young Danish String Q) 
11. Pedro the Lion, Winners Never Quit
12. Kanye West, Graduation
13. Mogwai, Zidane: A 20th-Century Portrait
14. Leon Fleisher, Two Hands
15. Stars of the Lid, And Their Refinement of the Decline

TV
1. “The Wire,” Season 4
2. “30 Rock”

Wines
1. Domaine de la Charbonniére Vacqueyras, 2003
2. Peterson Cabernet Sauvignon Bradford Mountain Vineyard, 2002
3. Oriel Hugo Zinfandel, 2004
4. Napa Cellars Merlot, 2005
5. Hahn Syrah, 2005
6. Rutherford Hill Merlot, 2003
7. Henry’s Drive Pillar Box Red, 2004
8. Burley Fox Shiraz, 2006