Saturday, May 14, 2011

The List: Books You Read Over and Over Again

Books you read over and over again…what are they? I asked and you answered. Here’s the list I promised to share with you. In order to shorten the list, I had to delete your comments (sorry); no time to check everyone's spelling. Cheers! Rolynn

  1. THE OUTLANDER SERIES – Diana Gabaldon (Rolynn, Joanne, Terry), When Venus Fell by Deborah Smith (Rolynn)
  2. Charles Dickens' 'A Tale of Two Cities;’ Christine Feehan's Dark Series, Dark Magic, Dark Destiny (Lynn)
  3. LaVyrle Spencer's first book, The Fulfillment. Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books. (Jannine)
  4. The Elric series, and others by Michael Moorcock, The Fellowship,The Mabinogian and other Celtic myths (Julianne)
  5. Green Darkness by Anya Seton, Sweet, Savage Love by Rosemary Rogers, and Shana by Kathleen Woodiwiss (Carolyn)
  6. A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux (Sarah, Allie, Carolyn, Linda)
  7. Stephen King's The Green Mile and Tolkien's LORT. Anything by Georgette Heyer and Zane Grey. My all time number one book, A Tale of Two Cities. (Tarah)
  8. Tolkien’s LOTR (AJ)
  9. JANE EYRE, THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL. E.M. Forster's A ROOM WITH A VIEW, LES MISERABLES THE LORD OF THE RINGS, DRACULA. The Harry Potter books, Susannah Clarke's JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR NORRELL; Neil Gaiman novels. (Molly)
  10. Zane Grey's books (Cara)
  11. "The Outsiders" by S. E. Hinton. The Stookie Stackhouse novels (Christle)
  12. The Skye O'Malley books by Bertrice Small. (Jill)
  13. Little Women (Ilona, Jill)
  14. "The Eight" by Katherine Neville (Mari)
  15. "In Death" series by JD Robb (Terry, Joyce)
  16. The Wolf and the Dove (Tori, Patsy)
  17. J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series (Laura)
  18. Anything by Jean Plaidy (Steph)
  19. Rebecca by Daphne Du Murier (Linda, Molly)
  20. Books Jayne Ann Krentz, Linda Howard, Lori Foster, Jaid Black, Lora Leigh and Sharon Sala. (Sherry)
  21. Lynn Kurland's novels (Tricia)
  22. *The Lord of the Rings, *The Dragon Rider series of Anne McCaffrey, *Tony Hillerman's Navajo cop series (roseann agrees), *Stephen Jay Gould, *Janet Evanovich, *Jane Austen, Kinan
  23. Anything and Everything by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. And Harry Potter! (Amie)
  24. To Kill a Mockingbird (Amie, Kerri, Margaret, Lynn)
  25. Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck, Persuasion by Jane Austen. Csdaras(a Hungarian courting dance)by Diane Pearson. Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh. (Kerri) And then of course, anything by a WRP author! (Kerri, Margaret)
  26. The Magic of You by Johanna Lindsey, Lora Leigh's breed books, Catherine Coulter's bride series (Amy)
  27. Games of Command by Linnea Sinclair, Nalini Singh - in particular Play of Passion, Mine to Possess, Branded by Fire, Kiss of Snow, Beat of Temptation & Stroke of Enticement; Kara Lynn Russell's Keeping Faith (White Rose Press!); Lori Foster - Several - but I actually will reread the An Honorable Man (short story) in its entirety each time I lay my hands on it, and I love Man's Best Friend - both are Best Friends romances; Mandy M Roth – several; Shelly Laurentsen. (Kathy)
  28. John R. Maxim's Bannerman series; David Wiltse's John Becker series. (Veronica)

One of you said: There is something comforting about reading a book over and over. It's like visiting an old friend. And like visiting an old friend, the experience is different every time, because you, the reader, are different. Amen!

1 comment:

morgan wyatt said...

Amanda Quick is my go to woman for sassy, fun dialog and sexual tension. I have reread several of her books.
On the flip side, I will stop reading any book that has a romantic lead that I despise. LOL