Friday, August 03, 2012

Twenty-Five Favourite Books... So Far...


On August 23, 2006 I said that these were my favourite books (so far):

The Time-Traveller's Wife - Audrey Nieffenegger
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
Phantom - Susan Kay
The Other Boelyn Girl - Philippa Gregory
The Sunne in Splendour - Sharon Penman
A Rose for the Crown - Anne Easter Smith
All Families are Psychotic - Douglas Coupland
The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Amazonia - James Rollins
Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery
Green Grass, Running Water - Thomas King
The Birth House - Ami McKay
Black and Blue - Anna Quindlen
His Majesty's Dragon - Naomi Novik
Moon Called - Patricia Briggs
The Dark Queen - Susan Carroll
Crow Lake - Mary Lawson
Daughter of Fortune - Isabel Allende
The Skystone - Jack Whyte
Twilight - Stephanie Meyer
Fortune's Rocks - Anita Shreve
The Romantic - Barbara Gowdy
Embers from the Sun - Mark Cantor
Lord of the Silver Bow - David Gemmell
Downhill Chance - Donna Morrissey

Now, if I were to update this list 6 years later (And not in any particular order):

1. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
2. Shadows Walking by Douglas Skopp
3. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
5. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
6. The Republic of Nothing by Lesley Choyce
7. Ghost Rider by Neil Peart
8. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfeld
9. Phantom by Susan Kay
10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
11. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
12. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
13. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
14. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
15. The Book of Flying by Keith Miller
16. Jolted by Arthur Slade
17. The Love We Share Without Knowing by Christopher Barzak
18. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
19. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Penman
20. The Time-Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
21. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
22. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
23. Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King
24. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
25. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle

This was actually easier in 2006 because I wasn't always the best about keeping track of my reading back then. Now I have a lot of books to choose from!

8 comments:

  1. 2 very strong lists :) Lots of gems in there!

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  2. you have 4 books that I really liked too!
    1.The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfeld
    2.The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
    3.The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
    4.The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

    hooray for loving books!

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  3. Holy crap, but do I feel pathetic! I've only read two of those books period. But hey, they'll make good go to lists for me. And of course, I did notice some of those books are on the Canada list you made me so hopefully I'll be getting to some of them soon. :)

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  4. Wow what a fantastic list :D You kind of make me want to make a list of my own here!! I think I'll save this for a rainy day :) I really am in love with this list!

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  5. I love your lists. I have a lot on my TBR pile which menas I have a lot of really great books to look forward too. (How do I know because some on your list are my favourites as well). :)

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  6. Very fun to compare! I may have to try this!

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  7. It is interesting to see how your favourites have changed. I'm sure that my lists would be very different too - wish I had a list from 2006.

    Paullina Simons is an author that keeps cropping up on lists like this and I still haven't tried any of her books. Will have to change that soon.

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  8. OMG, Crow Lake! I loved that book so hard...even if I did cry my eyes out through most of it.

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