Sunday, October 23, 2005


I'm going to take up the challenge thrown out by DebR so here is my year long list of favourite books and like DebR these are books that I can read over again and again! So I know I like all 52 of them! There could have been a lot more but I'm keeping it down to 52. So here goes:

1. Sands of Time - Barbara Erskine (love all her books)
2.Love the Bright Foreigner - Anita Burgh
3.Bleak House - Charles Dickens
4. House on the Strand - Daphne du Maurier
5. I'll be seeing you - Mary Higgins Clark
6. Day of the Triffids - John Wyndom
7. Post Mortem - Patricia Cornwell
8. A woman's place - Edwina Currie
9. A drink of deadly wine - Kate Charles (I love all this series)
10. Sweet Liar - Jude Deveraux
11. The Passion of Chelsea Kane - Barbara Delinsky
12. The Dreaming Suburbs - R E Delderfield
13. The Avenue goes to War - R E Delderfield
14. For kicks - Dick Francis
15. Rough Ride - John Francombe
16. Betrayal - Claire Francis
17. Widows wear weeds - A A Farr
18. A Great Deliverance - Elizabeth George
19. Northanger Abbey - Jane Austin
20. M is for Malice - Sue Grafton
21. First Wives Club - Olivia Goldsmith (Better than the film)
22. The Long Search - Isabelle Holland
23. When Morning Comes - Audrey Howard
24.My Family and Other Animals - Gerald Durrell
25. A question of Integrity - Susan Howatch
26. Sins of the Fathers - Susan Howatch
27.Going the Distance - Christina Jones
28. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
29. Death in Holy Orders - P D James
30.Dead Man's Mooring - Bill Knox
31.Dance while you can - Susan Lewis
32. Rip Tide - Sam Llewellyn
33. A Heart so Wild - Joanna Lindsay
34.Yesterday - Fern Michaels
35. Smoke and Mirrors - Barbara Michaels
36. There was a little girl - Ed McBain
37. Perfect - Judith McNaught
38. Perfect Timing - Jill Mansell
39. Taste of Evil - Patricia Matthews
40. The Bird Dog Tape - Barry Norman
41. Night of 400 Rabbits - Elizabeth Peters
42. Burn Marks - Sara Paretsky
43. Sea Swept - Nora Roberts
44. Dead by Morning - Dorothy Simpson
45. The Wilder Side of Life - Diana Stainforth
46. Illusions - Katherine Stone
47. One Lonely Night - Micky Spillane
48.Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
49.Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club - Dorothy L Sayers
50. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
51. Morning at Jalna - Mazo de la Roche
52. Red House Mystery - A A Milne

And I could go on and on. There are so many more authors I love. I keep a book of all the books I read and the authors and whether I liked it or not. This is useful when I'm trying to remember something I've read. I also buy books as if they are going out of fashion and read and re-read. Martin says this is because I read them so fast the first time that I have to re-read again and again until I've got the whole story! As if! lol


  1. I like your list, Valeri! You have several on yours that either were on my larger list before I cut it back to only 52 or that would have been on my list if I'd included books more than 100 years old.

  2. I seldom reread books but useta be an avid buyer. I now use the library more now and a few years ago found and prefer to leave my books around town for others to find.