Friday, March 30, 2007

10 Books I Couldn't Live Without

Kailana of The Written Word was asking for people’s lists of the 10 books they couldn’t live without. I love looking at these kinds of lists, so I’ll do mine too.

1. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery. My comfort read. I am always singing this book's praises and to be honest I've read it so many times that I've lost all objectivity. Who knows, maybe it's not that good. But it makes me so happy. Definitely couldn't live without it.
2. I wish I could cheat and put my whole Crusie library on. But if I had to pick one, I think I’d say Faking It.
3. P&P by Jane Austen. I always fluctuate on whether this or Persuasion is my favorite Austen. Some days it's one, some days the other. Today it's P&P.
4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary 11th Edition and Chicago Manual of Style 15th ed. The bibles of book editing.
5. The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer. I think this is my favorite Heyer.
6. Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy Sayers. Love between two REALLY smart people.
7. This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart. An old favorite.
8. Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold. A new favorite.
9. Christy by Catherine Marshall. Even though I’m not religious, I still love this book sooo much. It’s just a beautiful story.
10. I have to put a Nora Roberts on, but which? To be honest, I could live without any one of them (because there are like 100 others), but I couldn’t live without all of them. So I’ll say Born in Fire. Love that one.


Chris said...

Great list. I love your little icons. Great idea!

Kailana said...

Thanks for joining in! I am loving to read everyones lists, especially since it is end of semester, something to look forward to. :)

Mailyn said...

OK, can I say P&P is the only book in that list I know? LOL.

Lorrie said...

I found your blog today through your twin's blog. I love your book list - The Blue Castle and Busman's Holiday are two of my very favourite books as well. Have you read Frenchman's Creek by Daphne DuMaurier? That ranks up with the other two for me.

Jennie said...

The only DuMaurier I've read is Rebecca--I'll have to put Frenchman's Creek on my list.