Today’s Topic: Books I Could Re-read Forever
Hosted by: The Artsy Reader Girl
Despite the fact that my TBR list is mammoth and will probably never be finished, I am a faithful re-reader. When I find a good story with good characters I will read it over and over. For me, it is like re-visiting old friends, or the comfort of returning home. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that I already know I will love the story. I hate investing time in a book only to discover that it doesn’t appeal to me.
Generally, I will purchase a new book on Kindle. Then, if I really love it, I will purchase the print version to keep forever on my bookshelf. I like being able to physically see all my “friends” and know they are right there at my fingertips when I need them. Though my “friend” list is in the high hundreds, I will try to pare this list down considerably for today’s list.
In order to challenge myself a bit, I have tried to list books which have not been featured on my website before and which may not be well-known.
Love’s First Light by Jamie Carie -Set during the French Revolution, a pregnant widow befriends a traumatized nobleman who conducts scientific experiments in astronomy and light.
Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist -A young women gets the chance of a lifetime to serve Mrs. Vanderbilt in the Vanderbilt mansion. Too bad the footman with a heart for orphans keeps distracting her.
Swift Water -Emilie Loring -I’m a long time fan of this author who started publishing in the 1920’s. This is my favorite of hers about a rebellious heiress who tries to resist her attraction to the local minister.
Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter -I love all of Denise’ contemporary romances, but this one is my favorite. A reformed bad boy coaches his high school crush in the art of sailing. She is terrified of water, but want’s to fulfill her deceased twin’s dream of winning the local regatta.
This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti -This is an all time favorite of mine and I can’t count how many times I’ve read this tale of spiritual warfare between angels and demons which is influenced by the prayers of the believers in a small town.
Harvest of Rubies/Harvest of Gold by Tessa Afshar -Afshar is my favorite author of Biblical fiction. I love this duology about the (fictional) female cousin of the Jewish Nehemiah who finds herself married to a Persian noble, when all she ever wanted to be was a scribe.
Fairchild by Jaima Fixsen -Are you like me in appreciating Regency settings combined with romantic comedy flair? Then you will understand why I like this story of an illegitimate daughter who is loved but not accepted by her father’s aristocratic family. And who has the bad taste to fall for a self-made merchant.
When Fall Fades by Amy Leigh Simpson -I’ve actually mentioned this one before. Oops! But I love this romantic suspense tale of an FBI agent who falls for a woman who might be a suspect in his case. These two have some spicy (but clean) chemistry.
Can’t Let You Go by Jenny B Jones -No one, no one can write books which make me laugh as much as Jones does and with such quirky characters too. This one is about a young woman returning home, whose life becomes entangled with that of her first love.
A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman -Set in the 1920’s (which is quickly becoming one of my favorite time settings in fiction) this is the tale of a feisty heroine and her childhood nemesis. They end up working together and find themselves resisting their romantic feelings for each other.
The Covered Deep by Brandy Vallance -I feel like the heroine in this book could be me. Of a romantic nature, she’s a reader, a writer and appreciates the world around her. When she wins a trip to the Holy Land (so jealous!) she finds herself beyond her depth and attracted to a man who doesn’t fit her list for Mr. Right.
Birdie Saves the World by Grace Walton -A self-made billionaire returns to Savannah to revenge himself against the society family who ruined his life. The only problem is, he has a soft spot for the youngest daughter who has always loved him.
Obviously, this list could have been so much longer. What are some books you love to re-read?
4 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday -Books I Could Re-Read Forever”
I love rereading, but I feel guilty about it because my TBR pile is so huge.
I know the feeling. It’s always a tough decision.
Jenny’s books are forever romcom gold. Though sadly, I haven’t read this series by her, or her newest novel.
I’ve heard of Amy Leigh Simpson, but haven’t read her books. Glad to know someone else holds “Barefoot Summer” as their favorite by Denise! Most readers pick the second book in this series, but this one, to me, is the better story. 🙂
Amy only has two books published so far, but I’ve been on pins and needles waiting for the third. If you like romantic suspense, then you will enjoy her books, they are full of adrenaline and mystery. And Denise has so many wonderful stories, it’s hard to choose a favorite, but there’s just something special about Barefoot Summer.