Friday, August 18, 2006

Everyone else seems to be doing it

So here is my list of the top 100 of AAR's 2004 list
Bold I've read
Red I haven't
Blue in my TBR

1. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
2. Flowers From the Storm by Laura Kinsale
3. Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie

4. As You Desire by Connie Brockway
5. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
6. Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
7. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
8. Over the Edge by Suzanne Brockmann
9. All Through the Night by Connie Brockway
10. Sea Swept by Nora Roberts
11. It Had to be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
12. A Summer to Remember by Mary Balogh

13. Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer
14. The Proposition by Judith Ivory

15. A
Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught
16. Ravished by Amanda Quick

17. Frederica by Georgette Heyer
18. Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand by Carla Kelly
19. MacKenzie's Mountain by Linda Howard

20. Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
21. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
22. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
23. The Bride by Julie Garwood

24. Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens - sort of. I started it but didn't finish
25. To Have and to Hold by Patricia Gaffney

26. Born in Fire by Nora Roberts
27. Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
28. Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
29. The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

30. Saving Grace by Julie Garwood
31. My Dearest Enemy by Connie Brockway

32. In the
Midnight Rain by Barbara Samuel
33. The Windflower by Laura London
34. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
35. Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught
36. Nobody's Baby but Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
37. A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
Paradise by Judith McNaught
39. The Shadow and the Star by Laura Kinsale
40. Dream Man by Linda Howard

41. Out of Control by Suzanne Brockmann
42. Silk and Shadows by Mary Jo Putney
43. See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson
44. Shattered Rainbows by Mary Jo Putney
45. Thunder and Roses by Mary Jo Putney

46. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
47. Heart Throb by Suzanne Brockmann

48. For My Lady's Heart by Laura Kinsale – not from lack of trying! tried to read it 4 times
49. Honor's Splendor by Julie Garwood
50. Lord Carew's Bride by Mary Balogh
51. Untie my Heart by Judith Ivory
52. Dream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

53. The Secret by Julie Garwood
54. This is All I Ask by Lynn Kurland
55. Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh

56. One Perfect Rose by Mary Jo Putney
57. To Love and to Cherish by Patricia Gaffney
58. Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
59. Heaven,
Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
60. Venetia by Georgette Heyer
61. Daughter of the Game by Tracy Grant (TBR)
62. The Prize by Julie Garwood
63. Reforming Lord Ragsdale by Carla Kelly

64. Prince Joe by Suzanne Brockmann
65. The Notorious Rake by Mary Balogh
66. Heartless by Mary Balogh
67. Son of the Morning by Linda Howard
68. Sleeping Beauty by Judith Ivory
69. Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas

70. The Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer
71. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
72. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegar
73. With This Ring by Carla Kelly
74. The Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood
75. The Rake by Mary Jo Putney

76. Fallen from Grace by Laura Leone
77. Always to Remember by Lorraine Heath
78. Castles by Julie Garwood
79. One Good Turn by Carla Kelly
80. Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts
81. By Arrangement by Madeline Hunter
82. Perfect by Judith McNaught

83. My Darling Caroline by Adele Ashworth
84. The Defiant Hero by Suzanne Brockmann (sort of - quit 3/4 of the way through and that was my last Brockman)

85. The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
86. Guilty Pleasures by Laura Lee Guhrke
87. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
88. Kill and Tell by Linda Howard
89. After the Night by Linda Howard
90. More than a Mistress by Mary Balogh
91. Born in Ice by Nora Roberts

92. Miss Wonderful by Loretta Chase
93. The
Charm School by Susan Wiggs
94. Scoundrel by Elizabeth Elliott

95. How to Marry a Marquis by Julia Quinn
96. Angel Rogue by Mary Jo Putney
97. Trust Me by Jayne Ann Krentz
98. Dancing on the Wind by Mary Jo Putney

99. Once and Always by Judith McNaught
100. This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

You note *horrors* I haven't read the classics Jane Eyre or Pride and Prejudice. Not only that, I haven't seen any of the movie/mini series productions of either of them. This seems to be a serious gap in my romance reading/watching repetoire. One that must be rectified!

'til later


Kaitlin said...

Hi, Kristie! I'm sorry I've been AWOL. I did read your lovely love story and just wanted to (((()))). :)

If I can make a suggestion, the best version of Pride & Prejudice (in my humble opinion) is the latest version with Keira Knightley as the lovely Lizzie. I had heart palpitations the first time I saw it and WOW is Matthew MacFadyen hot as Mr. Darcy. Yummy!

Hope you have a great weekend! *wave*

Jennie said...

You're like an encyclopedia of romance reading--you've read nearly everything!

On the classics--Jane Eyre is a bit dense imo. It is a beautiful, classic story, but it's not a particularly easy read.

But P&P is excellent! You should definitely read that one. And the Keira Knightley version of the movie is very good. Might get you in the mood to read the book. :)

Marg said...'ve read loads!

Kristie (J) said...

Hey Kaitlin - thank you. I'm glad I told it. It really helped a lot - along with all the wonderful comments. He's special.
And I do plan on watching the Keira Knightley version very soon.

Jennie & Marg - I have indeed read many books *grin* And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Many of my favourites didn't even make it into the top 100 list, although many did. I should post my own sometime.

CindyS said...

Kristie, I was just thinking that we should start a top 20 meme for romance books. That way we can see what other books our pals have loved and find new places to explore. Maybe even limit it to one book an author. Hmmm, 20 favourite books by 20 different authors. I like.


Kristie (J) said...

Cindy - I like too!! It's a great way to get new rec's!!! And 20 is much easier to think of than 100 :)

Kristie (J) said...

Cindy - how about 25. I got 20 and I need to add at least 5 more!