Next week I’ll be headed to New Orleans and the Authors After Dark Convention. It’s my second AAD con and my first attempt at being on author panels. I don’t talk well in front of people so this should be rather interesting.
One of the panels I’m on is about keeper shelves and what’s on mine. I’m still trying to figure out what I can’t/couldn’t/wouldn’t-ever-want-to live without in regards to books. But, while I’m trying to figure it out for myself, I thought I’d ask you about yours.
What books are on your keeper shelf? What do you read again and again and again?
I have a couple books on my keeper shelf that fall into either one of two categories: keeper & re-read keeper. Keepers are books that I buy because I want to collect the series or author’s books. Re-read keeper are the ones I MUST keep so I can re-read. My number one re-read is Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that book. Just can’t get enough of it really. lol
Wow, Lissa tough question! First off let me say I’m way jealous because I found out about AADNOLA too late to register but there’s always next year! My keeper shelf is so damn big: first and foremost is Lorelei James’ Rough Rider series, I’ve read that series from start to finish at least 13 times. I re-read it every time a new book comes out. To be honest I do that with most series. Your book, Pink Buttercream Frosting is one I revisit often and the Neil Diamond series too (yes, I know it’s Blue Jeans and Hard Hats but I’ve renamed it). I absolutely adore Cat Johnson’s Studs In Spurs series too. Truth of the matter is, I have over 2000 books on my Kindle and they wouldn’t be there if I didn’t re-read them often. When I fall in love with a writer’s work, I tend to be loyal to those books and that writer. So to answer your question honestly, anything I read that I love is on my keeper shelf and I re-read them often!
Nora Roberts MacKade Brothers – HAVE to have this one! ZA Maxfield Crossing Borders. Johanna Lindsey’s Warrior series. Maya Banks Colters. THose are all print – I am sure there are others. In ebook – Lainey Reese – Table for Three (probably my most read book), Cherise Sinclair Dom’s Dungeon. And Carol Lynne’s Cattle Valley series. 🙂
I know there are lots more, but that is close to my dessert island essentials list.