185 Responses to “Holiday Hell Day 11”

  1. Larene December 11, 2008 at 9:38 PM #

    An old (now out of print) romance novel by Agnes Sligh Turnbull called The Wedding Bargain. It was the first romance novel I’d ever read.

  2. Rhonda December 11, 2008 at 9:45 PM #

    Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie!

  3. Jeanette Jackson December 11, 2008 at 9:55 PM #

    My very favorite re-read is Phantoms by Dean Koontz…it would be Cassandra By Chance (an older Harlequin)but I have packed it away in a box and haven’t seen it lately

  4. Dena W December 11, 2008 at 10:10 PM #

    I have a few that are my favorite re-reads; Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
    Dream of Me by Josie Litton
    Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
    Of Noble Birth by Brenda Novak

  5. Tabitha C December 11, 2008 at 10:13 PM #

    I have so many comfort re-reads that it’s hard to narrown down on one. Depending on what mood I’m looking for, it could be Perfect Man by Linda Howard for some chuckles, True Betrayals by Nora Roberts for a comfort read about family, Whitney, My Love for a sweet romance, or Count to Ten by Karen Rose for a great romantic suspense. But if I really have to pick just one, I can re-read Naked in Death by J.D. Robb at any time!

  6. Lori Ann December 11, 2008 at 10:18 PM #

    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

  7. Amy S. December 11, 2008 at 10:55 PM #

    Open Season by Linda Howard, I love that book and can read it over and over.

  8. Lisa Freeman December 11, 2008 at 11:03 PM #

    After the Night by Linda Howard or Slow Heat in Heaven by Sandra Brown

  9. Shirley Kirby December 11, 2008 at 11:03 PM #

    I wouldn’t have survived grade school without books! I have 3 favorites, but since you only requested one – it is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Not the most cheerful book, I’m a tad twisted I guess. I’ll let you know what the other two are if I’m lucky enough to win this time! Hah, shameless aren’t I?!! G’Night.

  10. JMarie December 11, 2008 at 11:06 PM #

    Outlander by Diana Galbadon

  11. Amie Jane December 11, 2008 at 11:07 PM #

    Super-comfort reads: It Had to Be You (Susan Elizabeth Phillips), and also many Georgette Heyer novels (Devil’s Cub, Frederica, Venetia, etc. etc.)

  12. Jambrea December 11, 2008 at 11:42 PM #

    If you’ve seen me on the Samhain loop you will know my answer to this. Out of Bounds by TA Chase. 😀

  13. Dana Frye December 11, 2008 at 11:47 PM #

    There’s ONE book I always re-read every so often (talking singular NOT of a series) and thats an older one called…

    The Selkies By : Charles Sheffield and David Bischoff.


  14. Joanna December 11, 2008 at 11:49 PM #

    “Open House” by Elizabeth Berg
    It makes me smile, it makes me cry. And it always makes me feel good.

  15. Janalyn Barton December 11, 2008 at 11:50 PM #

    Grace Under Pressure by Melissa Schroeder I don’t know how many times I have read it.

  16. Deanna December 11, 2008 at 11:57 PM #

    I’m going to go with Natural Born Charmer, SEP. The headless beaver walking down the side of the road pretty much always gets me. And then I’m hooked.

  17. TeresaC December 12, 2008 at 12:02 AM #

    Almost any book by Linda Howard, or Once a Hero by Elizabeth Moon.

  18. Turtle December 12, 2008 at 12:09 AM #

    well, depending on my mood i have a couple, The Witching Hour by Anne Rice or The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving first come to mind,

  19. Lisa W December 12, 2008 at 12:10 AM #

    I can’t seem to pick just one book. Anything by Diana Palmer. I love how all of her characters are innertwined.

  20. Susan J December 12, 2008 at 12:13 AM #

    My favorite re-read/comfort book is The Lion’s Lady by Julie Garwood. I just love the H/H and there is a lot to make me laugh in the book.

  21. Patty Smith December 12, 2008 at 12:24 AM #

    Saving Grace by Julie Garwood

  22. MarthaE December 12, 2008 at 12:27 AM #

    This is NOT EASY for me! I have so many TBR that I don’t have to go back for a comfort read! I just grab one of my FAV authors: Catherine Coulter, Julie Garwood, Jo Goodman, Mary Balogh, Suzanne Elizabeth Phillips, Johanna Lindsey, Stehanie Laurens, Christina Dodd, Susan Wiggs, Merline Lovelace, Julia Quinn and Jude Deveraux – just to name several! Hard to pick just one… but I could re-read Dancing at Midnight by Julia Quinn or The Lighthouse Keeper by Susan Wiggs and be happy! But if I always read my favs, I wouldn’t get to fit in all the new authors I have to read!

  23. lee December 12, 2008 at 12:31 AM #

    Ok, I read the Belgariad series by David Eddings. They show my fantasy roots!

  24. Anne December 12, 2008 at 12:43 AM #

    Linda Howard. Any books of her (except, for some reason the last few) makes me feel good.

  25. Caffey December 12, 2008 at 12:51 AM #

    Oh my comfort read is a historical! THE PROMISE OF JENNY JONES by Maggie Osborne. And its a western historical. Too a couple of others too had been such a comfort read for me, lets me let go and relax and just let me and the book be.

  26. Kathleen December 12, 2008 at 12:51 AM #

    I love rereading Robin Owens HeartMate series. Everytime a new one comes out, I go back and reread a couple of the previous ones before I read the new one, just to make it all last a little longer.

  27. Donna December 12, 2008 at 12:56 AM #

    I re-read Naked in Death by JD Robb. I usually end up continuing with other books in the series once I start. They are all great but I always go back to the ones that have the strong Eve and Roake storyline within them.

  28. Julie Trevelyan December 12, 2008 at 1:25 AM #

    The Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. Since I was 12. Love them!

    Also Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. Fun…

  29. Kailana December 12, 2008 at 1:36 AM #

    I am very embarassed to say…. None! I have so many new books that I want to read that it has been a couple years since I reread anything. I am hoping to remedy that in 2009 because there are lots of books I have wanted to reread and never done so…

  30. Elisa December 12, 2008 at 1:44 AM #

    I have a few re-reads that I return to when I run out of money to indulge in my TBR list, but my absolute favorite is No Regrets by Shannon K. Butcher (I’ve re-read it so many times I’ve lost count!). I like all types of romance, but that one just really makes me feel comforted after stressful weeks, etc.

  31. Elisa December 12, 2008 at 1:46 AM #

    This isn’t part of my post in the contest, but thought I’d share in case anyone wants to expand their TBRs (as if we really need to do that anyway).

    I actaully have a few re-reads that I go to now and again – here’s the short list:

    By Sherrilyn Kenyon:
    ~Kiss of the Night
    ~Night Play
    ~Winterborn (short story)

    By Cindy Gerard:
    ~To the Edge
    ~To the Brink
    ~Over the Line

    By Shannon K. Butcher:
    ~No Regrets
    ~No Control

    By Karen Hawkins:
    ~How to Abduct a Highland Lord

    By Shayla Black:
    ~Dangerous Boys and Their Toy

    By Gena Showalter:
    ~King of Atlantis
    ~Playing with Fire
    ~Enslave Me Sweetly
    ~Awaken Me Darkly

  32. Heather December 12, 2008 at 3:07 AM #

    any book is a comfort – i always have one with me and my car has quite a few in it too.

    Strangely i don’t re-read books often so it is not so much one book that i return to but depending on my mood i might pick a book which i know from the author or the back cover that things will not go smoothly and i get a cry.

    or i might chose a thriller for an adrenaline kick.

  33. Sue Talbot December 12, 2008 at 3:30 AM #

    I’m another person who never rereads because I just have too many books on the TBR pile. But, if I did, I would reread J.D. Robb or Laurell K. Hamilton since they write my 2 favorite series. Wait, add Janet Evanovich to that list too for her laugh out loud humor. She probably fits the definition more of a comfort read for me, something to lift my spirits when I need it. 🙂

  34. Juanita Stender December 12, 2008 at 4:01 AM #

    Any and All of the “LOVE COME SOFTLY” Series by author Janettte Oke

  35. Cynthya December 12, 2008 at 4:06 AM #

    I hardly ever reread a book. I have read Pride and Prejudice three times, though, so I guess that counts. I don’t watch TV reruns or movies more than once, either.

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