14 Responses to “Old favorites I read in 2010…have you read them?”

  1. Julia Broadbooks January 4, 2011 at 11:10 AM #

    I haven’t reread the Belgariad since college. What a great series.

    I also really love Kate Daniels (Magic Bleeds is my fav, too, but that might be because it’s the most recent) and the Tairen Soul books.

    I have reread those and Bet Me by Jenny Crusie. It’s such a great not sugary sweet fairy tale. I’ve always loved fairy tales.

  2. Patrick Doris January 4, 2011 at 11:11 AM #

    I did reread the Wheel of Time. The Honor Harrington books, and the Lt. Leary series by David Drake . I have not reread Stephanie Plum but I think her lack of growth is one of the things that appeals to me since I have been a chronic underachiever myself. I did not David Eddings books enough to reread them.

  3. Jess Jarman January 4, 2011 at 11:29 AM #

    Reread the entire In Death series this year. I’m slowly getting them in digital format, which is a good thing as my books are starting to fall apart from rereading again and again.

    Julie Garwood is another. Like you, I’m not a huge historical fan, but something about her books hook me.

    A few of Nora’s–the Concannon Sisters Trilogy, the Key trilogy,and a handful of others.

    I’m sure there are more, but I’m foggy. I love going back and rereading old favorites!

  4. ms bookjunkie January 4, 2011 at 11:40 AM #

    Naked in Death, Julie Garwood historicals, The Belgariad and Warrior’s Woman have seen numerous rereads over the years. OMG love those books! (I’m so happy someone else loves WW too!)

    I only read the Psy-Changeling series for the first time a year ago, but the series was reread once last year and will be again.

    Archangel, Kate Daniels and Sharing Knife haven’t yet been reread, but will be soon. (Especially SK, which I just read for the first time in August. And Archangel in the next couple of weeks so I can enjoy book 3 to the fullest.) I just want to whittle my TBR pile a bit, first… Okay, yeah, I’ll *make* time.

    While I loved the first two Tairen Soul books, it’ll be a while before I reread since I didn’t love the last three as much.

    I’ve never read Evanovich or Jordan. Don’t plan to soon, either.

  5. Lori January 4, 2011 at 12:44 PM #

    I love the In Death series (read it for the first time this year, not a re-read). Also the Garwoods. I’m not a big fan of the paranormal, but if I was, I’m sure I’d be all about Nalini Singh.

    This last year, I reread the Hearts of the South series and the Devils on Horseback series. Seems like my only rereading right now is of titles I have digitally since I tend to get rid of print books rather quickly, either through donations to the library or by sending to friends.

  6. Gail S. January 4, 2011 at 12:59 PM #

    I didn’t like the first Tairen book enough to want to read any more of them. I love Nalini Singh’s books, but haven’t re-read them yet.

    What did I re-read in 2010? Mary Balogh’s Huxtable series. (I know, it’s not that old, but I re-read it anyway.) Beyond that, I don’t really remember.

    I’m re-reading some books now because I’m trying to clear a box, and I want to remember them before I decide what to do with them. Some are ‘keepers anyway’–others I may pick up on e-book. Maybe. I re-read some of The Lost Fleet books by Jack Campbell. I really like that series.

  7. Christina B. January 4, 2011 at 8:48 PM #

    Ditto the Julie Gardwood historicals as yearly re-reads! I was excited when a few released digitally, b/c my copies of certain books (Honor’s Splendour, The Secret, Ransom, The Wedding) are sooooo dog-eared. I don’t know what it is about these, but I keep going back to them again and again.

    I also have a couple old school Linda Howard and Suzanne Brockmann books on my yearly re-read list.

    I’ve found my re-reads have a lot to do with where in my reading life I was when I read them to begin with.

  8. Black Velvet January 5, 2011 at 7:06 AM #

    I reread Nora Roberts’ “The Search” 4 times this past year. Also, the whole of the Shelly Laurenston books.

    In the case of both books I would always remember some scene and then immediately need to revisit the story and characters…because they’re like old friends to me…and we have a history.

  9. Angie January 5, 2011 at 8:37 AM #

    @Black Velvet, I think you nailed why I often end up re-reading some books. I’ll remember a scene or just a few particular details and then need to re-read it.

    I think it’s interesting how many people (more than posted here, for sure) love the old Garwoods like I do. I wish I knew how to recreate the magic of those books!

    @Gail I met Mary Balogh at my first reader conference, she’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, but I just cannot get into her books. I always feel guilty when I really like an author as a person but don’t enjoy their work.

  10. azteclady January 5, 2011 at 11:21 AM #

    I love that you mention Lindsay’s Warrior’s Woman! While I can (and do) see a number of things wrong, wrong, wrong! with the male/female dynamics in that novel, it’s still a favorite, and I too re-read it often.

    Aside from the In Death books (several in the series, notably Survivor in Death) and the Psy/Changeling series, LaVyrle Spencer’s Morning Glory is a frequent re-read, as are all of Dorothy L. Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey books.

  11. Pia Veleno January 9, 2011 at 12:04 PM #

    The Belgariad! I loved that series. I’ve read it at least three times, but it’s probably been ten years since… That is going on this year’s reading list!

  12. Jennie Andrus January 12, 2011 at 9:24 PM #

    Warriors Woman by Johanna Lindsey is a book I both love and hate…and definitely one I re-read often, same with her earlier Malory family books.

    I usually re-read Nora Roberts Chesapeake series every year, and the Mercedes Lackey Valdemar series. The first few Cynster novels by Stephanie Laurens are on the list, along with the Vatta’s War series by Elizabeth Moon. Kind of an odd mix I guess.

  13. Angie January 12, 2011 at 9:26 PM #

    I LOVE Devil’s Bride, that first Cynster novel. Love it. I’ve never made it through the entire series, and I only ever re-read the first couple too.

    I’ve never read the Nora Chesapeake series (funny, since I live in Maryland) or the Mercedes Lackey series. I have read the Vatta’s War series though. I like Elizabeth Moon’s writing. Though I don’t think it’s one I’d be compelled to re-read.

  14. ShellBell January 21, 2011 at 12:33 AM #

    Warrior’s Woman by Johanna Lindsey. I don’t care how many people hate this book. I love it. LOVE IT. And was so glad to see a digital release in 2010.
    I hate that Warrior’s Woman has been released as an eBook and I can’t buy it. It is one of my favourite Johanna Lindsey books as well. Those darn geographical restrictions!

    I do a lot of rereads and I love re-reading old favourites that have finally been released as eBooks, such as the Julie Garwood historicals that were released digitally last year. I recently reread Laurie McBain’s Devil’s Desire and I look forward to rereading <Moonstruck Madness when it gets released as an eBook in Februray.

    Several books I reread the most are Georgette Heyer’s <Bath Tangle and These Old Shades

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