Saturday, September 16, 2006

AAR 2004 Top 100

By AAR's estimation 41% of the titles are not historical fiction or time travel- so my numbers are skewed since I only read historical romances & paranormals within the romance genre. Of the historicals & time travels on their list, I discovered the following:

Titles in my TBR:

1.Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase

2.Flowers From the Storm by Laura Kinsale

3.Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas

4.Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth

5.Thunder & Roses by MJP

6.For My Lady's Heart by Laura Kinsale

7.Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

8.Mrs.Drew Plays Her Hand by Carla Kelly

Titles on my Keeper Shelves:

1.Summer to Remember by Mary Balogh

2.Whitney My Love by Judith McNaught

3.Shattered Roses by MJP

4.The Duke & I by Julia Quinn

5.This is All I Ask by Lynn Kurland

6.Son of the Morning by Linda Howard

7.One Good Turn by Carla Kelly

TItles I've Read & Traded:

1.Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens

2.The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

3.Guilty Pleasures by Laura Lee Guhrke

4.Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

I read their analysis & I noticed several other things. Authors I've read, but not titles AAR lists: S. Brockmann & N. Roberts. Authors who made my DNF list or whose work I've read but disliked : J. Ivory, J. Garwood & J. Deveraux. Authors who are in my TBR, but not titles listed: G. Heyer, C. Brockway, J. Quinn & L. Chase. Most intriguing of all, the following authors were nominated for so many different tiles, not a single one made it onto the list: Jo Beverley, 63 votes for 20 titles; Anne Stuart, 43 votes for 23 titles; Joan Wolf 43 votes for 22 titles; Elizabeth Lowell, 39 votes for 20 titles; Joanna Lindsey, 35 votes for 6 titles & Liz Carlyle, 32 votes for 7 titles. Of that last list, I have at least one title by each author, except L. Carlyle, on my keeper shelves.


Kristie (J) said...

What?!?!?!? You haven't read Dreaming of You???
Well! You do know what this means don't you?

Jenster said...

Of the titles you mentioned, I have in my TBR pile:

Lord of Scoundrels

I've read:

Flowers from the Storm
Dreaming of You
Summer to Remember
The Duke & I
This is All I Ask
Son of the Morning
The Viscount Who Loved Me

And am actively pursuing:

Winter Garden


Bookwormom said...

KristieJ- I shall read DOY next in your honor. I hope it lives up to its advance press. LOL ;)

Jen- I always seem to be behind on many of these 'classic' romances. I guess I'm too contarian for my own good.