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.

3 comments:

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
Outlander


And am actively pursuing:

Winter Garden

Jen

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.