That Artsy Reader Girl is a throwback. So I searched the backlog lists and decided to do a topic I missed the first time around and that is All Time Favorites. These aren't necessarily the best books ever but they're books that I can reread and get just as much enjoyment the tenth time I read them as I did the first time.
1. Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery - While this is one of her lesser known books but one I think really needs more attention. The main character is Anne's youngest daughter Rilla (named after Marilla Cuthbert) who is kind of coming of age just as World War I is breaking out. There are hilarious moments and ugly cry moments and it's really just an interesting look at the Canadian home front during Word War I
2. The Four Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright - This was one of my absolute favorite books as a child and I read it countless times. When my mother moved a number of years ago this book was discovered in one of the boxes and I promptly scooped it up and took it home and immediately fell back in love with it.
3. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher - I'm not sure I'd really count this as a favorite now but since this is an all time favorites list I couldn't leave it out. I read my original copy so many times that it fell apart and then I got a second copy and read that so many times that IT fell apart. I'm on my third copy now and it's pretty battered but since it's been years since I've reread it it's holding together.
4. The Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie - This is probably not the best mystery Christie ever wrote but I love everything about it and could reread it endlessly.
5. Shattered Silk by Barbara Michaels - I love Michaels' Gothic-y romantic suspense books and this is one of my favorites. I love all the mentions of gorgeous vintage clothes and the heroine is trying to get her life together which I love. Throw in some spooky goings on and I can't get enough of this one.
6. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson - I read this book as soon as it came out and enjoyed it but didn't feel the need to reread it until I got the audio when it was on sale at Audible and I've probably listened to it ten times since I got it.
7. 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff - This short little book of letters between an American writer and a bookstore in London. I love this book and it makes me want to go out buy lots of gorgeous books.
8. Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie - I love Christie's short stories and this collection involving a PI who specializes in problems other than crimes is one of my favorites.
9. Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts - Heroine looking to figure out what makes her happy, a gorgeous Irish setting, plus touches of magic and there's no way this one doesn't go on this list!
10. Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas - This is probably the only redeemed villain romance I've ever read that I believed and I adore their relationship which is as much a shock to everyone who knows them as it is to them.
What are some of your all time favorites?