1. Tales from the 1001 Nights. Translated by Sir Richard Burton. I am familiar with many of the stories, but have never read the actual book.
2. The Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers. I have never read any of her works, but I understand she is an outstanding mystery writer.
3. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad. This one was on the buy two classics get one free shelf at Borders, it intrigued me.
4. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Absolutely love Jane Austen....this is the last of her novels that I have not read. I want to savor it, probably won't get read until the end of the year.
5. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. This one has been on my shelf for awhile. Mother gave me a gift certificate to Borders for my birthday in 2004, somehow this one got put on the shelf and never read. I "found" it again when we moved and I set up the library.
6. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster. Found this one (and the next) at a COOL ramshackle used bookstore in Tulsa. It takes up an entire strip center, it is so loaded with books you are almost afraid the shelves will topple down. They have three aisles of "classic" literature. It was an absolute reader's heaven in there. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the store, but I used to go in there whenever I went to visit my mother.
7. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster. When I purchased this book and the one above, the clerk asked me if I was a student. When I answered no, he was in a state of disbelief that anyone would actually read these books for pleasure.
8. Enter Jeeves, 15 Early Stories by P.G. Wodehouse. Wodehouse provides delightful easy reading.
9. Mrs. Pringle of Fairacre by Miss Read. Miss Read novels are feel good, light fluffy reading for me. They are very similar to the Jan Karon novels, just set in England and written many years ago.
10. Just Shy of Harmony by Philip Gulley. Another author whose style reminds me of Jan Karon. I enjoyed the first novel Home to Harmony, hopefully this one will be as delightful.
11 and 12. The Fisherman's Lady and The Marquis' Secret by George MacDonald. I purchased this boxed set after high recommendations from several ladies on the Ambleside Online homeschool email loop. I have read other works by MacDonald, he is good at weaving Christian truths into the novel. His literary style takes some getting used to, but I have found them to be well worth the trouble.
13. Heavy Weather by P.G. Wodehouse. Wodehouse has become one of my favorite kick back and relax authors. He has subtle humor woven throughout. If you haven't tried one of his books...you really should.
Have you read any of the above titles? Which are your favorites?