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"books I love so much; I cant let them go"

K. Hogan "book collector"
The list author says: "I especially enjoy books that transport me to another time or place. I love Austen, Bronte, Edith Wharton, Anita Shreve, Anya Seton, Willa Cather and so many others. So many books, so little time. I will often read all the works by an author if I've enjoyed something they've written. The books in my list have earned at least a four out of five rating."
The Awakening
The Awakening
"Kate Chopin's classic tale of a woman's struggle to break convention and be true to herself. A must read for all women"
Katherine (Rediscovered Classics)
Katherine (Rediscovered Classics)
"One of my all time favorites by Anya Seton. The blend of history and love story about Katherine Swynford and the Duke of Lancaster was just right. I followed this book with "My Theodosia", "Dragonwyck",and "Avalon". Read all these books, you wont regret it."
I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle
"This book by the author of "one hundred and one dalmations", tells the story of an eccentric family who takes up residence in a castle. Also made into a good movie."
Fortune's Rocks
Fortune's Rocks
"My favorite work by Anita Shreve about a young girl's scandalous love affair in the early 1900's. Also read "The Pilot's Wife" and "The Last Time They Met" by this author. You wont be disappointed."
My Antonia (Girlebooks Classics)
My Antonia (Girlebooks Classics)
"Nobody writes about the midwest and the early pioneer community like Willa Cather. This was my favorite, but also try "O'Pioneers" and "My Mortal Enemy"."
Ruth Hall
Ruth Hall
"The plight of women who found themselves widowed and without a means of taking care of themselves makes for a very disturbing and thought provoking read. This is an oldy but a goody...."
Firebird
Firebird
"Took me a while to get into, but well worth the effort. Also enjoyed "Sarah's Window" by this author"
Out of Africa
Out of Africa
"This women's marriage is a nightmare, and will leave you somewhat depressed, but the descriptions of this women's life on her coffee plantation, the African wildlife, and the Masai and Kikayu tribes is so wonderful. The book is best, but also fun to watch the movie....."
These is my Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 (P.S.)
These is my Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 (P.S.)
"A woman's fictional diary of her trials and triumphs in the Arizona Territories during the 1800's, with a passionate love affair thrown into the mix. Couldn't put this book down and plan to read others by this author"
The Diary of Mattie Spenser
The Diary of Mattie Spenser
"A woman's diary chronicles her frontier travel in the 1800's as a newlywed. Get the kleenex out though, this one will have tears rolling down your cheeks."
A ROOM OF ONE-S OWN
A ROOM OF ONE-S OWN
"An essay about women and writing; a must read for all women"
The Bell Jar (Modern Classics)
The Bell Jar (Modern Classics)
"Insight into a young girl's mental breakdown. Author and poetess Sylvia Plath took her own life 2 years after publication of this masterpiece."
Ethan Frome (Penguin Classics)
Ethan Frome (Penguin Classics)
"no author does human tradegy and suffering better than Edith Wharton. Also watch this movie with Liam Neeson, but be prepared to be depressed. Also read "House of Mirth" and thank your lucky stars you're not a women in Victorian New York Society. Others to consider: "Summer", "Custom of the Country". I could go on with more."
Anna and the King of Siam
Anna and the King of Siam
"I saw the wonderful movie with Yul Brenner and wanted to read the book it was based on."
On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon: A Novel
On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon: A Novel
"Excellent story of a young southern woman during the civil war and her relationship with her dominating father and doctor husband. If you like this book, also try author's "Sights Unseen" and "Ellen Foster""
Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics)
Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics)
"I'm a Austen Addict from way back and this is my favorite. The movie versions with Keira Knightly or the one with Colin Firth are so good.I have read Jane Austen's complete works and enjoyed them all, so after reading this, read "Sense and Sensibility", "Mansfield Park", "Persuasion" and "The Watson's"."
A Lantern in Her Hand (Puffin Classics)
A Lantern in Her Hand (Puffin Classics)
"If you enjoy pioneer stories, this author is worthwhile reading. Also try her book "The Lieutenant's Lady": romance and army life in the old west."
Parnassus On Wheels
Parnassus On Wheels
"A true booklover's story. If you love books you'll enjoy this novel of a New England spinster in the early 1900's whose life is changed by a book peddlar."
Catherwood
Catherwood
"This little gem is a heartbreaker. Anyone who has been a mother will be affected by this story of a young mother and her child who get lost in the forests of pre-revolution new york"
The Color Purple
The Color Purple
"Wonderful book about a black woman's life in the south. Also made into a good movie with oprah."
Forever Amber (Rediscovered Classics)
Forever Amber (Rediscovered Classics)
"One of my all time favorite novels, unrequited love in the time of the blubonic plague, This is a page turner that will also make you so frustrated about Amber's pursuit of a man who cannot love her."
Through a Glass Darkly: A Novel
Through a Glass Darkly: A Novel
"First novel for this author, but it's historical romance at its finest."
Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind
"No intro needed. The best of the best..."
Jane Eyre (Collector's Library)
Jane Eyre (Collector's Library)
"Again, a classic that needs no introduction. Also enjoy most movie versions and there have been many"
The Thorn Birds
The Thorn Birds
"An exceptional love story and family saga set in Australia. Movie version also worth seeing: Richard Chamberlain in the beach scene-need I say more?"
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
"Imagine being committed to an insane asylum by your own family in the early 1900's when you're 16 years old. This book was recommended by listmania and it was a page turner."