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I love to read I've found a few people on here who love to read as well and I think it's awesome. I'm married mother of three growing boys so of course reading is my escape when I need one(which is often).

It's been a few years since I've been on here but I'm hungry for a book club. I usually find an author I like and devour everything they've ever written.

My new number one book I'm trying to find is anything that was written in the sixteen hundreds that would have been read by Jane Austen or her contemporaries. Does anyone have any ideas?

Bookrings I'm waiting on
Gussy916's Parineeta

Bookrings I've finished
Aberpeter's The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
Neuilly's Falling Leaves:The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter.

Bookrings I've started
The proper Care and Feeding of Husbands by Dr. Laura Schlessinger.

I've read everything Nicholas Sparks including his memoir. However other than him I read mostly dead authors.

Favorite Romances:
Gone with the Wind
Forever Amber
Pride and Prejudice; all things Jane Austen
Jane Eyre
Mrs. Mike
Cold Mountain
Anne of Green Gables Series

Fantasy and Sci-Fi
Orson Scott Card (Enchantment's my favorite of his)
Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter

Mystery and Suspense
The Firm
The DaVinci Code
The Rule of Four

Tender at the Bone by Ruth Riechl
Diary of Anne Frank
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
The Nazi Officer's Wife
Falling Leaves

This is as complete of a list as I could come up with of the books I've read.

Books I’ve Read and Remember Reading

1.The Pilot’s Wife Anita Shreve
2.Resistance Anita Shreve
3.Timeline Michael Crichton
4.Tao of Pooh Benjamin Hoff
5.Old Fashioned Girl Louisa May Alcott
6.Eight Cousins Louisa May Alcott
7.The Wedding Nicholas Sparks
8.The Notebook Nicholas Sparks
9.Message in a Bottle Nicholas Sparks
10.Nights in Rodanthe Nicholas Sparks
11.A Bend in the Road Nicholas Sparks
12.The Rescue Nicholas Sparks
13.A Walk to Remember Nicholas Sparks
14.The Guardian Nicholas Sparks
15.3 Weeks with my Brother Nicholas Sparks
16.True Believer Nicholas Sparks
17.The Red Tent Anita Diamant
18.A Thousand Souls Lee Nelson
19.Hearts in Hiding Betsy Brannon Green
20.Foul Play Betsy Brannon Green
21.Eva Moves the Furniture Margot Livesey
22.Eat Cake Jeanne Ray
23.Step Ball Change Jeanne Ray
24.Tender at the Bone Ruth Reichl
25.The Eyre Affair Jasper Fforde
26.The Proper Care… of Husbands Dr. Laura
27.The Persian Pickle Club Sandra Dallas
28.Lord of the Rings Series JRR Tolkien
29.Spiritual Survival…Last Days Yorgason
30.The Samurai’s Garden Gail Tsukiyama
31.Mrs. Mike Benedict & Nancy Freedman
32.The Search for Joyful Benedict Freedman
33.Kathy Little Bird Benedict Freedman
34.Fallen Angel Don J Snyder
35.Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind Ann Ross
36.The Nazi Officer’s Wife Edith Hahn Beer
37.Stones from the River Ursula Hegi
38.Vienna Prelude Bodie Thoene
39.Prague Counterpoint Bodie Thoene
40.Munich Signature Bodie Thoene
41.Jerusalem Interlude Bodie Thoene
42.Anne Frank the Biography Melissa Muller
43.Cold Mountain Charles Frazier
44.The Davinci Code Dan Brown
45.Angels and Demons Dan Brown
46.Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls
47.Balzac & …Chinese Seamstress Dai Sijie
48.Peace Like a River Leif Enger
49.A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
50.Cousin Bette Balzac
51.Montana 1948 Lawrence Watson
52.Our only May Amelia Jennifer L Holm
53.The Bean Trees Barbara Kingsolver
54.Sanditon Jane Austen and another lady
55.Pride & Prejudice Jane Austen
56.Sense & Sensibility Jane Austen
57.Mansfield Park Jane Austen
58.Emma Jane Austen
59.Pemberley Emma Tennant
60.Mr. Darcy’s Daughters Elizabeth Aston
61.Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
62.The Spectator Bird Wallace Stegner
63.The Hiding Place Corrie Ten Boom
64.West to land of Plenty Jim Murphy
65.A coal miner's bride Susan Bartoletti
66.Where the Heart is Billie Letts
67.The Honk & Holler Billie Letts
68.Shoot the Moon Billie Letts
69.Circle of Friends Maeve Binchy
70.Firefly Summer Maeve Binchy
71.The Copper Beech Maeve Binchy
72.The Lilac Bus Maeve Binchy
73.Harry Potter 1-6 J.K. Rowling
74.Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card
75.Speaker for the Dead Orson Scott Card
76.Wyrms Orson Scott Card
77.Enchantment Orson Scott Card
78.Treason Orson Scott Card
79.Stone Tables Orson Scott Card
80.Sarah Orson Scott Card
81.Rebekah Orson Scott Card
82.Folks of the Fringe Orson Scott Card
83.Anywhere but Here Mona Simpson
84.Gone With the Wind Margaret Mitchell
85.Scarlett Alexandra Ripley
86.She said Yes Misty Bernall
87.The Firm John Grisham
88.The Client John Grisham
89.The Pelican Brief John Grisham
90.Other Side of Heaven John H. Groberg
91.Davita’s Harp Chaim Potok
92.The Illusions of Love Kasey Michaels
93.The Evolution Man Roy Lewis
94.Anne of Green Gables L.M. Montgomery
95.I Capture the Castle Dodie Smith
96.Hoot Carl Hiaasen
97.Anne of Avonlea L.M. Montgomery
98.Anne of the Island L.M. Montgomery
99.The Rule of Four Ian Caldwell
101.Up a Road Slowly Irene Hunt
102.Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden
103.The Giver Lois Lowry
104.The Bread Giver Anzia Yezierska
105.The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd
106.The Song of HannahEva Etzioni-Halevy
107.Walk By Faith Rosanne Bittner
108. Forever Amber Kathleen Winsor
109. Tuball the lost city Gary Riedl
110. The Mermaid Chair Sue Monk Kidd
111. Waiting for Morning Karen Kingsbury
112. Love Comes Softly Janette Oake
113. In My Father's House Bodie Thoene
114. At Home in Mitford Jan Karon
115. A Long Fatal Love Chase Louisa Alcott
116. Fame Karen Kingsbury
117. Going to Bend
118. Love Enduring Promises Janette Oake
119. A Double Life Louisa Alcott
120. The Matchmakers Janette Oke
121. The Inheritance Louisa Alcott
122. Rose in Bloom Louisa Alcott
123. ALantern in her Hand Bess Streeter Aldrich
124. Falling Leaves Adeline Yen Mah
125. 5 People meet in Heaven Mitch Albom

I've since stopped keeping track.

Please let me know if you have any recommendations. I was in a bookgroup but then I moved and left it behind and that's why I've suddenly taken an interest in BookCrossing.

Books I'd like to get my hands on, but have not yet read, that have been suggested to me; A wish list of sorts

Jane Austen in Scarsdale Paula Marantz Cohen
The Englisher Beverly Lewis
Palace Walk Najib Mahfuz
Christy Catherine Marshall
Buster’s Midnight Café Sandra Dallas
The Optimist’s Daughter Eudora Welty
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri
Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro
Galileo’s Daughter Dava Sobel
Trapp Family Singers Maria VonTrapp
A Christmas Story Truman Capote
The Ladies of Covington Joan Medlicott
Walking Across Egypt Clyde Edgerton
How to be Good Nick Hornby
Emma Brown Clare Boylan
The Devil’s Arithmetic Jane Yolen
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Kristin Lavransdatter I: The Wreath (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) by Sigrid Undset
The Secret Wife of King George IV by Diane Haeger
Grange House by Sarah Blake
"The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova
"Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell"
"Everything is Illuminated"
"The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay"
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