Wednesday, December 25, 2013

My Top Ten Georgette Heyer

Early in the year, I decided I would try to read ALL of Georgette Heyer's romances in order of publication. I didn't know if I would be able to do it, but I was thrilled to even try. I found this to be a giddy-making goal! I just loved the experience of reading so many Heyer novels!

It was really hard to narrow it down to just ten. There were two or three that almost-almost made the list. And if I was writing the list on another day, they might just have made it. The honorable mentions are: Lady of Quality, Faro's Daughter, Black Sheep, and Convenient Marriage

Have you read any Georgette Heyer books? What book is your favorite? Do you have one or two that you love to read again and again?

10. Civil Contract. Georgette Heyer. 1961/2009. Harlequin. 432 pages. My review.





9. Sprig Muslin. Georgette Heyer. 1956/2011. Sourcebooks. 304 pages. My review.


8. Cotillion. Georgette Heyer. 1953/2007. Sourcebooks. 362 pages. My review.

7. Bath Tangle. Georgette Heyer. 1955/2011. Sourcebooks. 368 pages. My review



6. The Corinthian. Georgette Heyer. 1940/2009. Sourcebooks. 261 pages. My review.

5. The Masqueraders. Georgette Heyer. 1928. Arrow. 290 pages. My review.


4. The Talisman Ring. Georgette Heyer. 1936/2009. Sourcebooks. 316 pages. My review.


3. Devil's Cub. Georgette Heyer. 1932/2003. Harlequin. 272 pages. My review.


2. Frederica. Georgette Heyer. 1965/2009. Sourcebooks. 437 pages. My review.


1. Venetia. Georgette Heyer. 1958/2009. Harlequin. 368 pages. My review.

© 2013 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

3 comments:

Faith 10:02 PM  

I have read a fair amount of Georgette Heyer and yet I've only read three on your list: Cotillion, Devil's Cub and Fredericka. My very favorite is Faro's Daughter. Fun list!

Becky 8:33 AM  

Faro's Daughter was great! I loved it ;)

Jessica Snell 2:40 PM  

"Sylvester" is my favorite, closely followed by "The Masqueraders". And I have a soft spot for "A Civil Contract", which I disliked as a teenager, but have really grown to appreciate as an adult.

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