But if I were forced to give up all fiction books but two, which ones would I keep? It's kind of like a mother trying to choose between her children. My first pick would be RAVISHED by Amanda Quick. It was one of the first historicals I fell in love with and I enjoy it each time I read it.
Now, the second is a bit more difficult to choose. I love the rest of Amanda Quick's novels and her contemporaries and futuristics as Jayne Ann Krentz and Jayne Castle as well as Julie Garwood's historicals. Then, there are a ton of wonderful writers in my RWA chapter. I also like the J.D. Robb books as well as Julia Quinn. But I think I would go with the greatest romance writer--Jane Austen. I have a book that contains all her books. There's no greater hero/heroine than Mr. Darcy and Lizzy. My heart beats a little faster when Anne gets Captain Wentworth back and I can't wait to see the havoc Emma's matchmaking creates.
Note I didn't choose my own. It's not modesty, but once my work is in book form, I never read them. It's just too nerve-racking and I really don't know why. Maybe because it's too late to change anything. Or maybe by that time I'm weary of the story.
Let's exclude the Bible. If you wish, the Bible can be your third book. But if you were limited to two books to read over and over, which ones would you choose?