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Some of Cara's Favorite Books

This is by no means a definitive list. I could go on and on—and on! That said, here's just a smattering of some of the titles that are dear to my heart.


Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoi
Middlemarch by George Eliot
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell

Historical Romance
The Rake by Mary Jo Putney
Petals In The Storm by Mary Jo Putney
Deception by Amanda Quick
Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase
Lord Perfect by Loretta Chase
Devil In Winter by Lisa Kleypas
Winter Fire by Jo Beverley
A Duke of her Own by Eloisa James
No True Gentleman by Liz Carlyle
The Serpent Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
The Deception of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig
The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer
To Catch a Rogue by Amanda McCabe

The Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters
The Inspector Lynsley series by Elizabeth George
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
A Broken Vessel by Kate Ross
Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander
What Angels Fear by C. S. Harris
The Game by Laurie R. King
The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin
Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers
The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart

Historical Adventure
The Three Muskateers (and all of the D’Artagnan series) by Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal
Anthony Adverse by Hervey Allen
The Aubrey-Maturin books by Patrick O’Brian
The Hornblower series by E. M. Foster


everything by Eric Newby
In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
The Kingdom the Sea by Paul Theroux
Oxford by Jan Morris
Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum
Shadows of the Silk Road by Colin Thebron
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayle
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
The Snakebite Survivors Club by Jeremy Seal
The Grand Tour by Tim Moore
Fauna and Family by Gerald Durrell

History Non Fiction

A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman
The Proud Tower by Barbara Tuchman
A World Lit Only by Fire by William Manchester
An Army at Dawn by Rick Atkinson
Sea Biscuit by Laura Hillebrand
Gunpowder by Jack Kelly
The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
Vienna, 1814 by David King
Spice—The History of a Temptation by Jack Turner