♪Some of My FAVORITE Things♪ (Part 1)

There will be NO puppy dogs, or brown paper packages or other such nonsense. This is serious business about a serious subject:

My Favorite Books (I don’t see how things can get more serious than THAT!)

The idea for this series of posts was inspired by Lashaan at Bookidote. He asked what some of my favorite books were during my initial start of my Malazan Journey.  That got me thinking, as I do have a “favorite” tag that I use in Calibre. So I did some exhaustive investigating [typing in “favorite” and hitting enter in Calibre is a real workout!] and out of the roughly 2900 books that I’ve read since 2000, there are around 300 that earned the Favorite moniker. There are a bunch of Favorites that are duplicates, as I’ve obviously re-read some of my Favorites time and time again.

However, listing 300+ books all in one post seemed like information overload. Therefore I have decided to do a much smaller list each month until the end of the year. You will get to see what I like in manageable doses and I get “thought free” posts  😀  Win-Win all around. I’m simply listing them Alphabetical by Author with just a word or four attached.


Adrian Tchaikovsky

Shadows of the Apt

War Master’s Gate
Heirs of the Blade
The Sea Watch
Blood of the Mantis
Dragonfly Falling
Empire in Black and Gold

Not all of the books got the tag, but these 6 did and the series as a whole certainly did.


Agatha Christie

Not a big mystery fan, but I really enjoyed these anyway

The Man in the Brown Suit
And Then There Were None


Alan Dean Foster

He’s a real hit or miss, mostly miss, but these books are all ones that really entertained me

Icerigger Trilogy

Mission to Moulokin
The Deluge Drivers

The Damned Trilogy

The Spoils of War
The False Mirror
A Call to Arms


Sentenced to Prism x3 so far


Alex de Campi

Archie vs Predator

It doesn’t get much better than this in comics


Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

This is the finest book in the world in my estimation. The book of books, as it were.


Anne McCaffrey

Dragonriders of Pern trilogy

The White Dragon

Added the favorite tag at the time [back in the early ’00’s] but really doubt they would hold up to a re-read by me now.


Azuma Kiyohiko


Yotsuba&!, Volume 4
Yotsuba&!, Volume 5

My tagging of manga is sporadic at best, so consider the whole series tagged, not just those 2 volumes


Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

The Revenge of the Baby-Sat
Weirdos From Another Planet!: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
Calvin and Hobbes: Yukon Ho!
Something Under the Bed Is Drooling
Calvin and Hobbes
Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons

I used to live for my birthdays when I would get some money and I’d promptly go buy the latest C&H book. Reading them now, I don’t know that I’d go so crazy over them. Definitely some nostalgia factoring in.


And that is it for this month. Hope you have a great weekend!


This Post has been Cary Grant Approved.



32 thoughts on “♪Some of My FAVORITE Things♪ (Part 1)

  1. Ah, so many questions and comments. First of all, I didn’t know that you had a singing voice! 😉 2900 books since 2000? Just looking at those words/numbers makes me whoozy! Otherwise, your favourite Christie’s and my favourite Christie’s are the same; imagine that! Have you read The Three Musketeers yet? In some ways, there’s not the depth of The Count but I thought it just as enjoyable. Great idea for a post and I’m looking forward to the ones to follow!

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    1. Truth be told, I taught Maria Von Trapp everything she knew about singing. True fact 😉

      I haven’t read a lot of Christie, but I seem to like her standalones more than her series.

      I have read the 3 musketeers. Twice but once was in highschool so it wasn’t recorded.

      Glad you are looking forward to more. I am planning on doing them at the end of each month until I get through the list. Bringing back a lot of memories already!


  2. Calvin & Hobbes! Coincidentally not two days ago I dug up some of my C&H collections for some nostalgic reading – and my daughter was also curious but she’s still too young to read, so I read it with her. I’ve forgotten a lot of the really good strips!

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    1. Not sure who you are replying to. Was it your original comment about Pern? If so, that would definitely lend itself to the idea of it being more ya oriented, as those just don’t have much staying power.


  3. Dumas has an enviable place in history. To have three works remembered long after your passing is no small feat. I read several of his novels as a kid and haven’t re-read them as an adult. Should do that.

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  4. Thank you so much for the shoutout and for doing this! Really appreciate it! I had a feeling that you’d have way over 100 favourites. 😛 A monthly feature sounds like perfect to cover them all. Glad to hear that C&H got some love here. I’ve read them sporadically, so I can’t really profess my own love for it like so many people can. Also really looking forward to trying out the Dragonriders of Pern trilogy. I need some epic dragons in my life! Tchaikovsky’s books are definitely my biggest discovery in part 1 of your favorite books! Thanks again for the list. 😀

    – Lashaan

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