I've been slowly giving away my books in recent years - probably trying to de-clutter or downsize my possessions as retirement looms on the horizon. A few books remain downstairs; among them: Secret Garden (the copy given to me by my grandmother one summer when I was sick), the Prophet (the chapter on marriage we read at our wedding), the Mists of Avalon, and I Take Thee Serenity by Daisy Newman.
But upstairs, in my bedroom bookcase? Ah, this is where my guilty pleasures/series reside within easy reach: the FBI series by Catherine Coulter, the Home Repair is Homicide series by Sarah Graves, the Troubleshooters series by Suzanne Brockmann, and the unforgettable Lt. Eve Dallas series by J.D. Robb. The series is set in NYC in 2058 where the technology has advanced but the crimes haven't changed. The lovers meet, resist, joust, love, and develop over the course of the 30+ books...and I've been hooked since the first one. What can I say? It's a regency romance in a futuristic setting.