My Personal Library

I often get the question what do you like to read? The answer to that is just about anything. I lean towards girly books with some sort of romantic theme. In actuality though, I prefer to have a variety because these can get incredibly boring if I read them one after another. So, I have a library. I have a lot of books that I’ve read and a lot that I haven’t. In addition to that, I have some that have meaning because they are my grandparent’s. Furthermore, there are even some that will probably be gotten rid of in the future because they aren’t great. I want to share to give you some ideas on what to read. What follows below is what is in my personal library.

Books in my personal library.
A small piece of my personal library.

My Grandpa’s Books

TitleAuthor FirstAuthor Last
Five Fingers, (The)Gayle Rivers
Raider BattalionEdwin P. Hoyt
Mustee (The)LanceHorner
Eagle Has Landed (The)JackHiggins
Lord God Made Them All (The)JamesHerriot
Night of the Generals (The)Hans Hellmut Kirst
Black SundayThomasHarris
God of Israel The God of Christians (The)J.Giblet
Assault in NorwayThomas Gallager
Unanswered Questions About President Kennedy’s Assassination (The)SylvanFox
PT 109Robert J. Donovan
Night ActionPeter Dickens
Ivan HoeWalterScott
Saracen Blade (The)FrankYerby
Dragon SeedPearl SBuck
Trouble With Heros (The)MartinDibner
Survivor (The)Terrence Des Pres
Brazen ChariotsRobertCrisp
Black ThursdayMartinCaidin
Three Corners to NowhereMartinCaidin
Seven Men at DaybreakAlan Burgess
Scandal of FalconhurstAshleyCarter
Father of FiresKenneth M. Cameron
Seeds of FireKenneth M. Cameron
Look Away Beulah LandLonnieColeman
Big Show (The)PierreClostermann 
Lair (The)LouisCharbonneau
U-Boat 977HeinzSchaeffer
Betsey (The)HaroldRobbins
W.C. Fields and MeCarlotta Monti
Cruel Sea (The)Nicholas Monsarrat
Cactus Air Force (The)Thomas G. Miller
Command AttackAlan Marks
Last Western (The)Thomas S. Klise
BreakoutJohn DeanePotter
Greatest Raid of All (The)C.E. LucasPhillips
To Catch A KingHarry Patterson
Black DawnChristopherNicole
Cigarette Sellers of Three Crosses Square (The)JosephZieman
They Were ExpendableW.L. White
Good Shepherd (The)C.S. Forester
North to RabaulChristopher Wood
Cheaper By the DozenFrankGilbreth Jr.
Johnny Got His GunDaltonTrumbo
GunshipsJack Hamilton Teed
Black Swan (The)Day Taylor
Commando Force 133BillStrutton
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeRobert LouisStevenson
American AcesEdward H. Sims
Now He is LegendGordon D. Shirreffs
Yakuza (The)Leonard Schrader
Marco Polo, If You CanWilliam F. Buckley
Goering TestamentGeorgeMarkstein
Hundred Days of Lt. MachortonIanMachorton
Missing In ActionBillLinn
Americans (The)John Jakes
Battle of Britain (The)Marcel Jullian
LandoLouis L’amour
Storm over WindhavenMarie deJourlet
Titans (The)John Jakes
A Rich Man YoungJohn E. Beahn
Hotel New HampshireJohnIrving
To War In a StringbagCharles Lamb
ApacheWilliam M. James
I Love the Word ImpossibleAnnKiemel
Inshore Squadron (The)AlexanderKent
Untold Story of Patton’s Secret Mission RaidRichard Baron
I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsMaya Angelou
How to Win Friends and Influence PeopleDale Carnegie
Trader HornAlfred AloysiusHorn
Gentile Kingdom of Giacomo (The)Evelyn Wells
Velvet DoubletJamesStreet
Night of the White BearAlexander Knox
Prarie AvenueArthur Meeker
Baa Baa Black SheepGregory “Pappy”Boyington
The Rancher’s RevengeMaxBrand
Prophet (The)KahlilGibran
These are all older because my grandpa had them.

My Books

Back RoadsTawniO’Dell
Change of HeartJodiPicoult
Made in the USABillie Letts
Gravesend LightDavidPayne
Night RoadKristin Hannah
This One is MineMaria Semple
Two WeeksKaren Kingsbury
Wedding BellesHaywoodSmith
Nothing Lasts ForeverSidneySheldon
The Stars Shine DownSidneySheldon
Night the Lights Went Out (The)Karen White
Advantage (The)PatrickLencioni
Emotional IntelligenceIanTuhovsky
Michael PhelpsBrian Cazeneuve
Quiet StrengthTony Dungy
The Mentor LeaderTony Dungy
Kiss (The)DanielleSteele
For One More DayMitch Albom
A Thoroughly Modern PrincessWendyCorsi Staub
Remember WhenJudithMcNaught
Rose Harbor in BloomDebbieMacomber
Desolation AngelsJ.B.Stephens
The Christmas BoxRichard PaulEvans
StarDanielle Steele
Feels Like FamilySherrylWoods
Welcome to SerenitySherrylWoods
Return to SenderFern Michaels
Summer at Willow LakeSusan Wiggs
Truly, MadlyHeather Webber
Daddies & DaughtersCarmen ReneeBerry
Postcards From the EdgeCarrie Fisher
See MeNicholas Sparks
Rescue (The)Nicholas Sparks
Star IslandCarl Hiassen
Best of Me (The)Nicholas Sparks
Coming Home to TexasAlliePleiter
PredatorPatricia Cornwell
Carolina MoonNora Roberts
Dance With MeLuanneRice
ShatteredDean R. Koontz
A Very Special ChristmasMary Balogh
Fine ThingsDanielleSteele
Gift (The)DanielleSteele
Black and BlueAnnaQuindlen
Lakeside CottageSusan Wiggs
A Slice of HeavenSherrylWoods
Three Good ThingsWendy Francis
Moving LilaJulieFleming
Clara’s WarClaraKramer
One Breath AwayHeather Gudenkauf
Fancy PantsCathy MarieHake
Winter GardenKristin Hannah
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold FryRachel Joyce
Pact (The)JodiPicoult
Nineteen MinutesJodiPicoult
RedemptionKaren Kingsbury
Art of Hearing Heartbeats (The)Jan-PhillipSendker
An Invisible ThreadLauraSchroff 
Eat,Pray,LoveElizabeth Gilbert
Kisses From KatieKatie DavisMajors
Art of Seeing (The)CammieMcGovern
Passing LoveJacqueline E. Luckett
Winter StormsElinHilderbrand
Kansas BridesDeniseHunter
Letters from a SkepticDr. GregoryBoyd
Hush Little BabiesDon Davis
StandoffSandra Brown
Hand Me DownLeeNichols
Into the WildJonKrakauer
Me & EmmaElizabeth Flock
Rest of Her Life (The)LauraMoriarty
Me I Used to Be (The)JenniferArcher
All the Summer GirlsMegDonohue
100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window (The)JonasJonasson
Hiding Place (The)DavidBell
Where The Crawdads SingDeliaOwens
AlabamaKay Cornelius
Under MagnoliaFrances Mayes
P.S. I Love YouCeceliaAhern
Language of Flowers (The)Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Red Tent (The)AnitaDiamant
All We Ever Wanted Was EverythingJanelleBrown
Open SeasonLindaHoward
Hello, SunsineLauraDave
How Women RiseSally HelgesenMarshall Goldsmith
Seismic Shifts Kevin. GHarney
Skylight ConfessionsAliceHoffmaster
Always Something There to Remind MeBeth Harbison
SweetheartChelsea Cain
Love the One You’re WithEmilyGriffin
Peyton ManningLew Freedman
The Pelican BriefJohn Grisham
Kindred SpiritsSarah Strohmeyer
Up IslandAnne Rivers Siddons
Fault LinesAnne Rivers Siddons
House RulesJodiPicoult
Wuthering HeightsEmily Bronte
Shack (The)WM. PaulYoung
Everything I Long ForMelodyCarlson
Love StoryErichSegal
Something BorrowedEmily Griffin
Art of Racing in the Rain (The)GarthStein
One For My BabyTony Parsons
Wedding (The)Nicholas Sparks
My Name is MemoryAnnBrashares
We Were the Mulvaney’sJoyce Carol Oates
Your Best Year EverMichaelHyatt
Daniel Isn’t Talking MartiLeimbach
The ServantJames C. Hunter
Spilled MilkK.L.Randis
The Dirty LifeKristin Kimball
Stealing HomeSherrylWoods
A Secret WordJenniferPaddock
Diary of a Mad BrideLauraWolf
Diary of a Mad Mom-to-BeLauraWolf
A Lady Like SarahMargaretBrownley
Promise Me TomorrowLoriWick
The Glass Castle JeanetteWalls
Last Noel (The)Heather Graham
Something in the WindLeeSmith
Dear JohnNicholasSparks
Safe HavenNicholasSparks
Front (The)Patricia Cornwell
One of those Malibu NightsElizabeth Adlre
White OleanderJanet Fitch
Songs of Willow FrostJamieFord
Seaview InnSherryl Woods
Home in CarolinaSherryl Woods
Every BreathNicholas Sparks
Lighthouse KeeperJames Michael Pratt
Off SeasonAnne Rivers Siddons
A Summer AffairElin Hilderbrand
90 Minutes in HeavenDon Piper
Christmas Hope (The)DonnVanLiere
Family AffairDebbieMacomber
First Day of the Rest of My Life (The)CathyLamb
Love DoesBobGoff
Love Season (The)ElinHilderbrand
Alibi (The)Sandra Brown
Shoot the MoonBillie Letts
At Long Last ShirleeBusbee
Julie & RomeoJeanneRay
Julie & Romeo Get LuckyJeanneRay
Secret (The)Rhonda Byrne
Christmas Blessing (The)Donna VanLiere
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya SisterhoodRebecca Wells
Secret Life of Bees (The)Sue Monk Kidd
Before We Were YoursLisaWingate
Knitting Under the InfluenceClaireLazebnik
Where the Heart isBillie Letts
The 5 Dysfunctions of a TeamPatrick Lencioni
How To Kick Ass in Business & LifeGayGaddis
OnwardHoward Schultz
Road (The)Cormac McCarthy
Circle of FriendsMaeveBinchy
Day of ConfessionAllanFolsom
Crush (The)Sandra Brown
44 Charles StreetDanielle Steele
Twelve Times BlessedJacquelynMitchard
Rainmaker (The)John Grisham
Seasl Top Secret #2James “Patches” Watson
When God WinksSquireRushnell
Little Fires EverywhereCelesteNg
Liar (The)Nora Roberts
StillwatchMary Higgins Clark
Let Freedom RingSean Hannity
The Russia HoaxGreggJarrett
And the Angels Were SilentMax Lucado
Red Dragon Rising Edward Timperlake
A Simple PlanScottSmith
Along Came a SpiderJames Patterson
Holly & IvyFern Michaels
A Texas Hill Country ChristmasWilliam W. Johnsone
Merry Christmas Baby!Susan Wiggs
Joshua and the CowgirlSherryl Woods
When the Snow FallsFern Michaels
Comfort & JoyKristin Hannah
The Holiday TrilogyDebbie Macomber
Angels at ChristmasDebbieMacomber
A Cedar Cove ChristmasDebbe Macomber
Gathering PreyJohn Sanford
Hinds Feed on High PlacesHannahHurnard
Island of the Blue DolphinsScottO’Dell
Best Laid Plans (The)SidneySheldon
Home Safe HomeDebra LynnDadd
Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy GoatsJerryBelanger
The Backyard HomesteadCarleenMadigan
Raising Small LivestockJeromeBelanger
Hobby FarmCarolEkaruis
Enemy of the StateVince Flynn
Bones to AshesKathyReichs
Wish You WellDavid Baldacci
The Forgotten 500Gregory A. Freeman
Runaway Jury (The)John Grisham
Confidant (The)HeleneGremillon
Forgive MeAmandaEyre Ward
Touch (The)ColleenMcCullough
Safe at HomeRichardDoster
Aprons on a ClotheslineTraciDepree
Rachel’s HolidayMarianKeyes
FearlessMax Lucado
UnCommonTony Dungy
Wild AwakeningGreg J. Matthews
Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck (The)MarkManson
Window on the BayDebbieMacomber
Vanishing ActsJodiPicoult
Dakota BornDebbieMacomber
Mrs. KimbleJennifer Haigh
Pilot VisionJohn MichaelMagness
Ragamuffin Gospel (The)BrennenManning
Jury (The)Fern Michaels
Silver GirlElin Hilderbrand
Summer’s EndDanielle Steele
Silent WatersJanCoffey
Littel Altars EverywhereRebecca Wells
Nine Ways to Cross a RiverAkikoBusch
Silos, Politics, & Turf WarsPatrick Lencioni
The Emotion CodeDr. BradleyNelson
The Lovely BonesAliceSebold
Shackleton’s WayMargot Morrell
Miss Julia Speaks Her MindAnn B. Ross
A Good YarnDebbieMacomber
Summer on Blossom StreetDebbieMacomber
The Daughters of IrelandSanta Montefiore
WingsDanielle Steele
Indian KillerShermanAlexie
Bird Sisters (The)Rebecca Rasmussen
Angels FlightTracie Peterson
Return to Sullivans IslandDorotheaBenton Frank
ScarpettaPatrica Cornwall
Sister CarrieTheodoreDreiser
A Map of the WorldJaneHamilton
Story of Edgar SawtelleDavidWroblewski
Seven for a SecretVictoria Holt
A Cry in the NightMary Higgins Clark
Broker (The)JohnGrisham
Blow FlyPatricia Cornwell
Memories of MidnightSidneySheldon
In the Grip of GraceMaxLucado
A Gentle Thunder Through The StormMaxLucado
The Secret Irish CastleSanta Montefiore
A Stranger is WatchingMary Higgins Clark
83 Hours till DawnGeneMiller
Let’s RollLisaBeamer
Die TryingLeeChild
Hard GroundJosephHeywood
Fear the Worst LinwoodBarclay
Winnie Ruth JuddJ. DwightDobkins
Between You & MeSusan Wiggs
Small Great ThingsJodiPicoult
House of Flowers (The)CharlotteBingham
Fire By NightLynnAustin
Navy HusbandDebbieMacomber
Some of these have been read and some are yet to be read.

Not Included

The only thing that is not included on this list are some Reader’s Digest condensed books. They are very old and, in fact, they were actually my grandpa’s when he lived with family in another area. They even have some old markings from being part of the library up there at one time.

In addition to those I also have some religious books that weren’t included on this list. There are a lot of devotionals that I didn’t document. My favorite ones are from the Daily Grace Co. I have several of them though but without authors it makes it hard to include them on the list.

The third category of books that weren’t included were my health books. My grandma was a bit of health nut when she was alive. We used to think she was a little bit crazy. Now that I’m older, I’m definitely figuring out why! I’ve saved a lot of her health books for holistic and home remedies. I also include a couple of cleaning books in this category too because I’m not entirely sure where else to put them.

Old books in my personal library.
My personal library is composed of both new and old books.

There you have it. All of the books in my personal library. What books am I missing? Please, tell me your favorite in the comments. I would love to read them and add them to my collection.

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