Favorite Books

Authors listed in no particular order (as they appear on my bookshelves, or occur to me as I type this)

 

FAVORITE NOVELS/NOVELLAS

 

FANTASY

 

Ursula K. Le Guin

Earthsea Trilogy

 

C. J. Cherryh

Fortress In the Eye of Time

Morgaine Saga (series) although this one is technically science-fantasy

 

James P. Blaylock

The Lost Coin

Land of Dreams

 

Poul Anderson

The Broken Sword

 

Joy Chant

Red Moon, Black Mountain

 

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit

 

Hope Mirrlees

Lud-in-the-Mist

 

Peter S. Beagle

The Last Unicorn

 

Marion Campbell

The Dark Twin

 

Meredith Ann Pierce

Dark Angel Trilogy

 

Patricia McKillip

Ombria in Shadow

Song for a Basilisk

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

Riddlemaster Trilogy

 

E. R. Eddison

The Worm Ouroboros

 

Tanith Lee

The Winter Players

Companions on the Road

Kill the Dead

The Castle of the Dark

The Wars of Vis (series)

The Secret Books of Venus (series)

 

Algernon Blackwood

Sand

A Descent into Egypt

 

SCIENCE FICTION

 

C. J.  Cherryh

Hunter of Worlds

Port Eternity

Serpent’s Reach

The Faded Sun (series)

 

Tanith Lee

Sabella or The Bloodstone

The Silver Metal Lover

 

NINETEENTH CENTURY WRITERS

 

Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol

Our Mutual Friend

Great Expectations

Bleak House

The Haunted Man

 

Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

Emma

Persuasion

Sense and Sensibility

 

Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre

 

Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights

 

Elizabeth Gaskell

North and South

 

Joseph Sheridan LeFanu

Uncle Silas

 

YOUNG ADULT AND CHILDREN’S FICTION

 

C. S.  Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia (series)

 

Susan B. Cooper

The Dark is Rising Sequence (series)

 

George MacDonald

The Princess and Curdie

 

Joan Aiken

Midnight is a Place

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Nightbirds on Nantucket

 

John Masefield

The Box of Delights

 

Margot Benary-Isbert

The Wicked Enchantment

 

Leon Garfield

Smith

Black Jack

Devil in the Fog

 

Dahlov Ipcar

The Queen of Spells

 

Elizabeth Marie Pope

The Perilous Gard

 

Alan Garner

The Moon of Gomrath

 

SHORT FICTION

 

Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Rappaccini’s Daughter”

“The Birthmark”

 

Vernon Lee

“Amour Dure”

“A Wicked Voice”

 

Tanith Lee

“The One We Were”

“Bite-Me-Not, or, Fleur de Feu”

Red as Blood, or, Tales from the Sisters Grimmer (collection)

 

C. J. Cherryh

“The Only Death in the City”

 

Algernon Blackwood

“Ancient Sorceries”

“Secret Worship”

 

Fitz James O’Brien

“The Lost Room”

 

R. Murray Gilchrist

A Night on the Moor & Other Tales of Dread (collection)

 

Patricia A. McKillip

“A Troll and Two Roses”

 

Robin McKinley

“Touk’s House”

 

George MacDonald

“The Day Boy and the Night Girl”

“The Light Princess”

“Little Daylight”

 

Charles Dickens

“The Magic Fishbone”

“Captain Murderer”

“Doctor Marigold”

 

Lucius Shepard

“The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule”

 

Sylvia Townsend Warner

Kingdoms of Elfin (collection)

 

Isak Dinesen

“Ehrengard”

Seven Gothic Tales (collection)

 

 

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