I’ve also kept a reading log since late in 1975, which I can parse & sort in various ways. One result is a list of the number of times I’ve read each book. (Most rereads are complete, but a few are partial.) This produces a form of favorites list, though one naturally biased toward older books I’ve had more years to reread. Cutting off at 12 readings produces a list of 49 titles, with slightly more romances than F&SF even though my log includes almost 20 years more of F&SF reading than romance reading:
27 A Rake’s Reform (r) Holbrook, Cindy
24 Ravished (r) Quick, Amanda
24 Agent of Change (s) Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve
24 Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen (s) Piper, H. Beam
23 Carpe Diem (s) Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve
22 The Secret (r) Garwood, Julie
22 Black Sheep (r) Heyer, Georgette
22 Conflict of Honors (s) Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve
21 The Mad Miss Mathley (r) Martin, Michelle
20 The Lion’s Lady (r) Garwood, Julie
19 Masters of Space (s) Smith, Edward E. & Evans, E. E.
18 Lord Sayer’s Ghost (r) Holbrook, Cindy
18 Restoree (s) McCaffrey, Anne
18 Path of the Fury (s) Weber, David
18 “Autumn Glory” (sr) Metzger, Barbara
17 These Old Shades (r) Heyer, Georgette
17 Christmas Wishes (r) Metzger, Barbara
17 Dangerous (r) Quick, Amanda
17 The I Inside (s) Foster, Alan Dean
17 Subspace Explorers (s) Smith, Edward E.
16 The Bride (r) Garwood, Julie
16 Devil’s Cub (r) Heyer, Georgette
16 A Planet for Texans (s) Piper, H. Beam & McGuire, John J.
15 Scandal (r) Quick, Amanda
15 Subspace Encounter (s) Smith, Edward E.
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