What books do you keep on your 'keeper' shelf? You know, those books you can't seem to put in the pile for the Friends of the Library sale--or the ones that if you give a copy to a friend, you find yourself buying another one...because you missed having it.
My keeper shelf for romance is really a small closet under the stairs lined with shelves. Since I'm short, I can curl up there on the floor, surrounded by stories I love.
This summer, I had to weed my books. It wasn't easy, but I was able to reduce my romance novels by 10 boxes--leaving only 14 boxes to move. Luckily my husband is very indulgent. He calls my collection 'research'--and it really is. When I'm stuck, it's where I go to refresh or regroup or see how someone else did it.
But going through the books made me realize which stories worked for me, and which didn't, and why. You can read about three books I love at the USAToday Happily Ever After blog.
But what novels do you keep on your keeper shelf? And why?