Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the other blog I participate in: The Broke and the Bookish. We LOVE lists, head on over and join in on the fun! :)

This week is all about books you wish you could read again for the first time. You know, when you had that bright-eyed amazement that just doesn't happen when you re-read something (unless you have a really bad memory ;) but let's assume you don't).

1. ALL the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling: I think this will be on pretty much all the lists. These books were so wonderful and I remember just being sucked in and loving them and loving reading again. It was amazing and I wish I could go back and discover this world and the characters in it all over again.

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: I remember I couldn't rip myself away from the story and felt disoriented when someone mentioned trivial things like eating, getting out of bed and bathroom breaks...

3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: I LOVED this book. There was such a sense of doom and the ending left me going OMG! And crying. And when you know what's coming, well, I don't think my reaction will be as strong the second time around.

4. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier: so much love for this book! All twisty-turny, I would love to experience it for the first time again. I love the feeling of falling in love with a book.

5. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan: I think I'll love these books just as much if I reread them, but there's just something about discovering world that is so amazing...

6. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss: the first book I read and loved in 2010, guys you should all read it! This is another world-discovering thing.

7. Graceling by Kristing Cashore: I actually gave this one to a friend for her birthday a while ago and I'm hoping she'll love it as much as I did.

8. Juniper and Wise Child by Monica Furlong: these books were among my absolute favourites as a kid and I would give anything to go back and read them for the first time and discover that yes, women can be tough and feminine and WITCHES!! So much love for these books.

9. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman: I don't think it'll be the same reading them while I know how it all ends...

10. Die For Me by Amy Plum: I'll love it the same the second time around, but you know, there's something about that first read...

My favourite book of all time, Pride and Prejudice, isn't on this list. I love it more every time I read it, so I don't want to go back to the first time (mainly because I was 13 and didn't really get all the layers and all the humor), I want to keep rereading it!

So, that's my list. What's on yours?


  1. Ooh good list! I've read #3, 4, & 6 all fabulous books :)

  2. Lovely list! I think we all kind of wish we could read Harry again for the first time, it's such an experience! :D

  3. Harry Potter is such an amazing experience the first time you read it! And the Hunger Games is too.

    Percy Jackson is a great series too, one of my favorites. And Graceling!

  4. What a great list! Worth reading again and again...

    Here is my post:

    Top Ten Picks!