Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books I Want to Re-Read
Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where The Broke and the Bookish provides a prompt and other lovers of list making join in on it with their own top ten list. You can have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! All they ask is that you link back to them if you’re participating. Below links will take you the books’ Goodreads page.
I absolutely love re-reading books, so this week was both fun and a challenge for me. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve re-read the Harry Potter books, but re-reading books that I love is generally how I get out of a reading slump. It’s pretty effective. When you think about it, it makes sense. Reading something you loved and brought you joy the first time around will still bring you joy when you read it again and reminds you why you love to read. Slump over. So check out the. . .
Top 10 Books I Want to Re-Read
1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – Since I already mentioned it, I figured I would get it out of the way. I could re-read HP for the rest of my life and never get tired of it. I lost count of how many times I’ve already managed to re-read it.
3. The Blooming Goddess trilogy by Tellulah Darling – I just really loved this series and want to read it again. I’d like to know if I’m still as impressed. I think I will be, but I also think it’s worth re-reading to make sure I didn’t miss anything (sometimes if I get excited while reading I unintentionally skip whole paragraphs without realizing it).
4. Firestarter by Stephen King – Now that I’ve hit my King stride and found how much I like him, I’d like to re-read Firestarter and give it a second chance. I’d like to know for sure if I was just unimpressed with the book or if I was forcing a Stephen King mental block at the time.
5. Shock Me by Ashley C. Harris – This book was incredible and I’d like to re-read it before I dive into the second book, Sparks.
6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – This is my absolute favorite classic. I like to watch the BBC mini-series with Timothy Dalton and then re-read it. It’s really a great experience.
7. Stupid and Contagious by Caprice Crane – It’s been so long since I’ve read this that I don’t actually remember what the heck happened. I should probably cure that by re-reading it and writing a review.
8. First Impressions by Charlie Lovett – This is a special case for me. This book made me want to read Jane Austen. So my plan: Read Pride & Prejudice. Depending on how that goes, read some other Jane Austen (I’m thinking Northanger Abbey or Sense & Sensibility). Then re-read First Impressions and truly appreciate Sophie’s love of Jane Austen.
9. The Passage by Justin Cronin – I’m planning to eventually read the second book in this series (The Twelve) and I like to read things sequentially, so I’ll be re-reading The Passage before then.
10. The Giver by Lois Lowry – I read this while I was in high school and don’t 100% remember everything that happened. I’d like to re-read it in my bid to do a better job of reading books on the banned books list. Plus it’s apparently the first in a series.
What books do you want to enjoy a second or third time?