Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want to Reread

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 Hello and Happy November!

I hope you all are feeling lovely and having great starts to the month of November.  It's time to put away all the ghosts, ghouls, jack o' lanterns and witches, and prepare to feast!  These last three months of the year are my absolute favorites!  Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are THE BEST.

Down to business...

This week I am counting down the Top Ten books that I want to reread.  

Now, to be honest, I don't tend to reread books. And, it's not that I am opposed to rereading, it's just that I have so many books in my TBR pile (and I'm constantly buying new ones) that I never get around to rereading old favorites. But, to be honest, I prefer to venture into new, unexplored territories rather than revisit old ones. Also, I like to have forgotten most of the details of a book before I go back to it. So, I need a few years.  
Still, here is a list of the Top Ten books I would like to (eventually) reread.

There are a lot of books on this list that I read when I was younger. 

We are always learning new things and I think it's good to come back to books, years later, having had new life experiences, and looking at stories with a different eye.

The business...

10) The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

I haven't read Harry Potter since elementary and middle school.  The Special Edition boxed set is at the top of my Christmas List this year.  (Thanks, Mom!)

9) The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

This is one of my all-time favorites, and I really want to read it again!

8) One Day by David Nicholls

Another of my favorites!  Unfortunately, I let one of my friends borrow it (like 2 years ago) and I don't think she's given it back yet.  -__-

7) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

As soon as I finished this one I wanted to reread it!  I loved Fangirl so much.  It was my first Rainbow Rowell read, and definitely not the last.

6) Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult

This was the first book of Picoult's that I read (probably about 6 or 7 years ago).  I literally cannot remember the story at all.  But, I assume that it must have been good because I continued to read Picoult's books and now she's one of my favorite authors.

5) A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Here's another one that I read back in high school, loved, and now can only vaguely remember what it was about.  Perfect for a reread!  It'll be like reading it for the first time.

4) Looking For Alaska by John Green

This was the first book of John Green's that I read about 2 years ago.  I'd really like to reread it before the movie comes out (aka before Hollywood pounces on it, making it a popular media craze, and ruins my image of it).

3) Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I finished Me Before You approximately two weeks ago.  But, I really really enjoyed it and would love to reread it soon.  It is also being made into a movie which I'm pretty excited for.  There's a difference when YA books are brought to the big screen and when Adult books are brought to the big screen. And, I think that the difference is that teenagers are crazy!  Not really.  But, they definitely show more passion and enthusiasm for the things they love.  (This idea will probably be negated when Fifty Shades of Grey comes out on Valentine's Day.) Sometimes that excitement can be overwhelming to me; I just want to watch my book-to-movie adaptation without all the hype.  Is that too much to ask?

2) Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt

Yet another book that I read back in elementary or middle school.  I don't remember the plot at all.  I honestly don't even remember if I liked this book.  But, I do know that it's stuck with me.  So, I'd like to reread it and remember/figure out why.

1) Night by Elie Wiesel

This is a classic that deserves to be reread, along with The Diary of Anne Frank.  I'm positive that I haven't read either of these since middle school.  People may consider these books to be sad and depressing, but, guess what?  They're real.  And, that's important.  I think that every now and then we should put down the Fantasy and the Sci-Fi and turn to books like these just to be reminded of the realities of the world around us.  Also, these books help us to learn to value what we have and the value of kindness.

I Know Places...

  1. Have you read any of these titles?  Would your or have you reread any of them?
  2. Did you complete a Top Ten Tuesday this week?  If so, be sure to link it below!

I'm going to go continue listening to T. Swift's 1989 on repeat,


  1. You think like I do because I so want an HP boxed set for Christmas. And Night is one of my favorite little novellas. It's extremely powerful and needs to be read by everyone. The same goes for The Diary of a Young Girl. Anne would have been an amazing woman, but you know, she was a pretty amazing girl too. Wonderful picks for this week.
    My TTT

    1. Harry Potter is a popular one this week! And, I agree with what you said about Night and Anne Frank:) Thanks for dropping by!

  2. What a great list!! I always want to reread Harry Potter around this time of year- there's something about Hogwarts that is comforting when it starts getting chilly and snowy outside :) Also, you know how I felt about Me Before You! I can't wait to read that one again as I feel like I will only appreciate it even more. Now, let's find the time to do it!

    1. Yes! Harry Potter is the best for reading during the Christmas/Winter season. I really hope my mom gets it for me. That's literally all I want. And, finding a time for Me Before You is going to be hard. I also don't know if I'm emotionally ready for that just yet, to be honest. Haha! Thanks for dropping by! You da best! :)

  3. I used to re-read the Harry Potter books before each movie came out. Haven't had time to since, although I would like to. And I still need to read Fangirl for the first time! Great list.
    Check out my Top 10

    1. Fangirl is great! I love Rainbow Rowell. She's an amazing author. Thanks, Lisa:)