Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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

Top Ten Tuesday was created and is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week's topic is books I wish I could read again for the first time - the ones that make me want to relive that first great reading experience.

In no particular order:

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - When I read the first book, I think I was too young to really grasp the magic that this series exudes. (And when I say magic, I don't mean the spells and charms and wizardry) If I were reading these books for the first time now, I'm sure I'd be absolutely dumbstruck, in a good way, of course.

Divergent by Veronica Roth - Oh man, I read this book in one sitting and I even clapped right after I finished it. This book had me laughing and swooning and crying and gasping and growling and I was a numb mess when it was finally over. It sounds unpleasant, but I'd love to re-read this book for the first time a million times again.

Graceling by Kristin Chashore - Incredible and brilliantly written epic fantasy novel? Meet an epic fantasy fangirl. This book was love at first chapter. I've already reread it twice since receiving a copy, but there's nothing like your first time. (I promise that I'm not intentionally trying to be lame today)

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson - Best. Contemporary. Ever. It was like jumping in the car alongside Amy and Roger for their roadtrip.

My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison - I don't think I've ever laughed so hard while reading a book before. Reading this one definitely lifted my spirits and I'd love to experience that again.

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh - Is this book on my Top Ten list every week? Probably. But for good reason. I wish I had some sort of camera running while I read this one so you could all see my face. I love it when a book stumps me.

Ice by Sarah Beth Durst - One of the most gorgeous books ever written, in my opinion. This is the book that introduced me to the ridiculously talented awesomeness that is Sarah Beth Durst (one of my favorite authors everrrr)

Would you reread any of these books for the first time again? If not, what books are on your list?


  1. I really can't wait to read Divergent!! I have heard so many great things about it, and so many people have it on their list today!

  2. what a great list of books to reread and agree with most of your list. Divergent, nevermore, Harry Potter :)

  3. Great choices! Harry Potter and Divergent are on my list as well!

  4. Graceling is a favorite of mine. I've reread it as well and listened to the audiobook, it's fantastic!

  5. Oh, and did you see the Bitterblue news?? Squeeeeee!!! :) :) :)

  6. I love Amy & Roger's. It was the first book I read because of blogging and I'm soooo glad I did :]

  7. Wow, great list. Some of which I haven't read yet. I better get busy. :)
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover