Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Top 10 Tuesday - Books I Wish I Could Read Again...

for the first time:

1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. I love these characters. I love the prose. I love how I'm transported back to girlhood when I read this book. This goes for pretty much any L.M. Montgomery book.

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I devoured this series but I kind of wish I could start over again without knowing the ending.

3. Amelia Peabody mysteries. There are so many I hesitate to name just one. I just wish I could pick up any random book in this series and read it again without knowing exactly how the mystery is solved.

4. Persuasion. This book means more to me as an adult than it did to me as a teenager: unrequited love, adults acting like adults (as opposed to impetuous younger folks)... Definitely more grown-up concepts.

5. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. So good and manages to be sweet without being saccharine.

6. Penny Candy. Because I've run out of Jean Kerr essays to read.

7. Kate Ross mystery series. Because, due to the untimely death of the author, there are only four.

8. Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier. I also wish I could read the book without thinking of the movie because, though it's a great movie, it affects my perception of the book.

I see a pattern here: favorite books from childhood and mysteries I enjoyed. I do re-read these books but it's not the same as reading a book for the first time.

Now I'm drawing a blank so this Top 10 list is a Top 8 list (which just doesn't have the same ring to it!). What books would be on your list?

This post is linked to Top 10 Tuesday at the Broke and the Bookish.

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fivealarmbookreviews.com said...

I have my chance at a couple of first time reads. You have a couple that I have not read. Thanks for sharing.

Tanya said...

I borrowed Rebecca from the library and returned it unread - so wrong! I'm loving all the "new to me" books from your list.

Trish said...

Rebecca rocks! I'm also interested in Persuasion - I'll have to take a closer look at that.

Erika said...

I can't believe I forgot Rebecca on my list. It is definitely an amazing story.

Erika@Let's talk about books

Lisa said...

I would add The Scarlett Pimpernel. So Brillant! I would love to have the feeling I did when I first read it. I remember holding my breath at the end. :)

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