Top Ten Tuesday #6

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created & hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Books I Want To Reread

How fun! Let’s see

  1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – The first time I read this book was this year.  My mother-in-law got me a copy as a gift and so I finally just had to read it; boy am I glad I did! It’s definitely one of my favorites now, and I’d love to read it again and again.
  2. The Passage by Justin Cronin – This book was -good-.  It’s one of the first books I reviewed for the blog and I just really enjoyed it.  It’s a huge brick of a book, though, so I’m sure I missed important bits the first go-through. I’ll definitely pick it up again before its sequel comes out next year.
  3. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley – Oh I -loved- this series as a child! All of the Adventures of the Black Stallion were just too wonderful for me to pass up.  I even watched the television series that was based on the books.  Sadly, Hurricane Katrina ate my entire collection of Black Stallion books.  One day I’ll re-buy them and I will definitely begin the stories anew.  I’m sure I’ll enjoy them just as much as I did before.
  4. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes – This book is a powerful, emotionally charged novel full of awesomeness. I cry every time I read it.
  5. Ringworld by Larry Niven – When my husband was still “just” my friend, before we were dating, he bought me this series of books. Why? Because I was all mopey and depressed and angst-filled and whiney (I totally had good reasons!). At any rate, he bought me these and I read them and I loved them. I definitely want to read them again.
  6. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly – What a fun book! I had a lot of fun reading this one. It’s not something I want to reread immediately, but I’ll definitely pick it up again at some point.
  7. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – I’ve already read this one twice and it’s just such a fantastic book that I feel like I’d like to read it another time.  Also, it’s a challenged book, and I like to rebel. 🙂
  8. Thirst No 1, 2, 3, & 4 by Christopher Pike – Hands down my favorite vampire books of all time, and I reread them time and time again as a youngling.  I’ll read the series again once Thirst No. 5 is due to come out.  (Did you HEAR? Christopher Pike said there’d be another one! So EXCITING!)
  9. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – I read this when I was in 6th grade because I was bored one summer.  Obviously I missed some of the subtleties and intricate details of the novel, so it needs to be reread. I mean c’mon…it’s Gone With the Wind!
  10. Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss – I looooove this book!  The way the family deals with the hand life dealt them is just fantastic to read. It’s incredibly detailed and just plain interesting. Love love it.

Comments

  1. I re-read The Swiss Family Robinson this year! It was one of my favourite books as a kid 🙂 We should do a GWTW read-a-long together!

  2. Jane Eyre was first on my list of rereads too. I also have Speak on my list. As for Flowers for Algernon, I reread that every year with my 8th grade students, it is such a wonderful and heartbreaking story that never grows old.

  3. I think Speak is an excellent choice. I have enjoyed most of the others on your list, maybe not enough to re-read them any time soon.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I’m ashamed to say most of these I’ve never even read once! But they’re all classics and def need to be on my list. Thanks for this!

  5. Swiss Family is on my list of Classics that I have not yet read…can you believe it?!?

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  6. Great list! You MUST reread Gone With The Wind. I have … several times!

  7. I loved Swiss Family Robinson as a kid! Guilty pleasure admission – I totally want to reread Breaking Dawn (the 4th Twilight book) before the movie comes out.

  8. I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t read most of these books. But maybe someday soon…

  9. Oooh! Now you have me wanting to read Swiss Family Robinson! I own a copy. 🙂 Totally agree on Mitchell and Bronte. 🙂

  10. Great variety in your list. You made me think about Flowers for Algernon, which I don’t remember at all, and would love to read again.

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