Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

God, what an amazing meme! I've come out of my lack of blogging because I must do this. Nicely, this also gives me two posts today, I think. Or will do.

Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

  1. Harry Potter. Everyone will say this, but that is because it is so true. I'm full of Harry Potter love
  2. The Hunger Games. Okay, I didn't think of this myself, but I agree with everyone who did say this.
  3. The Help. I've only just recently finished it but it was amazing.
  4. The Belgariad. My favourite series ever. If I could read this again, I'd get the same smug smiles like I'm sharing a joke with the characters, or the content full face smiles when I predicted something. Fantastic series of books.
  5. Pride and Prejudice. This was my first foray into Austen's books and I was blown away that I liked it so much. I love getting something that you thought would be bearable, but ends up being one of the most amazing things ever.
  6. Eragon. Kind of my first real stab at High Fantasy that set me up in what kind of books I loved thereafter.
  7. Necropolis. It is the fourth in the Power of Five series, but it blew me away. I was terribly impressed considering the 'Meh' attitude I had to the other books.
  8. The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. Another one of those great books. I was incredibly sad when this series ended. It wasn't a bad ending but I felt so lost when it was over. I think if I read it for the first time now, though, it would seem perhaps too young.
  9. The Elegance of the Hedgehog. My favourite book. Yes, my favourite book and series are separate. I have to break the rules of book favouritism in order to satisfy my book love. I sort of think I'd like to read it again for the second time since that was when I really fell in love.
  10. The Perks of being a Wallflower. Another great books that left me blown away when I finished. Everything just worked about that books and I can't express how wonderfully it was: both in idea and execution.
Okay: all done. I had to miss Divergent and The Road but they are both spiritually part of the list. I was also really in love with Enclave (which was like my first Austen foray) and The Millennium Trilogy which was great in its own separate right. In a way, it'd be kind of nice to just start reading again. To go through those week and years of reading and then the realisation that you love books. That you have read so many great things and then it hits you: what else is out there?


  1. I am relatively new to Austen, too. I loved P&P!

  2. Oh Jesus, isn't it amazing! I think it may always be my favourite simply because I read it first!

  3. Yup, it would be grand to re-live the whole process. The early days of finding just one author or series you love soon spirals into a big literary adventure. It's great to be a sophisticated reader, but there's something to be said for the freshness of reading favorites for the very first time.