Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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

I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday The Broke and the Bookish post their top ten lists on various topics: Top Ten Tuesday page

Today I am looking at the Top Ten books that I wish I could read again for the very first time:

1. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa - Im actually reading the whole series right now and I absolutly love it! I would read this book again and again. I would love to read it again for the very first time so that I can look at it through fresh eyes. If you have not read this one read it, and if you have, well read it again!

2. Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - This book is adorable. I read it recently for the very first time and fell in love with it. Its such a beautiful, cute, well written story and its set in Paris! In case you don't know I love Paris!

3. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K Rowling - Do I need to explain this one?! It was the first in the series. I would love to read this without knowing what happens all over again!

4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - I loved this book so much. It used to be my favourite classic book. That is until I had to study it in high school and my awful English teacher ruined this book for me! I would love to read this again before the book was spoiled for me, so I would truly enjoy this beautiful story.

5. Confessions Of A Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella - When this novel first came out I loved it. I loved the movie too. It is such a fun, entertaining, light story that you can delve into and is guaranteed to put a great big smile on your face. One of my favourite chick lit novels.

6. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks -  I have cried over both the novel and the movie more times than I can even remember. Almost everyone knows and loves this story, which never fails to move me each time. I would love to re-read this novel so that I could be blown away once again. Any story is always best the first time around.

7. The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - This is such a moving, emotional, beautiful story. I loved it the very first time I read it and still love it now. I was deeply moved by this novel, which doesn't happen very often with me.

8. Skipping A Beat by Sarah Pekannen - This book moved me to tears when I read it the first time. It is rare for a book to bring out such strong emotions in me. I love Sarah Pekannen's writing style and the way in which she develops her characters so that you fall in love with them. I would love to read this for the first time again so I could be just as moved as I was the first time

9. The Fellowship Of The Ring by J.R.R Tolkien - This is the first book in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, which I really enjoyed. I have to admit that I love all the books, and the movie versions too. I would love to be able to re-read the first book without knowing what happens afterwards. This book is truly magical and sweeps you away on a journey into a fantasy land you do not want to come out of.

10. Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - This book is one of my all time favourites. It is so magical, you want to jump down the rabbit hole with Alice. Everyone she meets is so entertaining and unique. I cannot begin to express how much I love this book. Alice In Wonderland takes me back to when I was a child and I start to feel like a kid again!

What books do you wish you could read again for the very first time?


  1. I agree with your addition of The Time Traveler's Wife. What a magical experience it was reading that book.

    Anne @ My Head is Full of Books

  2. Yeah, I chose Harry Potter, too. I agree with a lot of your selections. Great list. I focused on the idea of books being like doors that lead into chapters of my life for mine, so my list this week is a bit strange. Anyway, have a great day!

  3. Harry Potter is such a definite! :) I still have not read either Anna or The Iron King, but I hope I can soon.

    My Top Ten :)

  4. I guess everyone would want to re-live the experience of reading Harry Potter for the first time!
    By the time I read the complete version of Alice in Wonderland, I'd already read so many abridgments and so many parts of the actual book, that it wasn't as enjoyable as it might have been for you!
    Happy Reading!


  5. Yay for Anna and the French Kiss! Yay for The Iron Fey series! I have both of them on my list too! You should start reading Lola and the Boy Next Door soon! It's as great as Anna!!

    Check out my Top Ten Tuesday too!:

  6. I'm still making my list, but Wuthering Heights is on it too - also loved Time Travellers Wife.

  7. I have a few of yours, too! Here's my list - http://thebusybibliophile.com/1011-top-ten-books-i-wish-i-could-read-again-for-the-first-time/.

  8. Alice in Wonderland is a good one! I haven't read it in ages.

    Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone is also on my list. Wouldn't it be great to start it all over again? I bet it would be awesomely magical.

    And I liked Anna and the French Kiss too! It's so cute :)

    Great list!

  9. Yes! Yes! to Alice in Wonderland and Fellowship of the Ring. I enjoyed perusing your list!

  10. A great list! I agree with all of them. You have great taste in books.

    Erika@Let's talk about books

  11. I choose 3 of the HP books for my list. Reading those books for the first time was, well, magical!


  12. I LOVED The Time Traveler's Wife

  13. Great TTT! I featured Anna and the French Kiss too!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  14. LoL I think it's funny that you have Wuthering Heights on your list only because it is my most hated book of all time. I completely agree with the rest of your list though!

    Lindsey @ www.babiesbooksandsigns.com

  15. I've never read Wuthering Heights but have seen many movies. Here's my Top Ten


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