Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the list-crazy peeps at The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they ask a question and link to everyone’s answers.
This week’s list is the top ten books I wish I could read again for the first time:
1. The Passage by Justin Cronin
I absolutely love this book. It’s an extremely long one, but I’ve already re-read it twice. It’s almost like 2 separate books, with before and during the outbreak, and then years into the future. It’s scary and full of adventure. It’s also sweet and hopeful. The characters are amazing and the writing is superb. I was left with lots of questions, but I’m content to ponder the possible answers while waiting for the next book in the trilogy.
2. Under the Dome by Stephen King
Classic Stephen King, this is another long one with great characters. They all have secrets they want desperately to hide from the others. It’s hard to do that, though, while trapped in a finite amount of space, where tempers and patience are running short.
3. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
If you haven’t read this one, you are truly missing out. Do not go in expecting a Twilight experience, because this is nothing like her more famous published pieces. This is a unique novel unlike anything else out there (read my gushing review here). I’ve read it at least 4 times, and I would love to go back and read it fresh.
4. Flat-Out Love
If you’ve read this blog at all, you know how much I love Jessica Park’s novel (here’s the review). I’ve read it a few times, and I think it would be wonderful to be able to go back and read it for the first time, not knowing the ‘big secrets’ like I do now. To fall in love with Matt for the first time (check here for that fawning). To appreciate Celeste anew. Oh man, I’m going to have to go read it again now.
5. The Hunger Games
After finishing all the books, and hearing all the hype about them and the upcoming movie, I would like to go back and read the first book, just to enjoy the action and the fast pace, without worrying about the sequels or trying to hurry up and finish it.
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Same as The Hunger Games, I would love to read HP for the first time. I would imagine their fresh little faces as unknown kids instead of the grown up millionaires they are now. I would love to be introduced to that world for the very first time, and watch as they grow up.
7. Anna and the French Kiss
I think I was kind of rushing through this one, because I wanted to finish it so I could get the review up (I’m in the infant, post as much as possible stage of bloggerhood). I enjoyed it immensely, but I wish I could do it all over again and really slow down and enjoy the ride.
2 words: Alex Fuentes.
That’s all I can think of right now. I know when I start reading every one else’s answers, I’ll remember a bunch more I should have said, but oh well. How about you, do you feel the same way about any of these?
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