Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last posted one of these, mine has once again been pretty quite but I have two pieces of good news, first off, I finally got a job! It’s a zero hour contract job but that kind of works perfectly for me since I’m only around for the summer. Second of all, I’m definitely going to YALC! Booked my ticket for the Saturday and will hopefully also be going on the Friday as well. Anyone else going to YALC? Hit me up in the comments, perhaps we can meet there!
Anyway, back to the topic at hand, the lovely Broke and Bookish ladies are still on hiatus (Good luck to Jamie, whose baby is due today!), but I’ve got another post pulled from the archives for you all to enjoy. This week I’ve chosen Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time. I have been a serial rereader through my life, although not so much now as I never have the time, but it’s never quite the same as experiencing a new book for the first time. Here are the ones I most wish I could revisit with fresh eyes:
- Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone-JK Rowling
Okay I know this is an obvious one and would probably be on most people’s list for this kind of thing, but I would love to be able to go back and experience the Wizarding World all over again for the first time. It’s wonderful to revisit these books (and I do, often!) but it’s not quite the same magic as reading the first book for the very first time.
2. The Lightning Thief-Rick Riordan
The Percy Jackson series is one of my absolute favourite book series and I would love to be able to experience the start of Percy’s adventures as a demigod over again for the first time!
3. My Sister’s Keeper-Jodi Picoult
This was the first ever book of Jodi Picoult’s that I read, and the one that got me hooked on her writing. I would love to be able to read it over again for the first time (and be totally mindblown by that ending!).
4. Dangerous Girls-Abigail Haas
I would love to be able to read this book again for the first time and experience all the twists and turns, not to mention that mind fuck of an ending!
5. Ballet Shoes-Noel Streatfield
This book was one of my childhood favourites, and whilst I love to return to childhood favourites every now and then, I’d love to be able to read this one again for the first time and experience it the same way I did as a kid.
6. Unwind-Neal Shusterman
This is one of my absolute favourite books, so I would love to be able to read it again for the first time and get to discover this creepy dystopian world all over again.
7. Blind Beauty-KM Peyton
This was another one of my favourite childhood books, I read it so many times when I was younger (I think it was actually my sister’s first!), but nothing will be as good as the first time I ever read it. Definitely one of my favourite horse stories!
8. The Book Thief-Markus Zusak
I LOVE this book so much. I don’t know if I’d ever be able to reread it, knowing what happens to some of the characters, but I would love to be able to experience this for the first time all over again.
9. A Darker Shade of Magic-VE Schwab
I don’t know if this is kind of a cheat, since I only read this book for the first time last year, but I got so swept up in the world and characters, and I’d love to have that feeling for the first time again!
10. Matilda-Roald Dahl
Another one of my childhood favourites, this book is one of those that makes you feel so proud and happy to be a bookworm and I would love to be able to experience that feeling again for the first time.
I think I’m going to stick at ten for this week, else I’ll just be listing all the books I’ve ever loved! Which books do you wish you could read over again for the first time? Anyone else going to YALC? Let me know in the comments!
These improvised TTTs will be continuing for the foreseeable future, as the B&B girls are on hiatus for another month or so, so next week I’ll be talking about Movie Adaptations That I Liked Better Than The Book. In the meantime, I will have a review of my latest read Frozen Charlotte for you guys very soon.