Top Ten Tuesday – Books I wish I could read again for the first time

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and each week there is a new suggested topic for bloggers to participate in. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I want to read again.

I haven’t done a post like this for quite a long time; partly because I have been focusing on reviews and building up a catalogue, partly because I haven’t had time for multiple posts per week, and partly because I haven’t felt particularly inspired lately.

But this prompt really sparked my imagination! There are certain books that I would LOVE to be able to read again for the first time, but I can’t! Maybe with this list, I can inspire one of you to pick up one of these books, and I can take joy in you reading it for the first time.

So here they are, ten books that I wish I could read again for the first time and why:

Harry Potter series, by J. K. Rowling

I am a real Potterhead, I love all things Harry Potter and I frequently listen to the audiobooks on long journeys or to help me sleep. I love the stories, but I would love to read them again, without knowing what will happen next and how everything will turn out in the end. I look forward to reading these to my children someday and sharing this magical world with them.

Earth’s Children series, by Jean M. Auel

This is a series which I came across by accident at a second-hand book sale, but it is one of my absolute favourites. I have re-read these books several times, but I remember being totally hooked the first time and never wanting to put them down. I think this is quite an underrated series, not many people talk about it, so if you’ve never heard of it, go check it out!

The Magician’s Guild, by Trudi Canavan

Another of my favourite authors and this is the book which helped me discover her. I remember receiving this book as a Christmas present, and initially not being very interested or excited to read it, but I could not have been more wrong.

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

I loved this book, but I read it when I was quite young and I would love the opportunity to read it again for the first time as an adult. I think I would love it even more!

The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory 

Philippa Gregory is one of my all-time favourite authors and this is the book which ignited that passion. I love her writing style, I love that she focuses on the women’s perspective in history and I love this book.

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Another book that I read as a teenager and probably didn’t absorb to its fullest extent at the time. This is an absolute classic and I’m sure that I missed a lot of nuances.

A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini

Although I loved The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns really captivated me. That doesn’t happen all that often so this is definitely a book I would like the opportunity to read again for the very first time.

The Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis

I adored these books as a child and I used to listen to them on audio cassette (I know, showing my age!) as well. C. S. Lewis creates such a magical world, perfect for children!

A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

One of my absolute favourites as a child. I must have read this and watched the film hundreds of times. I would love to experience that again for the first time and I can’t wait to read this to my daughter someday.

Fahernheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

This is my wild card selection as this was a book I disliked at first reading. I think that was mostly due to the fact that I was made to read it at school, and resented it so I was determined not to like it. I have heard good things about it and would like to opportunity of approaching it again, with fresh eyes.

What books would you love to read again for the first time?

8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Books I wish I could read again for the first time”

  1. Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! I’m glad you found time to join us again. 🙂

    I mentioned The Valley of Horses in my post this week, but I’m tempted to reread the entire Earth’s Children series and hope it gets made into a TV show someday. 🙂

    My post.

    1. BookwormBeyondBorders

      Thank you! It’s such fun to participate in!
      I loved The Valley of Horses, I think it’s my favourite book in the series. I would love a TV adaptation! I think it would be amazing!

    1. BookwormBeyondBorders

      I love love the Harry Potter books, especially on audiobook.
      I don’t re-read a lot, only the really great books

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