Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Top Ten Tuesdays

I found yet another book blog that I like - The Broke and the Bookish.  The blog hosts a fun weekly event called Top Ten Tuesdays.  This weeks top ten list is: Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time.

Oh boy.  This is right up my alley but only picking ten has been a bit challenging.  here are my ten choices, though:

1. The entire Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.  I know for a fact I am not alone in my love for all things Potter but the books are what started it all and remain amongst my favorites.

2. The Help by Katherine Stockett.  I only just read this book last month.  However, I am still thinking about it.  And telling people about it and basically still blown away by the book.  I almost feel that this book should be required reading in American history classes.

3. The In Death series by J.D. Robb.  This series is made up of homicide procedurals. It's the relationship between the main characters - Eve and Roarke that I adore and keeps me coming back for more.

4. The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue.  I thoroughly enjoyed the writing style and the mysticism of the story.

5. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.  One of my absolute favorites from childhood.  I look forward to sharing it with my own children when they're a little older.

6. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe.  I found this book interesting, well written and mystical all at once.

7. Three Fates by Nora Roberts.  One of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors.

8. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.  I quite enjoyed the mysticism, the history and the love story in this book.

9. The Pearl by John Steinbeck.  This is the first book I read (in eighth grade) by an author whom I consider one of the greats.

10. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.  I know this book is so trendy and even somewhat controversial.  However, I think Lisbeth Salander is one of the best characters created in recent contemporary fiction.  In my opinion she made this series and I loved becoming acquainted with her in this book.

So there are my Top Ten Books I wish i could read agains for the first time.  Now I'm going to link this with The Broke and the Bookish and read other bookish responses.  How about you? What are some of your books that you wish you could read again - for the first time?


  1. I love "A Discovery of Witches", it is so good. Can't wait for the sequel.

  2. I haven't read "A Discovery of Witches" yet, but I"ve been meaning too.

    And yes, Harry Potter <3

  3. The Pearl was an emotional read that stayed with me for a long time!

  4. I think Harry Potter is the most popular choice but thats okay! Its just too awesome to miss!

    Great picks!

    New follower!


  5. I'm not familiar with all of your picks, but now I've a few new books to look up. A Wrinkle in Time is probably my top-most, all-time, super-dee-duper, ultimate favorite. (Was that over the top?) It was the first book I remember reading as a kid that absolutely lit my imagination on fire. I read everything by Madeleine L'Engle after that. And gave one of my daughters the middle name of Madeleine! Great blog - thanks!