It’s Tuesday…do you know what that means? First, it’s not longer Monday (a blessing in and of itself) aaaand it’s another Top Ten Tuesday! Let’s shout for joy and jump and dance and hula-hoop! Because why not? Anyway, today’s prompt is, well, nothing. Today is a freebie day. And lately, I’ve been dying to re-read a ton of books. Whether it’s because a sequel is coming out or whether I just haven’t read it in two billion years and want to re-experience the magic…I’ve been on a re-read itch. So I decided to talk about ten books that I’ve been really wanting to re-read!
- Persuasion by Jane Austen
This is a totally underrated Austen novel. I love it. It’s right up there with Pride and Prejudice for me…except I’ve re-read P&P way more times than I have Persuasion. So I should obviously change that, right?
- The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins (counts as three books, obvs)
Now that the movies are all out, it’s totally okay and reasonable for me to do a binge re-read, right? RIGHT? But seriously, I think I’ve only read Mockingjay once, while I’ve read the other two at least a couple of times. And now with the movies, I want to experience the books again and think about the differences and similarities and revel in these dystopic masterpieces.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I just watched this movie with my roommates and few nights ago, and I bawled like a baby. Even though it was my third time. Both the book and the movie are so incredibly powerful and beautiful and unique and I just love them a lot a lot a lot. And I have my copy sitting on my shelf waiting for me, so I might as well.
- Emma by Jane Austen
Now that I started thinking about Persuasion, I started think about Emma, a book I’ve only read once. That’s something that has to change, yes? Yes.
- The Program by Suzanne Young
The next book in this series comes out in a few months, and I’m starting to realize that I don’t remember everything that’s happened! Because this book is pretty trippy. In the simultaneously good and terrible way. But I want to re-read them before The Epidemic comes out (we’ll just see if that happens).
- The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
I went through a huge Jodi Picoult phase in high school. I read so many of her books. This one, in particular, I remember being enchanted by. I was totally engrossed in this story. But I don’t completely remember why…so I want to re-read it!
- Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
This is the biggest book that I’ve ever read in my life. It took me over a month of dedicated reading to finish it (which is a very long time for me). But it’s beautiful and symbolic and deep and lovely and it’s one of my all-time favorite books. So I don’t know when I’ll read it again, but it’s definitely going to happen someday.
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I was talking with a friend the other day about the books we had to read in high school…and I remember not liking a lot of the ones I was required to read. Some of them, I did, of course. I’m an English major for goodness sakes. But, especially in my earlier years of high school, I don’t think I appreciated some of the books that we read to the level I might now. This was one of those that I read my freshman year of high school and didn’t particularly like. I don’t remember hating it, but I also don’t remember really liking it. So I think I want to give it a try, especially with the new Harper Lee one that came out.
What books do you want to re-read? Or do you not re-read books? Have you read any of the ones on my list? If you haven’t, do you want to? Let me know in the comments!