Ten Books I Want to (Re-)Read

Posted January 26, 2016 by Carlisa in Uncategorized / 13 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday

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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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!

  • I love re-reading books and I do so quite frequently but it’s usually the same ones, like Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell for example (I must have read that one a thousand times). I have read THG a couple of times too but it’s been a while, so those would definitely be on my list as well. And The Book Thief, yes! That book was incredible and I think I would appreciate it even more the second time. I haven’t read any Jane Austen book yet and I really want to change that soon!

  • Jo Elliott

    There are a few of these that I would definitely like to reread too! I miss rereading, I don’t really do it anymore, because I’m so focused on reading new books, which is great and I love getting to discover great new books, but it would be nice to revisit some old favourites from time to time as well!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/top-ten-tuesday-41/

  • I haven’t read the Hunger Games since the first time I read them and after watching the final film I really did crave reading them but never got round to them. Would really love to reread them too!
    I’ve never read Les Miserables or The Book Thief but both are on my TBR list (and have been for a while!)
    I hope you get to reread all of these in the future!

  • I haven’t read anything by Jane Austen even though one of her books and I share the same name. 🙂 I definitely should reread the Hunger Games as well, except I’ve only read them once each. Everytime one of the movies came out I said I was going to reread the book and then I never did.

  • I loved Jodi Picoult before I got so hard core into YA. I need to read The Storyteller. Oh and Between the Lines. I totally need to read that too!! I just read The Hunger Games for the first time this year… I know, it’s crazy. But I really liked them, and couldn’t believe how closely the movie followed them. It was like reading a screenplay. Hope you get to reread these… I’m notoriously terrible at rereading 🙁

  • Gabi Dahlin

    yessss I totally want to reread TKAM and Jane Austen, I feel like I read them all in high school but I will appreciate them all so much more now in college!

    (I’ve actually never read The Book Thief, but this list makes me think about picking it up again)

  • I really want to reread the Hunger Games books too. I haven’t even read The Book Thief for the first time, though I’m hoping to this year.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  • wonderful gif usage! AND PERSUASION AND EMMA ARE MY FAVORITE JANE AUSTEN NOVELS! 😀 Emma is first tho because Knightly is my book husband ♥ Love this post 🙂 great job.

    • p.s. – I subscribed to your blog a while back, twice, and never got a confirmation email 🙁 so I’m not getting your posts in my inbox! How do I fix that?

  • Great topic!! I always get these re-read urges, but I never feel like I have enough time. I, too, would loooove to re-read The Hunger Games series and The Program. I was awe-struck by The Program when I first read it, and I was eager for the next book, but now I hardly remember anything that happened. I also really need to read Persuasion and Emma, and anything else by Jan Austen that I haven’t read. Jane is love!

    My TTT!

  • I love rereading books! After reading this post I feel very compelled to go and reread a ton of books!

  • Lauren

    I still need to try some of these for the first time. Great gif!

    Check out my TTT.

  • I really want to reread To Kill a Mockingbird eventually. I actually loved it in high school. It was one of the few required reading books that I remember enjoying. Hopefully you’ll like it better the second time around!