Top Ten Tuesday is a great meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish!
Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time :
1. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson - A good fantasy novel, solid magic system and a story that I just fell into. I lost an entire weekend to reading this series and how I wish I could do it again.
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - Feverishly gripping the cover of this book until 3am in the morning? Heck yeah, I want to do it again. I was so enthralled by this book and would love to experience that feeling again.
3. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery- I read this for the first time as a pre-teen and would love to experience it again for the first time. I remember being so enthralled with Anne and in love with her antics – not to mention.. GILBERT.
4. Room by Emma Donoghue – This is a strange book to put on the list, but necessary because I really, really want to read it again but I’m afraid to because of how it impacted me the first time. The only way I would read it again, sadly, is as a first time. Hopefully that will change in the future.
5. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick - There’s something magical about this book, even in its re-reading but that first time through for me was very special.
6. The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy - I just recently read this for the first time but I want to experience that again. It was so very fantastic.
7. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis - Yet another fantasy that is magical, especially the first time through. I recently got to see it as a first time read through the eyes of my niece and nephew and it was magical.
8. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett - This was the first book of Patchett’s that I fell in love with. I remember sitting out on the sofa in my parents living room completely enthralled with the language and the story.
9. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – I often refer to this book as a book lovers dream of a story. It’s so literary and dark and gothic and romantic and the language and descriptions are so lush. It’s a fantastic re-read but oh I’d love to read it again for the first time.
10. Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright – I’ve known this story since I was about 10 years old. I even saw the play in the Ozarks on a family trip (and was dragged up on stage to square dance with the actors). I recently re-read it and it was almost like reading it for the first time again. This is a very special book and, I think, my favorite out of this list here.