Top 10 Tuesday (hosted over at The Broke & The Bookish) is here once again! It’s been a very busy week for me – I apologise to everyone who commented on my last Top 10 Tuesday post because I never got around to visiting and commenting back. My husband and I welcomed our 2nd son at 9.16pm last Tuesday the 20th September! Meet Rory Hayden:
This week’s topic is one that’s kind of relevant to me at the moment. When I was at University, I was an avid re-reader. I read my favourite novels over and over again and never tired of them. But since I started blogging, discovered the Book Depository and joined my local library, I’ve discovered that there’s just too many new books out there to keep re-reading my old ones! Even though I’d love to curl up sometimes with a stack of them and give them another go to see what more I can get out of them. So here’s my list of….
Top 10 Books I’d Like To Re-Read!
- Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides. I read this one about five years ago and I really enjoyed it but it’s a big book and my memory has faded over those few years! I’d love to read it again because I think it’s got a lot going on and it’s the sort of book that needs a few readings to really get all the beauty of it.
- We Need To Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver. I absolutely devoured this one last year and loved it! But because of the nature of the book, I was frantically turning pages, eager to discover what was happening next. I think that given the way Shriver writes (wordy), if I were to read this again, at a more leisurely pace because I know all the big shocks, I’m sure I’d discover entirely new things about it.
- The Passage, by Justin Cronin. This is a huge book and I’d love to find the time to re-read it before the sequel comes out early next year, but it probably won’t happen!
- The early No.1 Ladies Detective Agency Novels, byAlexander McCall Smith. The TV series started on ABC here this week and I’ve set it up to record. I read the first 7 or so of these books years ago now and I loved them for their simple story lines and good, interesting characters. I haven’t enjoyed the last 2 or so as much (although I have still liked them).
- If I Stay, by Gayle Forman. I love love loved the heck out of this book even though it made me bawl like a baby! I’d love to re-read it, even though I’m pretty sure that the second time around I’d cry just as much as I did the first time. I love Adam and Mia and their relationship and the way it is portrayed in this book.
- To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. I used to re-read this every year after studying it for year 10, 14 years ago. However it’s been quite a while since I’ve read it and I’d love to read it again and review it this time so that I could get down how I feel about it. My copy is in a box somewhere – the other thing that prevents me from doing a lot of re-reading these days! We only have enough room in our bookcase to store the books I haven’t yet read (somewhere around 300ish).
- The Obernewtyn Series, by Isobelle Carmody. The next book is due out very soon (yay!) and it’s been many years since I’ve read some of the earlier ones (see: previous problems about them being in boxes somewhere). I’d love to read the whole series before the new book is released and although I could probably get through the first 3 really easily, the next 2 after that are whoppers and I just wouldn’t have the time. I’m too impatient for the next book!
- The Hobbit, by J.R.R Tolkein. I read this a loooong time ago now – I was probably 12 or 13 and I loved it. I immediately tried to go on and read The Lord of the Rings but was an epic fail at that (and still am!). I haven’t read The Hobbit again since then and I’d love to read it now as an adult and see how I feel about it.
- Gone With The Wind, by Margaret Mitchell. This is similar to The Hobbit. I read it in very early high school, I was about 13 or so and my mum told me I should read it. I really enjoyed it and then watched the movie. Scarlett, a sequel came out not long after and I read that too…and then watched the TV mini-series! I haven’t read either of them since and I really think I should definitely read at least GWTW again.
- Earth’s Children Series, by Jean M Auel. These were actually in my library at high school and I remember the flurry of checking-out that began as each new grade discovered that they’re pretty much porn in book form. I’m surprised the library had them actually because anything with a whiff of sex was usually removed quick smart! I read only 2,3 and 4 – somehow I never read Clan of the Cave Bear. I was intending to re-read these this year when the latest was released but weirdly, my local library didn’t have the first one when I searched the catalogue. I might try and get it on ILL.