Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Wish We Could Read for the First Time

Posted February 25, 2014 by Kara in Lyn, Top Ten Tuesday / 6 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
 
This week is the Rewind theme, and so we chose to talk about books we wish we could read again for the first time.
 
Bekka’s Picks
1.  Fire by Kristin Cashore.  Okay, so I LOVED Graceling.  It is one of my all-time favorites.  But I was sadly disappointed with Fire.  I was really bored while reading it and I wonder if it was me or the book.  So if I could read it again for the first time, I wonder if maybe it would speak to me more.
2.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling.  Why book 3?  I want to go back to a time before everyone I love died, okay.  ALL THE SADS.
3.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  I just really love this series, and again, I would like to go back to a time when everyone I love is still alive.
4.  The S Word by Chelsea Pitcher.  God, I love this book. So, so much.  There are a few plot twists and unexpected surprises that I wish I could experience for the first time. I know this book will stand up to rereading in the future, but still.
5.  Ultraviolet by RJ Anderson.  The mother of all plot twists resides in these pages and HOLY CRAP did it blow me away.  I would love to experience that kind of mind-fuck again.

Lyn’s Picks
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1. Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick – This book has so many levels of awesome gooey book goodness.  Nothing will be as great as the first read through of this award winner!

2. The Rift Walker by Clay and Susan Griffith – Just for the wedding scene. Seriously the most romantic scenes in literature, ever.

3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins – I recalled how Catching Fire blew me away. I stayed up late at night to read this book, because I was so drawn into the story that I could not stop thinking about it.

4. Icefall by Matthew Kirby – My favorite middle grade novel.  The huge mystery of the book was just as enthralling as the Norse elements.

5. And All the Stars by Andrea Höst – A very beautiful and horrible plot twist. That is all I am going to say (I really hope many of you have read this one!)

 

6 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Wish We Could Read for the First Time

  1. ACK! Your reasoning behind Prisoner of Azkaban makes my heart hurt (and also I would pick the same book. For pretty much the same reasons haha). You know, Fire might be my favourite out of the trilogy. Although Graceling could be too. THEY’RE TIED. Basically I just really want Kristin Cashore to write another book.

  2. Ahhh, there are so many books I wish I could read for the first time again. The WHOLE Harry Potter series would be great tbh. Although your reasoning behind choosing Azkaban is sound logic. Yup. *sob* SIRIUS.

  3. Aside from The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Harry Potter I haven’t ready any of these :- HOWEVER, I have to completely agree with you on those three books. The Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite of the Harry Potter series because I just remember my mind being blown with all the knowledge that was getting dropped on me. And then the two Hunger Games books were pretty similar in the surprise/plot twists aspects. Definitely amazing choices!

    My TTT!

  4. I re-read the first three Harry Potter’s a few months ago and while it wasn’t the same it was still so much fun. 🙂 I have yet to get to Midwinterblood and the Vampire Empire series but glad to know they were super good!

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