This week is the Rewind theme, and so we chose to talk about books we wish we could read again for the first time.
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.
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!)