Top Ten Books I Want to Reread

Tuesday, September 27, 2011







Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

This week's topic is the Top 10 Books I want to reread. I'm actually one of those people who could probably subsist on just a select few books that I read over and over, so I'm definitely a proponent of rereading! But of course, I do like new books as well and there are just so many to read that I actually don't reread as often as I'd like.

With the exception of the top three being the top three I'd like to reread (in random order), these are in no particular order:

1.  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn -- I plan on rereading this around Christmas time. It's one of those feel good books that I think goes well with the season. 

 
2. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close -- I adored this book. I'm definitely going to reread it before the movie in November (oh wait, I JUST realized how really soon that is!) But I can tell you I am extremely & incredibly anxious about this being turned into a movie because I love it just the way it is. I wonder if my reread will be my last read... depends on how I see it after the movie. (I will say I think the movie will be good on its own and it has good actors, but I just liked the book so much!)

3. Girl in Translation -- Another one I adored. I can't reread A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and not read Girl in Translation. Can't wait to go back and read about these characters again!

4. Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters Trilogy Series #1) -- This one might surprise you because it's out of my typical genre, but I probably read this at least three times before I ever even started blogging. It used to be a trilogy, but I guess now there is a fourth one... LOL. I read the second one but never got further than that. If you love magical books with a love story, you'll love this too.

5. If You Follow Me -- This wasn't well-received by all the bloggers who read it, but it seems like those who liked it loved it! Just looking at the cover of this one makes me think back to when I read it and how much I liked it.

6. The Housekeeper and the Professor -- Beautiful

7. I Know This Much Is True -- It's been a long time since I read this one so I don't remember the details at all. But I remember that I also adored this book and felt that it's 900+ pages flew by!

8. The Count of Monte Cristo -- It's been a while since I read this one too, but it was fantastic!

9. Gone with the Wind -- I haven't read this in years and years, and it's been almost as long since I saws the movie. I grew up with this being watched/read frequently as my mother is a HUGE fan and I miss it! 

10. The Weird Sisters -- I just read this one this year but look forward to revisiting these characters and the writing!


19 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love your list. It gives me some titles to look into it.

Anita said...

I'm not much of a re-reader, there are just too many books out there!!
You have given me some new suggestions...thanks:).

Michelle (my books. my life.) said...

I need to read a lot of these for the first time!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Excellent list! Can you believe I still haven't read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for the first time? Nor have I seen the movie. I definitely want to do at least one of those soon!

Zibilee said...

Oh, I agree with all of these, and I think I actually did read that Wally Lamb twice! I often get a hankering to read a favorite book a second time, but I am so backed up with new books that I never seem to get around to rereading. I did reread The Poisonwood Bible not that long ago, and it was still wonderful! This is a great list today, Jenny!

Sandy Nawrot said...

I have Extremely Loud on my nightstand (got it at SIBA) and it will be in the next few books I read. I've heard it is amazing. I also love GWTW. I could never tire of that one.

Julie@My5monkeys said...

I reread wally lamb books many times. Great list

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

I still remember your review of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

reviewsbylola said...

Gone with the Wind, I Know This Much is True and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn are all books I would like to read again too.

April (BooksandWine) said...

I had Daughter Of The Forest on my list too!

And now that I'm reading yours I kind of want to go back and add several of these to my list, like Gone With The Wind, The Count of Monte Cristo, and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn.

bookmagic said...

I love rereading favorite books. I loved the Wally Lamb but that's a big book to tackle again

christina said...

You have so many books on this list that are on MY 'tbr' list!

softdrink said...

And here I am still trying to read GWTW for the first time. Show off. ;-)

Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

Great list of books! I would love to reread that Wally Lamb book as well. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn would be another one on my list.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I never reread books though I love so many. What a wonderful list! Have fun!

bermudaonion said...

The only one of those I've read is I Know This Much is True, but I have a lot of them on my shelves.

Jenners said...

I could picture wanting to visit with Oskar again from Foer's book. I really can't imagine a movie version though!! I'm very curious about it. Casting will be key!

Kari said...

At first, I thought this title was Top Ten Books I Want to Read, and I thought "WHAT! You haven't read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn???" I'm glad to see you have, though, and I re-read it last year. Just as good the second time.

I always want to re-read books, but it's so hard to find the time!

Trish said...

I'm so glad you posted about the EL&IC movie because I was thinking it was due out next year! I'll be very curious how it stacks up against the book!

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