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27 September 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (1): Books I Want To Reread

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish.This is my first time participating.  If you want to sign up or find more info on this feature, go to the Top Ten Tuesday page.  

And in keeping up with the Banned Book Week theme, there are 4 books on this list that have been banned at one time or another (marked with a **).  Don't forget to enter our BBW blog contest here.  To learn more about Banned Book Week check out the official site here and visit I Read Banned Books for more information on the Banned Book Week Giveaway Hop.

This week's topic is: Top Ten Books I Want To Reread.  
(in no particular order)

1. Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead - I was already a fan of Richelle Mead when I started this series, but I didn't know how AWESOME it would end up being. I love Seth and Georgina and the whole eclectic cast of this fantastic series. Flawed characters that you root for. I have the last book in the series waiting to be read. I am waiting for the right time because I don't want it to end.

2.  Parnormalcy by Kiersten White - Loved this book by Kiersten White. Seriously sarcastic and funny - Evie is one of a kind. I have the second book in the series, Supernaturally, in my To Be Read pile. I'd like to re-read this one to refresh myself on what happened before reading the second book.

3. The Hot Zone by Richard Preston - With the popularity of the new film Contagion, more people are interested in the possibility of a large viral outbreak. If you're afraid of stuff like this, DO NOT read The Hot Zone. t describes real events and is both fascinating and terribly frightening. It's also hard to put down once you start reading it. I'd like to read this again to see if I can scare the pants off myself again.

**4. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - I remember really liking this book in high school, though I haven't read it since. I'd like to get re-acquainted with this one.

5. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding - My copy was filched by a former acquaintance who said she wanted to read it and then never returned it. I asked for it back several times over the years and she make excuses for not returning it every time. Giving it up as a lost cause I finally bought another copy - this time with the lovely Tara McPherson cover that came out a couple of years ago. 

6. Preacher comic series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon - Another favorite comic series from my adolescence. Dark and twisted and totally original. I even had a poster for in my room. Cassidy was one of the first vampires I remember reading about who still ate food - just for the sheer joy of it. And drank. A lot. I have 1-5 of the trades on this, though I'd like to have them all one day. The covers by Glenn Fabry still blow my mind today.

7. Bone comic series by Jeff Smith - This year marks the 20th anniversary of Bone. Wow - this makes me feel so old but also proud that I was around when Bone was first published. Bone was one of my fave reads back when I was in junior high/high school.  I used to get my issues at the local comic shop whenever they came out. I haven't read it in years and I just found out that the version put out by Scholastic was colorized.  I am still loyal to the original black and white version though and want to get all of the trades.

**8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling - It's been a few years since I read the Harry Potter books. I'd like to re-read them all. Maybe in 2012.

**9. Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger - I read this in high school and don't remember being very impressed by it. I'd like to try it again to see if I like it any better.

**10.  A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle - Another book from my childhood that I really liked. I remember it being very trippy and very different from what I was used to reading. I want to re-read it to see if I still find it that way.


  1. It's wacky--I re-read Wrinkle in Time recently and my memory of it was more pleasant than the re-read. I recommend reading Rebecca Stead's When You Reach Me instead--then you'll remember what it felt like to love WiT, but without the sad aftertaste.

  2. i know - i have a feeling that i am not going to like it as much the second time around. that's happened to a couple of my friends. we'll see what happens. i do want to read when you reach me, too.


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