Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want to ReRead


Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and Bookish) was an easy one for me this week! I'm a huge fan of rereading books because I read so quickly and rereading allows me to find things I missed the first time around. I have a whole shelf on Goodreads dedicated to books I want to reread, so it wasn't hard for me to round up the novels I'm most looking forward to rereading.

Gemma Doyle Series by Libba Bray -- I read this series A LONG TIME AGO, and I remember loving it, but I really have no idea what it was about. So... Reread!
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling -- We will not talk about how many times I read Sorcerer's Stone (17 times), but that doesn't stop me from wanting to reread, especially since the movies have distorted the real story for me. 

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta -- I just finished this novel. No seriously, I finished it right before I started writing this post. But I already know I want to reread it. (Review coming soon!)
Paper Towns by John Green -- In terms of John Green novels, this one is low on my favorites list (behind TFiOS and LfA for sure), but Green has been teasing me on Tumblr and Instagram with behind the scenes photos from the movie, so I know I'll have to reread this one soon.
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher -- This novel has been popping up everywhere lately, and since it's been about a year since I've read it, I figure it's about time to read it again... If I could only find my copy! 

White Noise by Don DeLillo -- This is the only novel I remember enjoying from my Current Fiction class in undergrad, and now I want to remember why I liked it so much. Probably because I'm a sucker for post-apocalyptic worlds.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams -- This is one of the very few novels I listened to as an audiobook, but it was so fragmented, and I think I could really enjoy the weirdness if I read it instead of listening.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce -- This was one of my top favorite novels of last summer, and I still think about Harold Fry often (one of my all time favorite characters, along with Ove). Definitely time for a reread.

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier -- This was one of my first classic novels that I read, and I've read it 5-6 times since that first reading. Each time, it astounds me and surprises me, and I feel like there's still more hiding at Manderley.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott -- Another one of the first classics I read (True Story: I lost my mom's copy when I was in the 5th grade and I still haven't told her. Shhhh). Each time I read this novel, I connect with a different character, but as I've gotten older, Jo has been someone I love. I'm ready to dive back into this one.


What do you think? What novel are you itching to reread and why?

23 comments:

  1. What great choices! I just saw Paper Towns and wanted to buy it but have way too many books on my shelf that are unread.

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    1. I feel you! I've been really using the library a lot to keep myself from spending all my money on books!

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  2. You can have my copy of 13 Reasons Why, Em!

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    1. Lifesaver. I honestly have no idea where my (four) copies ended up.. Students probably walked off with them when they were in my classroom.

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  3. I'm kinda sad that I've only actually read [the top] 2 on this list. I miss reading, but I guess I really don't need any more excuses to distract me from work! :[

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    1. I find myself leaving for places about half an hour early so I can sit and read in my car before meeting with anyone or going to class. I get a lot read that way!

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  4. I can't believe I forgot Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I wanted to read the other books in the series and decided I should start by rereading that one.

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    1. Great idea! I'm not very into Fantasy/Sci-Fi, but this novel is so crazy and topsy turvy that it caught my attention.

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  5. Great list! And I love how you have this post set up :)

    My TTT
    -Maggie @ macarons & paperbacks

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    1. Aw thanks! I use Canva to make all my graphics.

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  6. I am so judge-y. LOL! I decide on books from their cover first. The one I want to read is a Great and Terrible Beauty. LOL!

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    1. Haha I'm the same way! No judgements from me.

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  7. I've always wanted to read some of these! I looove Little Women and will try some of your other books to read (hopefully) soon!!

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    1. Thank you! I would definitely recommend all of these books to anyone and everyone.

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  8. Are you on Goodreads? I would love to see your bookshelf. I have so many books on my to read list. It's maddening. If only I could read more! Here is my Goodread account if you'd like to follow so I can find you! https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/11739463-stephanie

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    1. I am definitely on Goodreads (far too much). Just added you as a friend!

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  9. I'm currently rereading all of the Harry Potter books. I'm on Goblet of Fire. I just finished the Yule Ball chapter. I forgot how much more amazing the books are. I've only read the first book in the Gemma Doyle series. I need to read the rest! The only other book I've read on this list is Thirteen Reasons Why, which I LOVED! I actually read it recently. A lot of these are on my TBR list though.

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    1. I'm so jealous! I've probably read Goblet of Fire 10 times, but it never gets old. And I've only read Deathly Hallows twice, so I want to make it through the series again. You neeeeeed to read Jellicoe Road.. I think you'd love it. My review for it is coming on Thursday, so keep an eye out.

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  10. I love your blog name!! I'm gonna follow you now :) Anyhow... I would totally reread 13 Reasons Why. And HP of course!!! I need to read Paper Towns for the 1st time still... and I wouldn't mind trying the Gemma Doyle series. I loved The Diviners, so I'd like to try more Libba Bray :)

    My TTT

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    1. Thanks! :) I haven't read any Libba Bray in yearsssss, so it's something on the top of my TBR. Paper Towns was good, just not as good as some of John Green's other stuff. I'm hoping that when I reread it, I enjoy it even more.

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  11. We won't talk about all of the times that I've read the HP series either (it's a completely embarrassing number), but I WILL admit to just re-reading the entire series this past month. There's just something about Halloween that makes me want to immerse myself in the wizarding world! I also LOVE Rebecca--I need to re-read it, too! :)

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    1. Embarrassing number? More like awesome! Rebecca was a book I was thinking about reading all month, but I never got to it.. Definitely wanting to reread it soon.

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  12. I love rereading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston. It is my favorite book. It just a really great love story that I never get tired of reading.

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