Top Ten Tuesday #27

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Book I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

I totally spaced that today’s Tuesday so I’m posting this a little late. Better late than never, right?

This week’s prompt is a freebie and I’ve decided to go with a topic that I missed participating in. The prompt I chose is “Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time.” Here are my top ten books:

I absolutely adore all of these books. I loved the feeling of wonder, excitement, and anticipation that I felt when I read them the first time. I’ve reread all of them except two and there’s still a sense of excitement and anticipation, and it’s not as strong as when I read them the first time. I’ll still reread them, though, because I love the stories and the characters.

What about you? What books do you wish you could read again for the first time? Do we have any in common?

I learned in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) that life is full of dialectics, or two opposing truths. In this case, the two opposing truths are: 1) I don’t agree with JKR’s stance regarding trans people, and 2) I still love Harry Potter.

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Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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  1. Anne@HeadFullofBooks
    Anne@HeadFullofBooks says:

    I agree with many of your choices, especially Hunger Games and Harry Potter. I’d like to read again for the first time: A Tale for the Time Being; The One in a Million Boy; Hamnet; and Looking for Alaska.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I haven’t read A TALE FOR TIME BEING, THE ONE IN A MILLION BOY, HAMNET, or LOOKING FOR ALASKA yet. I’d really like to, especially A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING. πŸ˜€ I’m glad they’re good enough to be on this list for you.

    • Margaret
      Margaret says:

      Love your choices, Anne! You know how much I love “Tale for the Time Being” and “The One in a Million Boy.” I still get choked up even thinking about them.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      LOL. That’s so true about books I haven’t read in years and only read once. The problem is at some time during the reading, I start to remember details about the story that I didn’t remember before. Oh well. πŸ˜‰

  2. Greg
    Greg says:

    The Hunger Games was awesome when I finally got around to reading it! I’d been blogging several years before I finally did.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I really is such an awesome story. I love all three books immensely. I also love the movies, so I can enjoy them visually or through the written word. πŸ˜€

  3. Lark
    Lark says:

    What a fun choice for this week’s TTT! I would love to be able to read The Night Circus and all the Harry Potter books again for the first time. πŸ˜€

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Lol. I’m glad I made good choices! πŸ˜€ And, yes, I’m very glad we can reread books we love and remember why we love them so much when we reread them.

  4. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    I agree 100% on HP, Hunger Games, Cinder, City of Bones and Graceling. I enjoyed Night Circus too although it doesn’t rate as high for me and have never read Twilight.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I understand about THE NIGHT CIRCUS. I know it’s not for everyone. πŸ˜€ And, for that matter, neither is TWILIGHT. If you ever do read it, I hope you like it. It’s okay if you don’t, though. πŸ˜€

  5. Leah @ Leah's Books
    Leah @ Leah's Books says:

    What an interesting topic! There’s so many books I wish I could read again for the first time – but especially The Bear and the Nightingale and Graceling – those were so creative and different.

  6. Jaime
    Jaime says:

    Yes! This is a great topic. A lot of your choices are ones I would pick as well since I don’t really remember reading them the first time, but 100% I wish I could read The Night Circus for the first time again. I haven’t reread it yet but the ending annoys me so I know that will affect how I feel as I reread it. πŸ™‚

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Jaime! πŸ˜€ I don’t remember the ending of The Night Circus very well, but I know I was okay with it because I wouldn’t have given it five stars if I didn’t. LOL.

  7. Karen
    Karen says:

    I can’t think of a book off the top of me head but I know there have been several that I wish I could capture that first time reading magic again.

  8. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    Eeek! I’m almost a full week behind in visiting/commenting! πŸ™ Better late than never, I hope? I’d love to be able to read City of Bones for the first time again. I was so taken by that world and by the maybe-forbidden relationship between Clary and Jace. Such a fun read!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I completely understand. Sometimes life happens, right? That’s how I feel for the past month. Hopefully, it’ll calm down soon.

      I liked the maybe-forbidden relationship aspect of The Mortal Instruments too. And, I really love Clary and Jace. Cassie has such awesome characters! πŸ˜€

  9. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den
    Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den says:

    I like your topic for this week! I actually haven’t read most of these for the first time yet, so the fact that you’d like to read them for the first time again makes me think I should hurry and pick them up already. :3

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