Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a prompt and other lovers of listmaking join in with their own top ten list.
This weeks theme is: Books I would like to re-read…
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – I adored this book the first time I read it, and I found the idea that it was narrated by Death to be very unique. I recently watched the film adaptation and thought it was great, even though it was also very sad, and watching that made me want to re-read the book.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – The imagery in this book was fantastic, and the story was really engrossing. I MUST read this one again, and I hope there will be a film version sometime in the future because it could be brilliant.
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough – Confession time – I’ve already read this at least 5 or 6 times, and yet I would still pick it up at least once more. I would probably also STILL cry at a certain event towards the end stage of the book as well.
Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke – Magic and wizards and a well-developed setting with plenty of detail. It’s a long time since I first read this one, and I believe there’s going to be a tv series at some stage, so I would like to re-read the book.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – There’s a big twist in this tale, and I wonder how you would view the story on a re-read, knowing what eventually happens.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – Another one I’ve already re-read at least a couple of times, and an old favourite.
The Far Pavilions by M. M. Kaye – This is a wonderful love story between an English man and an Indian princess. I’ve only read it once so far.
The Dark Tower by Stephen King – I absolutely LOVED this series, so I can’t see that I’ll only read it once, even though it’s a big commitment as it’s a long series and most of the books are fairly lengthy too.
IT by Stephen King – While this is undoubtedly horror, the part that struck me and remained with me was the wonderful creation of the childhood friendship. I loved reading about the Losers battling against the monster that frequents Derry and feeds on the fears of people. There were so many memorable moments in this story that it definitely warrants a re-read.
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella – Light-hearted and a breath of fresh air, I found this book charming the first time around.
Which books would you choose to re-read…?