So Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at my other blog — The Broke and the Bookish. I’m an IDIOT and started the wrong list for this one — Top Ten Books You Wish You Could Read/Experience Again For the First time which isn’t until a few weeks from now. I realize what poor planning that was on my part! SORRY!
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins — I want to read this whole series over again because I devoured it and now I really want to read a bit more slowly..and plus the movie is coming out so obviously I will reread!
2. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss — This book is one of my favorites but I feel like I can’t remember why I loved it so much. I remember loving the story and finding her writing beautiful but that’s all.
3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins — I loved this book! And after having read Lola and the Boy Next Door it made me want to reread this one realllll soon!
4. On the Road by Jack Kerouac — I was OBSESSED WITH THIS BOOK in high school and college. Favorite status. I really want to read it again to see if I still feel the same way towards one of my favorite Beat writers!
5. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath — This book will forever be a reminder of a really hard time in my life. My mom had just gotten diagnosed with brain cancer, I had moved out for a month during my senior year because things were so bad at my house, and I just felt like nobody got me. This book hit me real hard. I want to reread to see how I still feel about it.
6. Every book Judy Blume ever wrote — I read ALLLL OF THEM as a tween and I just have this urge to go back and reread them all. Add to that every Beverly Cleary book.
7. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson — I read this SO long ago and I feel like I want to reread it so I can really really talk about it with young people (and all people!). I mostly just say, “OMG THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVES…SO POWERFUL.” But I want specifics to talk about.
8. The Perks of A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky — I read this before I actually really READ young adult literature. I want to see if I still find it brilliant. And plus, the movie is coming out!
9. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen — It took me freaking forever to actually read it! It demands a reread because it is amazing and it really is a book that deserves it!
10. Twilight — OK. So this one. I devoured Twilight. DEVOURED during my last finals week of my college career. Anywho, I knew that I didn’t like it for the writing or anything but I can’t deny that I couldn’t put this down. After reading, I did take issues with certain things but I just want to read it again— and forget about what anyone says and how I first felt — and see if I liked it or just really needed to escape the day I read it. But at the same time…I don’t want to reread. I just almost want to leave it as it was — a book that got me into YA that I couldn’t put down.