Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’d Love to Re-Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic focuses on books that we’ve read already… but that are calling out for a re-read!

Here are my top picks for books I’d like to revisit:

1) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: I read this during high school, and that was a really long time ago! I feel so derelict for not having re-read it sooner, but at least I have a copy now. I’m going to try to make time for a re-read during the next few months.

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2) Lord of the Flies by William Golding: Another one from ye olde school days that I should probably revisit.

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3) Either Emma or Persuasion (or both!) by Jane Austen. I really love both of these, and it’s been far too many years since I’ve picked up either book.

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4) Any of the Vonnegut books I’ve known and loved — top contenders being Cat’s Cradle or Galapagos.

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5) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. I kept waiting to re-read this one, thinking perhaps that I’d convince my son to read it with me. He’s consistently turned me down, so it’s probably time for me to just read it on my own, and then maybe read the other books in the series too.

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6) The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny: I never did finish this series. Of the 10 Amber books, I think I read only the first five, but it’s been a really, really long time. I should read the entire series, start to finish — and I’d really love to spend more time in this world, thinking about the labyrinth.

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7) The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman: It hasn’t been that many years since I first read this one, but I’ve only read it once and feel like I’d enjoy absorbing more of the story and the atmosphere during a 2nd go-round.

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8) Some older Stephen King: Could be any of his earlier works, but I’m leaning toward re-reading The Stand or The Eyes of the Dragon.

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9) Anything by Louisa May Alcott, other than Little Women: I’ve read Little Women probably a dozen times, but there are quite a few books by Louisa May Alcott which I read once and barely remember now, such as Little Men, Jo’s Boys, Rose in Bloom, and Eight Cousins.

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10) His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman: I re-read The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife back when The Amber Spyglass was about to be released, but that’s already a long time ago. I think it might be fun to read all three books straight through, even though I’m dreading the heartbreak that certain parts will inevitably bring me.

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What books are are you itching to re-read?

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22 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’d Love to Re-Read

  1. Nice list 🙂 The Stand by Stephen King is a great book, but it’s SO LONG! I’d love to read that one again too, but might have to wait a year or two before tackling it. The other book of his I’d love to reread is IT, but that’s another long book.

    • I know! I think it’s the length that’s keeping me from starting The Stand again, but I realize that I only barely remember the story, so I need to get to it eventually!

  2. I need to re-read Dark Materials too! It’s been years!

    I enjoyed Timequake and Slaughterhouse 5 so I might pick up Cat’s Cradle soon 🙂

    • I’m glad you’ve loved your re-reads of His Dark Materials! I’ve read the HP books more times than I can count — looking forward to revisiting HDM. Thanks!

    • It’s at least 20 years for me since I read The Stand, so I’d be starting practically from scratch! Still, I know it’s one of SK’s master works, and I feel like I should be more familiar with it.

  3. I think I read To Kill a Mockingbird in middle school and I don’t remember it at all. That’s definitely on my re-read list too. Lord of the Flies was one I remember LOVING and would like to remember what I thought all the fuss was about. lol I need to read all Jane Austen (have only gotten through Northanger Abbey). A Golden Compass re-read would be fantastic too. I listened to the audios a few years ago (Pullman narrates, they’re amazing) but I’d like to listen again, they’re that good. Great list!

    • Ooh, Pullman narrates the audiobooks? I have to check those out! I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t remember a thing about To Kill a Mockingbird. Group re-read, perhaps?

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