Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Top Ten Books I Want to Reread

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic from The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Books I Want to Reread.  Now unlike a lot of people I do really enjoy a reread and here's a list of 10 books I'm looking forward to rereading sometime (hopefully soon!)

1. The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald - I listened to an audio version of The Great Gatsby recent and got such a different perspective of it than when I read it in high school.  I read this one on my own in college and would love to revisit this story.

2. East of Eden by John Steinbeck - This is another book I read on my own though I was in high school for this one.  There was a read along with this one not to long ago and it made me realize how little I remember about the story.

3. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams - Another one I read 20+ years ago and need to reread as an adult.  I've read a few pages of it recently but got distracted and haven't picked it back up.  I love Adams' dry offbeat humor.

4. What Happens in London by Julia Quinn - I laughed until I cried over parts of this one when I was reading it.  I know not everyone loves this one and the end is a little random but the part where Sebastian does a reading from Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron is hilarious.

5. Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis - Sawyer and Chloe are definitely one of everyone's favorite Lucky Harbor couples but it's been awhile since I read it.  With the new novella about them out I feel the need to go revisit the beginning!

6. The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog by Dave Barry - It's heading towards Christmas time and it's making me want to reread this hilarious Christmas adventure from Dave Barry.  The nativity set war between the 2 big churches is worth reading just on it's own but the rest of the book is funny with just enough dash of sweet.

7.  Christmas with Anne by L.M. Montgomery - This is another one I always want to read around Christmas time.  These short stories and excerpts from books are all about Christmas and set the perfect mood for the holiday.

8.  The Blue Bedroom and Other Stories by Rosanunde Pilcher - I haven't read any Pilcher in awhile and the other day I realized I was missing her.  This short story collection is one of my favorites.

9.  The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom - I try and remind myself to reread this book every so often.  It's not an easy read but it's such an amazing book and really shows the best humanity has to offer while in the middle of the worst.

10.  Any Maud Silver book by Patricia Wentworth - It's been awhile since I've caught up with my favorite Governess turned Detective and I miss her!  

33 comments:

  1. The Hiding Place is a good choice! I forgot that on my list and I would like to re-read it. :)
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    1. It's a tough read but it's definitely worth it!

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  2. I love Rosamunde Pilcher. Snow in April is my favorite re-read of hers.

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    1. I haven't read Snow in April in years! Thanks for the reminder I will have to go see if I still have it!

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  3. Good picks. I should probably reread most of the books I read in high school because I feel like I did so much critical reading/analysis that I didn't get to just enjoy the stories for what they were. Makes me wonder if I'd be able to naturally pick up on all the themes and symbols again.

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    1. It's interesting to read something from a completely different time in your life. The perspective is always so different.

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  4. I also do my fair share of rereading. It's a must to get me through the year.
    Unfortunately on your list I've only read The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Only a few years ago, I believe.
    But The Great Gatsby is a fave of mine, but for some reason I've yet to read any more of his work. I need to remedy that.
    I've also only read Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men(required school reading) but I liked it. I should really pick something else of his up.
    Great list.
    Happy reading!
    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

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    1. Definitely read more Fitzgerald and Steinbeck! Except for Steinbeck's The Pearl. It's awful

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  5. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy--that's definitely a good one that I forgot to put on my own list. I've forgotten enough of it that it warrants a reread. :-)

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    1. I'm the same way on Hitchhiker 's. I only remember bits and pieces.

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  7. I get a guilty cringe whenever I see a Hitchhiker's Guide reference bc I still have never read it! I really need to get on that. I have Anne of GG on my list-so now I definitely have to seek out this Christmas story for December!

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    1. I'm scared to recommend Hitchhiker's Guide since it's been so long since I've read it but I definitely am looking forward to a reread! I love Christmas with Anne. It's just so sweet and Christmas-y

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  8. What a great list, Katherine! I would really like to re-read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy again at some point. I'm not sure about The Hiding Place, although I still have my copy of that one.

    I don't often re-read, although I do try to make that my rule about keeping books I've read--that I'll only keep them if I plan to re-read them someday. I know I break it all the time as hard as I find it to part with books. I'm getting better at it though. Slowly. :-)

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    1. It is so difficult to get rid of books! I finally started doing paperbackswap.com so at least they're going to a good home!

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  9. Great list! I absolutely love the hitchhiker's guide! And the first two on your list are ones I have to get around to reading for the first time.. Some good recommendations at the end too!
    Rachel
    Dashing Good Books - Top Ten books I want to re-read

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    1. I really want to reread the first 2. It's been so long since I read either I'm sure my experience would be very different!

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  10. I recently read The Hitchhiker's Guide and am a bit bummed that I felt kind of "meh" about it. Maybe because I was trying to read the whole thing in one day--I wonder if that's one of those that might be better listened to.

    Great Gatsby is one that I've read several times. I get something new out of it everytime!

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    1. Hitchhiker's Guide is definitely not for everyone . It's been so long since I read it I'm not entirely sure it's for me!

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  11. Hitchhiker's Guide is one of my husband's favorites. Great list!

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    1. I'm really looking forward to reading this one!

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  12. I'd love to re-read some Jill Shalvis too. She's just so much fun!

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    1. Definitely! I'm rereading Head Over Heels now and really enjoying it!

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  13. Christmas with Anne is one of my favourite seasonal reads too - it's just lovely!
    Em

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    1. Lovely is the perfect word for that one!

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  14. Wonderful choices. I want to read Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase. I say read instead of re-read because the first time I listened.

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    1. I haven't read any of Chase's books but I really want to try one of hers .

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  15. I have been wanting to read The Hitchhiker's Guide for so long, maybe it's time I pick it up.

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    1. It's definitely worth trying! I'm looking forward to rereading it!

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  16. I'd like to reread The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It has been a long time for me too.

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    1. Definitely! I'm curious to see what I think of it as an adult!

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  17. I love re-reading books! I need to re-read The Hitchhiker's Guide and East of Eden and maybe I should re-read The Great Gatsby, see if I appreciate it better.

    Good post. :)

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    1. I listened to The Great Gatsby recently and really got a lot more out of it than I did in highschool.

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