Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday #15

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic:

Top Ten Books I want to Re-read:

1. Moby Dick by Herman Melville - I read what I thought was the abridged version of this book a long time ago (around the time when I read and liked Enid Blyton) and I hated it. I saw this book in a bookshop years later and realized what I'd read was the original book and it is supposed to be pretty good. I need to re-read it!

2. The Book Thief by Makus Zusak - When I read this book, I just loved it. I want to re-read it to re-love it!

3. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller - I remember loving this book. But it was the kind of thing where you stay glued to a book for twenty hours straight without eating or sleeping; and later it seems very unreal; like the whole thing was just a big dream and you get back to your routine and reading that book is only a hazy memory. (Or, maybe, it only happens to me)

4. American Gods by Neil Gaiman - I just re-read Anansi Boys and it reminded me so much of American Gods that I want to read it again!

5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - I miss Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs. Okay, I don't really miss Wormtail...

6. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett - Because I am only one re-read short of a thousand reads.

7. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein - The third time's the charm. When I read this for the first time I hated it. When I re-read it, I liked it. Maybe if I read it one more time, it could convince me to finally read the Lord of the Rings series.

8. On Writing by Stephen King - I do keep reading it over and over in parts. So often, however, that I don't remember the book as a whole at all.

9. Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris - I loved this book and I'd like to be reminded why.

10. The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones - Haven't read anything by her in a long time and I had enjoyed this book a lot!

8 comments:

Sidne,the BCR said...

I remember having a fit that my english teacher had us to read the Hobbit in high school. it was alright.
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Lenasledgeblog.com said...

Great selection of books, seems like most are probably on the banned or challenge book list fittingly with this week's Read Banned Books Week. But they are all pretty awesome books you listed.

Thanks for sharing.

Here's Mine:
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Laura said...

I love Moby Dick- it is pretty great, so I recommend a re-read wholeheartedly! I also know exactly what you mean with the whole reading a book in one big long go and then not really being able to remember what it was about- and it's amazing :). I remember doing that with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, which I definitely need to reread actually...

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Oh my gosh, every time some mentions The Book Thief, I kick myself for not having read it yet. I have it too!

Rebecca V said...

Good Omens is on my list too. It is just so easily enjoyable, I could probably read it again and again.

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LBC said...

I would love to reread Moby Dick and I'm sure I will someday. The first time I listened to the audio and read along, which was an awesome experience.

Come visit my list at The Scarlet Letter.

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

I cheated by selecting the whole Harry Potter series, but I'll admit that the Prisoner of Azkaban is probably the one I'm looking forward too the most!

Priya said...

Laura - Now that I have another person telling me to re-read Moby Dick, I really should!! The Curious Incident.. is a great book, it's small but I spent days reading it, so I do actually remember what happened. You should re-read it! Thanks for stopping by!

LBC - If mine was an audio version, I would have probably enjoyed it more. I guess I just wasn't used to that kind of language in that age, and it was a bit too much. I am sure I'm going to end up loving it, even before I have started re-reading it!

Kay - Well I recently re-read the last two books when the final movie came out. Now I miss those older books. And PoA was one of my favourites!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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