Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Books I Wish I Could Read Again For the First time

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

Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again For the First time

(I am going to keep this list simple. These are, in no particular order, some of my favourite books ever; that were either my firsts by that author, or my firsts in that genre, or I read them in just a couple of hours and was hooked from the first word. I still clearly remember the first time I read these books and I wish I could re-live it.)

1. Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

2. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

3. Misery by Stephen King

4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

5. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci by Diana Wynne Jones

6. Discworld series by Terry Pratchett

7. If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino

8. Dracula by Bram Stoker

10. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

14 comments:

Abhinav said...

Great picks

JNCL said...

I love all your hidden Harry Potter references, especially your URL!
JNCL
The Beauty of Eclecticism

Willa said...

Great list!! I love HP!

Trish said...

I've read #2, 4, & 8 - all excellent books!

Alexa said...

Harry Potter <3

inlibrisveritas said...

Great picks! I've heard of all of them but I've only read Harry Potter and Dracula. I own Shadow of the Wind and I really need to get around to reading it.

Also your url is awesome! :) Thanks for stopping by In Libris Veritas

Andrea said...

I also have HP on my list. Besides Misery, I don't think I've heard of any of your other choices. I'll need to update my tbr list after these Top Tens! Here's mine for the week.

Becca said...

Great list! I need to read The Book Thief. It looks great.

Laura said...

I'm reading Dracula for the first time, and I still feel like I know everything that's going to go down anyway... hopefully I'll prove myself wrong! Also, YES to Harry Potter :)

Jen said...

I'm reading The Book Thief for the 1st time this week and really looking forward to it!

Megan said...

Misery is a good one. Reading Stephen King always takes me back to summers when I was in high school. I'd love to re-create that feeling of staying up half night with a deliciously disturbing story knowing I don't have to go to work in the morning. ;-)

1girl2manybooks said...

I really need to read Shadow of the Wind! So many good reviews of it and I keep putting it off for some reason.

celine.olivia said...

I finally see Dracula on someone's list! It's a really good book. I love your picks. I love Diana Wynne Jones's book too, especially Howl's Moving Castle. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

http://forget8me8not.blogspot.com

LBC said...

Good list. There are a bunch on here I haven't read. Is Misery your favorite Stephen King?


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