Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

It’s Tuesday and time for another Top Ten Tuesday list. As always, I need to thank the bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish for providing me with an outlet for my list-making mania. This week is an opportunity to get lost in a bit nostalgia as I think of the Top Ten Books I Wish I Coud Read Again For the First Time.


Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I loved these books so much as a kid. I wanted Laura’s life so badly (how young and foolish I was, her life was HARD). I need to add these to my TBR list ASAP.



A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle was another childhood favorite. Honestly, I barely remember the story, but I know without a doubt that I loved this book. I thought everything about it was cool, including the fact that the main character shared my name.



I know I am not alone with this one. I would love to discover the magic that is all things Harry Potter for the first time again! I can’t wait until my nephews are old enough. I will live vicariously through them. In the meantime, I will settle for listening to the audiobooks for the first time. They are wonderful!



Now that the Gone series by Michael Grant is almost over, I wish I could start over and experience it for the first time again. Genius.




Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer. Dear Reader, you have to know by now (unless this is your first time here, in which case, welcome) that I LOVE JACKY FABER. I wish I could meet her again for the first time again. Also, I can’t wait for the audiobook of the most recent book in this series,  The Mark of the Golden Dragon.


Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John is such a fun, feel-good book. I will definitely read it again.





Carrie Ryan is a genius when it comes to writing about zombies. I loved The Forest of Hands and Teeth and the Dead-Tossed Waves, but the final book in the series, The Dark and Hollow Places really stuck with me. I want to read these for the first time all over again.



The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith is another book that stuck with me long after I had finished. It is dark and disturbing and I would love to read it again for the first time.




Oh, Percy Jackson, how much do I love you? Thankfully Rick Riordan is still writing books about the young demigod and each one is like meeting Percy for the first time!




Uglies by Scott Westerfeld was one of the first YA books that I read as an adult. I loved it, I still love it, and I wish I could read it again for the first time. Also, Scott Westerfeld is hilarious in person. He’s awesome.



Thanks for joining  me on my little stroll down memory lane.

Happy Reading!




3 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

  1. Loved Wrinkle in Time. I have actually read it six or seven times, and I rarely reread.

    Here’s my Top Ten for this week. Hope you’ll stop by!

  2. Great list! Harry Potter is on everyone’s list, I think, including ours! I love “A Wrinkle in Time,” but I read it as an adult, not a tween. I enjoyed “Five Flavors of Dumb” and the Carrie Ryan series as well — although I was a bit freaked out because a major character in Ryan’s last two books is the name of my son (and not a common name, either). Here’s our top 10.

  3. So many great series! I loved the Uglies, Percy Jackson, Forest and Hands and Teeth series! And you can’t go wrong with Harry Potter 🙂 I have the first two books in the Gone series on my shelf adn I definitely have to get around to them now! Great list 🙂

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