This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is about revisiting books from our past. This a tricky one for me. A couple of years ago I revisited a childhood favorite-A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. What a mistake! I can’t explain what the appeal was 30 years ago, but as an adult I was bored out of my mind. This leaves me hesitant to “ruin” any other beloved memories. Maybe I am just no longer confident that my favorites can stand the test of time?
1. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I have already revisited a few titles in this series, so they are safe!
2. The Serendipity series of books by Stephen Cosgrove. I still have a few battered books from this collection. I should dig them out.
3. The works of Beatrix Potter. How can one ever be disappointed with Peter Rabbit?
4. Trinity by Leon Uris. This book was a right of passage in my family. I read it in high school and have reread it at least twice since then.
5. A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving. Such vivid memories of reading this one in high school.
6. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver. I read this one is college and loved it.
7. Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O’Dell. I can remember being obsessed with this book, but I worry it will turn out like my Wrinkle in Time experience…
8. Call of the Wild by Jack London. I feel like I owe my 7th grade teacher a reread of this classic. In typical 12-year old fashion, my class became fixated on how one could possibly stay warm buried in snow. I have no recollection of any other topic of discussion on this book.
I think that’s it for me. I am not much of a rereader to begin with and my TBR list is full of new books that demand my attention!