Top Ten Tuesday is weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Today's topic of the Top Ten Tuesday is a little different. The challenge is called "Rewind", and you get to pick a topic to revisit, either one that you already did, or one that you missed out on. I decided to pick out an oldie, but very good theme:
Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time
- Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling - It was kind of obvious that this would be here. I remember being in my last year of middle school. It was winter, and I remember reading The Goblet Of Fire under the blankets, with a flashlight (it sounds cool, but it isn't, because THAT'S HOW I RUINED MY EYES!). And I remember trying to be sneaky and not move or make a sound (the door to my room was actually made mostly of glass, so if anyone wanted to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, they'd know I was awake at a really late hour), and being so happy with being in the Wizarding World for a few hours at night. Full disclosure: my Mom did catch me eventually, because one night I fell asleep on my book, it was so late. Got in trouble for that, because "you're supposed to sleep more than a few hours, you're too young to stay up that late", which I agree with, but it was still fun. I want that feeling back, and so I'd love to read Harry Potter for the first time again.
- And I Darken - Kiersten White - This is one book that scared me a little bit, to be honest. Reading a book about one of your country's national heroes is not an easy thing to do, mostly because you expect things to be... let's say seen from a different perspective than what your history books say about him/her. And when you're talking about the guy most people call Dracula and think he was a vampire, it makes the reading experience a hell of a lot more scary. Having read it now, I'd love to read it again for the first time, without having that fear, that somehow the book would show Vlad in a bad or wrong light. Sure, Vlad is a girl in this book, but it's still a great representation of the historical figure, even if with a few changes. The important thing here, I think, is that it can serve as a conversation starter, and it's one of the things I absolutely love about the book. And it also can spark a need for knowledge of World History, which is always great.
- Vampire Academy- Richelle Mead - This is probably one of my Top 5 favorite series of all times, so of course I'd love to read it again for the first time.
- The Dead House - Dawn Kurtagich - One of the most mind-bending books I've ever read, I'd love to go back and read it again for the first time.
- The Hunchback - Paul Feval - One of the oldest books I've read, and also my very first book boyfriend. I've loved this book ever since I first read it, back in middle school, before Harry Potter came along.
- Chieftain - Arnette Lamb - Oh man, this is one of my favorite historical romances that I've ever read, and I've read a few. Not many, but enough to be confident to say this. There are four books in this series, if I'm not mistaken. I've only read the last two, and I loved them both. I hope they still sell the other two books in the series. But yes, I'd definitely love to read this book again for the first time.
- Lord Of The Rings/Hobbit/Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien - Another favorite of mine. Back in the day, I read it in Romanian, which was good, but I'd love to erase that and read it all again in English. Chances are, even if I do read it now in English, it might seem like a different book, just because there are tons of stuff lost in translation, no matter how good that translation is.
- Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen - The first book I ever read in English. I think I was about 12. Would love to read it again for the first time.
- Southern Vampires Mysteries - Charlaine Harris - My first Urban Fantasy/Paranormal book, I'd love to read it again for the first time.
- Robin Hood - In case you don't know this, there are tons of books with and about the famous outlaw. I've read only two of them, one by Alexandre Dumas, and another book that I can't remember much about, not the title and definitely not the author. I do remember though that it wasn't so much about Robin Hood himself, but about one of the men that follow him. Not Little John though, although that would be awesome! Anyway, I'd love to read the original version of the story, without having all of the information from different books, movies and TV shows floating around in my head, to sort of influence the reading experience, if it makes sense.
That's it guys, ten books I'd wish I could read again for the first time. What about you? Are there any books you want to read again for the first time?