Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This weeks topic is Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time.
Here are a few books I would love to read again for the first time, in no particular order…
- The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) by Robert Galbraith. I don’t even remember reading this first book in the Cormoran Strike series, only that I read it again years later and became hooked.
- Troubled Blood (Cormoran Strike #5) by Robert Galbraith. My favorite in the Cormoran Strike series so far. It took two weeks to read it when it came out last year, and though I savored every moment, I would love to have the chance to read that ending again for the first time.
- The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. One of my favorite books of all time.
- Untraceable (Tracers #1) by Laura Griffin. This is one of my favorite series but at the time I started it, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into! I wish I could reread it again with fresh eyes.
- Twisted (Tracers #5) by Laura Griffin. One of the standout Tracers books for me, that had so many twists I remember reading it thinking, is this really happening? I would love to read this again for the first time and experience those suspenseful moments all over again.
- Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Wouldn’t it be incredible to reread this series without knowing anything that was going to happen? I remember the days when the books were still being published and each new one was a total surprise.
- Divergent series by Veronica Roth. At the time these books were coming out, a friend and I were reading them and discussing at work the following day. It was so fun, and I haven’t had a fantasy/dystopian series to do that with in a long time!
- Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon. This book blew me away and I will never forget the ending. As such, future rereads will be distorted by that, and I already wish that I could go back to not knowing and experience it for the first time.
- The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. See above!
- The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. While it wasn’t too long ago that I read The Testaments, it has been quite a while since I read The Handmaid’s Tale, and I would love to re-experience that without knowing what is going to happen.
Most of these books had a surprise ending that I will never forget, as such there is nothing quite like that first reading.