It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish!
It’s a TTT Rewind week so that means we get to pick a previous topic of our choice! I scrolled through the topics and immediately knew which one I was going to pick! It’s from September 27, 2011 (Rewind, INDEED!)
TOP TEN BOOKS I WANT TO REREAD
This has been a topic that’s been on my mind for a while. Ever since I started my blog, I’ve read some SUPER AWESOME books. I used to reread all the time because, well, I didn’t know that many amazing books were out there. Now that I’ve found them, I can’t find the time to read the ones I HAVEN’T read much less the ones I have. It’s my goal this year to make the time to reread a few. And guess what. So far, I’ve failed. Here’s hoping that making a top ten list will spur me on to reread some of my recent favorites!
1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: I immediately fell in love with Anna and the French Kiss when I read it this past year. I got ALL THE FEELS from this book and I absolutely, positively adored how the relationship between Anna & St. Clair developed. Anna was funny, emotional, and a character I really connected with. I felt like I had so much in common with her and I just had a down right blast reading this book! I definitely need to pick it up again and SOON.
2. If I Stay by Gayle Forman: I became an instant Gayle Forman fan after reading If I Stay. It was a book that really moved me (I mean, I was reading at work and honestly trying not to cry as I sat at my desk). This was one of the first books that really helped me fall in love with the contemporary side of YA as well. Before that I was only seeking out dystopians & paranormals. It all changed with Gayle!
3. Where She Went by Gayle Forman: If I’m going to read If I Stay, I HAVE to read Where She Went too. I thought it was a brilliant follow up to the first book and totally didn’t expect to enjoy it so much considering it was from a male POV. I was pleasantly surprised to see how differently Adam’s POV read and how much I connected with him!
4. Just One Day by Gayle Forman: YES, I AM REREADING ALL OF GAYLE’S BOOKS. I mean, ever since I finished Just One Day, I’ve been dreaming about rereading it. I loved it THAT MUCH. I really want to have a Gayle Forman reread-a-thon before Just One Year comes out… Anyone else totally down with that???
5. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline: How amazing was this audiobook!? Thanks, Wil Wheaton, for narrating an amazing book and making it that much more awesome. I really want to go listen to the audio all over again. It was a blast to listen to and just a really fun book all around.
6. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay: This book simply blew me away. I definitely want to reread this one again to absorb all of that beautiful writing and the amazing story of Nastya & Josh & Drew. These characters were just so real to me and I got totally invested in each of their issues. Katja Millay is also amazing at interacting with her fans and she’s been so sweet to respond to all of us who are fangirling over her book on Twitter/Goodreads!
7. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins: Sweet Evil contained the first character I fangirled over — Kaidan Rowe. I really want to go back and swoon for him all over again… It would also be helpful to reread before I start Sweet Peril which comes out in the end of April! Although realistically, I know I won’t get around to it.
8. Delirium by Lauren Oliver: Well, after Requiem, I’m not even sure I want to reread this series and in the saddest way, I’m not even sure I can recommend this trilogy to anyone to pick and start reading. I DO want to reread Delirium, though, because I really want to remember why I fell in love with this world, with Lena, and with Alex. I know I adored this book and I want to recapture that magic and restore my faith in this series just a little bit.
9. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech: Walk Two Moons was easily one of my favorites from my childhood. I think I read it when I was probably 11 or 12? Salamanca Tree Hiddle, her crazy family, her curious mystery, her creepy neighbor, and her cute little new boy friend were a delight to read about. I recently reread The Giver which was another childhood favorite and was not disappointed! I definitely want to reread Walk Two Moons and see if the magic is still there for this book as well! I don’t read middle grade for my blog, but I requested a book by Sharon Creech from Edelweiss to read — that’s how much I loved this book!
10. Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot: I don’t read a lot of adult books anymore simply because well, I love YA for one, but also because I almost don’t feel like I have the time! The Heather Wells series was one that got me back into reading when high school was killing it for me with all its boring assigned books and I could not get enough of Meg Cabot’s hysterical characters and cute, swoony romances. I’d definitely like to start this series all over again after having read Size 12 and Ready to Rock (book four in the series) over the summer.