August 24, 2021
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Top Ten Tuesday:
10 Books I Wish I Could Read Again For the First Time
I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Wish I Could Read Again For the First Time and the 2021 Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight.
This is a difficult topic for me because I believe that first reads are best! I’m a “one and done” reader and I’m not a rereader (well…rarely a rereader). However, there are a few books I’d like to read again for the first time (if I had a time machine) simply to recapture the “book hangover,” the pleasure, or the memorable reading experience.
I’d love to hear from YOU!
If you had a time machine, what is the number one book you’d like to read again for the first time? Do we share any titles?
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(in no particular order)
If you’ve experienced Project Hail Mary you know! If you’ve read the print version, you might want to consider a reread via the audio format! Even though there’s a lot of science and math that I was tempted to skim, I was pleasantly surprised by the alien and the powerful friendship theme in this sci-fi page-turner. Amaze! Amaze! Amaze!
I will never forget the emotional reading experience that this story provided. I loved the way this book ended with a passage from the father’s point of view! (One of my favorite endings ever.) I wasn’t expecting to hear from the father after a story focused on the women of the family, and it was a poignant and heartfelt reflection that had me in tears (IYKYK). I would adore the chance to read this favorite story (a lifetime favorite) again for the first time. (I wish the author had written a sequel!)
Yes, I adore quirky characters striving to live their best lives…..but this is not what this story is about, and the twist at the
This is a well-written, fun, escapist read so I might want to read this page-turner again for the first time. Castaway meets Survivors.
Guernsey is a delightful and charming read and one of the few books that I’ve actually reread. It checks all my boxes for a feel-good story. I enjoyed it the second time. However, I know I enjoyed my first read best and I’d rather have read it again for the first time than for a reread. (Not reviewed because I read it before I started blogging.) The film adaptation is excellent (and I’ve watched that twice, too!).
Fredrik Backman is my favorite author and I’d like to read some of his books again for the first time. His creativity amazes me. The drama in this story slowly builds (gotta trust Backman!) as multiple characters are introduced and the stage is set for a dramatic, compelling, and poignant ending.
This book gave me a “book hangover,” and I loved the poignant story and its thoughtful themes of faith, friendship, marriage, partnership, and asking difficult questions. I’d love to read it again for the first time.
I’d love to read this again for the first time because of the unique narrator, the poignant friendship, and the survival themes. No review available because I read it before I started blogging, but I need to mention that the film adaptation is well done.
Wouldn’t you love to read this children’s classic again for the very first time and recapture the magic of childhood reading? Which one of your favorite childhood stories would you like to read again for the first time?
I’m listing this for my younger self! I’d love to recapture the thrill I felt reading my first “adult” historical fiction book when I was a young high school student…the book that started my lifelong love affair with histfic! After a steady diet of Nancy Drew, I remember being engaged for days (and nights!) in what I considered a compelling and unputdownable story with unforgettable characters and a southern setting! It was different from anything I had ever read. I’m afraid to reread it and discover that it doesn’t give me the same “book hangover” as that first time!
Which book would you like to read again for the first time?
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
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