Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. If you love books and making lists, this is the meme for you! This week’s topic is:
Books I Could Re-read Forever
One of my goals each year is to make more time for re-reading old favourites. So here are ten books I have enjoyed re-reading in the past and I look forward to re-reading some more:
- The Bible – As a practicing Christian this is a book I hope I will turn to again and again, for inspiration, strength, guidance and comfort for the rest of my life.
- The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien – This fantasy children’s classic has been my favourite book since childhood. I have read it many times and I can’t see myself ever tiring of this comforting, magical adventure.
- The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien – Like Christopher Lee, I think this epic fantasy classic should come out every few years to be re-discovered. Each time I read it I get something more from it!
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – So far I have only read this beautifully written, gothic classic twice, but I see another read on the horizon, especially as this year it is the 200th anniversary of its release.
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C S Lewis – Another fantasy children’s classic that I have fond, comforting memories of. Every few years, I hope to re-read the whole wonderful Chronicles of Narnia series.
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen – Through my new Classics Club list, I am planning to re-read all of Austen’s classic, inspiring tales of Regency women, but I think this is still my favourite of them all.
- Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett – I can’t see me ever tiring of this wonderfully theatrical, madcap and hilarious take on Macbeth, from Pratchett’s magic, weird and fantastical Discworld series.
- The Screwtape Letters by C S Lewis – A book I think it is important to keep re-reading: 1) because it is a great read and 2) because it is a reminder of how easily humans can be led astray.
- Northern Lights by Philip Pullman – Last year, I enjoyed my first comforting re-read of this fantasy adventure with the spirited Lyra Belacqua and I look forward to more!
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J K Rowling – Also, last year, I enjoyed a comforting re-read of this magical book (via audiobook). Its wonderful characters will have me returning again and again. They are like old friends.
Have you read any of my choices? What books could you re-read forever? Also, please link in the comments below if you have taken part in this week’s TTT topic too.