Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10…Books I Could Re-Read Forever

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.


22 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10…Books I Could Re-Read Forever

  1. What a wonderful selection of books! I too would love to have included His Dark Materials – it slipped my mind! Frankenstein is also a fantastic choice 😀

    1. Yes Lisa, I have watched both series 1 and 2 of The Frankenstein Chronicles. I slightly preferred series 1 but I thoroughly enjoyed watching it all. I hope you continue to enjoy your binge watching. 😀 And thank you for linking in – heading over to check out your post now!

  2. Yay for Sense and Sensibility! I re-read the Austens regularly, and Dickens. I did try re-reading the Narnia books recently but I fear I’ve become Susan – I no longer seem to be able to get back to Narnia as I could as a child… 😪

    1. FF, I am very sad to hear you’ve become Susan! However very pleased to hear you enjoy regularly re-reading Austen and Dickens. Sadly there isn’t any Dickens on this list but only because I haven’t re-read any of them, yet! 🙂

  3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Over the past few years I have reread Lois Lenski’s Regional Series; books I loved as a child about children in different locales all over the United States before every region began to look the same.

  4. Most of these would be on my list too, but not quite all – I’ve never really been into Gothic fantasy, so no Mary Shelley, and no Terry Pratchett or Philip Pullman either – for those I’d have to substitute Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, and (cheating a little) the Lymond books by Dorothy Dunnett

    1. Margaret, I haven’t read the Lymond books or Anne of Green Gables, however I have the latter on my new Classics Club list so I will hopefully be reading it soon. Also I really love Rebecca but I didn’t include it on my list as I haven’t re-read it, yet!

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