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:
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As one of my goals this year is to continue to make time for re-reading old favourites, I thought I would encourage myself by sharing with you the ten books I am most looking forward to re-reading soon:
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen – My favourite of all of Austen’s wonderful novels, that follows the trials and tribulations of the Dashwood sisters. I look forward to seeing if it retains its top spot after a second read.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – The first book in Collins’ popular dystopian, young adult trilogy, which I haven’t read since they were adapted into the highly successful film franchise with an all-star cast.
- The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley – My first and favourite novel I read by Kearsley. I look forward to returning to the beautiful Trelowarth on the Cornish coast and seeing if I fall in love with it all over again.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling – Over the last year or so, I have been enjoying a comforting re-read of Rowling’s magical Harry Potter series, via the audiobooks read by the brilliant Stephen Fry.
- Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy – I am hoping a re-read of this, the hopelessly romantic and tragic tale of Gabriel and Bathsheba, will spur me on to read more of Hardy’s novels.
- Sabriel by Garth Nix – After re-reading this and Lirael, the first and second books in Nix’s Old Kingdom series, I hope I will finally be able to get round to finishing the series with Abhorsen.
- Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard – My first and favourite novel I read by Gillard. I look forward to re-reading this powerful tale, as well as reading two new-to-me books I have by this wonderful author.
- Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott – It has been many years since I read Scott’s classic novel. So long ago I remember little about it, except for a vague feeling that I enjoyed it. High time for a re-read don’t you think?!
- Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens – Since reading this I read many of Dickens’ classic novels, and now it feels like the right time to go back and remind myself of this old favourite.
- Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by M.C. Beaton – At first, I thought this would be a new read in my continued journey through Beaton’s hilarious Agatha Raisin series, but on closer inspection I recognised the premise; so re-read it is!
Have you read any of these? What books would you like to re-read? Also, please leave a link in the comments below if you have taken part in this week’s TTT topic too.