I am joining The Broke and the Bookish for today’s Top Ten Books to Reread. The books I want to reread are mostly my all-time favorite books or those that I tried to read as a kid and either didn’t finish or I don’t remember it. Many of the classics have made it to my Classics Club list. I’m hoping that now that I love to read, I’ll be able to give these classics a second chance. Many of these would be great selections for our , a great selection for our Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge!
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon might be my all time-favorite book. A fantastic combination of imagery, mystery and romance, this book had everything for me. Taking place in a bookstore and the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, it’s a book lover’s dream the way Zafon describes his love for books and the power books can evoke. Set in Spain.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This is one I listened to on audiobook for my Classics Club challenge. Sissy Spacek as narrator was perfectly captivating but the story had me entranced. I had a different perspective and appreciation for the interaction between father and children now that I’m a mother myself. Another favorite I would not hesitate to re-read.
The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain. It wouldn’t be a booklist of mine without my favorite author. Midwife’s Confession is still the first book where I felt such a compassion and love for the characters that I missed them when the book was done.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. A book that completely changed my perspective of Death. As a narrator, Death was compassionate, eloquent and beautiful. Totally different from the Grim Reaper persona. Just a completely heartbreaking and beautiful book and one that gave me hope. Set in Germany, a great selection for our Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge.
Under the Jeweled Sky by Alison McQueen. I loved this book and what it reminds me of. The power of first and forbidden love. The impact of India gaining their independence from Britain. A fantastic historical fiction, one that I was emotionally invested in and I learned quite a bit about this important event in Indian history.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas and The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. Two of my favorite books as a teen, back when I disliked reading for pleasure. Somehow I remember loving these two books so I think they deserve a re-read since I’ve done them the injustice of forgetting why. Set in France and England respectively.
Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle. Read this one in school as a kid but don’t remember it. I think I would enjoy this fantasy novel now.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodges Burnett. I tried to read this book a couple times as a kid because my mom had said it was one of her childhood favorites. I never did get into it but I’m hoping now I’d have the attention span to power through.
The Iliad by Homer. Ok, so I didn’t like to read as a kid but I loved Greek mythology and somehow did read the Iliad. But, I don’t remember it so on the re-read list it goes.
What books would you like to re-read? Did you like to read as a kid? Do you enjoy re-reading books? You make me happy when you leave a comment so I hope to hear from you!