Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (1)

Each week the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish host a Top Ten list based on a certain bookish topic. Other bloggers are able to join in and post their own top ten answers. Here are my answers to:

Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

  1. Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery: I'll never forget the first time I read Anne of Green Gables and discovered the wonderful world of Avonlea with the zealous, kindred spirit that is the protagonist. I've re-read this many times since, but there's nothing quite like the first time. 
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K Rowling: I'm sure a lot of people have chosen this one. Who wouldn't want to experience the beginning of such an amazing series with the boy who lived for the very first time again?  
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K Rowling: ...Or the end, for that matter.
  4. The Hobbit, by J.R.R Tolkien: I was fortunate enough to read this first, and not skip ahead to LotR, and boy am I glad I did. 
  5. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R Tolkien: It took me a few restarts and quite a while, but I battled my way through this series. And in the end I fell in love with it - with the words, and the world, and the characters. 
  6. The Lioness Quartet, by Tamora Pierce:  Words do not adequately describe.
  7. On the Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta: The book amazed me. 
  8. The Tomorrow Series, by John Marsden: So intense, so thrilling. Think under the covers, using a torch, with only the sound of pages rapidly turning; night after night. 
  9. Sweep Series, by Cate Tiernan; Ah, my guilty pleasure books. I re-read them every so often. 
  10. Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer: That which showed me the way to the paranormal romance YA genre. I can very clearly remember devouring this one in a day. 


  1. 2,3,4 and book 1 of your #6 are all on my list as well! These books took me on some amazing adventures the first time I read them and I'd love to have that experience all over again.