Top Ten and Teaser Tuesday #5

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Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time

  1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – I think this one is going to be super popular this week, but I can’t help but put it here. These books were so awesome and I can remember the amount of fascination I had the first time though these. I was positively hooked and with each thing that happened I felt those rush of emotions.
  2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – This was one of those series that I couldn’t stop reading. It was brutal and really evoked emotions. I remember being literally shocked at parts and I would love to have that shock again when I read it again.
  3. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke – I remember reading this the first time and being completely in love with it. The world that Funke created was so beautiful and well thought out. I read it a second time and while I still loved it, some of the magic was gone.
  4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte – I read this in high school for my World Lit class so part of the wonder of reading was immediately gone because I had work with a group…a group that didn’t read the book…so I had to do all the work. Needless to say I adored the book but I wish I could go back and read it for myself so I didn’t have the same pressure on me.
  5. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice – This is the start to one of my all time favorite series, and I would love to go back and read it all over again with fresh eyes. I remember loving all of the characters and the settings. The details were so rich and lush that you could practically see and smell everything described. I practically fawn over detailed things and this is one of those things.
  6. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – This was my first taste of the brillant world of Middle Earth, and I was practically drunk with it by the time I finished.
  7. Runway Ralph by Beverly Cleary – This was and still is one of my favorite books ever. As a kid I think i read this about 5 times and as a teen about 3, and even though I’ve never ceased to love it I would love to read it again for the first time. I got a pet mouse named Ralph like a few months after reading it the first time and ate PB&J like it was going to be banned. That was a love like no other.
  8. Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech – Another childhood favorite of mine, and I want that same enraptured feeling that I had when I read this.
  9. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman – I loved this series but when I reading this book I had a 6th grade teacher constantly breathing down my neck about how it was taking me longer then a week to read it…I understand that I was in the library pretty much every two days like clockwork but sometimes I do like to take a break and just absorb the book. Really made me dislike reading it some.
  10. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll – I’ve read this twice. The first time I adored it and the second time I hated it…so now I based my love on nostalgia. I would love to go back and read it again, but I’d also love to go back and read it with the same whimsy that I had the first time.

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly book meme.  Anyone can play along! Just pick up your current read. Turn to a random page and pick a couple of sentences off the page. Make sure you don’t include any spoilers!


“I’m in a tunnel, lying very still, metal all around me. It’s loud and dark, and I’m so scared. My bones are shaking. I want it to be over. I want to get out.”

Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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17 Responses to Top Ten and Teaser Tuesday #5

  1. I think you are right about Harry Potter. If I had ten cents for every time I’ve typed it tonight I could probably buy a new book. :p

  2. Anne says:

    I loved the Golden Compass series but I doubt I’ll ever reread it. Once was enough. I think everybody has Harry Potter on their list. Loved it and it was so amazing the first time around, in a magical way.

  3. CYP says:

    It sounds so gloomy and dank and dark! Lol, but it does sound quite mysterious. Nice pick!

    Here’s my teaser:

  4. Donna says:

    Great teaser! She sounds terrified!

  5. Alice Audrey says:

    Sounds like the narrator is in quite the pinch.

    Great teaser. Please check out my teaser.

  6. Your teaser sounds creepy!

    Here’s my Teaser Tuesday. 🙂

    PS I adored Inkheart too. 😉

  7. trish says:

    #4 – yeah, I could imagine being the sole reader of the book for a group project would kind of suck the fun right out of it. Hopefully you’ll get a chance to read it again all by yourself.

  8. The teaser draws me right into the suspenseful moments….thanks for sharing.


  9. Anya says:

    Your list is awesome! Love it
    Creepy teaser!

    House Millar TT


  10. Cathy says:

    that’s a really great teaser. Here’s my Teaser

  11. Harry Potter + The Hunger Games are definitely popular choices this week and I have them on my list as well. Your list also reminded me about Inkheart! I’ve read it before but I’ve yet to read the rest of the series 🙂

  12. Lucy says:

    Awesome choices. I’d love to go back and read Interview with the Vampire.

    Also, Every Other Day sounds great. Nice, spooky teaser.

  13. Priya says:

    When I first read Inkheart, I decided to try reading the original German. Needless to say, I read the dictionary more than the book. I loved the book, though! But I’d like to be able to read it for the first time again, only this time, in English!

  14. Looks like HP and The Hunger Games are standard answers today. Besides Interview with the Vampire, I haven’t heard of any of your other choices. Here’s my list.

  15. Laura Cline says:

    I’ve never read Wuthering Heights, HP, or Alice in Wonderland, and they are all kind of on my shame list. I have some new Penguin clothbounds of Bronte and Carroll and I’m trying to entice myself that way. I guess I have some good first reads to look forward to.

    Come visit my list at The Scarlet Letter.

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