Do Over! Top Ten Books I Want to Reread.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish. It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely ladies over there give us book bloggers wonderful and fun topics to create our lists! Check out what others have posted by going over there!

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This week’s topic is –

Top Ten Books I Want to Reread

I am a huge fan or rereading books that I love.  I think I have reread the Harry Potter series about 7 times.  (and need to reread again)  But here are some others that are definitely worthy of a second-or third- reading.

1.  Shadow of the Wind by Carols Ruiz Zafon

Maybe I will reread all three?

2.  The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

I try to reread these every few years, and it has been awhile.

3.  The Historian by Elisabeth Kostova

I know I loved it when I read it, but I don’t remember why.

4.  Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice

With her new Prince Lestat out, I need a refresher.

5.  The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

My daughter will be reading this in the spring for school and I want it clear in my memory so we can discuss it.

6.  Tender is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I read this-pretty quickly- a few years ago, and it left quite an impression on me.

7.  Northhanger Abbey and 8.  Sense and Sensibilty by Jane Auster

Two of the few by Austen that I only read once

9.  The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

The first book I read by Allende that began my love for her writing.

10.  The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

What?  It will only be the 4th reread.  They are good, quick, and easy.  AND Mockingjay comes out in a few weeks so I need to brush up.

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What A Classic!! A Top Ten List

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish. It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely ladies over there give us book bloggers wonderful and fun topics to create our lists! Check out what others have posted by going over there!

http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com

This week’s topic is-

Top Ten Favorite Classics-or- Top Ten Classics I Want to Read

Since I have been absent from my blog for so long, I figured I would do both, so here it goes!

Top Ten Favorite Classics

1.Pride & Prejudice

2.  Little Women

3.  To Kill A Mockingbird

4.  Gone With the Wind

5.  Jane Eyre

6.  Rebecca

7.  The Painted Veil

8.  The Sun Also Rises

9.  Brave New World

10.  The Lord of The Rings

Top Ten Classics I WANT to Read

1.  1984

2.  East of Eden

3.  Wuthering Heights

4.  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

5.  The Bell Jar

6.  A Tale of Two Cities

7.  Paradise Lost

8.  Great Expectations

9.  The Divine Comedy

10.  Lady Chatterly’s Lover

What are your favorite classics?

Leave a comment- I love to hear from you!

 

Top Ten Sequels-sort of…

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish.  It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely ladies over there give us book bloggers wonderful and fun topics to create our lists!  Check out what others have posted by going over there! http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com

This week’s topic is-

Top Ten Sequels

Ok- I have to admit to a bit of a struggle- I came up with series-not exactly sequels.  While I enjoyed the book, I didn’t think The Chambers of Secrets was the best sequel in the series.  Anyway-here is my list-

1.  The Harry Potter Series

My favs after the first are probably the third, sixth and seventh.

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2.  The Chronicles of Narnia

This is an amazing series.  I read them in the order in which they were written-it was awesome!

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3.  The Hunger Games Trilogy

I think Catching Fire might be in my top three of amazing sequels.

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4.  The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was great- 2nd and 3rd almost seemed like one long book.  Lisbeth Sanders is one of my favorite characters in modern literature.

5.  The Vampire Lestat

Totally giving away how OLD I am , but I loved this series of books, along with Rice’s Mayfair Witches series.

6.  The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series

When I first read The Shadow of the Wind, I was in love with that book.  The sequel- The Angel’s Game really confused me, but then the third came out-The Prisoner of Heaven-and tied it all together.  I really want to go back and read them all together!

7.  The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The Fellowship of the Rings is wonderful, The Two Towers- a bit slow for me-especially the parts with Frodo and Sam off on their own.  But then you get to the third- The Return of The King-and WOW!!!!