Monday, March 24, 2014

What Would You Re-read for the First Time?

I've been thinking recently about all the books I love. I re-read books a lot. A LOT. And there's something different I get out of each re-read. Some books never get old to me.

But at the same time, there are certain books I wish I could go back in time an re-read for the first time. If that makes sense.

Wouldn't it be wonderful to get sucked in to the world of Harry Potter all over again.

And what I wouldn't give to be able to experience The Road again for the first time.

To discover Jane Austen or Charlotte Brontë for the first time.

If you could go back in time, what books would you want to read again for the first time?


  1. This may be a little narcissistic, but I think I'd like to go back and read my own books for the first time. :) It'd definitely help me improve them.

    The Chronicles of Narnia would be fun. But then again, they get better every time I read them...

    The 5th Wave, a recent YA science fiction novel. I'd definitely re-read that again for the first time.

  2. I'd love to read all of my favorites again for the first time :)
    I loved The City of Ember -- not knowing what was really going on with the city and the darkness. I loved the heart-palpitating action of The Hunger Games, which you really can't get again the second time around. The coolness of The Midnighters series. So many books to choose from!

  3. Harry Potter and Jane Austen for sure! And Frankenstein. And Dorian Gray. And...tooo many!

  4. Agreed--Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice. Also Ender's Game, Hunger Game, and Robin McKinley's early books.

  5. Ender's Game, Starship Troopers, and the Old Man's War series are all tied for second but Swan Song was the first book I read that actually caused me to tear up when a character died. Robert McCammon made me want to be a storyteller when writing rather than just being an author and all of his work has the same impact on me. His book Boy's Life was the same way.
    I also agree that the more I reread books I love the more I gain from things I missed but it doesn't compare to that first time you learn the true identity of where the book is taking you.

  6. Let's see... Tale of Two Cities, Jane Eyre and recently, We Were Liars. Oh! And the Attolia series.

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