Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks list is:
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Top Ten Books I wish I could read again for the first time
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1.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling - I'm guessing this one is present on almost every list this week. My favourite Harry Potter is Goblet of Fire but I would still without a doubt would love to read Deathly Hallows for the first time again. It brings the whole series together and finally answered the ultimate question of who would win, Harry or Voldemort?
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2. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - The ending to this one was completely unexpected and a total shocker. Not once did I ever guess the final revelation and I would love to be left amazed and speechless again after such an amazing ending.
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3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - My favourite of all of Austen's work. To read the romance and growing tensions between Elizabeth and Darcy for the first time would be awesome.
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4. The High Lord by Trudi Canavan - The third and final installment in Canavan's Black Magician trilogy was the best in my opinion. We finally get to see what happens to Sonea!
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5. Paper Towns by John Green - This was the first John Green novel I read and it's still my favourite. I loved Margo's character and the exploration of her state of mind about the society she lives in.
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6. Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier - A fantastic atmospheric story that reminded me of Jane Eyre but is amazing in its own right. I actually got this book from the real Jamaica Inn in Cornwall :) (Although sadly it is more of a tourist trap now).
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7. Northern Lights by Philip Pullman - This is the first in the His Darkest Materials trilogy. We are introduced to Lyra and her wonderful daemon Pantalaimon and the magical and dangerous world they live in.
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8. Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead - My favourite of The Vampire Academy series. The chemistry between Rose and Dimitri is sizzling. The story ends on a massive cliffhanger that leaves you gasping at what just happened.
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9. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell - An epic and sweeping story. Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler are fascinating characters and the chemistry between them is so frustrating but equally special.
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10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - I think this one might be a given on most lists as well. The completely captivating and action packed start to the trilogy only left me wanting more. It was nothing like I'd ever read before.
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This is the first time I've took part in this meme and I really enjoyed it! It has brought back so many memories from the books I have read and loved. I can't wait to re-read them all now!

9 comments:

Trish said...

I just read and review Jamaica Inn! Yes it was good and atmospheric, just like Jane Eyre and Rebecca.

The Library Owl said...

@Trish - Rebecca is great too but Jamaica Inn just pipped it to the post. Thanks for stopping by :)

rockyriverteenlibrarian said...

This is my favorite meme! I love making lists. The Hunger Games and Harry Potter are among my favorites as well. Here is my list:http://wp.me/pzUn5-zC

rachelkiwi said...

GWTW is on my list, too.

ender's game is on my shelf because it's one of my husband's favorites... i'll have to pick it up soon. now if he would only read one of the books on MY list! :)

i love buying books right from where they are set! they are the best souvenirs to bring home from a trip.

StuckInBooks said...

Wouldn't that fun to reread for the first time. I'd certainly like to read HP for the first time again. Wouldn't it be fun to read all 7 through without waiting?

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LBC said...

Paper Towns is the only John Green book I haven't read. I loved Will Grayson Will Grayson. That was a great first reading experience.


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The Library Owl said...

@rockyriverteenlibrarian - Me too! I really enjoyed it and will definitely take part in it every week :) It was a lot of fun.

@rachelkiwi - You should definitely pick up Ender's Game. You won't regret it :)

@StuckInBooks - I would love to read the whole Harry Potter series through for the first time without any breaks in between!

@LBC - I really liked Will Grayson, Will Grayson too. Although I did prefer Paper Town a lot more!

Clover said...

Oh I loved so many of your answers! Ender's Game would definitely have made my list. And I adore Trudi Canavan's book. Northern Lights! I wish I could recapture the magic of reading that book for the first time..

The Library Owl said...

@Clover - Thnaks! If only we could read them again for the first time :)