Tuesday, May 10, 2011

10 Books I Want to Reread

Llevinso @ Sarcastic Female Literary Circle had posted this while I was in Boston, but since I didn't care to type out a blog post on my Nook Color, I'm doing this now.

I love to reread favorite books. Nothing like a good reliable story if you are in a funk, or just need to lighten the reading schedule. Plus you will always see something you missed the previous time around.

1. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien: Blame the official casting announcement a few months. Martin Freeman will make a perfect Bilbo. But I've been wanting to reread this since then.

2. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling: I had intended on rereading this before the final movie comes out, but that's not going to happen. But I may make it through the audio books before then. But I'd like to reread and catch all the little clues she laid out through the series.

3. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell: I read this back in the 7th grade, and have not read it since, though I love the movie. Be nice to read it with an adult perspective, and a greater knowledge of history.

4. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper: Another I read in junior high or there abouts and would like to revisit.

5. A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood: This was something assigned my senior year of high school, so it was read out of duty then. But since then I've found I really like the distopian genre so I figured it be a good one to revisit.

6. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes: I had picked this to read for a class project, but I don't remember too much about it. Though I can spout out numbers from Man of La Mancha nearly at will. So would like to revisit it, once I find my copy.

7. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne: Yup, another school read. Unlike many people, I don't have any bad rememberances about it from then (a rarity for assigned school readings), so would like to revisit.

8. Something by Emerson, Thoreau or one of the other transcendentalists: In studying the movement in history classes after intially reading the works in class, I found I really found that I agreed with some of the big points of the movement, so I'd like to reread them.

9. The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander: I loved this series since elementary school.

10. Mistress of the Art of Death Series by Ariana Franklin: I still have the last book to read, but I loved this series, especially the initial book. And since the author died this last winter, I will need to reread it to get my fix, since there aren't likely to be any more.


Hina said...

I agree with the very first two - almost. I'd rather re-read the Silmarillion than the Hobbit, but with the movie coming out, I get you. If you do read the HP series, try to get the British versions, so much better!!

Sarah said...

I plan to get the British versions sometime, just have to wait until I can order the boxed set from the UK.

I still need to read Silmarillion. Got it a few years back, but just haven't gotten to reading it yet.