Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: For the First Time (Take Two)

As always, this feature is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone // Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
It would be nice to experience everything as if it were brand new, just for the excitement of it all.

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I want to feel the same mixed-up mess of emotions I felt reading it for the first time.

3. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
It would be awesome to get extra excited about the dragons in this book again.

4. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
I loved this book and it would be amazing to go on the journey all over again.

5. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
I want to relive the excitement of the crazy twists in this story.

6. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
I want to read it like it's the first time so I'll be able to read it again. Now that I've read it, I just feel like saying - oh, I'm done and I don't have to do it again.

7. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
I want to relive exactly how the obsession with Tamora Pierce started.

8. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewish
Just because.

9. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Time for that werewolf obsession to start.  I want to remember how that all began.

10.  Matilda by Roald Dahl
Let's not forget the magic of the book that got me inspired to read in the first place!

34 comments:

  1. I considered Pride and Prejudice but decided that each time I read it I like it as much as the first time. (Or maybe it is that I read it such a long time ago the first time that I can't remember.)

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    1. Hmm, this makes me think that perhaps it does deserve to be read again after all! I do like Jane's writing.

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  2. Harry Potter was on my list, and I had The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, too. The Hunger Games is definitely a great choice and I loved Alanna. I still need to read Pride and Prejudice. How embarrassing! One more for the "Before I turn 30" list. :p

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    1. I highly recommend P&P. Jane Austen's writing is phenomenal, and the story is well, lovely.

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  3. P&P is a fun first read but, like you, I don't think I would reread it.

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  4. I've never read anything by Tamora Pierce, but I've seen that name pop up a few times today. I may have to track down one of her books and check it out. Here's my list.

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    1. I highly recommend Tamora Pierce! She's such a wonderful fantasy author.

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  5. Ooh Matilda was one of my childhood favourites! I read it when I was on my first alone holiday at my aunt's; in the middle of the night, when I got lonely, I'd read it in the dark while my older cousins were asleep in the same room. I'd love to read it for the first time all over again :)

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    1. I read Matilda so many times that my first copy fell apart. I really need to read it again and soon!

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  6. So many good titles here. I'm intrigued by the series by Tamora Pierce because I've seen it on quite a few people's lists...

    If by "The Last Battle" you're referring to the last book in the Narnia series ...oh man. I haven't even read that yet. I've been putting it off because I don't want it to be over for me, hahaha.

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    1. Read Tamora Pierce! She's an incredible author if you like fantasy books.

      And stop avoiding The Last Battle. It's so good, I promise!

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  7. Harry Potter and The Hunger Games made my list as well :)
    P&P didn't, I love it better every time I read it, so I just want to re-read it :)
    I can't believe I forgot about Alanna and Mathilda! Mathilda was such a childhood favourite!
    Great list :)

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  8. I've only read Shiver once too. Not sure if it would be the same the second time. Hunger Games made my list too. Awesome choices!

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  9. I've read most of these, so great list! Sadly I don't think I ever actually read Mathilda though.


    Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I totally need to finish reading through Riordan's books.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Amy @ www.bookgoonie.com

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  11. Harry Potter is a common one on a lot of blogs. To get to experience that magic again for the first time would be breath-taking.

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  12. Completely agree with you on Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Matilda!

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  13. I've been meaning to read Eragon for years. Harry Potter just may be on everyone's list -- for a good reason :)

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  14. New follower. Awesome list. I agree with almost all of them. =] Thanks for visiting my blog. =]
    thebookshelfreview.blogspot.com

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  15. You know, as much as I love fantasy, I've never read Eragon? I think I need to change that...

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    1. Read Eragon! Pretty please? I really loved that series, and I'm surprised a lot of people haven't read it yet.

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  16. oh how cute! matilda started your love of reading. i don't remember what book that was for me.

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  17. Matilda is such a great book! I feel the same way about The Secret Garden. It was a gateway drug.

    Lindsey @ www.babiesbooksandsigns.com

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  18. Matilda is fantastic! I definitely related to her when I was a kid.

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  19. I loved Shiver! Loved the whole story of Grace and Sam and considering I'd put off reading it for so long because I wasn't sure if wolves would be my thing, I was surprised to love it so much.

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    1. Me too. It was my first ever werewolf book, and I'm glad I had such a good experience!

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  20. I love your picks so much. Harry potter, The Hunger Games, Eragon, Pride and Prejudice, Shiver (We have that in common!) and Matilda (I just love all Roald Dahl's book!). Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    http://forget8me8not.blogspot.com

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  21. Seeing Shiver on your list makes me want to give it another go...I am pretty hesistant on paranormal titles, but the covers of this series are so enticing.

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  22. love your list! =D Some of those books I've read and all that I've read were GREAT!

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  23. Hey thanks for stopping by :)
    You have some great choices here, and I've only just finished Shiver/Linger!
    Harry Potter is just overall amazing so thanks for your comment! haha!!

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  24. Love your picks! I really need to get to a Tamora Pierce book.

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  25. Those are some really great choices.

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  26. P&P was one of my favorite classics. I don't know if I'd ever read it again, but I kind of miss being in the middle of it.

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