Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Top 10 Books I Want to Reread

I'm participating again in Top Ten Tuesdays, there are so many great topics coming up.

This week's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is Top Ten Books I Want To Reread. This is easy for me, as I want to reread every book that I've ever really loved. I haven't been focusing on re-reading much lately, but I'll list the books that I would most like to re-read in the near future.

1. Emily's Climb and Emily's Quest by L.M. Montgomery

I already talked about how the TV series sparked my interest in going back and re-reading the books, and I can always use some L.M. Montgomery to make me feel better.

2. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

I wanted to re-read these as soon as I read them, but I was too swamped with reading for school back then. Now, I have a new reason to re-read them-I'm taking the GRE Subject Test in English Literature fairly soon.

3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I know I read it very recently, but I want to read it again right before the movie comes out in March 2012.

4. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

I've wanted to re-read this since I got back from Spain, I have a feeling it will mean a lot more to me after that experience, especially the way the characters speak.

5. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

I really enjoyed Moby-Dick the first time I read it, for a class, but I want to savor it more slowly.

6. Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes

My professor told me this is a good book to read at every stage in your life, and I think I've reached a new stage.

7. The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox

I think reading this in conjunction with Don Quixote and building on everything I've learned since I read this book could be a very fun experience.

8. Anna Karenina

I need to read Anna Karenina again. There is nobody like Tolstoy.

9. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I want to go through The Idiot more slowly and get more out of it.

10. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

Because it was just so good.

There are plenty of other literary canon type books that I need to re-read or partially re-read soon, like Paradise Lost, Gulliver's Travels, the Aeneid, the Iliad...


Sue Jackson said...

Great list! Wow, you are well-read. I guess that is what comes from being an English major! You have lots of classics listed here that I have always wanted to read but haven't yet - I better get busy!

The Hunger Games trilogy made one of my lists, too.



litlove said...

I am considering reading Jonathan Strange this autumn, so I'm delighted to see it on your list of rereads. It's a huge book so you must really have loved it to want to read it again!

Space Station Mir said...

@Sue-Thanks, it definitely does come from being an English major. I enjoyed looking at your blog as well!

@Litlove-Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is one of my favorite books of all time, it is a long book, but once it was over, I only remember wishing for more!