Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is books we want to re-read, which is perfect for me right now! Last week I mentioned I have several books I want to re-read so I can write mini-reviews for them… but there are a lot I want to re-read just because. This is my attempt to narrow them down.
#1 – The Cotton Malone series, by Steve Berry (3 books)
The series is actually much longer, but it’s three of the older ones that I still have to read again.
#2 – The Death Gate Cycle, by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (7 books)
These were some of the first fantasy I read. I remember liking them… but not much else.
#3 – The Stand, by Stephen King
I feel like I really need to re-read this one. My original impression was good but not great. So many people love it, though… and maybe I still won’t, and that’s fine, but now that I’m more familiar with King I really am curious if I’ll like it any more as a re-read.
#4 – Still Alice, by Lisa Genova
Still my favorite of all Lisa Genova’s books; how have I not re-read this yet?!
#5 – The Bestseller, by Olivia Goldsmith
This was one that I really enjoyed the first time – yay for behind the scenes in publishing – and I definitely want to return to it at some point.
#6 – Think of a Number, by John Verdon
I love this whole series, but I feel like none of the later books have quite lived up to this first one… I’m curious if it will live up to itself.
#7 – The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
This is one of those books that I really loved while reading it, but looking back I can hardly remember anything about it, other than how much it enchanted me.
#8 – Feed, by Mira Grant
This first book was the highlight of the trilogy for me, and I’m eager to go back and re-read it as more of a stand-alone.
#9 – Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King
I thought this was so good when I first read it, especially coming right on the heels of a re-read of The Shining. This is an obvious re-read.
#10 – Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
This last one is actually less of a want-to-re-read (though I’m sure I’ll do that too, at some point) and more of a want-to-listen. I’m not normally an audiobook person, but I will make an exception – or try, anyway – for a geeky pop culture icon reading an ode to geeky pop culture.
Most weeks I’m not even listing a full ten; this week I could go on and on! (And as it is I’ve already cheated…) These were some of the books that jumped out at me the most, but there are definitely more that I’d re-read. I didn’t even look at anything from the last year… or books I’ve already read more than once and want to re-read again (and trust me, there are plenty of those).
And just to be clear, only the first two items make the Cradle List… but the rest of these may be some good options for this spring when I have limited brain capacity and want to stick to the familiar rather than taking on something new.
Are you a re-reader?