Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want to Reread

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Books I Want To Reread (or if you don’t reread…would reread in an ideal world)


  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I’ve been feeling a bit Austenish lately.
  2. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. I reread this periodically.
  3. The first two in The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. So I can read the third one.
  4. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. It’s been a long time since I read it and I find myself curious to see how I’ll react to it now that I’m older.
  5. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan. Cuz I’ve forgotten the story mostly and need to get reacquainted with the magic.
  6. The first two in the Seven Heirs series by Cinda Williams Chima. So I can finish the series.


This is hard, I hardly think about rereading, there’s no time for rereading!

  1. More Than This by Patrick Ness – because I think I may have missed something and I think that I’m supposed to, but I just want to reread. Just to make sure.
  2. Bleak House by Charles Dickens, because it’s just so darn Dickensian and I love it.
  3. His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass  by Philip Pullman, because I’ve reread The Golden Compass before but I haven’t gotten to the sequels and I can hardly remember them.
  4. I’m writing this on Halloween so I think I’ll go ahead and list the Louis Barnavelt series by John Bellairs.


  1. Sandman by Neil Gaiman- I read the first volume so long ago. I’d like to read all the issues in one go.
  2. American Gods by Neil Gaiman- So, I can finally read Anansi Boys.
  3. The Diviners by Libba Bray- I miss Evie. Is that weird? I miss her a lot.
  4. Legend by Marie Lu- I’m reading Prodigy and I feel like I’ve forgotten some details.
  5. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro- I read this one in my second year of undergrad and if I’m gonna get into the mood for dystopian fiction by re-reading Legend, I may as well add this to my list.

BONUS! Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. I read this in high school and did not have a great opinion on it. I wonder if it will reveal something new to me if I read it now, seven years later.


Unlike Steph, I am eternally rereading. Books on my TBRR (to be reread) list do stay there for long.

  1. Antigone by Sophocles. I haven’t read it for years – actually, what I’d really like to do is to see this performed.
  2. Carole Nelson Douglas’s Irene Adler mysteries. Rereading the first (Good Night, Mr. Holmes), the second (The Adventuress), and the eighth (Spider Dance) brought a new appreciation for the writing. Now I want the middle books – spies and intrigue and clothing! Also mysteries, animals, and weapons of various sorts.
  3. Court Duel by Sherwood Smith.
  4. Amy Unbounded: Belondweg Blossoming by Rachel Hartman. I don’t think I’ve gone two months without rereading this since I was given it. Also, Merry Pedroolia, my favouritest of all favoured comics. I’ve pretty much got this one memorized, actually.
  5. A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner. And all the Thief books, all over again, because I love them.

6 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want to Reread

  1. Janet – I was lucky enough to be in a production of Antigone when I was in high school. I was first chorister on the left. :-)

    I just re-read Tamora Pierce’s Protector of the Small books when I caught a cold, and am hoping to re-read The Dark Is Rising series soon. Your lists keep confirming books I’d really like to read for the first time – amazing how few of your supposed re-reads are books I’ve actually read myself.

    • Awesome! Were the chorus parts spoken or sung? It would be really interesting to know how music was used (or not) in the early Greek performances.
      Colds are a very good time to read or reread. I just did the same :) You’ve got some good books there; I hope you like the books we listed as well.

      • Everything was spoken – we weren’t really after historical authenticity, as it turned out. And now, as a music historian, all I can say with certainty is that we know they used music, we just don’t know how!

        • You have a seriously awesome career! I’m very impressed.
          If I may exploit your knowledge a little, what books on music (BCE) do you recommend? This is something on which I know almost nothing, and it sounds fascinating. (Pun unintentional.)

  2. Yash – The Diviners is excellent! It should have been on my list. This was my mistake. I want to re-read it because a second book is supposed to be coming out and there’s so much in this book that I need to. Also, it’s just such a good book. I love Ms. Bray and her delightful way with words.

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