Friday, November 10, 2006

Friday Fourteen

Heather, from A High and Hidden Place, did a Friday Fourteen on her blog today, where she posted fourteen books that she would like to reread. Then, she asked other people to answer and so, I decided to post my own list. There are books I have read this year and last that I would really like to reread, but I decided to go back a bit further in terms of a list.

My list:

1. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle: I usually reread this book every year, but haven't gotten to it yet this year. It was my first fantasy novel that I remember, so I like to go back to my roots.

2. I Know this Much is True - Wally Lamb: I really enjoyed this book, although it is not a book that is for everyone. His other book, She's Come Undone, is good too, but I liked this one the best.

3. The Republic of Nothing - Lesley Choyce: This book is very comical. I read it for the first time in high school and have always wanted to read it again. I think before I reread it, I might purchase another book by him that I haven't read.

4. Daughter of Fortune - Isabel Allende: She is one of my favourite authors, and I quite enjoyed this book.

5. The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley: If I reread this, I would like to read all of the books in the series. I love Bradley, the world really suffered when she died and was unable to give us new books. Although, books keep coming out by her, they are written by other women that aided her over the years.

6. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger: It's been a while since I read this book, and I even tried to reread it earlier this year, but didn't make it very far. It is hard to reread when there are so many new books calling my name.

7. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith: My mother recommended this book to me the first time I read it, and I really enjoyed it. I really need to reread it. I had a very rundown copy and bought a nicer one the other day.

8-14. I am aware I can't count. shhh! But, I want to reread The Anne of Green Gables series. All of them. I loved them when I was little, but other than book one, have never reread them. So, even if I didn't reread book 1, I still would like to read the other seven again. I still remember the summer I read them. I need to do that again.

What about everyone else? Any special book you want to reread?


  1. I read all the Anne books when I was younger. It would be fun to reread them someday...sigh..someday!

  2. I know, reading is the worst thing for trying to live in the moment. Everything is someday with this hobby!

  3. You know, I read all the Anne books when I was younger and can't remember a thing about them. I never owned them, I just checked them out of the church library. I'd forgotten all about them.

    I'd like to reread A Wrinkle in Time as well. It was probably my first fantasy novel too.

    I reread The Mists of Avalon for the first time last year. I first read it over 10 years ago. It was even better this time around.

  4. I'm posting my list next week, but I have to comment here - I loved I Know This Much Is True. Simply marvelous writing (didn't you just love the therapist?). You have a couple on your list that will probably wind up on mine.

  5. Heather - The Anne books were great. It was one of the few times that I sat and read a series all in a row.

    Les - See, now I really want to reread I Know this Much is True.

  6. If you do decide to re-read The Time Traveler's Wife then you can participate in our discussion of the book at the beginning of December! Just a thought.

  7. Shoot, I'd just be happy to get my reading mojo back so I could finish my TBR books! I have been on such a reading slump...and I have so many good books! :-(

  8. I know, I haven't been able to read lately either! It sucks.

  9. I would love to re-read the Harry Potter series so that I can read the newest one that came out (I haven't read it yet because I can barely remember what happened in the previous books). But there are so many other books I'd like to read for the first time that I just haven't done a re-read yet. *sigh*

  10. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a book I've reread and reread. I've loved it since I was a little girl.

    I pretty much already reread the books I truly love, ones that speak to me. But let's see, if I had the time, I think I would reread Swann's Way. Just because it's so rich and layered that I'm sure I missed a lot the first time around.

  11. Anonymous9:14 PM

    Yay! I have time to sit here and read your blog! LOL

    So I Know This Much is True is better than She's Come Undone? I've read SCU, and have ITMIT in my tbr. You got me really thinking about that book. :P

    You inspired me this past weekend too. When I'd pop in quickly to see what was going on over here, the "reread" must have got caught in my head because I reread two books this weekend. Thanks!

    So has reading picked up for you over the weekend?

  12. I don't have time to re-read... too many on that I have on my TBR list.
    But I do re-read the Narnia series every couple years.

  13. Thanks for reminding me about A Wrinkle in Time. I think that was the first fantasy book I read as a kid too and at the time wasn't crazy about it. But now as an adult, and after taking a fantasy and speculative literature class, I have come to appreciate the genre. I get many of my recommendations from your blog!


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