Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday - Rereading is Love

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists over at The Broke and the Bookish. I'm sure they'd love to share your lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten list.
Top Ten Books I want to Reread 
Catch 22 - Heller - I recommended Catch 22 to a friend and she just finished reading it. In short she loved it and wanted more recs, but I realized this book, this lovely book that I see as my gateway into dystopian lit, satire and all things wonky in the world is fading from my memory. I can't let this happen. Catch 22 has been a favorite since high school and I absolutely must keep it fresh in my mind.

Everything is Illuminated - Foer - For some reason Everything is Illuminated doesn't get as much love as Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close but I love it just the same. While some books I reread like often (*cough* Extremely Loud *cough*) I've never reread everything is Illuminated. I remember setting quotes from it as my "away" status back in high school whenever I was feeling a little upset, or deep, or bored.

Franny & Zooey - Salinger - I talk a lot about Franny & Zooey. What can I say? I love the glass family. I really want to just get lost into Salinger's prose right now, and reading over Zooey's shoulder as he's taking a bath.

Falling Angels - Chevalier - When I younger I use to reread Girl With a Pearl Earring constantly. I read it so often I had to get another copy. Even though I was obsessed with the Vermeer story Falling Angels was always my favorite. My copy is frail, and falls open to my favorite passages.

Harry Potter Series - Rowling - We all know I'm obsessed with Harry Potter. I've already reread the books once this year but I'm still excited for the next time I'll reread them.

The Book Thief - Zusak - I first read The Book Thief two years ago and I don't think I've tore through a book that fast since. I absolutely loved it. Now it sits at the end of my YA shelf looking quite alone in the world. I don't want to let my books get to lonely.

When You Are Engulfed in Flames - Sedaris - Sometimes I just need a good laugh. Sadly I usually don't have any of Sedaris's books on me when this need occurs. Maybe I'll just carry around When You AR\ae Engulfed in Flames as a preemptive strike.

Requiem for a Dream - Selby - This, like Catch 22 made up a very weird but integral part of my high school reading experience.  I use to be able to see the huge differences between the book and the movie but now they're fading from memory. I do remember not being nearly as upset as my friends when I watched the movie, though. Disturbing books are great buffers.

The Other Boleyn Girl - Gregory - What can I say? I'm kind of in a heads will roll type of mood.

The Shadow of the Wind - I loved this book. Loved loved loved it. I haven't even gotten around to reading Angel Games because I don't think it will live up to it.

5 comments:

Red said...

You're making me want to re-read Catch 22 as well. I haven't read it since high school. Might need to pick it up again soon.

Shanella said...

I loved the Book Thief. It took me a while to get through it though, but mostly because I was getting too emotional on the train so had to take it easy ;) ha

Lily Child said...

The only book(s) I've read from your list is the Harry Potter series. I've always wanted to read Catch 22 and The Book Thief.

LBC said...

Great list, as always. I've never read Catch-22 all the way through. It was assigned for one of my classes in college and we had a week to read it and I remember loving the parts I did reading, but having no hope of finishing it. Now it is sitting on my shelf, sad and unfinished.

Come visit my list at The Scarlet Letter.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Not surprisingly, )we have seriously similiar taste in books,) I've read and loved everything on your list except for Requiem for a Dream. I want to re-read all of these now too!