Tuesday, September 27, 2011

top 10 -Rereads

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Top Ten Books I Want to Re-Read

Wow... cool one this week.  Have to head to the bookshelf to figure out which ones I want to re-read.  Though, this list is not in any particular order....

     1.      Persuasion by Jane Austen.  This is my favourite Jane Austen book and I love the story.
     2.      Emily and Einstein by Linda Francis Lee.  I want to make sure it is as good as I think it is!  I loved the story.  (I have mentioned this book enough on this blog...I'm surprised that you haven't picked it up yet!)
     3.      The Bridge Across Forever (and follow on books) by Richard Bach.  Time to get a little metaphysical again!  Great stories about being with your soulmate and multiple universes.
     4.      Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.  I would like to reread this one because I would like to write a story for Margaret Dashwood during NaNoWriMo and need a refresher!
     5.      Captain Wentworth’s Diary by Amanda Grange.  Being a lover of Persusion, it only makes sense that I would want to read his side of the story!  I know I read it some time ago, but, to be honest, I don’t remember having read it!
     6.      Annette Vallon by James Tipton.  A story about a very strong lady during the French Revolution.  If you like Wordsworth, he's in there too.   Like #2, I want to make sure it was as wonderful as I remember it.
     7.      Some of the Pink Carnation series by Lauren Willig, because I have some of the newer ones and need a refresher before reading those.  What could be better than to have spies during the Napoleonic era, romance and umbrellas wielded by female spies!?
     8.      The Wedding Date by Elizabeth Young.  I remember this one being a lot of fun (and MUCH better than the movie!  Not matter how hunky Dermot Mulroney might be.)
     9.      Two Princesses of Bamarre by  Gail Carson Levine .  This was a good YA fantasy novel and I really enjoyed it!
     10.   The Corset Diaries by Katie MacAlister.  This was laugh out loud funny, and it’s nice to have those once in a while (especially after reading a bad book!)

Okay...maybe they were in order...in order that I would want to re-read them...with maybe Captain Wentworth's Diary being right after I read Persuasion again!

Now...the question is WHEN I would be able to do this!  Not any time in the near future, it seems!  I have somehow loaded myself up with books from netgalley.com and feel obligated to read those before I read all of the ones I want to read...let alone Reread!  I hope I have sparked your interest in a few books that you haven’t thought of before! 

What are your books that you cannot wait to reread?


  1. Ooh, I reread PERSUASION (love) and SENSE & SENSIBILITY (wanted to slap both sisters a little, honestly) last year. And NORTHANGER ABBEY, which is my favorite.

    I really want to read the Lauren Willig books; my sisters love them.

  2. Ella Enchanted is my favorite Levine novel. I can read it over and over again. I read Two Princesses of Bamarre and I thought it was great, but it didn't quite hold up to EE for me.

    @ Jessica-Northanger Abbey is my favorite Austen novel too!! It's nice to have company. Everyone picks P&P or Persuasion as their favorite more often than not.

  3. I really need to read Persuasion...everyone says it's so fantastic!

    Ree @ LiteraryObsession.com

  4. I really enjoy the Pink Carnation series and some of them are great to re-read! I borrowed all of them from the library but picked up a couple of my faves for the Kindle for when I want to re-read

  5. I need to read Jane Austen for the first time. I am ashamed to say I have never read any of her books, but will definitely get to them someday.

  6. Nice Austen choices =) My fave is Emma though, I re-read that one a lot! I haven't read a few of these books on your list, I'll have to look them up!

    Happy Tuesday,
    ~ Shanella

  7. @ Shanella - I need to re-read Emma. It was one of the first JA I read, and I was a very distracted young mother...need to give it a fairer shake.

    @Jan - I hope you do read Jane Austen...they are fun books to get lost in...I love getting lost in the language!

    @1Girl - I have one of our daughters reading Pink Carnation - she can't wait for me to send the next one along - loves the 'wit' of the stories! She is definitely in for a treat.

    @Ree - I hope you do get a chance to read Persuasion!

    @Kayla - I have to say that Ella wasn't my favorite...and I have to admit that the movie was better...Like 'The Princess Bride'...to each there own!

    @Jessica - I think you will enjoy Lauren Willig's books...they are funny!

  8. Yay for two Jane Austen novels on your list! I haven't thought about Bridge Across Forever in years.....

    My Top Ten

  9. I loved the Ella Enchanted movie too. I enjoyed how different it was and loved that it could be great in its own right. And I agree with you about The Princess Bride. Way better than the book.

    Thanks for stopping by blog. I didn't know that Crimson Petal was made into a movie. I'm not sure if I want to see it, though. Crimson Petal is one of those books that I want to keep 'pure,' if that makes sense, and not risk affecting how I read it from watching an adaptation. I don't know, though. I'm going to have to search for the trailer and make my decision after that.

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  11. I need to read the Austen on your list for the first. I've only ever read P&P. Good luck with NaNoWriMo.

    Come visit my list at The Scarlet Letter.


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