Top Ten Tuesday!

Posted August 24, 2021 by WendyW in Blogging, Bloglinks, Book Blog Meme, bookblogger / 23 Comments

top ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

Today’s Top 10: Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

There are so many books I wish I could read again for the first time. Here are the top ten books that I would like to read again for the first time.

#1. Jane Austen’s complete works. They are all so good I can’t choose only one.

#2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I read this as a child, and loved it.

#3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Such a powerful story.

#4. The Complete Set of Harry Potter. I would love to enter that magical world again for the first time.


#5. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is another of my childhood favorites that I wish I could read again.

#6. I first read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon many years ago, and I would like to read it again as it was one of the first books that I read that was paranormal historical fiction.

#7. Beloved by Toni Morrison is an unforgettable novel that I would like to read again for the first time.

#8. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough is the first sweeping saga that I ever read.

#9. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

#10. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery was one of my favorites as a child and I would like to read the entire series for the first time again.

What are your favorite places to read? Comment below!

23 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday!

  1. Ooh, you know, I said I couldn’t think of any books other than Harry Potter that would qualify for this topic this week, but Little Women is one! When I reread it the last time, Part II was *almost* like reading it for the first time, but Part I is fixed firmly in my heart. It was a really magical childhood read and I kind of want to experience the highs (and even the lows!) as a surprise again.

    I read The Secret Garden for the first time last year, having somehow made it all my life without seeing the movie or otherwise knowing what the plot was besides “orphan gets shipped to a lonely manor and…finds a secret garden,” and I do cherish that experience.

    • Thank you! I do need to read Little Women again, as it’s been so long. I’m so glad you got to the Secret Garden, I need to read to again soon.

    • Thank you Jolene, The Top Ten is fun, and it gives me something else to do besides write reviews. But, it does take some time to figure out how you’re going to answer the prompt for the week. But, I’m enjoying it so far.

  2. I did not go back very many years for my list, if I had it would have been slightly different. I loved Anne of Green Gables and believe I need to go back and reread all of Jane Austin’s works because there is so much that spins off of it. I didn’t read a lot of hers but I can’t remember what I have read. I also don’t recall ever reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” and have seen it on several people’s list…makes me wonder what I am missing.

    • Thanks Cindy. I only read To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time earlier this year and I was so impressed with it. I hope you can give it a chance one day.

  3. I have absolutely no idea which ones I would choose for my list. Not sure if I will participate this week or not. I think The Secret Garden would definitely be one. I had a teacher in grade 6 that read it to us. I loved hearing it and then read it a few times myself. I will have to think about it.