This week’s Top Ten Tuesday doesn’t have a specific theme; instead, participants get to revisit the previous Top Ten Tuesday topics and pick the one they want to do. I’ve chosen the top 10 books I’d like to reread, because I hardly ever allow myself to reread books (there are so many out there still unread!), but I love being able to revisit a book I enjoyed. So, in no particular order, here are 10 books I’ve read before but would really like to reread right now:
1. Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society — I loved this book when I first read it — so much so that I list it as one of my favorites — yet I haven’t read it since.
2. Robin McKinley, Chalice — Robin McKinley is awesome, and I’ve read most of her books multiple times. This is one I’ve only read once, and I remember liking but not loving it. I wonder if and how my opinion will change when I finally reread it.
3. C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves — This is probably my favorite of Lewis’ books. He has a knack for using very simple and direct language to express very complex and interesting ideas.
4. Juliet Marillier, Heart’s Blood — I really liked this book, but I feel like I need to finish the two Marillier series I’m currently reading before I revisit any of her work. Does this make me a crazy person? Discuss.
5. Winifred Watson, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day — Maybe I shouldn’t have put this one on the list, since I just mentioned it last week. But it’s such a lovely, charming book! It would be perfect to curl up with under a blanket on a cold day…
6. Ellis Peters, One Corpse Too Many — I love the Cadfael books, which are set in the 12th century with a Benedictine monk for a detective. This is book #2 in the series, and it’s absolutely my favorite. I recently watched the TV adaptation, and no offense to Sir Derek Jacobi, but it was bad. So now I’m longing to comfort myself with the original!
7. Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen — I loved this delicious (pun semi-intended) book, but I only read it six months ago, so it’s too soon for a reread.
8. Walker Percy, The Thanatos Syndrome — This is a really good book that I haven’t read in years. It’s got some very powerful, interesting things to say about modern religion and culture.
9. L.M. Montgomery, the Anne of Green Gables series — This was probably my favorite series as a kid, and it’s been so long since I’ve read them! Reading L.M. Montgomery transports me back to a simpler, more innocent time.
10. Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog — This is another book that I claim as a favorite even though I’ve only read it one time. I’d love to read it again, especially now that I’ve read Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat!