I couldn't resist this week's topic for Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I don't participate every week, but when I see a topic and get all excited inside, I know I need to participate! If you decide you would like to as well, visit their blog (linked above) and join in on the fun!
I am actually a huge fan of rereading. Well, I was until I started this process. And while I am occasionally rereading a book or two that I've read before, I am not doing it at the rate I used to. Some of my books have been read so many times that they look quite beat up (that is saying something, since I am very nice to my books).
Anyway, here are ten books that I would love to reread. Some are coming up on my list, and some I finished already. There might even be one or two that aren't classics! Surprising, I know!
1. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins: I read these all in a row when Mockingjay came out, but I really want to reread them with the movie coming out in March. I keep eying them on my bookshelf, so maybe I'll cave in later this winter.
2. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky: This was the second book I completed for my project. I think I got through it on excitement. :) Now that I have read more by him, I think I would appreciate more of the writing and thought with another read. I also have a new translation, so this one I definitely want to try again.
3. Germinal by Emile Zola: I LOVED this book. I thought about it for months after I read it. I have seen a few other reviews since I finished it back in 2009 and every time I see someone mention Zola, I want to reread it.
4. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: I made the mistake of watching the movie a few weekends ago, and while it was certainly wonderful (young Christian Bale!), it made me want to read the book again.
5. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell: I also made the mistake of watching this movie (for the first time!) about a month ago and it also made me want to dive back in. The first time I read this, I was so enthralled that I tore through it in record time. I would love to read it a little slower the next time around.
6. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood: I read this one when I was in college and absolutely loved it. It is on my list, but I have been "saving" it for near the end. But someone out there was hosting a readalong of it, and I had to fight everything within me not to join in.
7. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling: This is the longest I have gone without reading any of the HP titles. I think a small part of me is dying inside. I used to reread them every year, even as the new ones came out. The last time I read the series was in the summer of 2009, right before I started blogging.
8. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton: This is another one of my favorite books that I read almost every year, and like HP, I haven't read it since before my project began. This is another title I am saving for near the end, and I really hope I don't break down before then.
9. Villette by Charlotte Bronte: I really, really loved this one. And since I read Jane Eyre back in April, I want to reread this one to make sure it was really as excellent as I remember.
10. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy: Okay, I know I just read this one in January and February, but I read it so fast that parts are already hazy. I was attempting to reread it again, but I set it aside months ago...and I still want to read it again. Crazy, right?
So what books do you want to reread?