Stacey Loscalzo

Jan 06

Bookish Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’d Re-Read

by Stacey

I found Broke and the Bookish about a month ago and I have really enjoyed participating in their Bookish Tuesday link up. This week’s though was a tough one for me. The link up is Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels of 2015. Frankly, I’m not all that in the know as far as books that are to come. As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I haven’t really done all that much to increase the reach of this blog. If I had, I would have reached out to publishers for review copies of books and I might know what was coming up in the next few months. Perhaps, at this time next year, I will know what is coming up but for this year, I decided to choose a different Bookish Tuesday link-up.

Seeing as I am really not much of a re-reader at all, I thought it might be fun to tackle a list that is all about re-reading. Caroline is a huge re-reader and I always struggle to understand why. I operate under a ‘so many books, so little time’ philosophy so I always choose something new over something I have enjoyed before. That said, there are a lot of books that I call favorites and maybe it would do me a bit of good to re-visit one or two of them. So, if the mood truly strikes, here is my list of books I could consider re-reading.

Top Ten Books I’d Re-Read (If I Was a Re-Reader)

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The History of Love by Nicole Kraus. I read this book with my Richmond book club and I think about it often as my favorite book from that time of my life.

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Saran Foer. I think this is one of those books that means different things at different times. I read this when we first lived in NJ and I think now that I have spent more time in NYC, this book might be a different read.

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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. I read Gone with the Wind and watched Gone with Wind an awful lot when I was younger. I haven’t read or watched it in ages and I think it might be time.

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Little Women by Louise May Alcott. I loved this book when I was little. I loved the story and the size of the book. It was thick, thick, thick and I was pretty happy that I could read it. I actually chose Little Women as my favorite classic read at Great New Books a few weeks ago.

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A Separate Peace by John Knowles. This was one of my favorites in high school. I wonder what I would think about it now that I am way closer to being the mom of a high schooler than I am to being a high schooler.

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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. This was one of those books that I remember thinking about for a long time after I finished reading it. I would love to re-visit the wold that Golden creates in this story.

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I would like to re-read this book in the same way that I wanted to re-watch The Sixth Sense.

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The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown. This book was such a page turner. I remember literally  not being able to put it down. I’m not sure I would love it as much the second time around but it would be fun to try.

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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. See A Separate Peace.

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Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. I read Harry Potter long before I had the girls. I have tried to read it aloud many times and believe it or not, neither of the girls loved it. I think it may just be time for me to re-read this one on my own.

11 Comments

  1. Tamara says:

    I’ve read 8 out of our 10! That makes me happy. I’ve never read “Gone With the Wind”, despite having a daughter named Scarlet. And I never read “DaVinci Code.”

    • Stacey says:

      I think you should start with Gone with the Wind. How funny that I haven’t thought of it before but your Scarlet looks just like Scarlet O’Hara doesn’t she? Do people tell you that? 

  2. christine says:

    AWESOME LIST! I’ll be sure to check these books out. Although I wished I had debut books to put on my post too.
    MY TOP TEN TUESDAY

    BTW, I love your comment box

  3. I wish I could read Harry Potter again for the first time. I don’t think I truly appreciated the first time I read it and I would love to rediscover Hogwarts and the whole wizarding world from the start all over again!

    • Stacey says:

      I agree Hannah. And honestly, I read them all so long ago and so quickly (cause they were so good!) that I feel like I could re-read them and it would feel like new!

  4. Dana says:

    Great list! I’ve read many if these and enjoyed them, but it’s funny because I tend to agree with you re the reread, I don’t really have time! That said, I have reread ALL the Harry Potters and loved every second 🙂 and I read Catcher in the Rye at least three times, maybe more, but that was long before I had kids, when I was one, ha! 

  5. Nina says:

    I’m with you Little Woman and Harry Potter! 🙂

  6. Great list — and kudos for admitting how much you loved the Davinci Code while reading it!  I felt the same way at the time, even though now I see it for the cheese that it is!  =)

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