Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010. It combines what I love most in this world into one—lists, books, and blogging. It couldn’t be any better suited for me! This week I’ve decided to let you guys know about the books I’ve read, but would really like to read again for various reasons. Let’s go!
1. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Everyone loved this book when we read it in high school, but I HATED it. I found Holden to be an extremely frustrating character while my classmates related to him. I’ve heard from many teachers that it’s one of those books that you can read at different times of your life and get a completely different perspective on the characters.
2. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
This is one of my friend’s favorite books, and I read it so long ago I can’t remember much from it. I know it’s a children’s book, but I’d love to see what I get out of it at this age.
3. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
This is another novel I read in high school that many of my classmates loved. I think I would enjoy the novel more if I weren’t required to have read it for class so I’d love to read it in my free time.
4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I absolutely loved reading this back in high school, but I honestly can’t remember enough about it! I can’t wait to read it again when I have free time just for the sake of reading.
5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instrument series was one of my favorites in high school, but it’s so complicated I forget the majority of what happened. It’s one of those books I would love to read again on a rainy or snowy day when I know I’m not leaving my bed for three hours.
6. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
My grandmother left me a beautiful original edition of Alice’s Adventures. I’ve read it many times as a child, young adult, and adult, but I always discover something new within the pages. It’s such an interesting, elaborate read that I always find something new.
7. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
I read this relatively recently, but I still feel like I didn’t get as much out of it as I wanted to. This was my plane read on my way home for Thanksgiving break one year, and I never truly immerse myself in those reads. I’m always half-asleep on the plane, so I’m excited to read this when I can give it my full attention.
8. The Giver by Lois Lowry
I despised this book in 7th grade. I believe it was due to a combination of my rebellious teenage years as well as my great disdain for anything that ended without a real ending. That being said, I’d love to give it another try. I really loved “Anthem” by Ayn Rand, which is extremely similar to “The Giver.” I believe in second chances, with books and people.
That’s all I’ve got for you this week! Let me know what books you want to re-read in the comments below!