Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a different topic is posted inviting the participants to come up with a list of ten things to do with the topic.
This week’s topic is ‘Top Ten Tuesday REWIND — pick a past topic you missed or one you want to revisit!’ I have chosen one I missed out on before – ‘Top Ten Books I Want To Reread’. Although there are books, like The Hobbit and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, that I reread on a regular basis, I’ll leave them off this list, because it’s a given (for me anyway) that I will read them again! So, here goes:
1. The Hunger Games trilogy (Suzanne Collins) – with the second movie coming out later this year, I need to reread these because there’s so much that I can’t remember as it’s a while since I read them. The books are always better than the movie anyway!
2. The Harry Potter books (J.K. Rowling) – I’ve only ever read these books once and the last time was before the seventh book came out. I’ve probably watched the movies more, but it’s probably time that I reread the series again. I’m not sure when that will happen, though.
3. Pagan Christianity? (Frank Viola and George Barna) – this is a book I always recommend for people to read, but the truth is I’ve only read it all the way through once. It is a great book, bit I need to read it again soon to remind myself why it is such a great book.
4. The Light Between Oceans (M.L. Stedman) – this debut novel was one of my favourite books of 2012. There was so much about it that I enjoyed, from the characters to the setting, as well as it being such a great story. It also brought up questions of what would I have done in that situation, as well as what was the morally right thing to do. I know I’ll have to reread it some time, the only question is when.
5. Serve God, Save the Planet (J. Matthew Sleeth) – this was one of the books that helped me in my decision to become a vegetarian. It also challenged me in many other areas of my life. I need to read it again a I’ve probably let some of those things slip again. I have stuck to my vegetarianism, though.
6. The Sacred Way (Tony Jones) – this is a great book for exploring ancient spiritual practices that can become a helpful part of your everyday life. It’s full of great ideas and resources, some of which I tried, some that I didn’t. I need to reread it again to bring some of these ideas back to my mind. It’s a great read as well.
7. Fatal Passage (Ken McGoogan) – this is one of the best non-fiction books I’ve ever read, but I’ve only read it once. It is the story of John Rae, one of the greatest Arctic explorers ever, but who never really got the recognition he deserved during his life. This book attempts to put some of the wrongs right and is well worth the read. I will get back to it one day.
8. The Cosmic Trilogy (C.S. Lewis) – it’s a while since I read these books, but I think they are among the most under-rated of his works of fiction. I have them in a one volume edition and one of these years I’ll take them on holiday with me and enjoy them again.
9. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows) – I remember really enjoying reading this book when it first came out. I always thought that I’d like to read it again, but that hasn’t happened yet, but I hope it will one day.
10. The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet (Reif Larsen) – this is another one that I really enjoyed not long after it came out. It was quite different from a lot of books I had read in a fresh way that made it really enjoyable. I’ll get back to it one day soon and I know I’ll enjoy it again.