Thursday, May 21, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - A Second First Time?

What book would you love to be able to read again for the first time?

(Interestingly, I thought that I had thought this one up myself, but when I started scrolling through the Suggestions, found that Rebecca had suggested almost exactly this question a couple months ago. So, we both get credit!)

Well I can't just list just one.. I have so many favorite books that I wish I just discovered and would love to read them for the very first time!!

If only one could erase a certain part of reading memory to erase what I know of these books and read them and be amazed and surprised again and again :) That would be perfect!!

They are in no particular order.. So I will have to say..

1. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

2. Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

3. Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris

4. The Demonica series by Larissa Ione

5. No Evil series by Allison Brennan

6. The Dark Ones series by Katie Macalister

7. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

8. P.S I Love You by Cecilia Ahern

9. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

10. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

OK these are the ones I could remember right now.. could be more though :)

To read what others have to say check it out here ..


gautami tripathy said...

Harry Potter books do feel new any time one re-reads those!

BTT: Second a first

Blodeuedd said...

Meant to do BTT today, but nope. Still good choices :D
I really should read Bridge to T, saw the movie adn cried

Dorte H said...

Oh, there are SO many books I would like to read for the first time.
On the other hand my memory is so hopeless that after a year or two I can re-read several crime novels without even remembering who the protagonist is :D

DeSeRt RoSe said...

gautami, yeah I guess you are right but only if I forget the basic plot would be great :) I wowed the first time I read them..

Blodeuedd, I haven't seen the movie yet but the book was great :)

Dorte, wow lucky you :) you better have a list of your favorites and then a couple of years after you read them reread them again!!

Unknown said...

You have a lot of series on your list. I definitely agree with you on P.S. I Love You, I think it was a fantastic novel, I just didn't like the movie at all.
I don't have as many read-again novels but I definitely would put Les Miserables and The Count of Monte Cristo on the list.

Dorte H said...

Wonderful piece of advise! I´ll try to remember doing that :O

Seriously, I own 5-600 crime novels, and I reread a lot.

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I forgot about Twilight!

Here is A Second First Time

Beth F said...

You definitely list some good ones. Outlander for sure and HP would be on my list.

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

What a great list, I haven't read all of them but some. I have the Sookie Stackhouse series lying here waiting for me to start reading.

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

Here is my BTT post.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Great list!

Melissa said...

You came up with a much better list than I did! I could only think of Outlander, so I skipped the Q this week.

eshda3wa said...

u like series dont u !

i would love to re read when heaven and earth changed places

the five people you meet in heaven

Marie Cloutier said...

I haven't read any of those either but they look great! :-)

His Sweetheart said...

You have been tagged :D

The Social Frog said...

I have not read any of the books you listed :) But I have seen the movie 'The Notebook", and thought it was alright. In my opinion, the books are usually much better than the movie!

Darlene said...

I've already read Harry Potter 3 times I think now and I know it won't be the last. lol. They're great no matter how many times you read them.

Anonymous said...

thx for visiting my blog :)

I wanna read P.S. I love you, I've just watched the movie last night.

Ah...Harry Potter...I only wanna re-red few of them...unfortunately I find the last book dissapointed

Sadako said...

Probably the book Rebecca...I loved that one. Or any Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine book. Love those ones so!

Kilina said...

Harry Potter was my pick too! Sookie Stackhouse is another good choice. I'm reading the third book in Demonica series right now. Going to finish tonight!

Anonymous said...

I tried commenting on your blog yesterday but couldn't. Anyway, I love your list. I loved the premise of P.S. I love you, but didn't like the writing so much.

Amy C said...

Oh yes, to reread Harry Potter for the first time. I remember wondering what the heck was the big deal with those books. I think the third book had just come out when I read the first one. I was hooked!

Meghan said...

I'd love to read Harry Potter for the first time again. There's a certain comfort in rereading them, which I have done, but it just doesn't match that first consuming rush.

- Meghan @ Medieval Bookworm

Sharon said...

Books I'd love to read for the first time again?
*To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
*Watership Down by Richard Adams
*The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith
*Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon by Donna Andrews
*Storm Front by Jim Butcher
*Flat Crazy by Ben Rehder
*Flashback by Nevada Barr
*The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinback
*The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
*Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
8Call of the Wild by Jack London

Ok, I have to stop now but I could go on and on. What a fun thought to be able to experience the wonder of a great read again.

Sadako said...

Sharon, totally agree on Watership Down. I love that book.

The Book Resort said...

Loving The Note Book, too.

Liyana said...

Congrats! You have something here.

DeSeRt RoSe said...

Lilly, I wasn't so crazy about the movie either, the story was so different in my mind that the movie seems like Sci-Fi compared to it :)

Dorte, I'm glad you liked it :)

Bluestocking, LOL I see we agree on Harry Potter and Twilight :)

Beth, thanks :)

Ladybug, thanks.. Oh you should start Sookie, I'm sure you will enjoy it!! I'm reading book 8 now :)

Mary, thanks :)

Melissa, Well I shouldn't have made a long list .. is sould have been one book but I just couldn't!! So you could have answered it with Outlander.. GREAT BOOK!!!

Eshda3wa, yeah I guess you could say that :)

Marie, thanks ;)

His Sweetheart, Oh thanks.. I went and checked the tag and it seems like fun :)

The Social Frog, yeah I've realized that mostly books are better than movies :) and The Notebook book was better!!

Dar, LOL that is true!! But would love to be amazed and sucked in for the first time :)

bokunosekai, my pleasure!! PS I Love you's book is much better than the movie so you could give it a try.. Harry Potter's last book?? You didn't like it?? It might not be my favorite because it ends the story and I wished there were another 10 more books at least but I liked it nonetheless :)

Sadako, never read any, but might check it out :)

Kilina, Oh it seems we have similar tastes :) I'll have to check you reviews!! Reading Demonica #3, oh lucky you :) I'll have to start it soon!! How is Wraith doing ;)

Violet Crush, thanks :) maybe there was some server problems!!

Amy C, yeah I was feeling the same but I started it after the 4th book was out :) then I got hooked and hooked my brother, sister-in-law and my husbands 2 nieces :) not bad eh?!

Meghan, yeah I know.. discovering things for the first time has it's points :)

Sharon, some of your books are on my TBR so I'll be able to feel the first time rush LOL
But I see we agree on some so I'm guessing I'll like the other books too!

The Book Resort, great that we agree on that :)

Liyana, WOW thanks.. you outdone everyone :)

Jenny Girl said...

Wow that quite a list of many many books!

DeSeRt RoSe said...

Sure is Jenny Girl :)

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