Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read for the First Time Again

TTT is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I could only think up six this week!

1. Twilight.
I guess this isn't really a surprise, as Twilight seems to end up on ALL my TTT posts. But I've yet to come across a book or series that can duplicate the inexplicable emotion (obsession, maybe?) that I felt when I first read these books. It was like I was drunk or enchanted or high or something. All I wanted to do was read these books over and over and over. I'd love to be able to have that feeling again, as crazy as it was.

2. Wicked Lovely.
I don't think I really appreciate these books to the full extent, because I originally DNFed Wicked Lovely (I KNOW, RIGHT?!) The second go round was much better and I was able to blast through the rest of the books. I wish I could re-read them for the first time again so that I wouldn't have had so much space between each of the books, as only the first three had been released when I began the series.

3. Shade.
Another series that I almost wish I would've waited until all the books were out before I read them. I fell in love with these books straightaway and don't think I've read any books that have this much of an effect on me, emotionally. These books have drained more tears than any others in recent memory.

4. Vampire Academy.
These EXHILARATING books are freaking amazing and I would give anything to be able to have a do over where the series wasn't finished. Though we do have the Bloodlines series to look forward to, this series is the original gangster.

5. Nevermore.
Oh MAN. This book had me frantically tearing through pages to get to the end. I read its 500+ page ass in ONE SITTING. ONE. I love that feeling. And Enshadowed won't be out until October 2012? Kill me now, please. Just do it. NOW. I live near Kelly Creagh, so I think I may need to stalk her to get at least a LITTLE inside information to tide me over.
(Sure I am.)

6. Harry Potter.
Sure, I've only read the first one and am currently listening to Chamber of Secrets, but the problem is: I've seen all the movies up to Year 5. This has ruined everything. I really wish I could go back to the days when Harry Potter was NOT yet a movie and I was able to read the books for the first time without already knowing what has happened.

And now, books I'd like to UN-read:

7. The House of Night Series.
So I could open the first book, quickly close it, and NOT continue with the next five in the series like I did for whatever reason. I wasn't in my right mind, I SWEAR.


  1. I also loved the Vampire Academy series and Twilight saga. I would love to be able to read the Vampire Academy series for the first time again. I was not aware of its awesomeness when I started this series. I really wish I was, I would have appreciated it so much more. Instead I read all the books like I couldn't get through them fast enough(which was the case so I'm very happy that I started reading the books once the entire series was published).Another one I like to read for the first time is the Hunger Games series.I haven't read Shade though(or the others). But I want to read Shade, I just don't know when.

  2. I am so totally with you on the House of Night series! I thought it was fun! and new! and unique! And then each book got progressively worse. I had to go back to my blog and confirm when I stopped though - it was at Betrayed because after that they made the books in hard cover first and they'd gotten so repetitive that there was no way I was wasting money on them anymore. So, so, sad.

    So many people have been praising Shade! Maybe I should try it out. I am worried because I'm not sure if it's my cup of tea. I'd say "so many people can't be that wrong" about it, but look at Twilight (sorry, I see you love it. haha). =P

    Yes, I wish I could reread the HP series again as well. Only to connect the dots that I might have missed upon my first readings and they were oh, so, many years apart!

    I don't know why I keep rambling all over your posts. I'm so embarrassed!

  3. Dammit, I stopped at Untamed, not Betrayed. I don't know why I wrote that when it wasn't what I wanted to write. My brain is old.

  4. I couldn't agree more with Twilight. Before it was ever the huge deal that it is now, I remember reading it knowing nothing about it and just falling in love.

    I started Nevermore last night and it is pretty good so far! I'm excited to read the rest of it.

  5. HAHAHA totally agree with your un-read selection :) And I am so envious of you and your first reads of Harry Potter. Savor every word!!

  6. Bahaha @ HoN series. Dude I read the first book & was like, this is horrible. Who likes this crap?! Seriously. So bad. Obviously I couldn't go forward.

    And Enshadowed has been moved to Oct 2012?! WHAT.

  7. HP is on my list, too! (: I'm not a Twilight fan, though, so I don't read a lot of vampire stuff. What's Nevermore about?

    Here's my list: http://thepagesage.blogspot.com/2011/10/top-ten-tuesday-4_11.html

  8. Yay Shad and Harry Potter! I still need to read Vampire Academy. Great choices! :)


  9. Great choices! I love, love, love Harry Potter, Wicked Lovely, and Shade. I definitely need to read Vampire Academy soon :)

  10. Boo hiss, should have put Twilight and Vampire Academy on my list. You win!

  11. I considered putting Twilight but out i didn't like it.. just Twilight(not the series) but then again, maybe that is cause I saw the movie 1st.

  12. Oh to read Harry Potter again for the first time!!

  13. i've never read the pc cast books, thankfully, apparently. haha!

    also, i've never read the wicked lovely books, the shade books, nevermore, and the vampire academy books (i know, pretty sucktastic. i need to get to reading some of these!). and i've only made it thru book four of harry potter, but i've never seen the movies. so i feel pretty much like i'm failing according to your list!!