Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is ‘Top ten books I want to reread’. I don’t really reread, there are far too many books to read in this world to read ones I’ve already read, but if I did, these are the ones I’d pick.
1. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
I have actually reread these books, sort of, in as much as I have listened to the audiobooks as well as reading the hard copies. Despite this, and the fact that they are children’s’ books, I still feel that I haven’t fully understood them. I absolutely love these books, they’d probably be my desert island pick.
2. Brazzaville Beach by William Boyd
3. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
I think it would be intriguing to reread these books as an adult with the knowledge that they are full of religious allegory and see whether this spoils the enjoyment I got from these books as a naive child.
4. The Mortal Engines series by Philip Reeve and 5. This Other Eden by Ben Elton
I’m going to call my unborn daughter Wren Alexandra Rosalie, partially inspired by the characters Wren in The Mortal Engines and Rosalie in This Other Eden. So I should probably reread these books to be sure than the characters are good namesakes!
6. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
I’ve just got back from a holiday in America. One of the places we visited was Harriet Beecher Stowe’s house in Hartford, Connecticut (and Mark Twain’s extraordinary house next door) which has inspired me to want to refamiliarise myself with her work.
7. The Snow Spider by Jenny Nimmo
8. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
I think Crusie is probably the world’s best romance writer. If I ever needed a pick me up on a bad day, I’m sure I could cheer myself up by rereading one of her books and I think this is probably her best.
9. Milly-Molly-Mandy series by Joyce Lankester Brisley and 10. Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
Two of my absolute favourite books as a child and I’m really looking forward to reading them to my daughter once she is old enough. I’m pretty much looking forward to rereading all of Roald Dahl’s books, it will be such a treat to have the excuse to rediscover them.