Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Books I Want to Reread

This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is "books I want to reread." See what others want to reread at The Broke and the Bookish!

1.  Anne of Green Gables - It's been years since I read the book. I recently watched the movies again but I've been wanting to reread this book for awhile! I still have the mass marketed copy I pilfered from my sister's bookcase years ago. And now I have a hardback Reader's Digest copy so maybe I should return my sister's book. Although, I doubt she's missed it too much in the past 15 years since she's never mentioned it.

2.  East of Eden - I credit this book for turning me into a literature lover...and reader for that matter. I like randomly opening it and reading bits. Definitely read the book before watching the James Dean movie. The film is ok but hardly scratches the surface of the book's complexity.

3.  To Kill a Mockingbird - Also a book I enjoy randomly sampling. I was lucky enough not to have been assigned this book. I was able to read it for fun and from what I hear that can make a big difference with this title.

4.  Pride and Prejudice - I read it before I saw the movie and am glad I did - nothing spoiled before hand. I count this book among my favorites but I've only read it once.

5.  Pygmalion - the play that My Fair Lady was based on. The play is like the movie minus the singing. "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain!"

6.  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian - funny and poignant. Worth a reread for sure.

7.  Jane Eyre - love it! Saw the movie first so I knew more-or-less what expect, but I still loved the book.

8.  There Eyes Were Watching God - complex but accessible, beautiful and down to earth. I read it for a class but it became a favorite. There is a movie but I thought Halle Berry did not deliver.

9.  Stargirl - A little book with a big punch. Lovely YA.

10.  Little House on the Prairie - it's been eons since I've read it and really don't remember it well. The T.V. show interferes with my memories of the story.


  1. I see some of my favorites on your list: East of Eden, To Kill A Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice, and Jane Eyre. I have never read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian even though it's been on my TBR list for ages!

  2. You've two books on your list that I pretty much reread just about every year--Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre.

    I like to reread the following on an almost annual basis as well--

    The Oresteia by Aeschylus
    The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
    Persuasion by Jane Austen
    and I always dip into the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Thomas Hardy, and Christina Rossetti quite frequently as well. Interesting posting, as it is always fun to see what people love enough to want to reread. Cheers! Chris

  3. Ah, great list! I feel like I really need to read Absolutely True Diary because my husband is Native American. :)

  4. I feel like I have to pat everyone on the back who put Jane Eyre in their list. LOVE that book. Also, that Masterpiece Theatre version is my favorite movie/TV adaptation.

  5. Great list. A lot of these I loved reading and a lot of them I'd love to read. East of Eden would be a great reread I think.

    Come visit my list at The Scarlet Letter.