Created by and with thanks to That Artsy Reader! This week’s theme was surprisingly difficult–it turns out there aren’t many books I wish I could read again for the first time, because I love spotting foreshadowing details on a reread, and knowing exactly which parts to look forward to (I’m not keen on surprises, and I love spoilers, so this is no shock to me). Here are the five I could come up with…
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I really think it’s the ultimate romance–reading it for the first time would be like falling in first love all over again, right?
2. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Am I the only one who gets butterflies from books? Whatever, this one gives me them–and I’d love to experience that again for the first time.
3. The Naturals series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Rereading mysteries and thrillers is great, because only then can you pick up on the level of detail–but there’s something to be said about all the shocks you can only get on the first read, and this series is full of those.
4. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Much like a thriller, this one was full of twists and turns, and I devoured it. I’d love to read it for the first time a little more slowly! (She says, knowing full well she’d never have the patience to.)
5. Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
And finishing up with another TJR. I sort of did read this for the second first time when I listened to the audiobook–and it was such a great experience, I’d love to find another way to read it again for the first time!
Are you a re-reader, or is all your fun in the first time?