Top Ten Tuesday: (Five) Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

Created by and with thanks toΒ 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…

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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!

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Are you a re-reader, or is all your fun in the first time?

25 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: (Five) Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

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  1. Yeees, if I stuck to the prompt today Evelyn Hugo would definitely have been one of the books I’d mention! But also, Pride and Prejudice, of course! ❀️ I’m not much of a re-reader but that is one book that I can (and do) re-read forever but I’d love to have those first discovery feelings again. Great list!

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    1. I get that–blogging has really helped me to focus on new reads, which was a definitely goal last year. But now I’m craving rereads, so I am apparently my own worst enemy haha!

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  2. I love re-reading books, but lately there have been so many interesting-sounding new books that I just haven’t had (or made) the time for re-reads. I agree with you that I like re-reading to see the foreshadowing that the authors include, but with mysteries and thrillers I have a hard time forgetting whodunnit, and so they aren’t as enjoyable the second time around.

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    1. I get that! Last year, I felt bad for rereading so much and missing new stories–this year I’ve made a point to read new things, and I’m craving a reread. Can’t win haha!
      You make a really interesting point about thrillers and whodunits! The Naturals series is about the only murder thriller I think I’ve ever reread, because it’s such a unique one.

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  3. I hardly ever re-read books because I tend to have a pretty good memory and there are SO many unread books I want to get to. Two books I have reread are ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘Lord of the Flies.’

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