Top 5 Wednesday on Friday

This week has been absolutely crazy for me. I am getting ready to go to a conference to present my research and it was the last week of the summer semester, which means I had two exams to grade. And so, I am about two days late on life at the moment. I feel bad about missing T5W, and had been looking forward to this prompt, so for my sake, let’s pretend it’s Wednesday today!

This week’s theme: Favorite’s I’d Like to Revisit

I had actually made this list myself recently. I normally do not reread books, with very few exceptions. I used to re-read Harry Potter every year, and have gotten in the habit of reading Of Mice and Men about every other year. But here are other books that I love, but want to dive into again soon:

1. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami


Once again (surprisingly) I am starting a list off with a Murakami novel. I devoured Kafka on the Shore in no time at all. I feel like I didn’t spend enough time with it, and would really like to try to take in some of the deeper themes of the novel. Honestly, I can’t really remember much about the story, all I remember is that I loved it.


2. Sabriel by Garth Nix


I read this book when I was much to young to understand it. And now that there are more books in the series after so many years, it seems like it is time to dive in again.


3. Eye of the World by Robert Jordan


It makes me nervous to think about reading this book again. I still haven’t finished the series (preparing to read book 10) but miss the beginnings of the story. The Tor book club recently sent out free digital copies of The Eye of the World so it makes it easier to consider reading it again.


4. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce


Tamora Pierce was the first author I ever met. I must have been about 11? It was such a wonderful experience and she read an excerpt from her then upcoming novel, a sequel series to Song of the Lioness. I couldn’t wait to read it. AAAAaaannnnnddd I still haven’t gotten to it. At this point I don’t remember a thing that happened. Time to hit up the library!


5. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie


This is THE book that got me into mystery over 15 years ago. It was so artfully crafted and clever in a way that only Christie can write. 10/10 will read again.


And that’s my list! There are just always so many new books on my list I never slow down and read books that gave me so much joy the first time around again. Are there books you’ve been meaning to re-read?

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