Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Want to Re-Read.

 Top 5 Wednesday is a meme created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Thoughts on Tomes. Here’s the link to the Goodreads group.

I won’t be partaking every Wednesday – if I try to blog on a particular day each week, I always end up losing interest – but I thought it would be a fun meme to dip in and out of.

This week’s theme is books I want to re-read. Most of the books below are books that I do really want to re-read but I’m kind of intimidated by the idea of re-reading them, either because they’re really long or because I feel like my opinion might change the second time around.

White Teeth by Zadie Smith.

I talk about how good this book is a lot, but it’s such a big book and I’ve only read it once, and that was a long time ago, so I can’t really remember much about it. All I remember is that it was really good and I want to enjoy it again some time soon.


We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.

I always mention this book in lists of my all-time favourites and the best books I’ve ever read, but I’ve only read it once and feel like if it’s on those lists, I should be re-reading it quite a lot. I’m a bit scared of re-reading this because part of the reason I enjoyed it so much was because I had no idea what was going on. Now that I know the twist, I may not enjoy it so much so I’m avoiding re-reading it at the moment in case I lose those warm feelings I get when I think about it.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

I read this classic at university and was pleasantly surprised. I’d really like to give it another go but I never seem to be in the right frame of mind for it.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

I had a lovely time reading this book the first time and I think I’ll really enjoy it again when I re-read it, but again, I never seem to be in the right mood for it. It’s also quite long and I can’t seem to face the idea of re-reading long books (because they don’t count for my Goodreads challenge… naughty Emma! That is not the right bookish attitude!)

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The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling.

The first time I read this, I was close to giving up, but I ploughed on because I was so excited that JKR had released a new book. I was really glad I stuck with it in the end, but it took me a  good 100 pages before I started to enjoy it, and that’s what’s putting me off re-reading it.

I may just re-watch the BBC series – although that made me want to re-read it even more…

Thanks for stopping by!


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