Top Ten Tuesday is held over at That Artsy Reader Girl, where every week bloggers list their top 10 being asked about. This week the topic was the longest books we’ve ever read, but unless they’re numbering in the pages above 500 I don’t really note the page count. So I did something different: the books I’d like to read again for the first time.
The Dark is Rising series: I’ve always said this series was so magical, and just captured me right from the get go, and I’d like to feel like that again.
Any Star Trek book: When I first discovered that there could be movie tie-ins, and then Star Trek tie-ins my mind was blown.
Kelley Armstrong’s Dime Store Magic: this story, and the character of Paige, introduced me to urban fantasy as a genre, and that excitement and that joy? Was amazing. I have read one of her books that featured Elena, a female werewolf, and yeah, that’s a character I don’t want to revisit ever.
Rob Thurman’s Cal Leandros series: I found this series at the height of my love for another pair of Supernatural brothers – Dean and Sam on Supernatural. Cal and Niko are infinitely more angsty – yes, that’s possible, plus they come with the adorable and snarky sidekick – Robin. A puck. And then I found the author called out her fans for not buying her books enough to keep her writing… and I really wish I didn’t know that but there you go.
Simon R Green’s Something from the Nightside: This is on this list because of the creativity of this world. John Taylor is a PI in the Nightside, a hidden part of London where the fantastical and science fiction sort of co-mingle.
My Sister Rosa: This is utterly shocking and mesmerising at the same time because it follows Che, a transplant to NYC, with his parents and his psychopathic sister, younger, baby sister Rosa
Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil: Melina Marchetta is well known for her Looking for Alibradi YA story, so I didn’t know what to expect when I was reading this. The reason this sticks with me is that I remember the moment when I perked up and realised that I was going to enjoy this book immensely because Marchetta gave me a brilliant thriller, with some equally superb characterisation.
And that’s it! What books do you wish you could recapture the magic of reading for the first time?