Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Want To Reread

November 4, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 7

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Top Ten Books I Want To Reread

 

 

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1.  The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Goodreads blurb: Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy – until he is rescued by an owl, taken to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to play Quidditch and does battle in a deadly duel. The Reason: HARRY POTTER IS A WIZARD!

I am sure this will be on a lot of lists this week Natasha 

2. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

Goodreads Blurb: Saleem Sinai was born at midnight, the midnight of India’s independence, and found himself mysteriously ‘handcuffed to history’ by the coincidence. He is one of 1,001 children born at the midnight hour, each of them endowed with an extraordinary talent – and whose privilege and curse it is to be both master and victims of their times. Through Saleem’s gifts – inner ear and wildly sensitive sense of smell – we are drawn into a fascinating family saga set against the vast, colourful background of the India of the 20th century.

This just may be my favourite novel of all time (big call!), so i am almost too scared to reread it, in incase the magic is gone the second time round. – Natasha

Midnight's Children

Bridget Jones's Diary

3. The Bridget Jones series by Helen Fielding

Goodreads blurb: Helen Fielding’s devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud account of a year in the life of a thirty-something Singleton launched a genre and transcended the pages of fiction to become a cultural icon.

Oh how Bridget makes me laugh! I may not reread the third one though.  – Natasha 

4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

Goodreads blurb: Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school… again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’ master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’ stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

 – Philippa

The Lightning Thief

The Lord of the Rings

5. The Lord of the Rings series by JRR Tolkien

Goodreads blurb: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a genuine masterpiece. The most widely read and influential fantasy epic of all time, it is also quite simply one of the most memorable and beloved tales ever told. Originally published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings set the framework upon which all epic/quest fantasy since has been built. Through the urgings of the enigmatic wizard Gandalf, young hobbit Frodo Baggins embarks on an urgent, incredibly treacherous journey to destroy the One Ring. This ring — created and then lost by the Dark Lord, Sauron, centuries earlier — is a weapon of evil, one that Sauron desperately wants returned to him. With the power of the ring once again his own, the Dark Lord will unleash his wrath upon all of Middle-earth. The only way to prevent this horrible fate from becoming reality is to return the Ring to Mordor, the only place it can be destroyed. Unfortunately for our heroes, Mordor is also Sauron’s lair. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is essential reading not only for fans of fantasy but for lovers of classic literature as well…

It’s been a large number of years since I last read LotR… before the films were released, even. – Angelya

6. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Goodreads blurb: Song of Solomon is a work of outstanding beauty and power, whose story covers the years from the 1930’s to the 1960’s in America. At its centre is Macon Dead Jr, the son of a wealthy black property owner, who has been brought up to revere the white world. Macon learns about the tyranny of white society from his friend Guitar, though he is more concerned to escape the tyranny of his father. So while Guitar joins a terrorist group of poor blacks, Macon goes home to the South, lured by tales of buried family treasure. His journey leads to the discovery of something more valuable than gold, his past. Yet the truth about his origins and his true self is not fully revealed to Macon until he and Guitar meet once again in powerful, and deadly confrontation.

Gorgeous novel! – Natasha

Song of Solomon

the thief

7.  The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner

Goodreads blurb: The king’s scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. To attain it for his king, he needs a skillful thief, and he selects Gen from the king’s prison. The magus is interested only in the thief’s abilities.

What Gen is interested in is anyone’s guess. Their journey toward the treasure is both dangerous and difficult, lightened only imperceptibly by the tales they tell of the old gods and goddesses.

– Philippa

8. The Obernewtyn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody

Goodreads blurb: In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse, life is harsh. And for Elspeth Gordie, it is also dangerous. That’s because Elspeth has a secret: she is a Misfit, born with mysterious mental abilities that she must keep hidden under threat of death. And her worries only multiply when she is exiled to the mountain compound known as Obernewtyn, where—for all her talents—Elspeth may finally and truly be out of her depth. Then she learns she’s not the only one concealing secrets at Obernewtyn.

– Philippa

Obernewtyn

dragonflight

9. Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

Goodreads blurb: After ten long Turns, Lessa was ready to come out of hiding, to reclaim her birthright… and to Impress the young dragon queen and become Weyrwoman of Benden.

Suddenly the deadly silver Threads once again threatened all Pern with destruction. But the mighty telepathic dragons that for centuries had defended Pern were now few in number, not nearly enough to protect the planet in its hour of greatest peril. Then Lessa hatched a daring and dangerous scheme to rally support from people who had long ago ceased to exist!

I remember loving these when I first read them, back in the olden days… from my high school library – Angelya

10. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Goodreads blurb: At the heart of Catch-22 resides the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero endlessly inventive in his schemes to save his skin from the horrible chances of war.

His problem is Colonel Cathcart, who keeps raising the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempts to excuse himself from the perilous missions that he’s committed to flying, he’s trapped by the Great Loyalty Oath Crusade, the bureaucratic rule from which the book takes its title: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes the necessary formal request to be relieved of such missions, the very act of making the request proves that he’s sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved.

– Natasha

catch 22

 

 


Natasha lives in Brisbane, Australia with her husband and son. She is a self confessed bibliophile who enjoys literature and adult fiction. She also loves travelling and aims to visit 40 countries by the time she is 40 (current count 36).

7 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Want To Reread”

  1. Sarah

    Great choices! I think Harry Potter is on everyone’s list – including mine! Ahhhh, Bridget Jones! I read the first book but didn’t continue with the others – I’m wondering if I should…hmm. I’ve never read Midnights Children, but I would love too, along with Salman Rushdie’s other novels. I also want to read some of Toni Morrison’s books!
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