Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Top Ten Tuesday - Books I want to re-read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish blog that I occasionally remember to do on the right day!

I've completely reneged on my promise to blog at least once a week, having done nothing since going back to school, but real life got in the way!  3 weeks into term and routine has re-established itself so hopefully I can start back up.

Anyway, top ten books I'd like to re-read...I like to buy books that I've read and loved (having nearly always borrowed them from a library, as you know) so that I can look at them on my shelves and pretend that one day I'll have time to read them again.  Unfortunately at the moment re-reading seems like a luxury I don't have time for but one day, maybe when I retire, I will start with...

1. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman - I have mentioned before that this is one of the greatest books ever written, and one of the few that I have read more than once!
2. Animal Farm by George Orwell - I read this yeeeeeeears ago and remember that it was amazing, but apart from that only remember "four legs gooood two legs baaaaad" which I quote to kids swinging on their chairs and they look at me like I'm a loon...
3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - definitely deserves a re-read, maybe I'll find the time to do it before going to see the film
4. Postcards from No Man's Land by Aiden Chambers - beautifully written
5. slightly cheating with this one because there are loads of them...but all of the Discworld by Terry Pratchett!
6. Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher - I'd like to read it and go find all the statues around London that take part in the story!
7. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis - I read them about 20 years ago so it must be about time I refreshed my memory

The next two are ones that I really have to re-read:
8. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak - I didn't really enjoy this when I first read it but everyone goes on about how amazing it was.  Also, I've joined a reading group for which this is the next book!
9. My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece by Annabel Pitcher - in a few weeks I need to tell a group of Librarians why to vote for this as the CILIP YLG London suggestion for the Carnegie award!

And I'm cheating now but number 10. goes to every book I've rated 5* on Goodreads ;-)

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