I have another confession: I don’t reread.
Look at me, confessing things all over the place. It’s shameful. How will I maintain my almighty and somewhat villainous overlord facade if I keep confessing my faults to you? Someone shut me up. (Last time I linked up for a Top Ten Tuesday, I confessed to not finishing series.)
I have reasons for not rereading, a) being I have no clone again dangit and b) being there are so many new books to read! I WANT TO TRY THEM ALL. I get quite excited, see, and just must try a bit of everything in the literary world.*
* This is, unfortunately, only true for books. For everything else I never try new things. I always wear the same tee-shirts and eat the same breakfast and run at the same time each morning. LOOK. Another confession. I have a problem.
This week’s prompt is: Top 10 I Want To Reread (In An Ideal Universe)
1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
YES, I just read this. YES, I want to reread it. I actually wanted to reread it the moment I finished it and that never ever happens to me. I re-watched the movie to appease myself. Apparently I like pain.
This book is just beautifully written. That is all.
2. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
I’m actually being really reserved for this list, because I could fill the ENTIRE THING with just Maggie Stiefvater books. I wish to reread them all. (I actually posted yesterday about why she’s my favourite author. It’s not a logical post. It’s full flailing.) Anyway. Since Blue Lily Lily Blue (book #3) is just out, I would love to reread this one. In an ideal universe.
Which we don’t have.
And I also saw this post on Maggie Stiefvater’s Tumblr about just how messed up Kavinsky is. That kid is a freaky mess. It also made me want to reread it. Don’t judge.
3. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
I had a rather embarrassing disagreement of opinion on the ending of this book with my sister. She said it ended one way. I said a different. We looked at each other and realised we had no idea. How awful is this?! It’s only been a year since I read it!
4. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
I read this so long ago. I don’t even remember the details. All I know is that a) it terrified me, and b) I literally flopped on my sister’s bed and whined about how awful and mean the ending was. THEY KILLED CHILDREN FOR BODY PARTS, OKAY?! Now Unwind is a massive series. I did borrow Unwholly from the library but I opened it and realised I didn’t even remember anyone’s names. If I want to finish this series, I need to reread.
5. The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
Back in my Life Before Goodreads (dark ages, let’s not dwell on them) I read this book for school. Only now do I realise it’s a series. I’ve been robbed. I need more.
6. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Because: MOVIE. And I will take this small but glorious moment to scream that I am so not okay with the fact Mockingjay will be split into two parts. Oh, not because I think it shouldn’t be. BECAUSE I WON’T BE ABLE TO HANDL THE CLIFF HANGER.
Do you know how Peeta is going to be? DO YOU? I can’t…no. Goodbye.
7. Light by Michael Grant
Tell me, do I rave about my favourite authors too much? DO I? Because I feel like I flail about Michael Grant an awful lot. I’m not even sorry. (I think you should read his books.) I’m actually up to my eyeballs in BZRK (if you’ve read it, ugh, you’ll get my awful pun) and I have this sudden urge to reread the Gone series. Light in particular.
Because Caine and Sam. They are a brother duo I loved so very much, even though they spent 6 books trying to kill each other while everyone else died.
But that is family.
8. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Because I adore the name Atticus. I like how it sounds. I like how it looks on paper. I named a character in my book Atticus. I would name my child Atticus, but failing that, I would name my bookshelf Atticus.
I am actually (hopefully) naming an animate object Atticus soon. I will tell you about it. But not yet.
10. Matilda by Roald Dahl
Cait is feeling a mite bit overwhelmed because she is supposedly writing, she needs to finish a review, she is VERY behind on replying to comments, and…and all she feels like doing is drawing. Unfair. She now understand why people take blogging breaks whilst doing NaNo. BUT DO NOT FEAR. She is still replying to comments and visiting (all) your blogs. Just give her a second. Currently she’s (still) reading ATLANTIA. Slow going.