I’m finally jumping on the band wagon of this meme! I’ve kept my eye on this meme for a while now as my lovely friend Meeghan has taken up hosting it, but each week I struggled to find either space for it or I had no clue what to talk about with that weeks topic. But alas I can finally say, NOT ANYMORE! This weeks topic is one that I low key did a happy dance in my office when I read it and I’m so excited to dive into!
THIS WEEK’S TOPIC:
Top 5 books you wish you could read for the first time again
“You know those books that are so wonderful that you wish you could read them for the first time again? Maybe the shocks were so shocking. Or you just got so much joy from it. Rereads are still great, but there is a kind of magic in reading a book for the first time.” – Meeghan Reads
So grab some popcorn and your favorite nostalgic blanket, and lets reminisce!
Wall of Winnipeg And Me by Mariana Zapata
The book that changed my romance loving heart. This was my first MZ book and my first slow burn and I was captivated from the first chapter. I remember not knowing what a slow burn really was and then painfully finding out while waiting impatiently for the hero and heroine to finally get together. The journey to being together is now my version of cocaine and I would love the chance to relive this pleasurable torture again for the first time!
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
This was my first JLA book and if anyone knows me, they know I am a slut for JLA. Twenty year old Sam heard the words Alien Romance and said “say no more.” Literally devoured this series in the span of a week and then went straight back and read it again before slithering to her other series. Armentrout’s signature sass, quick quips, and heated moments enraptured me and I would give my left pinkie toe to be able to relive the roller coaster of emotions I had while reading this series.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
I really have no words to say that would properly emphasize just how much I want to read this again for the first time. Sometimes I lay awake at night and picture ways for me to get temporary amnesia just so I can read this bad boy again for the first time. I found myself in the story of Feyre and her fight for not only the world but really for herself. I felt entirely seen in this novel in ways that I have never felt before in a novel and connected to so many characters and their storylines that too this day I still think about them.
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Ever read a book that is just so beautifully written and so well done that you just don’t know what to do with it? Well that’s me with this gem. Garcia did such a fantastic job weaving mythology and her lyrical writing together that I all but dropped the book a few hundred times because it was just so beautiful. The Van Gogh of books, Gods of Jade and Shadow is the story I would want to read again for the first time to just relive that storytelling magic.
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Would I be me if I didn’t mention a book from the Twilight saga? Absolutely not. Eclipse is my favorite in the saga (and probably the best one if we are spilling tea) and I would sell my kidney to be able to read it again for the first time. Its the trashy paranormal YA that my soul craves and I just want to be able to read the awkward Jacob manipulating Bella on the side of a mountain scene for the first time because I think I’m old enough to now to give my bedroom window (whom I frequently talk to when reading) a proper rant about it.
What about you? What book would you want to read for the first time again?