Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Might Want To Reread


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Books I Might Want To Reread

I’m not typically a rereader, but there are some books I wouldn’t mind rereading. I don’t know if I ever will, but if I do, these books could be the ones I reread. As much as I love the YA I’m reading these days, I couldn’t come up with many books I’ve read in recent years to put on the list.

Comfort Reads

All of a Kind Family series
01. All-of-a-Kind Family series – I read and loved these books when I was a child. This Jewish family in early 1900s New York City was so different from my own small-town midwestern Catholic upbringing more than half a century later. It was a glimpse of another way of life, another culture, in another time.

Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary
02. Ramona Quimby series – Who didn’t love Ramona? (Please don’t tell me if you didn’t.) Stephanie Lucianovic recounts her experience of reading Ramona as an adult and shares some details that she missed when she read the books as a child. I love that those nuances were included and most of us probably missed them completely.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
03. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Even more than rereading the book, I’d like to see the TV movie again.
I haven’t read the other two books in the series, but I’d like to track them down.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
04. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – You have no idea how many years I spent searching for the title of this book. Yay internet! Being locked in a museum overnight is probably second only to being locked in a library or bookstore. A distant second, but still fun to think about.

Recent(ish) Reads

Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
05. Harry Potter series – I’ve actually reread most of the books in this series once, but I’d like to do it again someday, especially now that the whole thing is done. I’m not great at remembering the little details, so it would be interesting to go back and see if I can pick up some of the things I know other people noticed the first time around.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
06. Twilight – Just the first book this time because it’s my favorite. I would listen to the audiobook again because Ilyana Kadushin is an amazing narrator and I’m not interested in the other books she’s narrated so I haven’t been able to listen to her again since finishing this series.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
07. The Hunger Games – Again, just the first one because it’s my favorite.

Sweep series by Cate Tiernan
08. Sweep series – Now known as the Wicca series, this is one of the first YA paranormal series I read. I don’t remember a lot about it, but I’d like to revisit it sometime. The books are pretty short and if they were written now, they would probably be four to six longer books instead of 15 short ones.



  1. I’ve never heard of From The Mixed-Up Files but it sounds good- running away to a museum? I can think of worse places to hang out. 🙂 And I’ve never read Hunger games, although I saw the movie and think the sequels look interesting. Oh and Book Journey is hosting a Harry Potter re-read, if you haven’t already seen that…
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  2. I’m not a re-reader either, except when my bookclub chooses a book I’ve already read. There are some that I wouldn’t mind re-reading, but chances are I never will. There are still too many books I want to read for the first time!
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  3. I’ve never heard of Sweep, but it sounds really good! Fabulous list!

  4. I haven’t read the book about Mrs. Basil E, but the character is referenced in Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares quite a lot! Lily calls her aunt “Mrs. Basil E.” for some reason/based on that book. Maybe I’ll have to read it and see why!
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    • I haven’t read Dash & Lily. I’ve heard it’s really good but I didn’t care for Nick & Norah, nor have I liked the books just by Rachel Cohn (without Levithan) that I tried, so I’m thinking it probably wouldn’t be for me. But maybe I’ll give it a shot someday…
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