Top Ten Tuesday

10 Books & Series I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time (Basically A List Of My All-Time Faves)

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s all about books I wish I could read again for the first time, and isn’t that something we all wish, to be able to read our favorites again for the first time? Relive the books that completely hooked us, that gave us huge hangovers and maybe even changed our lives a little bit. These are the books that did that for me and I’d love to be able to read again for the first time just so I can experience it all again. (Well, 10 of them anyway – this list was A LOT bigger at first and I’m not sure how I did it, but I managed to trim it down to just these 10)

The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost

I’ve only just discovered this series last year and finished the last book (in the original series, not the spin-offs) last month, and yet… And yet I already want to relive it all, as this was quite the addictive reading experience.

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Sentient books, badass librarians and sassy sorcerers. This book had everything I loved and yet it was still a surprise to me how much I ADORED this read.

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

So many Leigh Bardugo reads to choose from, but yet none of them have been the uber addictive reading experience that was Ninth House. I wouldn’t mind reliving that read and the shocking reveals again. Though preferably this time, with the sequel ready to start right after…

Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab

This series was so magical and I wish I could fall in love with Red London for the first time again.

Red Winter series by Annette Marie

Honestly (and this is no surprise I’m sure), I ADORE every single Annette Marie series and want to re-read them all, but for the sake of this list I’m sticking to just one and then it’s definitely Red Winter, the Japanese mythology-inspired series that started it all and the love story between Shiro and Emi that still owns my heart to this day.

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

This book was like a shot of serotonin, like a warm hug and a ray of sunshine and who wouldn’t want to relive that for the first time?

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

As with Annette Marie, I adore every SJM series so far, but Throne of Glass is the series that started it all and will always have a special spot in my heart. I wouldn’t mind going on Celaena’s journey and all her ups and downs with her once more.

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

Once more, this is the Christina Lauren book that started my Christina Lauren love and still one of my favorites to this day, so I’d love to be able to read it again for the first time.

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

The Hating Game is pretty much my favorite rom-com out there. There’s something about the bookish setting and the enemies-to-lovers trope that just does it for me and I wish I could relive it all over again.

The Captive Prince series by C.S. Pacat

The first book is so graphic and violent and I’m still a little surprised I pushed through that but I’m happy I did because the slow burn enemies-to-lovers in this will always be my favorite. Damen and Laurent own my heart.

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34 Comments

  1. Thorns looks awesome and I totally want to read it.

    1. I loved it so much, hope you’ll enjoy it when you read it too šŸ™‚

  2. Sorcery of Thorns was a great experience. Would love to meet Nathaniel for a first time again haha.

    I still have to read Ninth House. Hopefully this fall.

    1. Haha, indeed, meeting Nathaniel again is an experience I’d love to relive šŸ™‚
      Oh, hope you’ll enjoy Ninth House, I think it’s definitely a great read for during fall!

  3. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    SoT,Red Winter, The House in the Cerulean Sea and Ninth House are big favorites too!

    1. Yay, so glad you love them too šŸ™‚

  4. This is why I like to reread – it’s not exactly the same, but at least you can experience some of the magic again, especially if it’s been awhile since you’ve read something!

    1. Yes, exactly! I love rereading and rediscovering the little details that have already slipped my mind! It’s not completely new, but it’s the closest thing to reliving that first-read magic šŸ™‚

  5. Mareli Thalwitzer says:

    I loved Ninth House and I am looking forward to the rest of the series too.

    The House in the Cerulean sea is still waiting for me to be a first read. Yea for me!

    Happy TTT!

    Elza Reads

    1. Yay for Ninth House! Hope you’ll have a wonderful experience reading The House in the Cerulean Sea for the first time šŸ™‚

    1. I hope you’ll love it too if you decide to read it šŸ™‚

  6. Stephanie - Bookfever says:

    Halfway to the Grave, Sorcery of Thorns and Ninth House are favorites of mine too. But I think you knew that already. šŸ˜„

    1. They’re so great indeed šŸ™‚

  7. Yes, yes, YAS! If I actually followed along to the prompt today at least three of these would be on there. I adored Sorcery of Thorns, ADSOM and Cerulean Sea and they’re also some of my all-time faves šŸ˜ Wonderful list!

    1. Yay, glad you love these too!

  8. Yes, I would love to be able to read the Shades of Magic trilogy again for the first time.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/08/24/top-ten-tuesday-330/

    1. Reliving that magic for the first time again would be wonderful šŸ™‚

  9. I came *this close* to adding Autoboyography to my list today. That story really made an impact on me and is still a favorite.

    1. Yes definitely, Autoboyography was so impactful to me too!

  10. The Hating Game would be a fun one to get to experience for the first time again.

    1. I definitely would love to experience it all over again šŸ™‚

  11. I have so many of these on my TBR it’s not even funny. šŸ˜€

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    1. Yay, hope you’ll enjoy them all when you get to them!

  12. I have not read any of these, but have seen several on other people’s lists today too! Here is my link this week: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/08/top-ten-tuesday-reread-for-first-time.html

    1. Yay, glad they’re so well-loved šŸ™‚

  13. masterspj says:

    Great list!

    When you get the chance, I hope you stop over at my blog and take a read: https://readbakecreate.com/10-books-i-would-love-to-see-as-a-movie/

  14. I just recently read Autoboyography for the first time and completely understand why it made your list. Such a wonderful story.

    1. So glad to hear you enjoyed Autoboyography!

  15. whisperingchapters says:

    Yes to Sorcery of Thorns and ADSOM! Both are truly fantastic.

    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

    1. They are amazing indeed!

  16. Marianne Maurer says:

    I totally agree with your subtitle. I did that when I first wrote this kind of list.

    I’ve seen “The House in the Cerulean Sea” so often, it must be a great book.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

    1. The House in the Cerulean Sea is one of my faves, so I can only recommend it šŸ™‚

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