The top ten books I want to re-readPosted: November 4, 2014
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is the top ten books I want to re-read — except my TBR pile is teetering so high that if I don’t take evasive action it will fall and crush me dead. So I probably never will! Sob. Also, a note: some of these (ok, most) are part of one series or another. So really I want to re-read the whole series.
My kingdom for eternal life and a TARDIS!
The Many-Coloured Land by Julian May is the first book in the Saga of the Exiles. I loved what May did with the time travel in this, and I had such a crush on Aiken Drum.
Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett is one of the fabulous Discworld books. I’d love to re-read the whole series, but I chose this rather than the first book, The Color of Magic, because I love Granny Weatherwax.
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey is the first in the Dragonriders of Pern series. I’ve read this series so many times it’d be like revisiting old friends: Lessa, Menolly, Masterharper Robinton, Jaxom, Ruth…
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein was something of a gateway drug for me, the book I regarded as the transition between kids books and adult fantasy.
Dragonclaw by Kate Forsyth was another big deal book to me, the first fantasy I ever read by an Australian writer. It’s also the first one I ever read where witches featured heavily, and I love it.
Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey is definitely another one I want to re-read (although I have read the trilogy at least three times now). It’s epic fantasy with a heady dose of S&M, and some pretty brutal politics.
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is one I re-read periodically (although I am way overdue) because laughter is good for the soul.
Dragoncharm by Graham Edwards is the first book in the unfortunately named Ultimate Dragon Saga, a trilogy where the characters are all dragons. I don’t remember much of it (I haven’t read it in 15 years), but I do remember that I enjoyed it. And the premise is so intruiging!
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice is the book that made me fall in love with vampires, back before they sparkled. Aah, Louis, I will always have a soft spot for you. (Once I read The Vampire Lestat I had a new favourite, though.)
Angel of Ruin by Kim Wilkins is the first book I read about angels, and I loved it! Historical fantasy usually isn’t my thing, but this one is great. Very dark.