and wracking your brain for answers, then this is the meme for you!
Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time:
01. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien: I don't think this one gets enough love. It's so, so critical to LotR!
02. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: I read this again and again anyhow, but to be able to experience Lizzie and all she goes through again, including meeting and matching wits with Darcy, well, yes please.
03. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: This book speaks for itself. I cannot count on one hand the number of people I've talked into reading this book and have loved it.
04. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: I wouldn't even need to read the other two because the first does such a stellar job of laying everything out. This book knocked me off my feet and I was glued to it from start to stop.
05. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: I don't get to talk about this book a lot here as it's very much not YA, but it's my favorite book and I would love to read it fresh at this point in my life and see if it would still be my favorite. (I think it would.)
06. Divergent by Veronica Roth: My excitement for this book was sort of reaching epic proportions, so when it was finally released I was up until 3am reading it. I loved it. I still love it. It's one of my favorites of 2011 and I would like to experience that cycle of excitement and happiness of finally reading.
07. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab: Musical from beginning to end, the sound of this book was breathtaking.
08. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White: I wonder if this was the first book to make me cry, or if that was The Lorax. Still, this is one I don't have a copy of any longer but need to. It's a classic.
09. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl: It was almost absurd the fact that I didn't own this book, but I checked out from the library over and over and over again. I could have recited it to you as a child. Roald Dahl is genius. (It was hard choosing between this and Matilda.) Funny, I still don't own it in English but I'm reading a foreign language copy. :)
10. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins: Lola and Cricket = Stephanie Perkins is a mad, mad genius. Enough said.
Note: I actually never read a lot of YA books when I was a teenager, aside from the SVH/SVU series early on. I started reading adult fiction...pretty early, and so I always try really hard not to pull too many from them but when you love a book, you love a book. And you can tack on the HP series and A Game of Thrones to this list, too. :)