Top Ten Tuesday – Books with Magical First Reads

11 Oct

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers’ answers. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND post a comment on our post with a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post to share with us and all those who are participating. If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. If you can’t come up with ten, don’t worry about it—post as many as you can!

I have those books that I love so much, I wish I could read them again for the first time.  There’s some so magical about the first dive into a book.  You don’t know what’s coming next.  You wait on the edge of your seat for the story.  Will it end happy or sad?  Will the characters change or stay the course?  Will there be any unexpected twists?

1. Entire Harry Potter series — How can you not get sucked into the magical world?  I loved every minute of these stories.  Often I read the book in one sitting, ignoring my need for food and sleep.  That is the definition of a magical read!

2. Jane Austen novels — I love her world and characters.  The first time I finally read one (probably not until high school/beginning of college), I was amazed that I hadn’t grabbed one of these before.  I was hooked.  I love J.A.  I reread her books all the time.  I watch all of the film/tv adaptations.  I even read and/or watch Austen related stories.

3. The Awakening by Kate Chopin — This book set my on the path to a Women’s Studies degree in college.  I don’t think I would have ever picked this book up on my own.  I’m thankful it was set in my path by a great HS English teacher.  It opened my eyes to Feminist Theory!

4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury — I didn’t read this one until college (I know crazy!).  But this is one of those books that sucks you in and doesn’t let go.  The story is so compelling and scary.  I don’t ever want to live in that world!

5. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card — J’s recommendation.  He was amazed that I had never read it, but to be honest, I am not a huge fan of science fiction.  At least I wasn’t.  I am still figuring out the types of scifi that I love.  I think I’m leaning more towards the soft scifi/fantasy books.  Ender’s Game blew me away with the world, the characters, and the storyline.  I plan on passing this on to my boys this next summer.  I know N would love it!

6. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll — I am such a fan of this book now.  I wish that I remembered the first time I read it.  I am sure that I loved it to bits.


Posted by on October 11, 2011 in Books


Tags: ,

3 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Books with Magical First Reads

  1. trish

    October 11, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I haven’t read Fahrenheit 451 yet! It’s on my TBR shelf, though 🙂

  2. Jennifer K Jovus

    October 11, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Harry Potter is just magic in every way. I think it has been on everyone’s top ten list (including mine).
    Happy Tuesday. 🙂

  3. Laura Cline

    October 11, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I have 1984 on my list, which was a similar first reading experience to Fahrenheit 451 for me. They taught me that required reading wasn’t all bad.

    Come visit my list at The Scarlet Letter.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: