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June 27, 2014 / ljbradburn-Smith

10 Books I’m going to Re-read

There are so many new books that I want to read. My own bookshelf holds just a fraction of the wonderful worlds that I want to immerse myself in (preferably on a window seat in a French château but I’m not fussy). That being said there are also many fictional places I am desperate to revisit, books which I believe hold, for me, previously undiscovered wonders and will be relevant to my life now in different ways to when I first read them. Here are just a few:

 

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1. The Twins at St Clare’s

 by Enid Blyton – I just want to remember how it felt to imagine eating a midnight feast before I was allowed to stay up past 9:30pm, even if they did always eat weird canned food like sardines and condensed milk.

of my life

2. The Time Of My Life

by Cecelia Ahern – Despite the fact that it hasn’t been long since I first read this, I feel that new things have happened in my life and I could do with a reminder about living each moment to the fullest.

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3. The Silver Crown

by Robert C O’Brien – A childhood favourite of mine which has haunted my memory for years and deserves another read. I remember details from this book in a way that I rarely do normally.

time travellers wife

4. The Time Traveller’s Wife

by Audrey Niffenegger – because. Just because.

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5.  His Dark Materials

by Philip Pullman – I was lucky enough to meet Philip Pullman and get my copy of The Amber Spyglass signed but it was so long after I had read the first two that I wanted to read them again before I started The Amber Spyglass. I still haven’t re-read Northern Lights and The Subtle Knife and I still haven’t read my precious signed copy. Shameful.

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6.  Lord of The Flies

by William Golding – There are certain books I think everyone should read and not just because I had to read them in school. This is one of them.

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7. Dead Famous

by Ben Elton – One of my Dad’s favourite authors. I bought this for him for a father’s day and then read it myself after he had (I let him read it first though which I think was kind of me). It has been long enough now since I read it that I have conveniently forgotten the murderer (although I somehow suspect society is the true culprit) so I think it is over due for another read. It combines satire and big brother. What’s not to like?

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8. Mansfield Park

The second Jane Austen novel that I read, whilst in University, and the one that made me truly fall in love with Austen.

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9. The Handmaid’s Tale

by Margaret Atwood – I read this book at University and I loved it. In the way that you can love a book which makes you fear for the future of humanity.

the Night Circus

10.  The Night Circus

by Erin Morgenstern – because it is possibly the most beautiful, magically explosive and imaginative book I have ever read and I never want to forget its vividness.

 

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  1. Elaine Jeremiah / Jun 27 2014 2:15 pm

    Great selection of books you’ve got there and fascinating to read your reasons for wanting to reread them. Some of them I’ve read, others I haven’t but they all look interesting. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • ljbradburn / Jun 30 2014 12:22 pm

      No problem, thanks for commenting 🙂 There are so many more that I would love to re-read, I might have to repeat this post at some point! x

  2. Elaine Jeremiah / Jun 27 2014 2:16 pm

    I just saw that you live in Hampshire – I grew up in Eastleigh! Small world 🙂

    • ljbradburn / Jun 30 2014 12:23 pm

      Yep, I live in Alton now and used to live in Winchester – so even closer to Eastleigh! Small world indeed, we are obviously meant to be blog-friends 😉 x

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