Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. You can find the most current prompts here.
There are some books that are so good that they stick in my head and my heart. Rereading them reminds me of what I loved about them the first time and multiple rereads help me find new aspects of the story even years after the book was released.
This week’s selections are books that I’ll probably reread forever. The count is a little off, depending on how you count series, so it’s either 5 entries or 15 books. ^^; Oh well.
This series meant so much to me growing up and continues to do so. I realize there are problems within it, particularly in reference to the author and the series going on for too long past Deathly Hallows, but what I got from it over the years can’t be taken away.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was assigned summer reading in high school, the same year that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire came out. Understandably, I wasn’t interested at the time in reading it because, hello! I had the newest Harry to read.
However, a few years ago I tried it again and was stunned by how much I now loved it. It inspired me to seek out the rest of her repertoire, which was sadly pretty small. Of the four novels, these three are my favorite and I try to read them at least once a year, particularly the Brookyln audiobook because the narrator is perfect.
The Blossom Street series is nice enough as a whole, but individually, The Shop on Blossom Street has a lot of personal meaning and importance to me. I can read it time and again because it really embraces knitting culture, seeing beyond first impressions, and heartbreak. Each book in the series has a pattern at the front that corresponds with the story and I knit the baby blanket in this book for my son.
Svetlana’s Dramacon series is the first manga series I remember reading that had to do with anime convention culture and I instantly fell in love with it. The art is funny, well drawn, and the story compliments it so well. The Ultimate Edition has additional content and overall, I think there’s a lot of depth to the story Svetlana told.
Fangirl is one of those books that I enjoy in multiple forms. The audiobook is awesome, the book itself feels really authentic, and overall I’ve read it at least three times so far. There’s some dragging action in the middle, but generally I have a good time with Cath’s story.