Today’s Topic: Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time
Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl
This week’s list could also be titled “books which impacted me”. It also includes books that live long in my memory thanks to a great story or interesting characters.
Blackmoore – I love the Bronte-esque vibes of this story about two friends who are secretly in love with each other, but can’t be together. It’s so full of longing.
Price of Privilege Series – There aren’t enough words to describe the excellence of this story or how it impacted my heart.
Carry Me Home – This one features a memorable setting off the coast of Australia and characters which grabbed my heart. My review
What the Wind Knows – I’ve never not loved an Amy Harmon book, but the circular time line of this one along with the lyrical telling of the story ensured that this one sticks out in my mind. My review
Pearl in the Sand – I have gifted multiple copies of this book to friends because I love the way this story tackles the shame of the main character.
The Lady and the Lion Heart – The tender-hearted, lion-taming hero made this circus story an exceptional one. My review
Beautiful in His Sight – I love historical fiction, especially when it focuses on a historical event I am unfamiliar with like this one does. I also appreciate it when a story like this explores deeper meanings of life.
The Girls in the Picture – I know I’ve mentioned this one ALOT! But it was one of the first fictionalized biographies I’d read and loved. And it inspired me to learn more about silent film history and the influence women have had on Hollywood. My review
In Spite of Lions – I have NEVER read a book like this before and I’ve rarely felt so much a part of the story that I was almost living it, like I did with this one. This one features a fictional heroine but real life historical figures. One of those figures was an African tribal chief who is one of the most interesting characters I’ve ever read. My review
13 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time”
The Girls in the Picture was on someone else’s list this week! if only I could remember who. 🙂
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-wish-i-could-read-again-for-the-first-time/
I’m glad someone else enjoyed it as much as I did.
Blackmoore was so good.
Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.
It was! I’ve been waiting for years for the author to write another like it.
I loved Pearl in the Sand! I have heard of and have The Lady and the Lionheart on my TBR list. The others I had not heard of before, thanks for sharing! My link if you are interested in popping over: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/08/top-ten-tuesday-reread-for-first-time.html
I’m so glad you loved Pearl too! You need to move Lady and the Lionheart to the top of your list. It’s sooo good! Thanks for stopping by.
I haven’t read any of these books, but there are a lot of interesting-sounding books on this list. I’m adding Beautiful in His Sight to my TBR right now.
Oh, good. I hope you enjoy it. The author also has a really great early American series set in the Southern states featuring Indians that is fabulous.
I loved Harmon’s WHERE THE LOST WANDER. I really need to read more by her. I actually have a copy of WHAT THE WIND KNOWS – I just need to actually read it!
ALL of her books are good. Have you read her latest, The Songbook of Benny Lament?
No! WHERE THE LOST WANDER is the only one I’ve read. Is the new one super good? Or should I read WHAT THE WIND KNOWS first?
Ugh. That’s hard to say. It depends on what type of story you are in the mood for. Songbook is more gritty and set in the 1970’s music scene. What the Wind Knows is lyrical and set during the Irish Rebellion.
When you get the chance, I hope you stop over at my blog and take a read: https://readbakecreate.com/10-books-i-would-love-to-see-as-a-movie/