Top Ten Tuesday-Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

Hey guys! I thought today’s TTT’s topic was Characters that Deserve More Love, but apparently it was a few weeks ago and I somehow missed it? Oh well. I only had a couple of characters in mind and not much to say about them, and I’ve been wanting to do a post on this topic anyway, so that’s what we’re doing today! 🙂 It was hard to narrow down books that I’d want to read for the first time again, but I finally got it down to these. Enjoy!

I read this when I was 17, and figured out most of the twist except for a major detail which left me satisfied that I was right, but also still blown away because I didn’t guess everything. I just love books that do that to you, it makes it sooo much better, and I wish I could reread it not knowing what happens already because I enjoyed it SO much!

This book for the most part was just okay and pretty trope-y for the most part, but OH MAN THAT TWIST AT THE END. This author definitely knows how to write psychological thrillers because the mystery was the best part of the plot. You really think you know who the killer is, but when you find out it’s just CRAZY. And SO creepy. And just SO GOOD. GAH! To this day I think it’s one of the best twists I’ve ever read. I really need to continue this series cuz it’s been like three years since I read it.

I loved this book so much more than even Illuminae. It kept me up so late and had my heart pounding, and I fell for allll the twists. XD I wish I could read it again without knowing all the craziness that ensues!

Ah, this book. *sniff* I almost don’t want to say I’d reread it again because then I’d get my heart broken all over again, but if I read it for the first time I wouldn’t know exactly how heartbreaking it would be. XD I love the way it was written. Right from the prologue it tells you that only one of three of the protagonists survived the fire, but the whole time you don’t know who until it happens at the end. And the writing just sucks you in and makes you love the characters and their friendship and you don’t want to get attached but you CAN’T HELP IT. And AHHHH it’s just SO good!!! D,: I will never not recommend this book. ❤

Now THIS would be an amazing book to read again for the first time. I’d been wanting to reread it, but I haven’t because I somehow know that it won’t have the same impact if you already know what happens. The whole plot is about how the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland became the villain, and it’s so interesting to guess where it’s going and what happened as you’re reading it, and when you finally find out it’s just so heartbreaking!

I really loved the writing of this, as I’ve said many times. All the flashbacks were so gripping and it was so fun to try and figure out HOW and WHY the characters got to where they are.

I just loved the whole experience of reading this for the first time. I had just started it when Covid it, so I was able to throw myself into the exciting plot, relatable characters, and intricate worldbuilding as great escapism. It was just so FUN and I loved reading it so much. I wish I could go back and read it again so I could just enjoy it as much as I did the first time. I finally read the sequel this year and I can safely say it’s one of my favorite series ever.

Not only do I wish I could reread this as if for the first time, I wish I could read it before I read Throne of Glass, because now I understand why everyone says it should be read as the first book in the series. I wonder if the twists and the death that we already know about from being mentioned in Throne of Glass would’ve had more of an impact if I didn’t know about it already. I still enjoyed it because I didn’t know when or how it happened, but I kinda wish I did read it first now.

This is another one of my ultimate favorite series, and I wish I could just experience it again without knowing anything that happens! I’ve already reread the entire series once, and I want to do it again already. XD

This book. THIS BOOK!!!! D: </3 I literally just finished it last week and I already wish I could reread it again not knowing anything about it! I’ll try not to gush about it too much because I will in my August Wrap Up, but this is one of those amazing books where you go into it thinking you know the direction it’s going to go in, but it ends up taking a completely different turn in the absolute best way! Like with Steelheart, I guessed the main twist early on, but near the end another layer to it is revealed and it just BLEW the story out of the water! (pun intended, haha 😛 ) This book is SO beautiful and SO heartbreaking yet SO encouraging and AHHHHH!!!! Just…definitely a candidate for my favorite book of the year! ❤ ❤ ❤

What are some of your favorites that you wish you could just wipe your brain free of their memory and read them again for the first time? Have you read any of these and did you like them? Any of these on your TBR? Talk to me! 😀

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