Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Top Ten Tuesday | Readfresh My Memory

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week's theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week's theme is 'Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About'. I decided to play around with the theme a little this week and talk about ten of my favourite/most loved books that I'd like to reread because it's been a while since I last read them!

The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling: It's been a long time since I last read this series and every year I say I'm going to reread them only to forsake them for newer reads. This year I'd really like to try and get to them because it's been so long since I read them I think it'll be like reading them for the first time all over again.

Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman: This was the first book that made me bawl my eyes out. I'd like to reread it soon, especially as I believe there's finally going to be an adaptation on the BBC!

Sabriel by Garth Nix: I have a copy of Goldenhand that I still haven't read because it's been so long since I read The Old Kingdom series I've forgotten quite a lot about it. I'd love to reread these books because I adored them growing up and Sabriel was always one of my favourite heroines.

Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya: Fun fact! Natsuka Takaya and I have the same birthday. I love the anime and read the manga when I was younger but only read up to around volume 11, so I'd love to reread the series from the beginning and finally finish it.

Witch Child by Celia Rees: Celia Rees was one of the most formative authors of my childhood and early teens, and it's thanks to her that I grew up so interested in historical fiction and books about witches and witchcraft in particular. I loved Witch Child the first time I read it, but I do worry that I might not love it as much if I read it again now.

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters: A film adaptation of this one is being released later this year starring Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson so I'd like to try and reread it before I see the film. It's an excellent book and one I highly recommend if you're in the mood for a ghost story!

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie: I had to read this one during my first year of university and I really, really enjoyed it. I'd love to read it again.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett: Another one I had to read for university, although I grew up loving the 1993 adaptation, and another one I absolutely loved. This is probably my favourite children's classic, with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland a very close second, and I think this would be a lovely one to reread in the spring.

Feed by Mira Grant: One of my favourite books of all time and yet it broke my heart so much that I haven't read it from beginning to end again since the first time I read it. I think I might try and reread this one this year!

Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë: My favourite Brontë and one of my favourite Victorian novels. It's a short, quiet book, but I love its exploration of how class doesn't matter if you're a woman - either way you could potentially be treated badly by the men in your life, and that's why it's important to support each other. In my opinion Anne Brontë was the most feminist of the Brontë sisters and I want her to receive far more love than she does.

Which books did you talk about this week?


  1. I know I've read Agnes Grey, but you remember far more about it than I do. :)

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  2. I really hope you enjoy your Harry Potter reread. I'm doing that this year too! :-)

  3. I want to reread the Harry Potter series soon, but it keeps getting bumped for other things too. I hope you enjoy your reread. I think I'll get to it this year. If not, then next year.

    My TTT

  4. I desperately want to re-read Harry Potter...but I look at all of the unread books on my shelf and feel so guilty!! I'm ignoring them though...Harry Potter demands to be re-read!

    My TTT: http://laurencarrollreadsandwrites.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/books-i-cant-remember-much-about.html

  5. I read the first Harry Potter but don't remember all the details. And Mira Grant I've only read one of her books (and a novella) but I read one of her books as seanan McGuire and I don't remember much of it. I think it was Discount Armageddon. Which I didn't dislike, but I just don't remember a lot...

  6. Enjoy the Harry Potter reread, I always feel refreshed after I reread the series :)

    noor // bookmarkd

  7. I should probably reread The Little Stranger too -- I remember a spooky house, but nothing about the characters! I love re-reading the Harry Potter books. Have you tried audio? It's a really fun way to revisit the series.

  8. I really want to try Noughts and Crosses - I've heard many good things about it.

  9. You know... I don't think I've EVER read The Secret Garden, something I should someday remedy. I'm not the biggest fan of the story, but I do enjoy watching the film now and again. :)