13 Books I wish I could read for the first time again

Sometimes I just want to reread a favourite book but at the same time I wish I could read some of them for the first time all over again because they were just so good.

The Nearly-Weds by Jane Costello

This is my favourite Jane Costello book. It’s really funny and sweet. It follows Zoe who runs off to America after being left at the alter because she doesn’t want pity from her friends and family. She goes to work as a nanny for Ryan who is struggling to cope with his new life as a single dad.

This was one of my favourite series as a teenager so I’m really intrigued to see if I would enjoy it as much as an adult.

The Toy Makers by Robert Dinsdale

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J K Rowling

Who doesn’t love Harry Potter? I think I read this at least once a year because it’s so nostalgic and brings lots of wonderful memories. It’s a story that never gets old. 

This is probably one of the biggest releases of 2019. It’s so much fun and really delightful and entertaining read. I’ve loved it so much that I’ve looked for similar novels to read, but can’t find any. So if you know of any, please let me know!

This book will take the reader on an emotional rollercoaster. It’s truly heartbreaking but also impossible to put down. It’s one of the best books I have read in a long time.

I don’t think I truly appreciated this book when I first read it as a teenager. But even then I was gripped by the plot. Jeffrey Archer has a knack for creating an engrossing story with a really satisfying ending. 

Donna Tartt is a mastermind. The Secret History is one of those books people can only wish they had written themselves. The plot and characters are so interesting to read. I’m wondering if a reread would mean I might see some of the twists and turns before they happen too, which is one of the reasons I fancy reading it again.
The psychological thriller follows a group of classic students who all in their own way just want to belong somewhere. As the story unwinds, it’s interesting to see how far each of them will go to protect themselves and how this slowly causes further destruction. 

Daisy Jones and The Six is one of my favourite books from last year. It’s based entirely in interview format which makes it all the more special. It looks into the lives of the fictional band and why they split up. After reading this, I honestly thought it was a true story, that’s how well it’s written! 

While I love her other books a lot, this series is by far my favourite. Angela is such a strong-willed character to look up to. She sets off to America after discovering her boyfriend cheated and starts and entirely new life for herself, with almost none of her belongings. 

I have read this way too many times (if that’s possible) and it’s still one of those books I look back on with such fondness. Dessen goes above and beyond with her plots and this one is no exception. Even though it’s not explicitly mentioned, there are dark topics in this novel, which some people might find difficult to read.

Annabel used to be one of the cool girls in school, with a modelling contract and a group of good friends. That is until one summer changes that forever. 

When she returns to school, everyone hates her but she befriends Owen who slowly helps her through her troubles with a collection of his favourite music. I love the dynamic between Annabel and Owen, especially how different they are but also how good they are for each other too.

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

I first read this in school and I think I was one of the few people who actually enjoyed reading it. I really like the kindness that exists in George and Lennie’s friendship. They don’t care about their differences and they don’t discriminate against each other. 

Lennie is different from most people. He appears to be child-like and doesn’t understand the world around him. They begin work on a farm with the hope of a bright future ahead of them.

This book tackles a lot of issues, including racism. Even though the ending is heartbreaking, it is one of my favourite classics as it’s just a lovely story. 

Read more about my favourite classics here.

What book would you like to read for the first time again? Let me know by commenting below. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram too – @bookwormgirl_24

20 thoughts on “13 Books I wish I could read for the first time again

  1. I loved The Undomestic Goddess. I’m not always a Kinsella fan but a few of hers are faves. I’m hoping to read Twenties Girl next. Sarah Dessen is such a sentimental author for me, I’m glad you enjoyed Just Listen too. I haven’t read anything by Kelk yet but will give one a try. Fab post Emma!

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