Top 5 Tuesday: Book I want to reread

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm . This week’s post is all about books that we would reread. The only problem with this post is that it’s limited to the top 5. Decisions, decisions.

I know some people who won’t reread a book for whatever reason but I am not that person. I love revisiting some of my favorite characters. Some would say the book no longer holds the surprise of reading it for the first time but I beg to differ. Every time I reread a book, I learn something new about the characters or realize something that I totally missed previously. For a long time, I reread “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott every year because I LOVED that book. I almost put it on this list because I haven’t read it in a while but I decided to put books I haven’t reread yet.

OK this post is getting way too long so without further ado, my five books I want to reread (All book covers are linked to Goodreads):

Americanah

This book made such a big impact on me and really opened my eyes to the immigrant experience. Having just read “Behold the Dreamers”, which has a similar storyline, I want revisit to “Americanah” and compare. I remember Adichie making some strong valid arguments about labels and the racist attitude in America. I still think about this book more than a year after reading it.

A Man Called Ove.jpg

I absolutely can’t wait to read this book again. Even though it set me off into a crying jag, this book has a special place in my heart. You could say that I have a soft spot for the elderly. I recently bought this book to have a permanent place on my shelf and can’t wait to crack it open again.

When She Woke

Some of you have probably heard me talking about this book in my previous posts and for good reason. This is a dystopian novel where a criminal is dyed a certain color based on their crime. This book brings to the forefront the argument of abortion in a new way. I read this book a while ago and I don’t know how I haven’t reread this book yet. It’s the first book I turn to when someone needs a suggestion.

Gone Girl

Now that I have finished all of Flynn’s books I want to go back to the beginning and reread the book that started my love for her. I read Gone Girl around the time the movie came out and while I didn’t end up going to see the movie, I loved the book. I can still remember my reaction when I came to that inevitable twist Flynn is know for. As I recall I screamed and did a flip off the bed, scaring the hell out of my fiance. I so can’t wait to experience the anticipation of getting to that point.

The Obituary Writer

You all know about my connection with this book. It was a total random pick at the library that I absolutely loved. While I do want to read other books by Ann Hood, I can’t wait to go back to this one. Given that it’s another one that I have purchased for my shelves, it’s dying to be cracked open.

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