During my recent summer holidays I kept thinking about all those wonderful books I had read before I started blogging (in 2009).
All those glorious, wonderful reads that remain un-reviewed by moi!
I’d love to bring these gems to light but so many of them are just faint memories of a time gone by. They are little more than a warm feeling, a fond regard or a happy glow.
I hope to reread them all one day – those 5-star books that have taken up permanent residence in my heart.
The danger, of course, is that they wont remain 5-star reads. That they were books that spoke to me at a certain time in my life but are no longer significant or relevant.
A few 5-star books have already stood the test of time and several pre-blog rereads including:
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
The Dark Palace by Frank Moorhouse
These 5-star pre-blog reads are on my TBRR (to be reread) wishlist:
Dr Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Middlemarch by George Eliot
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth (this book is up there as one of my all-time favourite books. I still think about the characters and wonder what they’re all up to.)
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Centennial by James Michener (this one may be pure fancy. I watched the TV series as a tweenie, then decided to read the book at age 13. It was my first proper adult read. I adored it, and it will always hold a place in my heart for being the first 🙂
Have you ruined the memory a much loved book by rereading it?
As some of you already know, I’m eagerly awaiting February (not just because it’s my birthday month!) but because of the Little Women/Good Wives readalong being hosted by Suey, Jenni and Kami.
Lisa @TBR313 has been helping me to get in the mood with this fascinating post about The Selected Letters of Louisa May Alcott.
Brian @Babbling Books also reminded me why I love A Room With A View so much.