February 24, 2015

If I Could Read Any Book/Series For The First Time (Again), I Would Pick...


I saw this question over at The Broke and the Bookish and immediately two series came to mind. (Well. Actually that's not true. I had to go to Goodreads and research what I've read and then I picked two. If I have to get technical about it. So there you go.) But isn't that an intriguing question, first of all? To imagine picking up the first book and diving into this amazing story without any idea of what was going to happen? And then to get swallowed inside it and dive into the next books without hesitation? Without having to wait years before reading the next book?! (Yes, I'm looking at you, The Lunar Chronicles!)

So! The two series that I'd love to read for the first time (again) are:

The Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner
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I linked you back to an old post of mine where I gush about how much I love these books and how I got convinced to read them. You should go read that if you need some encouragement to start the series. Because it is EXCELLENTLY written! (The books, not my post, fyi.)  Ms. Turner's skill never ceases to amaze me. Trust me, this series is Just. That. Good.


The River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren
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I remember when I first started seeing this series around the blogosphere and I read rave review after rave review. It got me intrigued to be sure! And quite happily, the books hold up to every awesome thing said about them. They're fabulous! Who would have guessed that I'd swoon over a couple of knights from the fourteenth century?! Not me, but oh my. You have got to meet Marcelo and Luca! But don't worry, Gabi and Lia hold their own against these handsome lads. Time travel never looked so awesome! (But I do admit that I'm not so sure I could withstand all the medieval living. I mean, no running water? No modern medicine? Although I do love how Ms. Bergren handles a certain mortal wound. :)


The feelings of delight and all the wow-factors that kept me reading these books would be so fun to experience all over again! I mean, I know I can reread them, but those first feelings of awe can never be felt again. Unless it's vicariously through a friend who hasn't read them yet and decides to try one or both series...hint hint. ;) Have you read them? What are some books/series that you'd love to read for the first time again?



17 comments:

  1. I haven't read either series yet, but both look and sound amazing. I really want to start The Queen's Thief series this year!!

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    1. And this is a neat blog topic. May just write up a post tomorrow! :)

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    2. I hope you do try reading them sometime, Alyssa! Both series are SO wonderful. And I cannot wait for you to meet Gen because he's simply a fabulous character. :)

      It was a fun post to write, so glad you enjoyed it. I'll have to go search out your post. :)

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  2. I had not heard of either but The Queen's Thief looks interesting. I'll have to check at my library for them!

    I would love to again read for the first time the Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen. They were so much fun!

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    1. Please do, Kelpie. That series is simply amazing. If you enjoy fantasy at all, I think you'll like them! :)

      I just looked up the series on goodreads and it sounds epic! I'll have to search out a copy of book one. Thanks for the rec! I always love adding to my TBR pile.

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  3. I haven't read The Queen's Thief yet. Maybe I should.

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    1. I say absolutely you should, Kami. They are incredibly well written in my opinion. :)

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  4. I haven't read either of these yet. I want to, though. I need to. One of these days. If I could read any series over again for the first time it would be Harry Potter. I'd love to experience the magic and not knowing all over again.

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    1. I wondered if I'd get any shout out's for Harry Potter, Jenni. It's such a beloved series, so it makes sense! :) And I hope you get the chance to read either series I suggested. I think they're quite good! (Obviously. :)

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  5. I love Lisa Bergren's series!! I have Deluge waiting on my kindle, but I don't want the series to end, so I'm holding on :)

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    1. Oh I know, Jamie! I actually haven't read the final one yet either. It's hard to imagine having to say goodbye to those awesome characters, isn't it?

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  6. The Little House on the Prairie series starting with Martha and ending with Rose.

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    1. Ooo! That's a wonderful series! I haven't read them in years. I should probably dig my copies out and remedy that. :)

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  7. I wish I could go back and read the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde for the first time again. Actually, I haven't finished reading the series yet, but those first four books are so wonderful, and the first time I read The Eyre Affair was such a purely delightful experience.

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    1. You know, I had that series on my radar for quite some time, Hamlette. But then I saw you post something on your blog about how much you loved them and that just ratcheted up my excitement! I found the first couple at a library sale sometime last year, so now I just need to sit down and start them. :)

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    1. Oh, they are, Ganise. They really, really are! :)

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