The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they post a prompt and ask book bloggers to answer that prompt in the form of a top ten list.
Sometimes the TB&TB girls give bloggers a chance to have a say in what the topic is going to be, whether it's by declaring a "rewind" day in which we choose a topic that has already been used or, as is the case this week, by letting us choose a topic we'd like to do.
My topic this week is: Top Ten Books I'd Reread in Order to Review
1) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman: I loved this book the first time I read it and have been meaning to read it again.
2) The Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis: Okay, so this one I have to reread in order to review it. I went back to it a few weeks ago with the intent of sitting down to review it and realized that I couldn't really remember much about it. Unlike Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra, this one just didn't stick in my head. I will be rereading it in the next month or so in order to finally complete my review of Lewis' Space Trilogy.
3) The End of Nature by Bill McKibben: I tried reviewing this book once and found that it had been too long since I had read it for me to remember much about it. Life at that point had been a little crazy and reading so many books on the same topic (climate change) at around the same time proved to be too much for my busy brain. I'll read it again soon so that I can properly write a review of it.
4) Imajica by Clive Barker: I had planned on rereading this one and reviewing it last year. I got about halfway through it, too. But stuff intervened and I realized that I needed to move on to a different book if I was going to actually read anything else that month. I would like to attempt this again at some point in the future, maybe even as a read-along.
5) Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto by Vine Deloria, Jr.: I read this book sometime during the summer after sophomore or junior year of college and thought it was both hilarious and insightful. I'd love to post a review, especially since I haven't yet read anything by a Native American author for this blog. Actually, come to think of it, I've read very few novels that weren't written by white Brits or Americans. That needs to change.
6) Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer: I read this book during college and, while I knew there was a sequel, I didn't realize that it was going to be a series. I'd like to reread it so that I could read the rest of the Last Survivors books.
7) Ibid: A Novel by Mark Dunn: Yet another novel that I read for fun in college, this book written entirely in footnotes was funny, quirky, and unique. I would definitely read it again so that I could inspire others to do so.
8) Catch-22 by Joseph Heller: Dreaded by students everywhere, I read this book the summer before grad school started and thought it was the funniest thing I'd read in ages. I don't get why people dislike it so much and I would like to reread and review it in order to share just what it was about this novel that I loved so much.
9) The Lady Julia Series by Deanna Raybourn: I've already read and reviewed Dark Road to Darjeeling and The Dark Enquiry (not to mention that Don purchased Silent Night, a novella staring my favorite female Victorian detective, for me the other day and I'm dying to read it), but I'd really love to go back and reread the first three novels in the series and review those as well. While I gush about Raybourn a lot and you probably all get sick of hearing about her, I really do love her work and want to spread Lady Julia love all over the World Wide Web.
10) Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh: This is that novel that I keep saying I'm going to reread and review and then never do. Someday I'll do it. Honest.