Oh my goodness, you can't tell me you haven't felt this before... You finish that fantastic novel, set it down, and start to mull over it, and you realize how much you regret having read it. You wish you could take it all away, just to read it again! And seeing people you know read the book makes you green with envy, and you whine at thinking how amazing it must be for them to be experiencing the book for the very first time.
Oh yeah, it's like that bittersweet feeling that you've just read an instant favorite, and you will never experience it that way again...
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - I read this recently, despite the title being on my 'to-read' shelf for YEARS! In some ways I'm glad I waited until I had matured as a reader to read it though...
2. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling - I really wish I could just experience this entire series all over again. It was funny, light, witty, and just something that I enjoyed as a special bookish treat.
3. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkein - Loved these books, read them when I was younger, but I wish had waited until I was a bit older.
4. The Luxe by Anna Godbersen - WARNING! I feel so guilty about this, I feel like I'm revealing a dark secret... I've only read the first book in this series and half of the second. Then, my best friend told me what happened because I was getting depressed over the series. Now I refuse to read the rest because I don't want to deal with BS and drama only for them all to fail. So I sometimes wish I'd never read them so I could re-read them, spoiler-free.
5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Dear English Professor, you are awesome, really, you rock my socks, but I really wish I read this instant favorite outside of your classroom, and I really wish I could read it again for the first time, thank you, a student/fan. 'Nuff said.
These are my top five, or at least books that I have specific comments or witty lines for. Here are some honorable mentions that I don't have much to say about, but of which I think need to be counted...
6. The Kite Runner
7. Still Life with Crows
9. The Lord of the Flies
10. The Hobbit
You know the drill! Let me know what you think or what you have on your list. I really want to see them, and I really want your comments.