If some reading genie approached me and said I could choose 3 books to erase from my memory, that’d be pretty amazing. Have you ever finished a book, then immediately wanted to start back over with zero knowledge of how it ends? Just me? Normal. If for some reason, I was able to start 3 books over and experience their greatness all over again, these are the books I’d choose:
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I’m not going to get into the whole series issue here. Let’s just assume that if you erase the first book in a series from your memory, it takes the rest of the series with it. Roll with me, here. I loved this series so much and I’m thrilled that it isn’t over yet. If I could, I would start all over again and relive the adventures with Celaena. I would also want to read the novellas before I read the second book in the series. Can I leave notes to myself with reading instructions? Okay, this is going too far.
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
This is one of my favorite books of all time. I remember finishing it and just staring at the wall in front of me…just processing. Set it in the 1850s, this is the story of Angel, who was sold into prostitution as a young girl. Over time, she develops a hatred towards all men, but then she meets Michael Hosea and the God who created her. This book made me feel SO loved by the Maker. I cannot recommend it enough. I would give just about anything to get to start this book from scratch.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I had a hard time choosing my third book, but I think I’ve settled on this one. Narrated from the POV of Death, this story gives us a glimpse of what life was like as a German during WWII, a German hiding a Jew in the basement. I really enjoyed this book, but not in a happy-go-lucky kind of way. It was thoughtful and emotional – I enjoyed it because it was so completely different from other books.
What books do you wish you could read for the first time again?
Happy reading! – Caitlyn