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Books I want to read for the FIRST TIME ๐’ถ๐‘”๐’ถ๐’พ๐“ƒโ™ก

So, here are some books that I wish I could read for the first time once again. I wish I could experience it again, re-live it, get to know the characters again and dive into the world for the first time again. Mostly, because I read these books soo long ago that I don’t remember what I felt when I read these for the first time, and because I love these books soo much that I want to experience that thrill of discovering these books and being “on the way to find a new favourite book”.

And I keep wondering while re-reading these books – “What did I think when I read this for the first time, because now that I am older, I wonder if younger me got the same feels, and the way the certain things hit. I understand quite a few things better BUT above all I realised that the meaning of these books have changed for me with time. And I can’t help but regret not maintaining a diary or even annotating the books, just so I could know what my younger self was like.

Do you ever feel like this?

1. HARRY POTTER
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I bet this is a series that many people wish they could read for the first time again. I surely do! I want to get to know that scrawny kid with round spectacles and a lightning scar. I want to hold a wand for the first time, learn new spells, go to a magical school, make new friends, get to know the family of red-heads, the smart girl with curly hair and ABOVE ALL I want to experience that feeling of belonging again.

2. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

It’s kinda embarrassing to admit, but I read this book because I read After by Anna Todd. In her book, there was soo much reference to this book, and at that time I really liked Tessa and Hardin; I had to read this book. I got it from my school library and I LOVED it. I was surprised, because it was a classic and well, me and classics? hah. Not a good combination. BUT then again here we are. There is nothing specific about this story that I want to re-live, but I wish I could read it again because this book caught me off-guard. It came in and squeezed it’s way through and became a part of my book-heart. hehe. And not to mention the fact that I want to get to know Mr. Darcy again! Ah! The Timeless Couple!

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3. all the bright places
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To anyone who has already read this book – Do I even need to explain why? Because honestly, I don’t think I can even if I tried. This book broke me. Yeah! That’s what it did. And I am kinda bummed because I just realized how less I talk about this. And maybe, it’s because it hurt me, that I can’t bring myself to talk about it. And I don’t know how else to say this without coming off as a creep – I want to get my heart broken? haha. I am not sure. I just know that I wish I could read this for the first time again.

4. jane eyre

I really enjoyed this book. haha. For all of my talks on hating classics, I really seem to love them. Maybe I should just get over my fear of not understanding them, and give it a go? Maybe. I just want to know what my eleven year old self thought of this book; this extremely mature and heartfelt masterpiece. I want to know the story for the first time and walk through the streets and fight society side by side Jane, once again but this time with a more mature mind.

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5. twilight
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Ah! The book of every teenage girl…I mean most if not all. I know how much I roast this book, how much I “hate” it (or at least I claim to) and how much love and hate this has received BUT I want to admit – I LOVED this book when I read it for the first time. I loved it soo much that I ended up reading it for the entire week again and again and again. This book helps me get out of a slump even today! (I have no idea why. It just does) And while I can strongly say that I have no love for the other books in the series, the same might not hold true for this one. I know that the book has a lot of issues, but it’s been there for me. It is here for me. And so yea….I wanted it to be on this list.


*I don’t own any of these pictures. Got them from google.*

What would be some books that you would like to read for the first time?

142 thoughts on “Books I want to read for the FIRST TIME ๐’ถ๐‘”๐’ถ๐’พ๐“ƒโ™ก

  1. I agree on Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre as well.
    I want to read every thriller again for the obvious reasons and maybe even The Hate U Give, The Book Thief and I Am The Messenger
    Niice post!!

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  2. Iโ€™m currently reading twilight for the first time after watching the movies religiously for the past few years! Iโ€™m really enjoying it! Pride and prejudice is on my TBR too! Iโ€™d love to read โ€˜they both die at the endโ€™ again! ๐Ÿฅบโค๏ธ

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  3. Ahh they both die at end ๐Ÿ˜ญ that book gosh. It was really hard to read. ๐Ÿฅบ Ooh!! That’s great! How are you liking the book? (Pls tell me it’s better than the movie) ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜… and I really hope you enjoy pride and Prejudice! ๐Ÿ–ค

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  4. Hard agree on all your choices except maybe thrillers ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… not a huge fan ๐Ÿ˜… Markus zusak is an exceptional writer!! His books always get me! The book thief yes! Gosh now after reading everyone’s comments I wish I had added all of these ๐Ÿ˜‚ thankx ak!

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  5. They both die at the end hurt my soul๐Ÿฅบ Iโ€™m really enjoying the book – and yes itโ€™s much better than the movie!!

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  6. Yess!! Adam did a wonderful job! And soo glad that you are liking the book! Hope you enjoy the series, though personally I am not a HUGE fan of the rest of the series. The first book and the last part of the last book is the best. For some reason I find the last movie better than the book lol ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

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  7. Iโ€™m so glad Iโ€™ve found someone who actually enjoys twilight, all of my friends make fun of it ๐Ÿ˜ญ Okay, hereโ€™s the big question: team Edward or team jacob? ๐Ÿ˜ถ

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  8. I am not a HUGE classic reader. They intimidate me very much. ๐Ÿ˜ณ But I trying to read more classics …by reading the more easier ones first! ๐Ÿ˜ And yes! Wuthering heights is indeed awesome. “Whatever are souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  9. I would want to reread the same books you have mentioned here except for the two classics. And the first classic I read was the Great Gatsby and I too read it because of the scene where Hardin and Tessa meets(in the movies)I think it was wrong of me to judge the whole genre only after reading 1 book. Anyways, nych post Ash!

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  10. A lot of people just mock it and I donโ€™t really get it??!! Iโ€™ll forever be a hardcore twilight fan, AKA a hardcore Edward fan๐Ÿ˜‚

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  11. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃmaybe! It did feel like a test when I was reading it๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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  12. Oh, that’s okay!!
    And yes Markus Zusak is amazing. That book, the book thief makes me cry all the time even after knowing what will happen. The writing is very lucid yet so deep and poigant!!
    Now that I think of it, there are so many more, prolly as long as every bookworm’s TBR๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    My pleasure๐Ÿค—

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  13. I reread Twilight over and over back in the day and will still return to it when facing a slump. And fortunately for me, I think I love P&P and Jane Eyre more and more every time I pick them up. Great list!!

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  14. Jane Eyre is one of my favourite classics too, i loved everything about that story! Haha i hated twilight๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ maybe i just couldnt stand bella whining that she’s not pretty even thought she’d got like 5 guys after her lol.

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  15. Lovely posts!
    If I could I would re feel Maximum Ride (Ik so cringey but Its my version of twilight ๐Ÿ˜‚), Legend by Marie Lu, and the Maze Runner by James Dashner

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  16. Thankx!! I love how you say re-feel instead of re-read. ๐Ÿ˜‡ Maximum ride by James Patterson? I haven’t read it.๐Ÿ˜… And James dashner maze runner!!! I have not yet come across a book that’s as fast as that!!!

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  17. I must admit that harry potter and twilight are the only books i have read from this list, but i still have time in the future. My list will always start with the original sherlock Holmes stories i guess lol.

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  18. Absolute yes for all the bright places !! Readers are such wierdos to like thoses heavy feeling things, eh? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…

    Also- I just wanna notify you that using google is not a good practice; Iโ€™d advise you to use the booksโ€™ cover picture instead, if you canโ€™t/donโ€™t wanna take your own. Youโ€™re sure to be safe and not use someone elseโ€™s picture, to which they have the credits for- ive heard some cases of bloggers being sued that way. So be careful!
    Thereโ€™s also plenty of website for free to use pictures, like freepik per exemple.

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  19. Ahhh! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Yes it is indeed weird. Glad you agree!

    Also thank you soo much kristina for telling me this!!! I never knew! Freepik! That’s for letting me know! These pictures are soo pretty that cant resist using them! But I will keep that in mind! Thank you very much once again โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‡

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  20. No problem, figured id give you a heads up ๐Ÿ™‚ they sure are pretty, but iโ€™m sure itโ€™d be devastating for the person who took them to stumble on them on another media than theirs!

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  21. I would probably want to read all books again except for Twilight. I did like it when I was younger, I just donโ€™t think I would enjoy it now. Better to preserve warm memories.

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  22. I know what you mean! There are some books that I adore even now just for nostalgic reasons and not because the story is good. I think quite a many older audience won’t like Twilight if they were to read it for the first time again! Glad you agree about the other books! ๐Ÿ˜‡

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  23. ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ the song of ice and fire series gosh! It intimidates me soooo much!! I made it till the third book and I just didn’t have enough patience although I loved the characters. The world is brutal tho. Gotta admit that. And ACOTAR yes!! I think I would like relive the moment we realise who rhysand really is…uk..as a person. ๐Ÿฅบโค๏ธ

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  24. Honestly Twilight does rock! And if you are cliche then I am too!! Because I adore the first book and the last part of the last book. It’s the other books I have an issue with. Even eclipse was pretty good. But new moon. Ugh. Nah. The book only had three words- heart, hole, punch. That’s it. I guess it was too repetitive for me. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… Otherwise I really like the series

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  25. I agree with ‘too repetitive’ and the storyline wasn’t that great either. I’d have to say though that eclipse was my favourite. And I completely hate how they butchered the movies!

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  26. Ditto!!! But the last movie was pretty good! To be specific the fight scene! Though there were a lot of flaws like – how on eart could Alice suddenly see renesme and the werewolves?! But if I overlook that, it’s pretty good.

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  27. I love to reread LOTR!!! It just makes me so happy and every time I experience it in a new and fresh way, while still reading it as if for the first time. Haha! Also, The Weaver Trilogy by Lindsay A. Franklin, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (I love that one too!), and The Wing feather Saga by Andrew Peterson, Narnia by C.S. Lewis, and Kingdom’s Dawn/The Knights of Arethtrae series by Chuck Black are more books I’d LOVE to be able to read as if for the first time! Nice post, Ashmita!

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  28. Same!! I never realised before reading your comment!! And now I want to add lotr and Narnia to my list!!!!! I am yet to read the weaver trilogy. I have heard soo many great things about it! And I am not a huge fan of hunger games ๐Ÿ˜ฆ though I like it very much. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ–คโค๏ธ

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  29. I can’t stand it when there are so many books that could answer a certain question in a tag or something, so I put as many as I can think of, then someone refers to ANOTHER one that I love!! It just drives me crazy that I can’t remember all of them to give them due credit!! I LOVED The Weaver Trilogy! Understandable, Ashmita. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for reading! xoxo

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  30. omg I just read after about a month ago and now really want to read pride and prejudice because of it hahaha! They reference the classics a lot in those books actually (which is kinda ironic) and I also really want to read Withering heights because of it! Awesome post ๐Ÿ™‚

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  31. ๐Ÿ˜‚ that’s bad. I can totally understand tho. I never had to buy a lot of classics because my mom owns a bunch of them and I usually buy them second hand. For some reason I like that vintage old look to the classics. ๐Ÿ˜„ Hope you get to read them soon tho!

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  32. Yes I agree with this post so much- I really want to go back and read All The Bright Places again- I have so many memories with that book, it would be so cool to go experience all of it again. Twilight too- it’s one of my faves- I love that book like no other~

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  33. Ahh! Thankx asic! Same here! I feel like sometimes these books could easily pass as time capsule considering how much nostalgic they make us readers ๐Ÿฅบ and yes! Another Twilight fan ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ welcome to the fam ๐Ÿ˜

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  34. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre top my list among the ones you have mentioned . I have not read the book but yes watched the whole series of harry potter ..Its amazing…

    Wuthering Heights is one of those classics which one cant afford to miss …
    Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is another which you should try reading …
    The Fault in our Stars by John Green is lovely too…

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  35. I’m a huge Harry Potter fan and I’ve read them so many times but there’s something special about the first time.
    I’ve recently bought a beautiful copy of Pride and Prejudice as I’ve never read it .

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