25 October, 2021

LitStaff Pick: The Books We Wish We Could Read Again for the First Time

Harry Potter
JK Rowling

I’m as big on anime and movies as I am on books. Often, I find myself randomly thinking, “Damn, I wish I could experience what I felt the first time I watched The Butterfly Effect and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.” Oddly, not many books have this effect on me. I’m not quite certain why. The Harry Potter series comes to mind first. Misery by Stephen King is a close second. As it so happens, I’ve read the whole Harry Potter series twice, both times within one week. I wish I could provide a long, intellectual explanation about why the Harry Potter series always makes me want to come back for more, but I can’t. I just really like the books. I guess it’s as simple as that.

-Tiffany T. Cole

3 thoughts on “LitStaff Pick: The Books We Wish We Could Read Again for the First Time

  1. Mine would definitely be WUTHERING HEIGHTS. Despite being a classic, it took me by surprise. I've never been a "required reading list" type of reader, so I assumed I wouldn't be into it. Happily, I was wrong. Heathcliff is one of the most complex and interesting characters I've ever read. It's a shame I'll never get to experience meeting him for the first time again.

  2. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. Here is this group of people being held hostage in a mansion. The situation must come to an end, of course it must, but how? What sequence of events will finally end months of captivity in which the hostages and hostage-takers have bonded and the real world has come to seem like a dream?

    Also, The Alienist by Caleb Carr. Masterfully written mystery. I recall that I stayed up half the night to finish it.

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