Wednesday, February 2, 2011

RTW -- Books for Eternity

Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This week's topic:
In the movie "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray has to relive the same day over and over. What books would you pick to read over and over for the rest of your life?

  • The entire Harry Potter series. If I had to pick ones in particular, I'd choose Prisoner of Azkaban, Half-Blood Prince, and Deathly Hallows. Because even though I've read them a hundred times since they came out, I could always read them again.
  • The entire Immortals series by Tamora Pierce. My two favorites from that series are the first book Wild Magic and the last book Realms of the Gods. That series is made of brilliance and it hasn't lost its magic since I lost track of how many times I'd read the series in middle school. (That book was in my backpack more often in those three years than it was in the library.)
  • Guyaholic by Carolyn Mackler. At some point I'm going to need a contemporary with all that fantasy and this book is so true to the teen voice and life that V feels like a real teenager.
  • The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan. In my opinion, this is the best book he's ever written.
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Because it's awesome.
What books would you read over and over for the rest of your life?


Amanda Hannah said...

I could read Harry Potter every single day lol.
I haven't heard of the Immortals series. Must check that out!

Kate said...

I not sure who I have a bigger crush on Harry Potter or Percy Jackson! So I've got to apploud your choices.

KO: The Insect Collector said...

I only know a few of these-- I'll have to check out the rest!

Sarah said...

Ha, nice work picking a huge pile of books. I might copy your strategy. ;)

Alicia Gregoire said...

Percy Jackson is on my reading list. I picked up book one last week.

Erinn said...

Oh The Book Thief, I just did a book review for my students about this book. Excellent choices

NiaRaie said...

I definitely agree on the HP series. I've read Vegan, Virgin, Valentine so Guyaholic is in my TBR. Glad to know it's fantastic.

Tracey Neithercott said...

I do love Harry Potter. I'm not sure I'll ever get sick of that. And The Book Thief? Loved it! I need to add your other books to my TBR list, pronto!

Alison Miller said...

Harry Potter! Yay!

Ben Langhinrchs said...

Excellent choices, although I have not read the Immortals series. Harry Potter is one of those series you can read again and again. (I used to feel that about the Narnia books, but they haven't held up to adult reading as well.) Still, nothing beats the Lord of the Rings, which I have read at least once a year every year since I was in 4th grade. It is frightening how many years that is, btw.

Leila Austin said...

Tamora Pierce! The nostalgia! I was obsessed with her books when I was about 14. Need to revisit them soon! It's been too long!

And The Book Thief is a stunning book. I could totally read that over and over too.