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tobee Mon 21-Nov-16 20:53:43

that you wish you could read for the first time again? Off the top of your head. Or is that too hard? For me, tonight, it would be Diary of a Provincial Lady and subsequent volumes.

HollowTalk Mon 21-Nov-16 20:56:17

For me it would be Cold Comfort Farm. I daren't re-read it, though, in case it doesn't live up to my memories of it.

MrsRhettButler Mon 21-Nov-16 20:58:54

Gone With The Wind grin
I can't remember a time I hadn't read it so must of been very young, I'd love to read it now for the first time, I wonder if I'd love it the same... or more grin
I've never read Diary Of A Provincial Lady so I have the chance to give it a go

MrsRhettButler Mon 21-Nov-16 20:59:24

Have! *must have

Sleeperandthespindle Mon 21-Nov-16 21:04:09

The Count of Monte Christo

Jaimx86 Mon 21-Nov-16 21:05:21

The Bell Jay

YvaineStormhold Mon 21-Nov-16 21:05:26

Bring Up The Bodies.

Superb.

Jaimx86 Mon 21-Nov-16 21:05:38

Jay?!
The Bell Jar

Boogers Mon 21-Nov-16 21:07:37

The Wrong Boy by Willy Russell. Wonderful book.

FrogTime Mon 21-Nov-16 21:08:52

Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes

Sosidges Mon 21-Nov-16 21:09:43

The Count of Monte Cristo

AgentProvocateur Mon 21-Nov-16 21:11:13

A Fine Balance.

EsmesBees Mon 21-Nov-16 21:11:34

Loads. I often feel jealous of people on here reading great books for the first time. Mine are Brideshead Revisited and Hitchhikers' Guide.

southeastdweller Mon 21-Nov-16 22:16:30

The Goldfinch.

DigestiveMuncher Mon 21-Nov-16 22:19:47

Mine are local girl missing and the murder house!!
But because they both have such good twists that if I was to read them again I would know what was coming.

HappydaysArehere Mon 21-Nov-16 22:40:06

I agree with Gone With the Wind.
Before that was Little Women and Good Wives. The pleasure they gave me was without parallel.

MrsRhettButler Mon 21-Nov-16 22:52:27

We have the same taste Happy although I've not read the Little Women books for so long that it would be like reading them again, other than the fact that I know Jo doesn't marry Laurie!
I remember being so annoyed when she wouldn't and then coming to the realisation that she was right grin
No, I take it back, it would never be like the first time again.

MrsRhettButler Mon 21-Nov-16 22:54:30

Just as an aside I've started The Count Of Monte Cristo as a result of this thread.

MapMyMum Mon 21-Nov-16 22:55:36

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

tobee Mon 21-Nov-16 23:07:08

Oh yes I agree about Woman in White. Still have Count of Monte Cristo and Gone with the Wind to read for starters. Hooray!

I think it's Diary of Provincial Lady right now because I'm yearning to get into an amusing, multi volumed book that's set in an a different world, but with modern day resonance. Keep on trying and trying to get into something else to take me away from it all but it everything's been a bit meh for a while.

Sadik Tue 22-Nov-16 17:06:26

I love the Provincial Lady, but I'm happy I first met her as a teenager - she feels like a comfortable friend I've known all my life smile

I wish I still had Georgette Heyer books I hadn't read!

onlyslightlyinterested Wed 23-Nov-16 16:43:08

The Thorn birds by Colleen McCulloch, and A kind of loving by Stan Barstow. Oh , and Yes by Barry Hines

mmack Wed 23-Nov-16 23:47:30

Gone with the Wind for me as well. Nothing compares to it.

SwedishEdith Wed 23-Nov-16 23:49:55

I went to buy The Count Of Monte Cristo today because of this thread. It's massive!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 23-Nov-16 23:52:03

The Poisonwood Bible

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