It's Tuesday again and this week the theme for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is Books from Your Childhood Or Teen Years That You Would Love To Revist. I'm going to talk about books I loved when I was a teen and/or was in high school (for a point of reference, I began high school in 2003 - seems like that was so long ago now!). Here we go, in no particular order.
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer - I loved this series when I was in school! I've only read the first four installments, but I would like to go back and reread them and finish all eight volumes in the series.
InuYasha by Rumiko Takahashi - I actually started on the anime version of this and I got hooked (my local library had the first couple of season on dvd). I liked the anime so much that I started in on the manga - unfortunately the library didn't have very many of them and I didn't read too many of them. I really need to get back to this manga and the anime!
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown - When this came out, my friends and I kind of went nuts over it...we kind of race over who could get to the end first! I'd like to reread this with that same kind of excitement. :) Though after we all read Angels & Demons later, we decided that it was our favorite of the two.
Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan - This entire series is fantastic - the combination of vampire and horror elements is great. The movie adaptation is alright, but I wouldn't say no to a reboot that's actually more faithful to the source material (the first three books, but primarily draws from the first).
Through Wolf's Eyes by Jane Lindskold - This is a seriously awesome epic fantasy series and I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't checked it out! This would be a great new series to start again from the beginning.
The Dark Elf Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore - One of my high school friends let me borrow this book and I became hooked on the exploits of Drizzt Do'Urden and R.A. Salvatore's style. I have read the first sixteen books in The Legend of Drizzt and I really should continue it!
Dhampir by Barb & J.C. Hendee - This is a great dark fantasy series I started back in high school. I've read all of the books in the first series of The Noble Dead Saga, but I would like to return to this world for series 2 and 3.
The Sword of Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks - I happen to stumble upon this at a yard sale during my early teen years and quickly devoured it and continued to read many of the Shannara books. I'd love to go back and reread this series in chronological order, since I know there are some that I've missed.
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson - The first three books in this series were so much fun! After that though, I thought they really went down hill...I haven't even read the final two books of the series. I remember being so excited when it was to be adapted for the big screen but still nothing yet. I wonder how well I would like this series today.
T*Witches by H.B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld - Yes, I know this sounds goofy, but I powered my way through this fun ten book series. I really wonder how well it would hold up now.
So, what do you think of my list? Do we share any titles that you would also like to revisit at some point, or have I piqued your interest in any way for some of these books?