Books I Could Re-read Forever

Top Ten Tuesday (TTT) is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, Jana.  The topic this week (February 27) is Books I Could Re-read Forever.

All the books I have listed have been ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ star reads for me, I have read them several times. I only have nine books listed, maybe someday in the future I’ll find number ten and enjoy that re-read for years to come. All book title links will take you to Goodreads.


The Illustrated Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Dame Darcy (Illustrator) – My favorite classic. I have multiple editions of Jane Eyre, but this edition with illustrations by Dame Darcy is the one I read over and over.

Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adèle. Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit. She falls in love. Hard.  But there is a terrifying secret inside the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall. Is Rochester hiding from Jane? Will Jane be left heartbroken and exiled once again?

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier - On a trip to the South of France, the shy heroine of Rebecca falls in love with Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower. Although his proposal comes as a surprise, she happily agrees to marry him. But as they arrive at her husband's home, Manderley, a change comes over Maxim, and the young bride is filled with dread. Friendless in the isolated mansion, she realizes that she barely knows him. In every corner of every room is the phantom of his beautiful first wife, Rebecca, and the new Mrs. de Winter walks in her shadow.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, Rubén Toledo (Illustrator) – Another book that I have multiple editions of. Once again, this illustration is my favorite to read.

Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr. Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley, and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights. Returning years later as a wealthy and polished man, he proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries.


Cinder & Ella (Cinder & Ella #1) by Kelly Oram – Personally I think this is the best retelling of Cinderella that I’ve read. It’s very sad and emotional. Every time I read it I cry an ugly cry. I should really post a review.

It’s been almost a year since eighteen-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she’s been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father’s home and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she’s capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own. The problem is, she’s not ready yet.

Twilight (Twilight #1) by Stephenie Meyer – Twilight will always hold a special place in my heart, it was the first Young Adult book that I’ve read as an adult and led me to enjoy other books from this genre. Yes, I was a Twi-mom, there, I said it… Team Edward! I’ve read this series multiple times, I usually skip New Moon because it wasn’t my favorite.

When It's Real by Erin Watt – This is always a fun read. A contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend. 



Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan - Archer's Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.

The Time in Between (Magdalene #3) by Kristen Ashley – Who can’t resist Kristen Ashley’s alpha males? ME, that’s who. This book easily turned into one of my favorites.

After a painful loss, Cady Moreland is coming to Magdalene to start the next chapter of her life. A chapter that began eighteen years ago but had a heartbreaking ending. The time in between was full of family and friendship, but Cady could never get the man she fell in love with all those years ago out of her heart.

Coert Yeager has learned to live without the girl who entered his life right when she shouldn’t and exited delivering a crippling blow he never would have suspected. The time in between was full of failing to find what he was missing…and life-altering betrayal.

Intensity by Dean Koontz – This book is intense. Do not start it late in the evening, because you will want to stay up and finish it. I usually buy Intensity for book exchanges or secret gifts. I also bought it for few family members as well. 

Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend's family. Instinct proves reliable. A murderous sociopath, Edgler Foreman Vess, has entered the house, intent on killing everyone inside. A self-proclaimed "homicidal adventurer," Vess lives only to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse or limits, to live with "intensity." Chyna is trapped in his deadly orbit.


Did you read any of the books I have listed? Are they some of your favorite re-reads as well? I’m looking forward to visiting other participants blogs to see what everyone added to their list of re-reads.

 Jovita

23 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to see some love for Cinder & Ella! That book (like all of Kelly's books) is so underrated it's almost criminal.

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    1. I haven't read any other books by her, I'm sure I will in the future. I didn't know about Cinder & Ella until I read Geekerella, someone suggested it and I'm so happy I read it. Have a great day Bee.

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  2. Oh wow I totally forgot to add Twilight to my list and that's a huge miss on my part since it got me back into reading again. But I guess I haven't re-read in a while so that is why it slipped my mind. Some interesting looking titles I may have to check out!

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    1. If you read any, let me know what you thought of them. Have a great day Eve.

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  3. Rebecca is one of my favourite classics. It's pretty special.

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    1. Yes it is special. I would like to have some of the other editions, some of the covers are beautiful. Have a wonderful day.

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  4. Great picks! I love the Brönte sisters and I have Rebecca on my shelves, so I hope to read it soon! Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

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    1. I do enjoy the Brönte sisters, hopefully I can read Villette soon. Thank you Lynn, have a great week as well.

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  5. Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre are both fantastic stories.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by earlier!

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    1. I usually try to read both of them once a year. Thanks for visiting and have a great day.

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  6. I've never read du Maurier but I really want to read The Birds by her, since I love that movie!

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    1. If you read The Birds, let me know what you think. I saw the movie years ago.

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  7. Intensity sounds... intense! I was hooked on the Napa setting, but a murderous sociopath? That books sounds CRAZY good :)

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    1. It's one of my favorites. I think it may be my favorite from Dean Koontz.

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  8. Oh wow, those illustrated classics look incredible! I still need to read Rebecca but I loved both Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.

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    1. The illustrations are beautiful in both books. Have a great day.

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  9. I really enjoyed Twilight the first time. I think I even reread it! Than for some reason I didn't like it anymore. I decided that Edward was too controlling LOL

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    1. I always thought it was him trying to protect Bella ;) Have a wonderful day Daniela.

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  10. Rebecca is definitely on my list too and Jane Eyre too! I actually reread them at least every other year.

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    1. Happy to see they are your favorites as well :) Have a wonderful day Andreea.

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  11. Ooo! I definitely need to check out that illustrated version of Jane Eyre. I loved that book and have re-read it a few times. :) ~Aleen

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