Books I Wish I Could Read Again like the First Time: Top Ten Tuesday

Hi everyone! It been a really long time since I’ve done a TTT because I’ve been in school and sometimes the prompts didn’t really interest me or I just didn’t have time to prep for it.

But today’s prompt is Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time which is something that I’ve frequently covered on my booktok account! Click the links below for even more books that I’d love to reread for the first time!

TTT is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

The Lux Series by JLA

Obsidian (A Lux Novel Book 1) by [Jennifer L. Armentrout]

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

I mean it shouldn’t really be a surprise. I love all things JLA related in the bookworld and why not go back to the sereis that introduced me to her work?

I had read this series somewhere in the middle of high school and would love to reexperience this series again. And, if I’m being honest, if I were to reread this series, it would probably be like me reading it for the first time since so much has happened over the years.

I enjoyed each second I was reading this series, and it would be a great refresher since I still need to finish the spin off series with Luc.

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death. Every day he thinks of ways he might kill himself, but every day he also searches for—and manages to find—something to keep him here, and alive, and awake.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her small Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school—six stories above the ground— it’s unclear who saves whom. Soon it’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink. . . .

I’ll be honest, I didn’t care for this book when I read it years ago because all I wanted back then was HEAs, and at the time, mental health wasn’t a topic that is discussed like it is today.

Knowing that this book deals with such heavy topics and the knowledge that I now have about the topics in this book, I would love to see how I feel about this book and see if I would have a better experience with the story and the characters.

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Today, she hates him.

It’s the last day of senior year. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair have been bitter rivals for all of high school, clashing on test scores, student council elections, and even gym class pull-up contests. While Rowan, who secretly wants to write romance novels, is anxious about the future, she’d love to beat her infuriating nemesis one last time.

Tonight, she puts up with him.

When Neil is named valedictorian, Rowan has only one chance at victory: Howl, a senior class game that takes them all over Seattle, a farewell tour of the city she loves. But after learning a group of seniors is out to get them, she and Neil reluctantly decide to team up until they’re the last players left—and then they’ll destroy each other.

As Rowan spends more time with Neil, she realizes he’s much more than the awkward linguistics nerd she’s sparred with for the past four years. And, perhaps, this boy she claims to despise might actually be the boy of her dreams.

Tomorrow…maybe she’s already fallen for him.

This book gave me ALL THE FEELS.

It deals with with the transition of graduating high school (which feels like just yesterday for me) and just having one last moment before leaving your childhood behind to enter the adult world.

More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn

More Than Maybe: A Novel by [Erin Hahn]

Growing up under his punk rocker dad’s spotlight, eighteen-year-old Luke Greenly knows fame and wants nothing to do with it. His real love isn’t in front of a crowd, it’s on the page. Hiding his gift and secretly hoarding songs in his bedroom at night, he prefers the anonymous comfort of the locally popular podcast he co-hosts with his outgoing and meddling, far-too-jealousy-inspiringly-happy-with-his-long-term-boyfriend twin brother, Cullen. But that’s not Luke’s only secret. He also has a major un-requited crush on music blogger, Vada Carsewell.

Vada’s got a five year plan: secure a job at the Loud Lizard to learn from local legend (and her mom’s boyfriend) Phil Josephs (check), take over Phil’s music blog (double check), get accepted into Berkeley’s prestigious music journalism program (check, check, check), manage Ann Arbor’s summer concert series and secure a Rolling Stone internship. Luke Greenly is most definitely NOT on the list. So what if his self-deprecating charm and out of this world music knowledge makes her dizzy? Or his brother just released a bootleg recording of Luke singing about some mystery girl on their podcast and she really, really wishes it was her?

In More Than Maybe, Erin Hahn’s swooniest book yet, Luke and Vada must decide how deep their feelings run and what it would mean to give love a try.

This is another book that I absolutely loved and read around the same time as TTT.

I love Erin’s writing. She puts some much emotion and heart into her books and makes them like borderline NA. Erin doesn’t shy away from the romance and some of things that people don’t typically associates with YA contemporary which is why her books always draw me in.

The Best Mistake by Cookie O’Gorman

The Best Mistake (Southern U O'Brien Brothers) by [Cookie O'Gorman]

Honor Tierney just wants one night with the playboy.

One hot, steamy, meaningless hookup, and then she’ll happily go back to reading her favorite books, studying to be an accountant and writing for the campus-paper-nobody-reads. Too bad she ends up in the wrong bed, with the wrong brother…who gives her the hottest night of her life.

Archer O’Brien just wants to play ball.

Well that, and for his brothers to stop acting out, so he won’t have to worry 24/7. As the oldest O’Brien and team captain, it’s his duty to make sure they don’t drink too much, party too much, or get in too much trouble. But when she walks into his bedroom—mistaking him for his brother—life throws him a curveball.

She’s determined to guard her heart. He’s not giving up.

And when Honor gets assigned to cover the Wolves baseball team, it’s game on.

This new adult sports romance features one hot (and hilarious) case of mistaken identity and a sexy set of brothers guaranteed to make you swoon.

Sometimes, the best mistakes are worth making.

Four words: new adult sport romance.

That’s it.

*mic drop*

I’m more of a hockey romance kind of girl thanks to Elle Kennedy’s Off-Campus series, but before that, I was all for a baseball love story because be honest have you seen some of those baseball players out there?

The Bookworm Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts

Shy bookworm Amy McIntyre is about to compete for the chance to interview her favorite author, who hasn’t spoken to the press in years. The only way to win is to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight, but that level of confidence has never come easy.

The solution? A competition coach. The problem? The best person for the job is the guy she’s secretly crushing on…local surfer celebrity Toff Nichols.

He’s a player. He’s a heartthrob. He makes her forget basic things, like how to breathe. How can she feel any confidence around him?

To her surprise, Toff agrees to help. And he’s an excellent teacher. Amy feels braver―maybe even brave enough to admit her feelings for him. When their late night practices become less about coaching and more about making out, Amy’s newfound confidence wavers.

But does Toff really like her or is this just another lesson?

The title says it all. This is a super cute book that is a companion to The Replacement Crush.

And, TBH, I like The Bookworm Crush more because it’s just ~the feels~.

Hitched The Bachelorette by G.K. DeRosa

Hitched: The Bachelorette by [G.K. DeRosa]

One innocent human girl. Twenty-five supernatural bachelors. Six weeks to choose The One.

When struggling actress Kimmie-Jayne Starr discovers she’s snagged the starring role on the next huge reality TV show, Hitched, she thinks all her dreams have finally come true. But as soon as she lands on the beautiful island of Mystic Cove, something feels wrong. 

Sure, the twenty-five bachelors are heart-stoppingly gorgeous, but she’s certain they’re all hiding something—something supernatural. As she gets to know the guys, protecting her heart proves impossible when she finds herself irresistibly drawn to more than just one. 

As a string of strange accidents on set grow deadlier, Kimmie realizes there’s much more to this dating show than she ever could’ve imagined. If she can’t figure out who’s behind these incidents, she’ll end up risking more than just her heart. 

I love this series because of the premise of the series. There are so many different surprises throughout the books that makes it a roller-coaster you don’t want to get off of.

Each book in the series had a good mix of answering questions that I had from the previous book and had me asking more from the one that you’re reading!

Happy reading until next time,

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