The Top Ten…er Eight…Books I Want to Reread (on audio)

I am putting a little twist on this week’s topic. These are all books I want to reread, but I plan on rereading in audio. Audiobooks have become my preferred rereading method. It takes less time from my busy print reading schedule and gives me a new way to experience an old favorite. Here are eight books I want to reread in audio.


The Time Traveler’s Wife

The End of the Affair

Geek Love

The Night Circus (I know I JUST finished it but I really want to listen to the audiobook read by Jim Dale)

Their Eyes Were Watching God

The History of Love

To Kill a Mockingbird

What books do you want to reread? Do you ever use audiobooks to reread favorites?


Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by the fabulous The Broke and the Bookish.

14 thoughts on “The Top Ten…er Eight…Books I Want to Reread (on audio)

  1. Mrs Q Book Addict September 27, 2011 / 8:27 am

    I have a hard time with audiobooks, but I think doing a reread would be easier for me. I would love to listen to the Harry Potter books. I’m hoping to read The Night Circus soon.


  2. Amy September 27, 2011 / 8:32 am

    I would listen to anything Jim Dale has narrated. He’s amazing!


  3. September 27, 2011 / 8:59 am

    I would read everything on your list. I haven’t read Night Circus yet, hoping the book fairy drops it in my mailbox soon. 🙂 The rest on your list are absolute favs.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Here’s Mine:
    My Top Ten Tuesday


  4. Kat (No Page Left Behind) September 27, 2011 / 9:38 am

    TT’s Wife, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and To Kill a Mockingbird are all fantastic re-read choices…making me rethink my list 🙂


  5. zibilee September 27, 2011 / 10:04 am

    Geek Love is one of my very favorite books, and I never see it mentioned anywhere! I am so glad to see that on your list! A lot of the others are great choices as well, and I am hoping that you get the chance to indulge yourself and listen to them all!


  6. Ronnica September 27, 2011 / 10:44 am

    My list is mostly ones I want to listen to, too. That’s just how I “reread.” I have To Kill a Mockingbird on my list, too.


  7. Sandy September 27, 2011 / 11:31 am

    *flapping my hands around like an idiot* Let me just say that you picked some of the best audios EVER. Their Eyes Were Watching God! Middlesex! Time Traveler’s Wife! To Kill a Mockingbird! All five stars from me. (My only hesitation would be The Night Circus. After listening to Jim Dale ROCK Harry Potter, I tried to listen to him narrating The Emerald Atlas and it totally did not work at all for me. It felt like a Harry Potter knockoff.)


  8. Melissa September 27, 2011 / 3:02 pm

    I can tell you that Middlesex and To Kill a Mockingbird (read by Sissy Spacek) are particularly good on audio. Enjoy!


  9. BuriedInPrint September 27, 2011 / 5:26 pm

    I have a few books on my list to re-read this year (Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night, Timothy Findley’s Headhunter, and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple).

    But I guess because I did read them first, I think of re-reading with an actual book. I wonder if I just need to re-think how I define re-reading, or if listening will always feel like a separate activity for me.

    Thanks for making me think!


  10. Kristie September 27, 2011 / 7:48 pm

    I just finished listening to To Kill a Mockingbird on audiobook earlier this month. While I didn’t like the story, I really liked Sissy Spacek’s narration 🙂

    I’ve added Night Circus to my TBR list, but since you mentioned Jim Dale was the narrator, I’ve decided to listen to it. I loved Dale’s narration of Harry Potter, so I think I’d like to listen to him again!


  11. Danette September 27, 2011 / 11:33 pm

    I reread all the Harry Potter books this spring leading up to the final movie, and it was a blast. It had been years since I first read them, and listening vs reading are always two different experiences for me.

    I listened to the Time Traveler’s Wife, and it was good but hard to follow! I think it would be good to have read that with your eyes before listening to it, because the dates and ages are kind of hard to follow in the audio. Takes a bit of concentration!

    Fun fun! Love a good audio!


  12. Linda September 28, 2011 / 4:42 pm

    I hardly ever reread a book. I would reread The Time Traveler’s Wife and Water for Elephants.


  13. Michelle September 29, 2011 / 7:50 pm

    I was mentioning in my reponse to Jamie on her post that I’m intending to re-read the Hunger Games trilogy on audio when it gets close to the movie release. Even though I may not see it in theaters I want to get back up to snuff so I can participate in some discussion if there is any.


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