What book would you love to be able to read again for the first time?
(Interestingly, I thought that I had thought this one up myself, but when I started scrolling through the Suggestions, found that Rebecca had suggested almost exactly this question a couple months ago. So, we both get credit!)
Good question. I guess books that made a big impression on me would be the one's I'd like to have a clean slate "do-over" for, so I could have the thrill again. I don't think I could narrow that down to just one, so here's a (fairly short) list:
1. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
2. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
3. Middlemarch, by George Eliot
4. Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
5. Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell
6. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
7. Midnight's Children, by Salman Rushdie
8. Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner
I'm sure I'll think of others later--there are so many books that made a big impact that I'd like to read for the first time again. Thinking about them makes me want to read them again, period.
What's on your list of best "first time" reads?