Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.
I am realllllllllly bad about rereading book I love – I usually do it via audiobook so I can take my time with it, and so that I can read other books and not feel like there’s so much else I could/should be reading. Also tend to start series and not continue with the rest of the books and I forget what happened in the first book and I don’t trust myself to remember as I read and can’t finish the series in a timely fashion because I need to reread the first book(s). You’ll see this a lot on this list.
But these are the Top Ten Books that I would really like to reread….eventually?
Let’s break it down…
- The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. I sound like a broken record with Harry Potter but, while I’ve reread my favorite books/scenes from the books over and over again over the years, I haven’t done a full reread of the series since the summer Deathly Hallows was released (and I’ve only read Order of the Phoenix twice – the first time and in that mega reread). I’m probably going to tackle this via audiobook because for some reason I really like Jim Dale’s reading of it. I think is voice is soothing and the voice he does for McGonigall is hilarious.
- Omens (and the rest of the Cainsville series) by Kelley Armstrong. This one is one of those ones I need to make a priority because the final book in this series comes out in August and I really want to catch up. I read the first book a couple of years ago, LOVED IT, and haven’t finished the rest of the series EVEN THOUGH I BOUGHT THE REST OF THE BOOKS ON THEIR RELEASE DATE. I will say that there are a lot of details in this series that will come up later in the other books – the author literally starts the books with an Author’s Note amounting to “Google at your own risk.” I actually started to read this again last year and got distracted by other books. I need to get back into it.
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I LOVED this book back in high school – despite the fact that I wrote chapter logs that poked a lot of fun at the amount of melodrama. What I don’t know is if a lot of that love had to with the amount of times it was mentioned in Twilight.
- Red Queen (and the rest of the series) by Victoria Aveyard. This one is pretty simple. A lot of time had passed since I had read the first book that when I eagerly started Glass Sword on its release date, I couldn’t remember anything from the first book, even though I had read the official recap put out by the publisher. I got the audiobook from the library to reread it, but let it expire. And now the third book is coming out and I don’t know what to do. I really enjoyed the first book – I thought it was a bit derivative at the beginning, but came into its own world the more it went on – but I’m also apprehensive because I’m afraid that I won’t like it if I reread it the second time.
- A Drink Before the War (and the rest of the Kensie/Genaro series) by Dennis Lehane. I watched Gone Baby Gone with my mom, who LOVES this series – handed me the copy of the first book. I adored it, went out and bought copies of all the books for myself, which I lent to a coworker AND NEVER GOT BACK YES, I AM STILL ANGRY, AND NO, I DON’T TALK TO THEM ANYMORE. I need to buy new copies and reread the first book and FINALLY read the rest of the series.
- The Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan. These came out when I was in high school – HOLY MOLY I just dated myself – and my friends and I DEVOURED them. I never went on with the Heroes of Olympus series and I would really like to read that series….but I haven’t read the first series in so long and I think I need reread that to really get back in the world.
- Voyager (and the rest of the Outlander series) by Diana Gabaldon. Like everyone and their mom these days is watching the Outlander show and reading the books. I read the first three books – no lie – in a week and a half because I needed to de-stress from finals and ended up forgoing having a social life (and studying for a history test–oops), because I was sitting in my room SOBBING, because Jamie Fraser. I did read it really quickly and I want to get to it before the 3rd season premieres whenever that is
i’m not bitter i swear– but I’m not that stressed if I don’t. I’ll probably go the audiobook route with this one (I “reread” the Dragonfly in Amber with the audiobook and REALLY liked the narrator – so this will probably happen).
- A Discovery of Witches (and the rest of the All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness. I read this book and ADORED IT but never went on with the rest of the series – I still haven’t purchased the second book and my local library doesn’t have a copy and – as you will probably hear many times on here – they have super complicated inter-library loan policies, so i never got around to picking it up and so much time has passed that I forget some of the details from the first book. I could probably pick it up without an issue, but also really want to reread the first book because I liked it so much.
- The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. There was a TON of hype about this back when I was in high school – I think I had just graduated, because I remember talking about it with people in college – but I never got around to finishing it because MY MOTHER RETURNED IT TO THE LIBRARY BEFORE I HAD FINISHED IT INSTEAD OF RENEWING IT LIKE I HAD PLANNED TO. I’m not bitter about it at all. I just remember reading this book and loving how subtly suspenseful and creepy it was and I really want to get back into it again.
- The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare. I know. I know. I just read this series. But after I finished Clockwork Princess, it took all the willpower that I had not to immediately start all over again. I can definitely see myself rereading this in the near future. Hopefully not this year, but….you never know
That’s it for me today! What books are you looking to reread?