I’m a frequent rereader. It’s not necessarily the best thing since a lot of the time I spend rereading a book could be dedicated to reading something new… but I have NO RAGRETS. I love rereading. It’s fun going back and picking up on all the little details and foreshadowing you missed on the first read through.
There are two main categories of books I reread:
- To refresh my memory on plot points and details in a series before I read the sequel
- Because I want to revisit my favourite characters and worlds.
Currently my TBR pile is sitting at over 200 books, and I’d say that just under a third of those are planned rereads. I thought I’d share some of them in a list post because it’s a good excuse to take photos of them for bookstagram and it will save myself some work trying to come up with more photo content ideas 😉
Books I’m Planning to Reread Because I Need a Refresher
While I was writing this post, I realised that rereading for a refresher is something I do a lot. There are actually a few series that I’d reread every time a new instalment was released. The books in this post are for series I’ve only read the first book of, but I’ll likely do another post on some of those series I reread for each release.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
When I first read Vicious, I picked it up so I’d have something interesting to read on a plane. And then I finished it in a single sitting before I even got to the airport. I’ve been meaning to reread it for ages (I also want to recommend it to my Dad), especially since Vengeful is out now.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
This book was glorious with a fascinating world… but there were a lot of details about the world that pertain to the plot. And that I’ve completely forgotten. I’m not complaining about having to re-immerse myself in such a magical world again.
The Falconer by Elizabeth May
I featured this book in a post a couple of months ago and I still haven’t gotten around to rereading it… Like I said previously, I loved this book when I first read it in 2013. It had a massive cliffhanger!! Unfortunately I didn’t get my hands on the sequels until recently so forgot a lot of the plot details…
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
I have been neglecting this series for way too long. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first book, but the second book was SO GOOD. Since I read those two, I’ve bought books three and four and the first book of the spin off but have read NONE of them. Awks. I really hope the rest of the series impresses me.
And I Darken by Kiesten White
Just like Strange the Dreamer and The Falconer, this is a series I read the first book as soon as it was released, waited too long to read the sequels, and now have forgotten everything. It’s well overdue for a series binge.
Books I Reread Because I Love Them
There is a small list of books that I’ve reread almost every other year or so for ages. Usually I pick them up when I’m trying to get out of a slump, want a comfort read, or just feel like it.
Heart’s Blood by Juliet Mariller
My favourite Beauty and the Beast retelling ever. I’ve mentioned this book on here multiple times before. It’s a book I recommend to EVERYONE. I’ve reread it at least 4-5 times when I want something heart-warming and uplifting. If you’re a historical fiction and/or fantasy fan, please give this a read because it is terribly underrated.
Poison Study by Maria V Snyder
Poison Study was a random find of mine in a bookstore I bought on holiday years ago (2013 I think?). It’s another book I reread when I want to feel the nostalgia and familiarity of a good story (though it’s not a book I’d call entirely light hearted considering Yelena’s past traumas and the whole prisoner thing).
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
Yes, Juliet Marillier appears twice on this list because she writes amazing historical fantasy novels. I love all of them. Daughter of the Forest is another retelling, this time of the Six Swans. It’s darker and longer than Heart’s Blood but I love it just as much. There are also quite a few companion/ sequels about later generations of the main character’s family. I think I might actually sneak this back onto my TBR now so I can reread it again soon. It’s been a while.
Fire by Kristen Cashore
My favourite instalment of the Graceling Realm books. It’s been a very long time since I reread this (probably not since Bitterblue was released?) so memory is murky. But I remember I found the concept of the monsters really interesting and really enjoyed the slow burn romance and character development. Time to add this back onto my TBR (this post has really made my TBR pile dangerously high).
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
This book was everything I loved about horse movies as a kid. An underdog training for a big race/ competition, a strong relationship between a girl and her horse, and some dangerous flesh-eating mythical horses that emerge from the sea. Seriously, what else could you ask for? It helps that the writing is superb (because Stiefvater). Also my dad loved it.
How often do you reread books ?