5 Series I Reread for Every Instalment

August 24, 2020 by Bec | Book Recommendations, Books, Chatterbox

When I was writing a post on why I reread a little while ago, I realised I actually reread a lot of series. Well, that doesn’t quite explain exactly what I do. I don’t sit down and reread an entire series multiple times (though there are a few series I want to do a big reread for). By “rereading a series” I mean that for my favourite series, every time a new sequel was released I’d reread every single book in the series before getting to the new book.

You can see how for some series, that’s a lot of time spent rereading! I have NO REGRETS about it though. It refreshes my memory on all the tiny details I might have missed and I get to spot all the foreshadowing clues that were scattered in the past story.

This isn’t something I’ve done recently thanks to life. Most of the time now I read the first book, then don’t get around to the sequels until the final book is out so I end up doing just one big series binge instead. I kind of miss the rereading.

Anyway, here are 5 series that I reread for every instalment:

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas

You’ve all heard of this fantasy series. Now, this series is eight books long. And most are 400+ pages. That’s a crazy amount of time rereading. That didn’t stop me from doing full rereads for the first 7 books. Life getting in the way did restrict my time when Kingdom of Ash came out so I only reread from Queen of Shadows onward for that. I want to do a full series reread sometime soon because I’m kind of missing these characters.

Buy Throne of GlassBook Depository | Booktopia | Angus & Robertson | Amazon Barnes & Noble

The Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This is a fun YA sci-fi series made up of three companion novels with an overaching plot (by that I mean it’s like Illuminae. There’s an overarching plot connecting the three books, but each book has a different set of main characters and its own plot line). I can’t actually remember if I reread These Broken Stars when the second book came out, but I definitely did a binge reread when the last book came out. I’m overdue read it again, I think.

Buy These Broken StarsBook Depository | Booktopia | Angus & Robertson | Amazon Barnes & Noble

Witchlands by Susan Dennard

THIS SERIES! It’s an epic YA high fantasy. At first the plot seems pretty straight forward, but the further we go, the deeper the lore gets and the better the plot twists. One of the best things about rereading this series is picking up on all the little bits of lore I didn’t think were important before and realising they are actually very significant and not at all what I was expecting.

Buy TruthwitchBook Depository Booktopia | Angus & Robertson | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

This series is great but has some really obscure lore. The reason I loved rereading this was the same as for Witchlands. Rereading allowed me to pick up on all the little details and pieces of foreshadowing I didn’t notice when I first read the book. This is another series that I haven’t reread since I finished The Raven King but probably should sometime soon.

Buy The Raven BoysBook Depository | Booktopia | Angus & Robertson | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

This was a series I reread for each instalment just because I really enjoyed it more than anything else. A collection of sci-fi fairy tale retellings, how could I not love it? My favourite was Cress. I think I might also sneak this onto my TBR again…

Buy CinderBook Depository | Booktopia | Angus & Robertson | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Other Honourable Mentions

Other series I reread for each book include:

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas (Yep, I’m a SJM rereader! I plan on rereading House of Blood and Earth when the sequel comes out too)
  • The Illuminae Files by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
  • All of Jay Kristoff’s books really
  • Shadowfell series by Juliet Mariller (these are only 200-300 pages each, so not so big of a deal compared to other books on this list)
  • The Grisha books by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Do you reread previous books in series in preparation for sequels?

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Bec is an Aussie blogger and reader who loves all types of novels. Fantasy, sci fi, and historical are my usual go-to genres. If I’m not binge reading, I’m usually gaming, trying to take decent photos for bookstagram, or freaking out about silly things.

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12 responses to “5 Series I Reread for Every Instalment

    • Bec

      It is a lot!

      Oh man, that’s… well that’s like a lot of book prices in Aus sometimes haha. It’s been out so long I imagine the hardcovers are quite rare now.

  1. I always reread the Witchlands series too!! It’s one of my favorites of all time, and I’m SOOOOO in love with Sooz’s ability to weave in subtle hints of lore and the like that pay off later. Knowing it’s going to be a long series makes my heart SO FULL.

    I also reread The Diviners for every installment, which is why I still haven’t read The King of Crows.

    • Bec

      YEsssss I cannot wait to reread it before Witch Shadow and spot all the little bits of foreshadowing for the Bloodwitch plot twists!!

      I need to finish The Diviners series!

  2. Yes, yes, yes, a million times yes to the Lunar Chronicles. I absolutely love that saga. And Captain Thorne <3 UGH so precious. I'm glad to hear you love Truthwitch! I need to get around to read that series sometime soon. I hope I can get to it sometime in the near future. :3

    Amber @ Escape Life in the Pages

  3. I love how you reread each instalment before the next book comes out (I definitely wouldn’t have the time or patience for it)! It sounds like fun though picking up all new things before the next book. I’ve resorted to reading recaps hehe.

    • Bec

      This is why I’m so behind on all my books Jeann XD But truly, I only do it for my most favourite series that have a lot of twists and details I don’t want to forget.

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