I’m glad for this topic, because I’m always thinking about re-reading books, but never following through. There are a few books that I continually think about – like I should re-read that, I don’t really remember too many details, but I loved the book. I’m taking this topic as not necessarily returning to old favorites (otherwise Harry Potter would be at the top of this list, hands down!), but instead books that I’ve been thinking about re-reading, either because I loved them and yet have forgotten details, or I’m just really in the mood to re-read them.
Here it goes:
1. The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
This book blew me away when I first read it and ever since I finished it, I’ve wanted to re-read it. Now I know whodunnit and I want to re-read to see if I can pick up on any of the subtle clues or see if I come across anything I didn’t notice for the first time. When I first read this, it was as an eARC, but since then I’ve bought a physical copy, because I loved it so much. I want to see how my experience with the story changes when I read it on paper (because there is a difference, in my opinion!)
2. The Kiss Quotient/The Bride Test
I am really loving Hoang’s work. When I finished Kiss Quotient this year, I was thrilled to learn about Bride Test and I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to read the ARC for it. Both were so fantabulous that I knew I would be re-reading them. I figure they’d make great summer reads, so who knows, I might even re-read them this summer!
3. House of the Scorpion
I’ve been meaning to re-read this book since the sequel came out a few years ago. I read this book when I was a tween, I think (it’s been a looong time) and I loved the book. I loved the unique-ness of it, and the fact that its a dystopian world, written at a time when dystopians weren’t a genre by themselves. If you haven’t read it, you really should. The twist, alone, is enough to blow your socks off and Farmer is an insanely talented writer.
When, years later, as an adult, I saw that Farmer had written a sequel to this one, I was like, “WHAT!? I have to read it!!!” But I have since not read it because I don’t remember the first one well enough to read the sequel. So needless to say, I need to re-read it!
4. Ship Breaker
This was the first book I’d read by Bacigalupi and I LOVED IT. It blew me away, I was enchanted by it and the sequel was just as good! A series about global warming but after, in the dystopian portion, and with unique, #ownvoices characters! Since then I’ve been wanting to re-read it, just because I want to re-live my awe that I felt the first time. Hopefully, I can make this happen soon.
5. The Martian
If you follow this blog, you’ll probably recognize this book – I use it all the time for Top 5 posts and there’s a reason: it’s one of my favorite books of all time. Wow. It’s so hard to pick favorite books, but this is definitely one of them. It made me laugh out loud. Literally. And I love the science fiction aspect of it so much. I keep meaning to re-read it and one of these days, I’ll finally do it!!! You have to reserve time for your favorite books.
What are your thoughts about my list? See any of your favorites? Have I not come across one of yours? Suggest it to me! Let’s chat in the comments! And, as always, happy Tuesday!