Hi! In my last post I talked about the books I’ve reread, in this one I’m going to talk about some I’d like to reread in the future.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I read The Night Circus years ago when I’d just gotten back into reading and before I’d joined the bookish community. Now that I have I’m constantly seeing people rave about how much they love it. I’m pretty sure I do too. But to be perfectly honest, I just don’t remember. And that, if anything, means it’s time for a reread.
Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
I’d like to reread all the Catherynne M. Valente books I’ve read so far (which is a lot), but the one I’ve thought about the most since reading it is Deathless. It was one of the first Valente novels I read and it kind of blew my mind. It was so strange and beautiful and different.
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
I read The God of Small Things in October last year and it was the most powerful reading experience I’ve ever had. After I finished it I just couldn’t get the story or the characters out of my head. I’ve wanted to reread it ever since, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet.
Tiger Lily completely renewed my faith in retellings. It’s beautifully written, atmospheric and will break your heart. And who wouldn’t want to return to Neverland?
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace is my favorite classic. It’s also a very thick book with a huge cast of characters and a lot of plotlines, or in other words: perfect rereading material. I’m sure I’ll have forgotten lots of things that happen and probably even missed a few things on my first read.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
This is everyone’s favorite book and with good reason. It’s one of the most atmospheric books I’ve ever read and that’s why I want to return to it.
The Magicians Series by Lev Grossman
These are the only book that aren’t on the list because I loved them. Because to be honest, I didn’t. Reading this series was a chore at times, but not due to the “unlikable” characters. I love “unlikable” characters. My issues were with the writing and pacing, especially in the first book. But they grew on me (I even ended up giving the last book five stars) and after hearing Julie talk about them I really want to give them another try.
Laini Taylor is one of my favorite writers. She always creates the most magical and richly imaginative worlds and I’d love to revisit all of them. Karou, the MC of this series, is one of my all time favorite characters and I think reliving her story will be a wonderful experience.
Shadow and Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I think The Shadow and Bone trilogy is the best Leigh Bardugo series. It was one of the first YA fantasy series I fell in love with and such a great introduction to the genre. I love everything about it, the setting, the plot, the magic, the characters. I really want to go back to Ravka.
Are there any books you’d like to reread?