I am a big fan of rereading books. I think if you need to get out of a reading slump – reread an old favourite; if you’re feeling down – reread an old favourite; or if you’re just missing some characters – reread the book.
I reread quite a bit and this made me interested in how much I actually reread. So, I put this years information in a chart and I took last years information too and compared new reads to rereads.
I would definitely say that this year so far, I am rereading a lot less than usual – but I also have just read a lot less compared to 2019. This year so far, I have read 44 books and in 2019 I read 101. Usually, every year I reread the Shadowhunter books, however this year I have only reread two from that series, so this probably impacts it a lot! Anyway – lets get into the book tag.
I found this book tag over at Frappes and Fiction, I read her post and was like this would be perfect for me to do as an avid rereader. The Tag was originally created by Brianna @ Brianna’s Books and Randomness.
- Link back to the creator (Brianna @ Brianna’s Books and Randomness)
- Tag as many or as little readers as you like
- Feel free to use my graphics!
A childhood favorite you could read 100 times and still love
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll – It is one of the only classics that I can read multiple times and still be amazed by.
A book you DNF’d but would be willing to give a second chance to
I don’t tend to DNF books every often, but I tend to start books and then forget about them for a while. I think the top on my list right now that I started, forgot about and want to return to is Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. I started this as part of the Easter Readathon, but I just never got round to finishing it and then I got distracted by other books. I do want to try and get to this by the end of the year though!
A newer favorite you would reread
I can see myself rereading so many books from this year – When the Curtain Falls by Carrie Hope Fletcher (Review here), Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott with Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han. Also Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz – even though I haven’t read the other two books in the series yet, I am already excited to reread this one in the future. There are so many!
A book you hated and never want to read again
The easiest choice for this one is The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I hated this book so much. Even while reading it, I hated it and for some reason I made myself finish the trilogy and I hated every second of it.
A classic you read in school but want to try again
I don’t really remember reading many classics in school or university (I avoided them a lot in university, though), but Frankenstein by Mary Shelley comes to mind. I feel like I didn’t really give this one a chance when I read it for university. I remember reading it and not being able to focus on the page at all – it was one of those situations where I was turning the pages but not reading the words, and the next thing I knew I had turned 100 pages and not taken in a single word. So, I definitely would like to return to Frankenstein. Might try the audiobook for it as we are nearing Halloween!
I also want to reread Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. I feel like everyone really disliked this book, whilst at school or after. I, however, loved this book! I have always wanted to get my own copy of it and reread it and see if I still adore it six years after I initially read it.
An author you would reread anything from
My personal obvious choice for this one is Cassandra Clare, because I already do reread most of her work and multiple times too! As I mentioned earlier, this year is a rare one for me because I haven’t really reread many of her books! I reread Clockwork Angel in anticpation for Chain of Gold to come out – though I intended to reread the whole of The Infernal Devices series before Chain of Gold was released, but I didn’t manage it in time. I also reread City of Bones but then immediately went into a reading slump, so I never finished the rest of the series. I’m doing pretty well, this year of reading newer things and introducing myself to different genres, so I probably won’t get to the rest of the series this year!
A series you want to reread for the fun of it
I think I would like to reread The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I devoured it when I read it in about 2014, and really loved it. I’d like to reread it and see if I feel like same way about it. I also feel like it will be one of those feel good rereads for me – even though I might find now that the writing tastes may not be as high of a standard as I once thought, I feel like I could still really love it.
A series you want to reread for an adaption
I have heard so many rumours about The Selection Series by Kiera Cass being adapted into a film on Netflix. I am really hoping it is true. I want this. I need this. And I definitely will be rereading before it comes out!
A book you’ve read but want to listen to the audiobook
Caraval by Stephanie Garber might be a good choice for this one. I read it years ago, but never got round to the other two books in the series and listening to the audiobook might be a good way for me to get reacquainted with the characters and the story again.
I think doing this just reminded me how much I love rereading books and my TBR may now be shoved to the side… I do think that this year I am doing so much better with making my way through books that I haven’t read before and introducing myself to genres like non-fiction or getting more into historical fiction. I also have so many exciting books on my shelves that I am really looking forward to getting to.
Do you enjoy rereading books?