Top 10 Books I Want To Reread

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This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Want To Reread. I don’t get the chance to reread books as often as I’d like. I’m motivated to reread a book if:

  • It’s part of a series and I want to refresh my memory before the next book is released
  • I tore through the book quickly the first time and want to savor it again
  • It’s a favorite book that I never get tired of
  • The story is complex and I missed some of the nuances the first time around
  • There’s a movie adaptation coming out soon
  • It’s a seasonal book that I read every year

In no particular order, these are the books I’d like to reread:

2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – This book just makes me happy, and I’m planning to “reread” it via audiobook when it is released in October in that format.

3. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand – Would like to catch up on this book before Hallowed is released in January

4. Chime by Franny Billingsley  – Loved the writing in this book and would enjoy taking my time reading it a second time.

5. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh – Think this would make a good Halloween reread with all of the Poe references.

6. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan – Another perfect book to reread during the winter holidays.

7. Divergent by Veronica Roth – This one meets several of my reread criteria: a favorite book with a sequel due out next year that will eventually be made into a movie.

8. Carrie / Salem’s Lot / The Shining by Stephen King – I went through a Stephen King phase a while back, and these are some of my favorites. Am curious to see how they hold up. And it’s also a great time of year to bring them out again.

9. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – Such a gorgeous book. It’s a little soon to read it again, but I’ll definitely look forward to revisiting it.

10. Blood Red Road by Moira Young – One of my favorite dystopian books of the year, and I’ve been itching to reread it. When I read it the first time the dialect was hard to get used to at first, but I’d like to read it again with fresh eyes.

What books do you want to reread?


12 thoughts on “Top 10 Books I Want To Reread

  1. I can’t wait to read Daughter of Smoke & Bone, I keep hearing SO many good things about it. I want to read Nevermore too, haven’t gotten around to it yet!

    I could re-read Anna and the French Kiss a hundred times and never tire of it I think

  2. I have The Stand on my list of rereads, it has always been a favorite King novel and I have actually reread it once. I am anxiously awaiting Daughter of Smoke and Bones and am really excited about reading it for the first time.

  3. piscesmuse says:

    I will have to pick up Blood Red Road then. I keep seeing it and havene’t decided yet if I want to read it, but since it’s on your re-read list I think that speaks volumes for a book.

    Also Divergent by Veronica Roth, I finished the book, lent it to my writing group then bough it in e-book becuase I couldn’t be without it. It is one of my favs.

    I too would put Anna on my list of re-reads.

    I am with you on the reasons for re-reading as well. However most of the time I don’t give in to the urge to re-read as I have so many other books I want to read for the first time!

  4. Rachel M. says:

    Great list! I have yet to read Divergent but I just checked it out at the library.

    My Top Ten:

  5. There was a time when I couldn’t read enough Steven King. My absolute favorite of this novels is Carrie. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh sounds intriguing. I will need to check that one out!

  6. teenlitrocks says:

    Great list — and very impressive design. I wish I’d given that much thought to my layout instead of just listing mine in alpha order. Thanks for the inspiration to kick up the design a notch. We have a couple of books on both of our lists. I guarantee that after you read “Lola” you’ll want to reread “Anna.” Several bloggers have mentioned “Nevermore,” so I’m going to have to check it out. And yes, reread Hunger Games before March!

    My Top Ten

  7. bookchelle says:

    So many great books to reread. I just reread Hunger Games for Banned Books Week. Awesome list.

  8. Nicole says:

    I have Daughter of Smoke and Bone sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. I can’t wait to read it; it’s been getting such amazing reviews. If you do get a chance to read The Handmaid’s Tale, I hope you enjoy it – it’s one of my favorite books – and Warm Bodies is pretty great too!

    Happy reading!

  9. Michele says:

    Great picks! Sigh. I gotta read Divergent & Daughter of Smoke and Bone for the FIRST time, let alone reread it… 😉

  10. I have Blood Red Road and Daughter of Smoke and Bone (which I bought this afternoon) sitting on my bookshelf just waiting for me! I’m kind of holding off a little because the anticipation is so much fun…also because I’m in the middle of another book, but the anticipation reason sounds better. 😉

    My Top Ten list is over here if you’d like to stop by!

  11. Great choices! I’d love to re-read ‘Divergent’ and ‘Blood Red Road’ as well, simply because I adored them so much. I’ve already read ‘Anna’ 3 times, but I’m sure I’ll be re-reading it again at some point, haha.

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