Hello bookworms!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 books I want to reread.
Yes, after *finally* finishing the original Grisha trilogy last month (spawned from watching Shadow and Bone), I have started rereading the Six of Crows duology. It’s funny because I remember LOVING the books, but when I looked at my review of them… they were kind of mediocre. Suffice to say that I AM loving them now. Anyway, this has influenced my pick of topic for this week!!
I’m also someone who picks up one of my all-time faves to read when I’m slumping (ooh… possible future topic?) so I’ve tried to avoid my usual go-to books in this list. Annnd the ones that I try and reread every year… Yes, I’m talking about The Scorpio Races and the Nevermoor books here…
So, for me, the below list are 5 books that I haven’t read since I initially read them, that I would like to reread soon*!! You can also see my lists from 2018 and 2019 here. Also, apologies for this week’s very late entrance… I’ve been unwell this week, and my days have consisted of working, napping and sleeping. Not much else happening in between!! The worst part was the post was written, and I thought I had scheduled it… but apparently not.
*Soon doesn’t actually mean “soon”… just… “bookworm soon” which could be between 1 month and 5 years away.
top 5 books I want to reread
Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman
After watching the adaptation of American Gods by Gaiman, I need something to remind me why I love Neverwhere so much. And what better reminder than reading Neverwhere itself?!
Honestly, Neverwhere is one of the greatest stories I’ve ever read. The magic of the story is that it makes you feel like fairytales could be real. It’s one of the greatest urban fantasy tales I’ve ever read. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Set in London, the story follows Richard, who kind of, falls between the cracks of society. This story take famous landmarks and people often overlooked and weaves them into a modern day fairytale.
The Wee Free Men – Terry Pratchett
OK, so really when I say this I mean all five books in the Tiffany Aching series, but we’ll start with the first one. Then I’ll make my way through the others!!
It’s been such a long time since I’ve read any Terry Pratchett books that I feel like it’s time to try them on again. Like a favourite pair of boots. I was doing a reread of the whole Discworld series, but it kind of fell over about 8 books in. Besides, 40+ books is a LOT to commit to!!
I haven’t reread any of the Tiffany Aching books since they came out, so this would be particularly bittersweet. The last book in the series, The Shepherd’s Crown was published posthumously, and I recall bawling my eyes out from start to finish. While the book itself has some sad moments (that first chapter kills me), I think it was more the knowledge that this was the last ever Discworld book that really got me.
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
I have been watching the adaptations (the 1995 and the 2005) of Pride and Prejudice like they’re crack lately. Or at least it’s how I imagine crack would be like. OK, maybe not that extreme. But barely a month has gone by recently without a rewatch of one of them. Sometimes I watch them both.
It is partly because I’ve been writing a post comparing the two, so I get to call it “research” when Husband asks how I can be watching it AGAIN. But mostly because I actually really enjoy both of them, for different reasons.
But, I also want to reread the book soon so I can add some of the novel into the comparisons too. And also because there’s something so pure about reading the original source material.
The Foxhole Court – Nora Sakavic
I smashed through all three books in the All For the Game trilogy so quickly the first time that I really want to reread them again soon. Partially in case I missed something. But also because I miss these absolute disaster children so much.
Also, it is pride month now, so maybe it’s time to pick them up!! Andriel is still one of my fave OTPs, but it’s because of the long list of adversities that they overcome. *cue crying*
I’m definitely going to have to be in the right mood for it though, as these books are heavy. But, I think I’ve overdone it on the happily ever after romance stories already this year. It’s time to get dark!!
What If It’s Us – Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
Surprise addition (for me, not for you all) is What If It’s Us!! I really enjoyed this book back in the day, but I honestly haven’t thought that much about it since.
While I liked the ambiguous ending, I was also really happy to see that Albertalli and Silvera decided to write a sequel, which comes out in December this year. In fact, the reason this has made my list is that I stumbled upon the sequel, Here’s To Us, when I was online book shopping the other day, and excitedly pre-ordered it.
While I doubt I will get the sequel this year (I ordered the matching hardcover, which means I’ll be waiting for international postage to happen, over the Christmas and New Year’s period), I do want to pick this one up this year. Maybe Ben and Arthur’s story is something that I’ll enjoy after the heartaches of The Foxhole Court!!
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What are 5 books that you want to reread?