Hello bookworms!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 books I want to reread in 2022.
Thank goodness we’re past the mean topics of February. I’m telling you, I cannot wait for the March topics. But I do need to sort out the April-June topics as well. I promise they will all be nice though!! PROMISE.
But rereading is a nice topic. So long as I don’t hold myself to account at the end of the year on it. (Which we know I will, but let’s pretend for a moment that I won’t.) Rereading books that I love is one of my fave things. It’s just that there’s so many shiny, new books coming out, and unread books on my shelves, that it rarely happens. But these five I can definitely try and make room for!!
top 5 books I want to reread in 2022
Nevermoor / Wundersmith / Hollowpox — Jessica Townsend
I cannot explain (in words) the depth of my excitement for Silverborn, the fourth book in the Morrigan Crow Nevermoor series by Jessica Townsend, which is coming out this year. The closest I can do is just scream in abject joy. (And I won’t add a sound clip because ‘your poor ears’.)
But, I can pretty much guarantee, that in the lead up to October, I WILL be rereading the first three books: Nevermoor, Wundersmith, and Hollowpox. In great anticipation. In fact, I can pretty much guarantee this behaviour every single year that a new Nevermoor series comes out.
If you haven’t heard of this series yet (pretend you can see me gasping in horror), then I can tell you that it’s the most whimsical middle-grade fantasy series I have ever read. And if the words “middle grade” put you off, then don’t be telling me you still reread HP. Because this is the same, but so much better.
Solitaire — Alice Oseman
I first read Solitaire back in 2014, maybe 2015. It wasn’t long after it came out, but definitely well before Radio Silence arrived at my local bookstore in 2016. And I loved it. Honestly, it’s still one of the best debuts I’ve read.
But, now that we’re getting close to the appropriate timeline in Heartstopper, I want to go back and reread Tori’s story. Partly because I have context for “background events”, and partly because I’m remembering that Tori is a freaking bad ass and I really love her.
Although, I am ahead of published Heartstopper comics as I’m a patreon subscriber of Alice’s ($5 comics tier has me way further ahead than webtoon). So I won’t be commenting on why Tori is a bad ass. (Because honestly I can’t remember where the published comics are up to. But if you’ve read chapter 6, then you’re all good!!)
Emergency Contact — Mary H. K. Choi
To be entirely honest, I meant to reread Emergency Contact last year. But I had lent it to a friend in the March, and then due to COVID, could only see her again for the first time in December. So, it didn’t happen in 2021.
But, it’s back in my possession, and I think I need a good cry over Penny and Sam. It might also kick start me to read Yolk, also by Choi, which came out in 2021. I admit, after Permanent Record, Yolk sort of fell a bit further down my TBR than I had expected.
But, I’m sure all will be forgiven after I spend some time with these introverted disaster children that are so very dear to my heart.
City of Lost Souls / City of Heavenly Fire — Cassandra Clare
Remember how last week I said that I hadn’t finished reading the Shadowhunters books? It’s because I’m stuck. Literally stuck. In City of Lost Souls. I guess you could say that I lost my soul while rereading. And then I stopped.
I’m kind of not joking. I started this reread on 18 August 2020. Not my reread of The Mortal Instruments. I mean I started rereading City of Lost Souls on 18 August 2020. It’s been 18 months, and I’ve read/audioed… 312 pages.
The first time I read this series, I read all 6 books in like 10 days or something stupid. It was, admittedly, the week that City of Heavenly Fire came out. So I didn’t want to see spoilers. But still. I don’t know if I’ve lost my Shadowhunter reading mojo because I’m so many books behind, or if I just don’t care for Clary/Jace. But, fingers crossed I will find it soon!!
The Scorpio Races — Maggie Stiefvater
Hello my old friend. (Also, yes, of course The Scorpio Races is on this list.) Puck and Sean’s October/November story is an annual read for me. I’ve reread it every year since I read it the first time. Many years ago.
Because I reread it so often, I actually own the audiobook, the ebook, and now two physical copies (I got the OwlCrate 1o year edition to match my signed, hardcover first edition). And it’s one of the few books that I will read in any format. Probably because I know the story so well.
However, it’s still a story that I pick up something new each time I read it. It might be only little things, like “oh, I didn’t notice how that was described before”, but it’s always a pleasure to read. Every single time. It’s probably why it’s my favourite book. And, I can be guaranteed, that no matter all the other books on this list, I will definitely read this one.
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