Here’s the thing: I absolutely love rereading. There are some books I’ve read multiple times, and even ones that are tied to a certain time period for me. For example, I tend to reread Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings during Christmas. Both of those series have such nostalgic ties for me, and they put me in a happy and comfortable state of mind. But there are certain books I’ve wanted to reread for ages, and haven’t gotten around to. I tend to reread the same books over and over again, and skip these. No more! In the coming year(s), I will reread these books/series! The titles will take you to the Goodreads page.
I first read this series in 2014, and fell in love with it. It’s what started my love for Rachel Aaron’s writing (or Rachel Bach, depending on the series). However, I binge-read the entire series in a month and can’t remember all that much about it. To make me more comfortable recommending it at this point in time, I want to reread it and see whether I still enjoy it just as much.
I started this series when I first got back into reading in 2013, and finished it with the release of the last book in 2014. At the time, I had just discovered Booktube and book blogs, and the growing market of YA fantasy. This entire trilogy got 5/5 stars from me, and has ensured I will pick up everything Leigh Bardugo writes at some point in time. I’m curious, though, what I’ll think of it now. I’ve read a lot since 2013, and have become a much more critical reader. I hope I’ll still love it. Besides, I could use a refresher before going in to King of Scars.
Another trilogy I read in 2013-2014! The reason I want to reread these is because the series is getting expanded! In 2019, Courting Darkness will be released, which follows Sybella who we first followed in Dark Triumph. I can’t remember much about this series either, so it required a reread before I can go on to Courting Darkness.
I read this trilogy years ago in translation. I bought a Dutch copy during the Antwerp Book Fair, and fell in love with the setting and writing. This is a historical fiction novel set in the 13th century, focused on the crusades and the Knights Templar. I really want to reread this series because I only remember snippets and the name of the main character. I also have two of her other books on my shelves, so I’ll get to those at some point too.
This is another series I randomly picked up at the library as a teenager. I immediately fell in love with Juliet Marillier and proceeded to read her Sevenwaters series too. I can’t remember anything about this series, other than it focusing on Druids and one nobleman (noblekid?) fostered at a Druid’s home. I also never see anyone talk about this series, but I vividly remember adoring it as a teen. So we’ll see if I still love it as an adult.
I read the first two books in this trilogy in 2016, after falling in love with Rachel Bach’s fantasy novels – published under Rachel Aaron. These are space opera books, and they’re so much fun. They follow a mercenary called Devi who gets a job on a trade ship with a reputation for nasty surprises. It was so good! I never finished the trilogy, which is such a shame. I’d like to reread it and actually read the third book this time around.
You might wonder why Vicious is on the list. Well, I read it in the first half of 2015 which is now 3.5 years ago. I really want to read Vengeful, but I know I don’t have enough of a grasp on the first book to continue on yet. That’s why I’m due for a reread, before I read a spoiler on Vengeful.
Another book I read almost 3 years ago! I can’t believe it’s been that long, to be honest. When I first read this book, I was in awe of it. I took my time reading it, because I felt like the book required a slower reading experience. My copy is a pretty battered one I picked up in a secondhand store, and I’d like the pretty anniversary edition instead to reread it. Why? Because this is one of my favorite books, and I want to annotate it. I’m definitely not doing that in a copy I know I won’t keep.
I’m planning on rereading these books in the coming years! I probably won’t get to all of these in 2019, because then I’d have no time to read ‘new’ books… However, I will make an effort to reread them as soon as possible. Have you read any of these? What are your thoughts on rereading?