Hey there, friend! This topic is so me (I love to reread my books), so I’m excited to take a look at some that I really really want to reread in the near future, for various reasons that I will attempt to explain as we go along.
Ready? Let’s go!
Top Ten Books I Want to Read Again
1. The Alice in Zombieland series by Gena Showalter
I have been wanting to go again at this series for a while, since I finally collected/bought all the books. I loved it the first time around and I just want to relive that again for a while. Lots of action, sweetness, friendship, etc. So much fun.
2. The A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas
DID YOU KNOW THE FOURTH BOOK IS COMING OUT SOON?! Like, somehow this news only recently made its way to me?! So of course, I am now obligated to reread the entire series before reading this book. I don’t make the rules, you know.
3. Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers
In a similar vein as the previous one, there is another book in this series that I believe is already out and while I remember the characters, I don’t remember exactly what happens. And considering how much I adore this series, I absolutely have to reread this to do the next book justice.
4. Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
This is, bar none, one of my favorite Beauty and the Beast retellings. It has been staring at me from my personal library shelves for a long time and I really do want to reread it…I just keep getting attracted to new books with shiny covers. But this book is sooooo good.
5. The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
Last year, I started this tradition of rereading this book in December. It’s an updated and YA version of A Christmas Carol and I really enjoy it. Holly isn’t the most likable person at the beginning (what Scrooge is?) but her transformation is Christmas magic.
6. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
And now I jump from Christmas to summer. I’ve only read this book once, but I remember it being powerful. So powerful that I bought it based on that first reading. It’d be nice to go back to that and see how the story unfolds again.
7. Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
Speaking of powerful, this book really got under my skin as a teenager. I mean, this series was the first fae series I think I ever read, but this book in particular stuck with me. I’d really like to see what I missed the first time around (like I’m pretty sure it’s an allegory for drug addictions? Just set with a fae whose powers feel addictive?).
8. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
I love a good music story and this one is good. I remember really liking the main character and I wouldn’t mind going on tour with a famous singer at the moment, especially now that it’s cold out and we’re all hunkering down for the winter a bit.
9. It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt
This one I want to reread purely from a humor standpoint. It’s irreverent and silly, as our main character was accidentally reaped by a clumsy Grim Reaper and now she’s fighting Heaven to get put back in her body. I laughed almost the whole time I read this. Like, if I’m remembering right, Death wears Hawaiian shirts.
10. Hunted by Meagan Spooner
Ok, yes, I’m back on the Beauty and the Beast retellings. This one wasn’t my favorite, but there was a lot I respected about it. And I read it just as I was really starting to get into comparing different versions of this story, so it would be good to go back and reread it for enjoyment instead of picking apart every aspect of the story.