Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little corner of the internet. Today I’m going to be talking about those books that have left a special mark; the ones I want to reread, when life allows it. I have a very large TBR to work my way through, and I will be working my way through it for a long time to come. It’s one of the reasons I’m not buying any more books (hahahahahahaha).
Okay, less books.
I think rereading can be a really great thing to do. Sometimes you take more from the book the second time around, or even the third, noticing little bits and pieces especially once you’ve read a finished series, and you can see little clues that you might have missed. On top of that, rereading favourite books is always a great way to relax, especially when you have relatable characters, or characters that feel reassuring in some way – it’s like seeing an old friend!
So, once I’ve concquered the endless pile of books that keeps growing, what will I be reading again?
I read this book what feels like a life-time ago now and now that book two has been announced for next March, I want to submerge myself in Crescent City again. I’m so excited for book two, House of Sky and Breath, after the way that book one finished off… but left so many openings. I’ll always have a soft spot for this book as it was my first venture into the world of fantasy as an adult, but also because it’s an absolutely superb work of fiction. No matter how much I love A Court of Thorns and Roses, it will forever be my favourite SJM book.
Possibly my favourite book of all time, it has actually been almost half my life since I read this book. It’s a beautiful book that covers so many things, so many stories, and so many important points throughout a course of multiple years. It’s brutal as well as beautiful, and it reduced me to tears so many times when reading it, and I absolutely want to get lost in its pages again when I can find the time to do it.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
One of my top reads of 2020, The Ten Thousand Doors of January is one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever read. It’s sheer magic jumping off the page and I am honestly already looking forward to it being a few years down the road, where I’ve forgotten some of the details, and I can read it all over again. It’s one of those books that I always recommend so highly to people because it just is so wonderful, and I know that when I read it again, I’ll love it just as much, if not more.
The Infernal Devices trilogy
I’m still working my way through all the Cassandra Clare books for the first time. With one of our trio having been working hard on her dissertation, we’ve paused our Shadowhunter Saturday posts briefly, with plans to pick it back up with City of Heavenly Fire this month. I read the “Clockwork” trilogy by myself however, and so far, aside from The Red Scrolls of Magic, they’ve been my favourite books, and although I’ll follow the Cassandra Clare recommended reading order to the end, I’ll reread this trilogy.
Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices #1)
Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices #2)
Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3)
These Violent Delights
I read this when it was first released and found it to be an absolutely incredible work of historical fiction tinged with fantasy. With the sequel, These Violent Ends, due out in November, I’m hoping to get a reread in before that releases. Chloe Gong is a brilliantly skilled writer and so although I’ll be rereading this one sooner than some of the others, it’s going to be my absolute pleasure to do so.
Truly Devious series
Stevie Bell is one of my favourite protagonists that I’ve met in a non-fantasy book, and having just read and reviewed book four, The Box in the Woods, I can’t help but want to go back to the very beginning of her story. The character and story development from book one to now is wonderful yet realistic (see my review above for more on this), and it’s made me feel nostalgic to watch that play out again despite only reading them this year! It’s become one of my favourite reads this year, and certainly one of my non-fantasy series.
The Vanishing Stair (#2)
The Hand on the Wall (#3)
So there we are, a selection of books I’ll get back around to when time allows, some sooner than others! I’d love to hear what you would reread if you had the time, or if you’ve got anything to recommend. Let me know in the comments!