I Want to Go to There…Again: Top Ten Books I Want to Reread

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Are you guys ready for this? Another endless list that I will pretend is a top ten list when it’s actually a top 47 or something else ridiculous? You’re ready. I’m sure. Let’s do this!

This is a good list for finding some of my pre-blogging favorites btw.

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Harry Potter by JK Rowling: Truthfully, my HP knowledge has slipped majorly. I haven’t read an HP book since the series completed. I’ve only read Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows once each. There are plot points I honestly do not remember at all. This is NOT OKAY. I must rectify this with a reread. I’m thinking about maybe trying for Christmas, but everyone rereads them then and last year my attempt was thwarted when I got overwhelmed by the masses. We’ll see.

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Jane Austen: I want to reread them all. Well, except for Mansfield Park. I most want to revisit Pride and Prejudice, and then I think Emma. I used to read P&P on basically a yearly basis, which I haven’t done since I started blogging. I need to refresh my knowledge of them all really.

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The Trouble with Flirting by Claire LaZebnik: Reading all of the Austen’s going to make me pretty desperate for Mansfield Park, so I’ll probably watch the excellent movie version and then read The Trouble with Flirting, because it’s so much better than the original. Plus, I need to prove to myself that this one actually was as amazing as I thought after my misfires with the other LaZebnik books.

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This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers: When I first read This Is Not a Test, I was impressed, but I also don’t think I was ready for it. After having read and loved Summers’ other novels, I’m ready to revisit where I started and go through the emotional wringer again. With the novella sequel coming out, the timing is right for rereading.

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Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen: When I need the cute fluffy romance, I need the Sarah Addison Allen. Garden Spells has been my favorite so far. I really want to reread it and then get to the other Allen books I haven’t read yet. I’ll probably reread The Peach Keeper while I’m at it.

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The DUFF by Kody Keplinger: Kody’s books are totally boss and I haven’t read this one in three years. I want to see how I feel about it through my more critical blogger eyes of today. Also, I remember it being really hot and swoony, so I would like that in my life again.

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Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson: Loved loved loved every bit of Mistborn, but got sidetracked by my schedule and didn’t finish the series. I’m planning to reread this perfection and then binge the whole series this time. ELEND, I AM COMING.

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Seraphina by Rachel Hartman: A reread for this one seems in order to prepare for Shadow Scale. I was all a-swoon and I need to make sure my heart is ready for the intense shipping pain I’m sure is about to come.

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A Blight of Mages by Karen Miller: This is a prequel to the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker series. Once again, I read it, but then got distracted before I could get to the actual series. I want to devour this whole thing. Yessss.

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The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan: There’s a theme to my fantasy rereads at the moment. I read the first three, couldn’t get book four at college, and forgot too much to keep going from there. Must read whole series.

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Graceling Realm by Kristin Cashore: Oh look, I only read Graceling and Fire but never got to Bitterblue. Obviously I need to reread both to read Bitterblue. DARN.

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Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson: I remember these as the cutest, fluffiest, shippiest books and I want to hang out with these characters again. I only hope they live up to my memories of them. Also, there are new books in this series now and I needs them.

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Daughter of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce: Okay, so I want to reread more than just these, I think. Definitely also want to do the Immortals books and maybe Alanna. But the Trickster’s books are my favorites and also Nawat.

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Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett: In one of my rare “series must be read in order violations,” I read Thief of Time and it was this completely unexpected and perfect book. I want to get back into my read of the Discworld and get to Thief of Time in order this time and relive this magic.

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The Mediator by Meg Cabot: Gillian (Writer of Wrongs) and I are actually working on this one. We’re two books in and need to finish getting reacquainted with Jesse DeSilva.

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War for the Oaks by Emma Bull: In 2009, I read this and ADORED it. I’ve even gifted it to people who were like what even is this. Meg (Cuddlebuggery) said it was actually good. I’m sad that I scarcely knew what she was talking about when she read it so hello reread.

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The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale: One of my very favorite fantasy and fairy tale books. Shannon Hale’s recent stuff hasn’t worked for me as well and I’m hoping to recapture the old magic. I think I’ve read this one three times already, but that is not enough.

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A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan: When I read this, it completely captivated me and I want to see if it stands the test of a true favorite with a reread. Plus, there’s a sequel coming out in the UK soonish.

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Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge: NYX AND IGNIFEX 4 LYF. Also, I’m hoping to make more sense of the world building the second time around. Even if I don’t, THAT SHIP.

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare: A childhood favorite that I used to read yearly. Blogging really messed with my tendency to reread and I miss this book badly.

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Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya: It’s about time for my annual reread. I cannot get enough of these characters and I notice new nuances every time that I read through this manga. So much love.

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Cat Street by Yoko Kamio: Another one of my favorite manga and it’s also suuuuuper short (by which I mean under ten volumes). I’m feeling the urge to read this and watch the drama version, which I fear will be terrible, but WHAT IF IT ISN’T.

I’m sure there’s more but that will do for now. Are any of these books that you like to revisit over and over too?

21 responses to “I Want to Go to There…Again: Top Ten Books I Want to Reread”

  1. Ooh, I reread the Mediator series last year and it was such fun! I need to reread the first four Harry Potter books so I can finish the series. And I still have yet to read any Jane Austen books, which is horrible, I know. I actually have A LONG, LONG SLEEP, but haven’t read it. The first two Graceling books, too. I want to read SERAPHINA because it has DRAGONS (right?), and I’ve heard excellent things about MISTBORN so I need to read that, too. Basically, I need to read a lot of books. And reread a lot. Ha!
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  2. I keep intending to do a Harry Potter reread but I never get around to it. There are too many other pretties waiting to be explored…I need to read The Duff. I’ve heard great things about it!
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  3. Fruits Basket is on my list too! πŸ™‚ It’s one of my absolute favorites and I love so many of the characters (Ayame <3). I definitely need to experience them through a reread again very soon.
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  4. I wonder if I’d like Fruits Basket. I might pick up volume 1 and have a go. How many are there? I love manga but I’ve not read many series.

    I also need to re-read Harry Potter. I’ve only read most of them once and I’d like to see if I love it as much as an adult!

    I have only read one Jane Austen book, Sense and Sensibility, and I don’t really like the story of Pride and Prejudice but I do want to read Emma at some point.
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  5. I’m really looking forward to rereading the Harry Potter series but I’m waiting for my younger brother who’s only 4. I want to re-experience the magic of the Wizarding World as he takes his first steps in it! The minute he turns 6, I’m definitely cracking open my Harry Potter books, LOL.

    Great list! πŸ™‚
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  6. Well obviously Harry Potter and all the Jane Austen. I think those are books that need to constantly be reread multiple times. πŸ™‚

    And, oh, The Mediator series! I think that was the first series I ever read so it holds such a special place in my heart. She’s writing a new book for the series – published February 2016 – so I would love to reread the books before that one comes out.

    My Top Ten-ish Books to Reread
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  7. Isabel says:

    Two things: One, The Peach Keeper ties in to Garden Spells! Two, did you know that there’s going to be a sequel to Garden Spells? Cause there is! Also, I love your list!
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  8. Meg says:

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  9. Elizabeth says:

    UGH MANSFIELD PARK. I had a crisis of faith when I read that a month or so ago. I’m excited to hear there’s a retelling of it that’s actually good though! Definitely adding it to my tbr. I’ve still not finished Emma (I should probably just restart it at this point I think it’s been like a year lol), but all I’ve got left after that is Northanger Abbey! It doesn’t look like anything will be toppling P&P and Persuasion though.

    I forgot you’d read Enchanted Inc! It’s so freaking adorable, and WHY doesn’t my library have any copies??

    You love the Trickster books too? Those might be my favourite, and I was pretty shocked to see a lot of people actually really disliked them, particularly Aly. I love Aly, and Nawat is my favourite love interest, for sure.

    I love The Goose Girl. The rest of the series were a lot of fun, but they didn’t catch me the way The Goose Girl and Book of a Thousand Days did.

    WHAT THERE’S GOING TO BE MORE NEWSFLESH?! WHY DIDN’T I KNOW THIS!!! (Also just looked on Goodreads – apparently there was a LOT I didn’t know about. I don’t usually read novellas, but I will make an exception for this series!)

    I loved The Witch of Blackbird Pond! I haven’t read that in ages – it was a big rereader for me as a kid too! And of course I love Fruits Basket (I WILL finish a reread one of these days!)

    You’ve read Cat Street?! I guess I shouldn’t be that surprised. That made my list this week actually! It’s one of my favourite mangas ever, and it is amazing to me that it came from the same mangaka as Boys Over Flowers. Also there’s a drama version?! Oh I’m so tempted…so very very tempted…

    God you bring out the longest comments in me lol
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    • Elizabeth says:

      P.s. Have you read/watched Princess Jellyfish? I think you’d really like it. (Although I’ve been known to be wrong. Except I think I’m really right in this case)
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    • Christina Franke says:

      Oh man. Do not judge Austen by Mansfield Park. She liked to experiment with her heroines and I think Fanny was just a failure. Leave that boring behemoth be. The movie with Frances O’Connor is fabulous, though, because they give Fanny way more spunk (aka any). The retelling plays sort of fast and loose (usually why I don’t like LaZebnik’s retellings but it works here). Northanger is actually my second favorite. It’s very different from the others, but HENRY TILNEY.

      At some point, I’m going to go ahead and by Enchanted, Inc, but it hasn’t happened yet. When I decide on a reread, I definitely will.

      Yesssss. I read Trickster’s first of the Pierce stuff and fell completely in love. I don’t like Alanna as much as I do Aly. Sacrilege to the true Pierce fans but whatever. I think her writing had improved a lot by that point.

      Yessss, River Secrets was pretty good too, but only The Goose Girl is full on magic. I didn’t even like Forest Born much, because WHERE IS MY ROMANCE SHANNON? I actually haven’t read Book of a Thousand Days. I started once and was bored. I’ll try again at some point.

      I haven’t read the novellas, which is something I plan to do on the reread.

      YAY! SOMEONE KNOWS CAT STREET!!!! I’ve read it three times, I think, and it’s just so amazing. I really don’t understand how it’s BOF that’s so fucking popular, when Cat Street is a million times better. The drama’s Taiwanese, I think, so I’m not holding out much hope, but I HAVE to try.

      I’ve actually not heard of Princess Jellyfish. OH MY KANYE IT HAS A BOY GENDERBENDING. DO WANT.

      • Elizabeth says:

        It was my first experience ever being like…wait…Jane Austen can make mistakes?! What??? Can I live the same way knowing that Jane Austen isn’t perfect? Lol, I was fairly melodramatic about it haha. Oooh that makes me excited for Northanger then – I might skip trying to get back to Emma and just read that next instead.

        I have to say when I recommend Tamora Pierce to new readers, it’s weird to have them start with Alanna, only because I don’t think it’s representative of her writing and world building as a whole. I definitely still love it, I just think it might be hard to get into as an adult. That being said, one of my friends just read the first book and loved it, so who knows?

        Book of a Thousand Days has a similar feel to The Goose Girl in a lot of ways that I can’t exactly put my finger on if I tried to say why. It is a bit slower if I recall, if only because a lot of the book is spent in a bricked up tower lol

        I know right?! It’s like…people. You have Cat Street. This is a thing and it’s freaking AMAZING. What on earth possessed you all to love BoF??? Taiwanese drama…I’m not sure I’ve watched one, but I can’t say I’ve loved any non-Korean dramas. (Not that I’ve tried very hard). Speaking of, have you watched the Skip Beat drama? I’m under the impression it’s pretty bad, but you never know.
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  10. Marie says:

    What a FANTASTIC list! I love everything you listed, and now my reread list has grown. I’d forgotten about The Witch of Blackbird Pond, but I also read that many times over as a kid. I think I still have a copy somewhere… My TTT. Happy rereading!
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  11. Angie says:

    I haven’t read HP since the last book either and it is shameful. I’m rereading in December and I am super excited about it.

    YES GO BACK TO MISTBORN AND ELEND HE MISSES YOU. I am hoping to finish the series before the end of the year but who knows.

    YES GRACELING DO THIS THING. I need to reread them soon too, especially Fire.

    This is an excellent list.

  12. You’ve listed so many wonderful books! I still have one more Mediator book to read. I should really try to get to that soon.

    Oh and I need to read Tamora Pierce. I’ve never read ANYTHING by her which is seriously just plane ridiculous.

    The Goose Girl! I should re-read that. I just love Shannon Hale.
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  13. Amanda says:

    This is a serious list! I have Garden Spells to reread soon too, I need it to get ready for First Frost! I’ve finally successfully pushed Feed onto my sister and I need to reread them so I can gush and flail more and make her read more Newsflesh. Those books are an obsession.
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  14. If you’ve only read some of the Harry Potter books once, I’d highly recommend the audio books, since you like audio books. πŸ™‚ Jim Dale is such an amazing narrator for them, and they’re really enjoyable. I mean, yeah, they’re crazy long too, but it’s so easy to get sucked back into the story. Also, most libraries have them either on CD or for digital download since the series is so classic nowadays, so you don’t have to spend the many, many dollars it would take to buy them.
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  15. Dragana says:

    Jane Austen – just because.
    Mistborn – awesomesauce. And you do need to catch up with this series!
    Graceling – because it was such a thrill ride too. Although Bitterblue was the weakest in series for me.
    And The Wheel Of Time. I stopped at #6 after Jordan dies. Now when Sanderson finished it, I want to continue reading, but I don’t remember anything. So a re-read is in order.
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  16. I plan on reading P&P in 2015. For the first time. I am terrible, I know this. I’m re-reading Garden Spells with Kara next week! You should join us. πŸ˜€ And I’m totally (finally) reading The Witch Of Blackbird Pond for Holiday Bingo because it’s long overdue.
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