Tuesday, November 4, 2014

TTT - Books I Want to Reread (but am restraining myself over)

It's time to link up with the Broke and the Bookish again!

Today's topic is technically just "books I want to reread", but I've been working on doing a lot of rereading this year because I really want to end up that I've written reviews for all the books I have marked as read on Goodreads. Which basically means that I've been working on rereading books that I haven't read in a million years. This means the books I love and have read over and over in the past are languishing by the wayside. BUT I CAN'T READ THEM AGAIN BECAUSE THEY ALREADY HAVE REVIEWS, DAMMIT. 

You see my dilemma. 

So I changed this week's topic a little to be the books I've already reviewed (and, in some cases, already read this year!) but still really want to read again.

1. Persuasion - Jane Austen
My favourite Austen book forever and ever and ever. I usually read it annually, but not this year. I'm planning on rereading and reviewing Northanger Abbey before the end of the year, so poor old Persuasion has fallen by the wayside. Womp womp.

2. Carpe Jugulum - Terry Pratchett
Hands down my favourite Pratchett book. The characters are amazing, the story is phenomenal, and my copy is signed. But I have so many unreviewed Pratchett books to get through before I can reread this. Sigh.

3. The Parasol Protectorate series - Gail Carriger
Oh my God, I adore everything about this series. And I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally want to reread them all. For the meantime, I'm surviving on the Finishing School series, and the endless wait for the Custard Protocol series. 

4. Attachments - Rainbow Rowell
I've already read this once this year, so I should have had my fill of this one. But nope. Never. Must read again ASAP. 

5. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
This one falls into the same category as Persuasion. It's been a favourite since I first had to read it for school in 1998, and I tend to reread it every year. But this year, there are far too many other things to reread to make time for Jane. Especially when I need to reread Villette and The Professor

6. Fairwil - Alysia Gray Painter
Technically, this one isn't even out yet. I beta read it for Alysia earlier in the year, and I WANT TO READ IT AGAIN SO BADLY BECAUSE IT WAS SO STINKING CUTE AND FEELSY AND I LOVE ALL THE CHARACTERS SO MUCH. You and me have a date on New Year's Day, book. 

7. The Throne of Glass series - Sarah J. Maas
I've read all of the books in this series so far this year, and yet I want to read them again and again and again. I foresee a full series reread before book 4 comes out next year.

8. Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein
I really want to reread this one, because I loved it so, so much. But I'm not sure my feels could take it. Not without massive doses of medicinal ice cream, anyway.

9. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
This has been a really polarising book for so many people, and I really want to reread it when I'm not on a plane/jetlagged to see if my opinion of it changes. I also want to reread it having seen the film and compare the two. 

10. The Chaos Walking trilogy - Patrick Ness
I tend to forget that I even own these books, because they're somewhere in the depths of my Kindle. But mostly I think I'm holding off on these ones because I'm not quite sure I can cope with reading about certain events again (MANCHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE).

Are you holding off on rereading anything?

K xx


  1. I'd love to re-read Jane Eyre and also Pride and Prejudice. I still haven't read Persuasion but it's on my list of books to read. I just have gotten sidetracked this year with new releases and other books and I know those are all excuses but still. I don't have/make enough time for reading adn am just too slow at it in general.

    Code Name Verity is a good call as is Attachments. I've read both this year but OMG SO GOOD.
    I would love to re-read y favourite book but I can't justify it right now. I think I read Leaving Unknown 3 times in one year because I needed it. I know it will make me cry but Maeve is such a great character and if I type any more of this I will probably talk myself into re-reading it ASAP.
    And last but nt least, I want to re-read my few Pratchett books so that I can give the whole series another try. I loved Lords and Ladies, my first but then thought I should start at the beginning with Rincewind and the two of us didn't go together so well. That was years ago and I'm curious if with my better English proficiency comes a better appreciation for the early Discworld books as well.

    Long comment is long, sorry.

  2. Persuasion is in my grouping of second favorites of Austen... sorry but Pride and Prejudice just always wins for me and then after than I have Persuasion, Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park in one big chunk for second place. :)


  3. MANCHEE HURT ME QUITE BADLY. I was not expecting that. I've not been so caught up by a dog since Lassie. *sobs quietly to self* I've only just read book #1 of that, so I just want to finish that series. :-) Throne of Glass? YESSSS. I figure next year I'll be ready for a complete series reread. HAaa. If I had time...

  4. You'll be so proud of me- I've decided to reread Jane Eyre! I read it in 8th grade and I think it was over my head and I kinda just skimmed through it and thought it was boring. But I decided to give it a go again because I've seen all of the movie versions and I"m like "I really should actually know what the book is like." So yeah. There's that.

    And also - since you saw Gone Girl you saw where I used to live! It's almost like you were there! ... Culture and all! lol

  5. I was actually thinking "Oh, Emily used to live there!" the whole way through the movie, mostly because you filmed a vlog downtown once and I thought I recognised something in the movie from your vlog??? IDK.


  6. Seriously, I have trust issues with so many authors because of dogs. SO. MANY. AUTHORS. Someone needs to create the book version of doesthedogdie.com immediately.

  7. Pride and Prejudice used to be way out in first place for me. But when I reread Persuasion in my late 20s, I related to Anne so much more than I've ever related to Lizzie or Jane or Lydia, and that moved it into first place! But I totally understand why P&P has your pick :)

  8. READ PERSUASION IMMEDIATELY OMG. And yeah, I'm not a huge fan of the early Discworld books. Pratchett hit his stride with Guards Guards for me, and it's solid gold awesome through until about I Shall Wear Midnight when they start going slightly downhill again. They're still good. They're just not as brilliantly witty as the middle books. Or something. IDK.

  9. Calm down, woman. It's on my to-read list. I started it abroad in Sweden but I never found it in me to read much during those 5 months.


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