Books I plan on re-reading this year
Some of these books I’ve loved forever and some of these I was obsessed with as a teenager and I’d like to go back into it and read more critically I guess you could say, really I just want to relive the cringe and maybe have some fun with some great cliché tropey books that I loved in the past.
Surprisingly although I loved Twilight it wasn’t the book that started it all for me like it did a lot of people. Heaven is actually that one.
Heaven is a book Mum gave me when I was 12 and felt like I had the worst life ever (spoiler I did not).
It’s essentially about a young girl living in complete poverty in the hills of America, shes picked on for her hamidown clothes and not having any food and in an abusive family situation but she’s the prettiest girl there is. I knnnoooow it already sounds bad, there’s abuse both emotional and physical as well as a cute romance and at the end of it she’s sold to be someones house slave basically… yep but the writing really is addictive (at least to 12-year-old me who read the series obsessively over and over again thought so).
I might live tweet or at least write down my thoughts while reading and then make a then Vs Now review what I loved and what I now dislike about the book.
Twilight I did love but I was already reading all the things when it was handed to me. I re-read this series a heap of times and still have my original copies so I’m excited to read them out of my teens and see what it’s like. I think there’s going to be a lot of long looks and holding of breaths but seriously I’m pumped to get into it, especially because I know they’re quick and addictive reads and I’m sure I’ve forgotten all the things. Like Heaven I’ll be taking notes all through out that I’ll share in a review/wrap up.
To Kill a Mockingbird I read in highschool and I think nearly ever year after that except for last year. I love it so much and I don’t exactly know why, the story is sad but the characters are just all so real feeling and the writing is amazing. Each time I read it I can find a new layer I hadn’t before.
The Shining, man this book! From what I do remember it is creepy as hell and I am down with that. I remember not wanting to go anywhere near decorative hedges afterwards and definitely staying away from huge ass empty hotels. I’ve never re-read this and I want to read the sequel and have this fresh in my mind when I do.
All the birds in the sky is so wacky and I would seriously compare it to a black mirror episode except not as fast paced/terrifying. When I read it I hadn’t watched black mirror so I couldn’t compare it but NOW that i have, bring on some weird ass kids to adults playing with science and witchcraft and all the artificial intelligence and world endings please. This is a sci fi fantasy and a little on the strange side.
Chances is another book i read and loved as a teen and just really want to read again. It’s the start of a series with the baddast female character I adored her as a teen. I thought Lucky was amazing so it’ll be cool to see what I think of her character now. I don’t know how many people grew up reading the same books as me because all my books were given to me by Mum who also read these as a teen so I might be a bit off everyone elses experiences (asides from twilight).
The Night Circus, Long way to a small angry planet, Strange the Dreamer, Illuminae & Gemina, A Darker shade of magic! All of these I read within the last 2 years and adored so I want to read them again asap. ADSOM series I’ve read book 1 & 2 a couple of times but I haven’t re-read them all as a series yet so I’m excited for non stop Lila action. Six of Crows I have re-read a few times but I have a friends copy I need to annotate so I’ll go through and do that!
Do you re-read books? Did you? Have you stopped for any reason? What’s your favourite book to re-read?
My fave book to re-read has to be To Kill a Mockingbird.