As one book addict extraordinaire to another I probably don’t have to tell you that we all have our favorite books. Whether that book is part of a series or a standalone, some books are simply made for rereading. Today I am sharing my favorite books with you, ones I’ve read over and over again and will probably continue to reread over and over again.
First things first, why read the same book so often you ask? Glad you did, because I made a list:
- I simply love the story and want to bask in its amazingness again.
- There are ALWAYS details you miss the first time around. When you read it that second time, that little detail of awesomeness you missed the first time around will slap you in the face and make you fall in love with the story EVEN MORE (even though you didn’t think that was possible).
- You can appreciate the way an author structured his or her plot, even more, when you know how the story goes. You might miss that subtle hint of what’s to come when you first read a story, but when you know how the story ends you’ll see it for what it truly is.
- The next book in a series is releasing soon and you want to brush up on ALL the details.
- I just feel like it.
Now you know the reasons why I reread, it’s time to share some of my favorite books (and series) that I keep rereading over and over again!
A Court of Thorns of Roses
From the very first book and onwards I have loved this series. I make no secret of the fact that I have an infinite amount of love for Sarah J. Maas’s writing, but the second book in this series, A Court of Mist and Fury, holds a special place in my heart. It is so beautifully written and this book wrecks my heart every single time before putting it together again. Sometimes I reread only the second book, and sometimes I do the whole series. Do I even have to express my excitement about A Court of Frost and Starlight? Cause I am ALL over that when it releases!
The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit
I always like to say that my love for all things Tolkien was passed down from generation to generation. My grandfather LOVED Tolkien’s work. I’m not kidding; his old, worn, well-loved, beat-up copies are proof of this. After my grandfather came my mother, who shared her love for this beautiful series with me. I knew the stories and I can still recall that sense of wonder after having finished the books and then being introduced to the films. I even did my BA thesis on Tolkien (which proved to be the perfect excuse to reread all the books (yet) again.
You did not think Harry Potter would be missing from this list, did you? This magical series pretty much sums up my youth. Whether I reread this series to convince my niece and nephew to read it or just because I need some magic in my life, Harry Potter is the answer!
Anything Jennifer Armentrout
Whether it’s aliens in the Lux series, demons and whatnot in the The Dark Elements series, or some good old romance in the Wait for You series. Jennifer Armentrout is a jack-of-all-trades, and the very best one there is! Her writing is the best and her dialogues are even greater. I love her books (as much as I love the witty author herself) and sometimes I just feel like reading her stories because I know they’ll make me laugh and feel good.
So there you go, these are (just) four of my favorite books to reread. There are many, many more books I could mention, but I think these are the ones I reread most. As we’ve come to the end of this post, there’s just one more thing left to say: you never need an excuse (even though I sometimes like to pretend I do) to reread a book!