I could not resist this week’s Top Ten Tuesday challenge. My very first feature on this blog was a post about how excellent rereading books is. Of course I’m going to revisit my faves!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly challenge hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where each week you write a list of ten particular books. This week’s prompt is: books you intend to read again in 2021.
Books #1-#3: The Shades of Magic Trilogy – V. E. Schwab
The main books I’ve been thinking about revisiting are, of course, each book in The Shades of Magic trilogy. I’ve been wanting to read these books again almost since I finished them, but I had a lot of self-set challenges to complete this year so I didn’t really find the time.
Book #4: The Goblin Emperor – Katherine Addison
I can’t believe I only read this book last year, and not at all this year? It’s one of my comfort reads, so it has featured in several different blog posts. Needless to say, it’s time to read it again. How have I only read it twice when it feels like far more than that??
Books #5 & #6: Throne of Jade & Black Powder War – Naomi Novik
Earlier this year I discovered historical fiction – or historical fantasy fiction – through the nine-book Temeraire series that I absolutely tore through. It’s about dragons in the Napoleonic wars which is such an odd setup that it works very well. These two were my favourites I think, so I’ll be reading them again!
Books #7-#9: The Poppy War Trilogy – R. F. Kuang
The Burning God, the final book in this trilogy, is finally out. I’m going to read it ASAP (of course!) but I’m really enamoured by the idea of giving the whole series a reread — maybe this time next year! The first two are such long, involved books, but the second also follows quite closely from the first, and so it makes sense to read them all at once. I’ll have to block out a weekend…
Book #10: Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
I haven’t actually progressed with my Jane Austen Read since the last time I posted an update on it, but I have done well with my other challenges so I’m not too fussed. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I’m probably going to save Northanger Abbey for last because I have read it before, technically. I didn’t particularly enjoy it, from what I recall, so I’m hoping that will be different this time. Or at least, I’ll discover more of what there is to it then ‘gothic irony’!
I know there’s lots of books releasing in 2021, good books that I’m excited about, and great reads from this year that I haven’t read yet. But there’s something nice about just… rereading a book, isn’t there?
What are your thoughts on rereading? Do you have any staunch rereads? Let me know!