Top Ten Tuesday | 2016 Rereads

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday – sponsored by The Broke and the Bookish – is a freebie, and since I was thinking about writing a post like this soon anyway, I decided to post the top ten books I’m planning on rereading this year! Some of these are because the sequels are coming out, and some of them are just favorites I haven’t read in a while. So, here we go:

  1. Red Rising and Golden Son by Pierce Brown. I am ridiculously excited for the release of Morning Star, the final book in the trilogy. It’s being released on February 9th, so I am planning on rereading these (again) in the next few weeks.
  2. Beowulf. I’m not sure this counts as a reread, because I am actually planning on reading a different translation of it. (Yes, I know I’m a crazy book nerd.) I just got a copy of J. R. R. Tolkien’s translation, and am excited to see how different it is from Seamus Heaney’s translation, which is the only one I’ve read.
  3. The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot. I was kind of obsessed with these in high school, and am so excited that she is finally releasing another book in the series! So, I’m planning on rereading them all before that one is released, because it’s been a while.
  4. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. This is technically a reread, because I read them all when I was twelve. But I didn’t appreciate them back then, and I don’t remember anything about them (other than the movies), so I really want to reread them. I’m planning on reading at least The Fellowship of the Ring this year, but hopefully I’ll be able to get to all of them.
  5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling. I’m planning on reading this when Scholastic releases the illustrated edition this fall.
  6. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. This is the book that got me into real sci-fi, but it’s been at least ten years since I’ve read it. I remember absolutely loving it, so it’s definitely time for a reread!
  7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This is another book that I remember loving, but I think the last time I read this was junior year in high school.
  8. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I love Ray Bradbury! He was truly one of the greats. And it’s been waaaay too long since I’ve read his most famous work. (I’m also planning on reading 100 of his short stories this year.)
  9. The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis. I’m not all that into religious fiction, but I remember reading this in high school and being completely amazed by the creativity with which Lewis wrote it – it’s an epistolary discussion between a senior demon and his nephew about how best to corrupt a man. Since I have to read a book about religion for the BookRiot Read Harder Challenge, I picked this one.
  10. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. This is my favorite Gaiman book, and since I got a beautiful, signed deluxe edition for Christmas, I would like to reread it.

And that’s it! This list might change towards the end of the year, when I will inevitably get the urge to reread The Martian for the third time, or pick up a Philippa Gregory book for the first time since high school (I really need to do that anyway). But for now, these are the books I would love to give another read. One of my goals this year is to reread more books, because, after all,

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. – Oscar Wilde

If you’re planning on revisiting some of your favorites, or rereading a series before the next installment is released, I would love to hear what they are!

 

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12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | 2016 Rereads

  1. I’ve never read a series by Meg Cabot, but with the recent addition to The Mediator Series and given my love of the “Princess Diaries” movies (I was obsessed as a teen), perhaps someday it’d be fun to read some of her books. 🙂 Happy reading!

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  2. YAY! Great choice of topic this week. I always love freebie week as people always do such amazing topics! I’m hoping to get in some rereads this year. I’ve already done a few and it’s only January. I will definitely be rereading Red Rising and Golden Son before the third and final book, I need a refresh on that awesome series.

    Here’s my TTT post if you want to check it out. I picked non-book romances I would love to see get book adaptations.

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  3. Every. Single. Year. I end up reading Stone Butch Blues, The Color Purple and Like Water for Chocolate. Three of my favorites. The first two teach me something new about life each time and the third is just because I love the story. 🙂

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  4. I love revisiting old favorites. I inevitably reread HP every other year or so (I listen to the audiobooks during my commute–have you listened to them? They are awesome). I LOVE that illustrated edition. I plan on rereading The Raven Boys next month before finishing the rest of the series. Great list!
    My TTT

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  5. Great picks for this week. I’ve had Harry Potter on my to-read list for a while now, I haven’t picked up the series in a long time and I just need to re-read it again. Also I am so excited for Remembrance and Morning Star; after the way Golden Son ended I really need to find out what happens to Darrow next! I think it’s going to be insanely good!

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  6. I so rarely reread books. I do want to reread the Harry Potter books someday. I have the audio disks and maybe will re-visit Harry and friends that way. My family and I recently re-watched the movies–well, it was my daughter’s first time–and we still love them. I can see myself rereading The Lord of the Rings again someday. And The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. All are amazing books that never grow old.

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