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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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!