I don’t often reread books. Exploring new books always seemed way more exciting than revisiting old ones. Although admittedly, in the past couple of years, I’ve wanted to do it more often. However, in 2021, I don’t want to reread books at all. There are so many new books I want to read way more.
Even though I don’t want to reread books, it does not mean I don’t want to talk about the ones I would reread. So, thanks to Kristin Kraves Books for introducing me to this book tag!
A childhood favorite that you could read 100 times and still love
I honestly don’t know if I have a specific answer for this one. Like I said, I don’t reread books often enough. Not as much as I did in high school, when I didn’t want to venture too far out of my comfort zone. Frankly, some of my childhood favorites I’m nervous to reread because I know they potentially did not age well, like any of the earlier Meg Cabot books.
A book you DNF’ed but would be willing to give a second chance to
One example I can think of is After You by Jojo Moyes. It is the sequel to Me Before You that came out several years ago. I tried to read it, got 30 pages in, and set it aside. If I’m being honest, I had mixed feelings on its publication. However, despite my initial apprehension, I still bought the third and final novel, Still Me, without having read After You. I liked the main character, Louisa; I wanted to find out what happened to her following the events of Me Before You.
A newer favorite you would reread
I have a few answers for this one. I would reread The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys, because I really like her writing and the characters in this novel were my favorite. I read Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson from the library and I would definitely reread if I get my own copy.
A book you hated and never want to read again
Woman of God by James Patterson…I despised this book. So why do I think about it so much? Because one of the protagonist’s “love interests” had one of the descriptions of my dream man and he was completely whipped by a woman who had no personality, no agency, etc.
A classic you read in school but want to try again
I own copies of a few classics I read in high school that I bought years after I graduated. In my sophomore year, I became briefly obsessed with Edith Wharton after we read Ethan Frome in my English class. I read her book The Age of Innocence for a book report that same year, I think. I barely remember anything about it but I want to reread it for fun without having to analyze the text.
An author you would reread anything from
It’s a tie between Elizabeth Acevedo and Ruta Sepetys. Both of them have a beautiful writing style that sucks me in immediately.
A series you want to reread for the fun of it
If I would ever reread a series, my first choice would most likely be The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. If I ever wanted to get absolutely lost in my feelings, I would pick up these books.
A book you’ve read but want to listen to the audiobook
If I were to listen an audiobook, it would be the one for The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. It is written in a slam poetry style and read by the author, a slam poet herself. I’m not an audiobook listener at all, though I would consider giving this one a chance.
What’s your favorite audiobook?