Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Top Ten Books I Would Like to Reread

This week's Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is books that you would like to reread.  Most of my reading in my younger years was made up of rereading.  I hardly ever tried new books, because I had plenty that I already owned and loved.  Which, looking back, seems kind of strange.  Now that I have aged a little (and er... discovered Goodreads) I'm overwhelmed with the sheer amount of books out there that I am interested in and I hardly ever reread books anymore.  Anyway, the below list is ten books that I am planning to reread sometime in the future!

1.  The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
The final book in this trilogy finally comes out TODAY!  I'm so excited that I'm rereading the first two books whilst waiting for my preorder to ship to me.

2.  Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I read this earlier in the year, and purposefully didn't pick up Siege and Storm immediately.  This is mostly because I have heard some not-so-good things about the next two books in the trilogy, so I want to forget what happened in Shadow and Bone and then reread it without it being tainted by possibly bad knowledge of the future.  If that makes any sense at all.

3.  Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Are you sick of me talking about this trilogy yet?  I'm planning to reread the first two books in the trilogy so that I can read the last book with fresh memories of the previous happenings.

4.  Harry Potter (the entire series) by J.K. Rowling
This doesn't need explaining.  There is never a bad time to reread Harry.  Side note, for some reason I find the synopsis on Goodreads for this version funny:
Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy - until he is rescued by an owl, taken to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to play Quidditch and does battle in a deadly duel. The Reason: HARRY POTTER IS A WIZARD!

5.  The Princess and the Captain by Anne-Laure Bondoux (translated by Anthea Bell)
I discovered this book at a cheap book store when I was in Year 7 - so, around 6 years ago.  It was a book that I was not expecting to enjoy, but it pulled me in and took me on a stunning journey.  I feel like this book is relatively undiscovered (it has 1, 341 ratings on Goodreads) and depending on your whereabouts, you can get it super cheap.  It's a fantasy/adventure book and I have reread it so many times, but I will always go back to it (no matter how much it breaks my heart).

6.  Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Another book you're probably sick of me discussing!  I enjoyed this book when I read it this year, but it was slow to start because it took a while for me to understand what was going on (I discovered the glossary at the back of the book when I finished).  I really loved the second half of this book though, so I feel that if I come back to it, I will love the whole thing even more.

7.  Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Okay... so I talk about the same books a lot.  Anyway, I have so much love for this trilogy (really; it makes me happy just thinking about it) and can definitely see myself rereading it in the future.

8.  Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Can't get enough Will Herondale - or Charlotte, Henry, Tessa, Jem, Sophie, Magnus... any of the characters really.  This is an amazing trilogy which will stay with me forever.

9.  Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
This book.  It is a part of my soul.

10.  Trixie Belden books by Kathryn Kenny
This mystery series has approximately 39 books.  I own and have read up to book 34.  I adored these stories when I was younger (as did my mum and her sisters), and it would be amazing if I somehow found the time to revisit all of them (and even find the books I never read somewhere).

That's my Top Ten Tuesday for today!  Be sure to share your top ten with me!


  1. I'm so with you on Harry Potter & Daughter of smoke and bone! It's still Monday for me, but I hope to post my list before I go to work in the morning.

    1. I'm glad you agree! Oh okay. Well I will see it when it's up! :)

  2. I used to reread when I was younger too. I don't tend to reread much any more apart from the occasional reread of Harry Potter! I'd love to reread Shadow and Bone!

    1. Cool! Yeah, Harry Potter is great to reread, over and over again. It was just that great, wasn't it? :)

  3. I am with you on Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Harry Potter. The Princess and The Captain sounds interesting but I think I'm too old for it! Haha. I've never read Howl's Moving Castle and I don't know why because the Ghibli film is one of my favourite films EVER.

    1. Yay! They're both amazing series. It is interesting. Perhaps you are - I couldn't say. The book is a lot different to the film, but I love them both!

  4. Nice list! Harry Potter is bound to be in every single TTT this week hahahaha It also made it to my list =)
    I need to read Shadow of Smoke and Bone as well as Seraphina... but I never find the right moment.
    Will Herondale, Will Herondale, Will Herondale... maybe if I keep repeating his name he'll do as Bloody Mary and he'll appear in front of me, not to kill me though lol
    I've heard nothing but good things about Howl's Moving Caslte and the cover you features is gorgeous!

    1. Haha you're too right Noelia. Harry Potter is that awesome.
      Hopefully the right moment comes up soon enough!
      Oh, wouldn't that be wonderful? :P
      It is really good! More for younger readers, but still. Hehe thanks! I specifically picked that one because it's my favourite of the covers.

  5. Love your list Sabrina! I have two of them that are also on my list, Evolution of Mara Dyer and Clockwork Angel :D
    I feel your pain, I'm still waiting for my TRoMD pre-order. I'm stalking the mailman from my window. It better come soon!
    I still need to read Shadow and Bone and I totally understand you, that's why I try to avoid spoilers because it'll ruin my reading experience :)

    1. Thanks Kelly! Nice!
      Haha! Well I haven't even received an email to say it's on its way yet :( So I'm probably going to have to wait another week or so.
      It's a great read, I really recommend it! Yeah, spoilers are the worst!

  6. I reread HP series like...every year, and never get sick of it...I think that's true magic!
    As for the rest in your list - read and love most of them, and included few in my what-to-read-next list, so thank you!

    1. That's so true, Alice!
      I'm glad you enjoyed most of these :)

  7. I really want to reread Clockwork Angel too. And the Evolution of Mara Dyer! I received the Retribution today, by the way!! :D
    I haven't heard much about Incarnate. Would you recommend it?

    1. Oooh lucky that it arrived!
      It doesn't seem to be talked about much, does it? I would definitely recommend it - though it can be a little slow at times, it is worth it to get to the second book which just blew my mind. I haven't read the final book yet, but I'm hoping it'll be just as good!

    2. Great, I'll add it to my TBR then :D


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