Top 5 Tuesday #2: Books I Want to Reread

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm. Today, I’ll make it a #WyrdandWonder entry, which means all the books I mention will be fantasy.

This week’s topic:

top 5 books I want to reread

I enjoy rereading books, whether it’s to revisit a story I love or to give one I disliked another try. Sometimes doing so makes me realize that a story isn’t as great as I initially thought or that I missed something essential on my first read that made me dislike the story. Either way, rereading can sometimes be an illuminating experience that makes me realize how much I have grown and experienced since I last visited a particular book. There are many books I’d like to reread, but here are the fantasy ones that quickly came to mind:

The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron

I’ve wanted to revisit Barron’s Merlin series for some time now. They are middle-grade fantasy book about the wizard’s boyhood. I enjoyed reading these books as a kid; they were some of my favorites back then. I’d like to reread them to see if I’ll feel the same about the story now.

Deerskin by Robin McKinley

Robin McKinley’s YA fantasy books are some of my favorites, especially those inspired by fairy tales. I just LOVE her writing. I remember reading Deerskin as a teen, but I don’t recall much about the story except that the narrator was abused by her father (I think). I’d love to revisit it. I recall struggling with the story. It was a hard read for me back then because I didn’t fully understand what was happening, but that’s probably because I read it too quickly. Anyway, this is another I’d like to reread to see if my thoughts have changed.

Wise Child by Monica Furlong

I really want to reread this story because my memory of it is so faint. I can’t remember if it’s YA or middle grade, but it’s about a girl who’s sent to be a witch’s apprentice (I think). I recall that I enjoyed reading the story although I thought it boring at times and a little preachy. I wonder why I thought so, and I’d like to revisit it to find out.

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin McKinley

It’s the first book of the Farseer trilogy and the larger Realm of the Elderlings books that’s about the bastard son of a prince who becomes an assassin’s apprentice. I’m nearing the end of the series (currently on the last set of books — the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy) and the closer I get, the more I want to go back to the beginning and start all over again with all I now know in mind. I’m looking forward to the experience.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

The first novel in a YA fantasy series about an orphaned girl who learns she has magical powers. So far, I’ve only read this novel from the trilogy. I’d like to revisit it and continue with the other books (since I already own them).

Have you read any of these? What books would you like to reread?


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20 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday #2: Books I Want to Reread

  1. I’m trying to get to books that have been on my TBR for a super long time, even as new-to-me titles beckon…and yet, there are many books I would like to re-read. It’s not going to happen without my being really intentional about it!


    1. Same here. I don’t have much self-discipline sometimes which is why I’ve yet to make a dent in my physical tbr.
      I hope you’re able to make some progress in your tbr pile.


  2. Thanks Zezee for Your great list of re-reads. One series I like to re-read every couple of years is The Riddle-Master of Hed series by Patricia A. McKillip. I love the way she writes and the world she created. Happy reading! ❤️❤️


  3. I always have good intentions about rereading books but then they always fall flat. I quite like the look of Deerskin. I’ll have to go and check that out.
    Lynn 😀


        1. Yeah we could start in August! Do we wanna plan like…reading goals for certain periods of time? Or just start with book 1 and see how it goes to judge how we “read together”?

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  4. I don’t remember the plot of deerskin anymore but I would like to reread it at some point. I had forgotten about wise child. It was one I always meant to read but never did. Fun list.
    x The Captain


    1. Thanks!
      Same here about Wise Child. I always intend to reread it but kept forgetting. Hopefully we both get to it one of these days.


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