I’m in the mood to do a book tag so since I love to reread, I decided to do this one that I found over on Kristin Kraves Books.
The Reread Tag was created by Brianna at Brianna’s Books and Randomness, and it’s a perfect one for me. I love to reread and often do so. I think it is the reason why I haven’t read as many books as I wish I did because I keep on revisiting ones I’ve read before. I like re-experiencing stories I love or revisiting books that intrigued me when I first read them to see if I pick up on new details. I even revisit books I dislike and end up loving them on reread, or still hating them. Rereading is just another great way to experience books.
A childhood favourite that you could read 100 times and still love
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
I put this down as my answer while wondering if that’s really true because it has been some time since I last reread it. However, I strongly believe that if I should reread it now, I’ll still fall under its spell and love it. It’s one of the first fantasy novels I remember reading, and it holds a special place in my bookish heart.
A book you DNF’d but would be willing to give a second chance to
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
I blame my mood for me DNF’ing it when I attempted to read it last year. The premise sounds right up my alley. I should have loved it and been hooked from the beginning, so I was shocked when I found it hard to engage with the story. I was easily distracted from it. I will give it another try before totally giving up.
A newer favorite you would reread
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
It’s a standalone fantasy novel about a young half-goblin who suddenly becomes emperor of his father’s elvish kingdom. I’ve already been considering rereading it by audiobook. I just want to read about Maia, the protagonist, again.
A book you hated and never want to read again
She by H. Rider Haggard
A classic novel about two English guys who go off on an adventure to find out if the legend of a white sorceress ruling over an African tribe is true. It was an interesting read, but it was racist, sexist, and all the other “ists”. I don’t need to read it again.
A classic you read in school but want to try again
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
I read the Great Gatsby for a high school class and hated it. But when I read it on my own after college, I loved it. I didn’t care for the story, but I loved the prose, so I’m optimistic about Lord of the Flies. Maybe I’ll like it now, although I hated it back then.
An author you would reread anything from
The more Discworld books I read, the more convinced I become that this will become one of my favorite series. They are such fun reads! Discworld is a fantasy series set in a world called Discworld, which is a flat world that sits atop four elephants that stand on the back of a huge turtle that is flying through space. The stories are sometimes silly and always fun, and I get the impression that you can jump in with any book.
A series you want to reread for the fun of it
Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks
I was actually thinking to do this a couple days ago because I missed Kylar and Durzo’s bad-assery. The Night Angel trilogy are fantasy books about a street urchin who becomes a notorious assassin. It’s one of the coolest assassin books I’ve read. Very entertaining for me.
A book you’ve read but want to listen to the audiobook
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw
It’s a book of short stories about Black women’s experiences. It’s often snarky and darkly funny and a good read. I actually started it by listening to the audiobook before turning to the physical book so that I could pay close attention to the prose, but I’d like to return to the audiobook on reread. I love the narrator’s voice.