Before I get to the T5T post, I’d like to announce the WINNER of my Wyrd & Wonder GIVEAWAY!!!
The lucky winner is Tanja of Where Stories Lie. Congrats Tanja!!! 😆🤣🥳 She will receive a fantasy book purchase(s) of up to $30USD from Book Depository! 😀
Make sure to check out her Wyrd & Wonder wrap-up post.
This week’s topic:
Top 5 books I want to reread
(If you had the time, what are 5 books you would reread now??)
I love revisiting things and often reread books and comics and rewatch movies and TV shows. Being already familiar with the material helps me to focus on other things as I re-experience these books and shows, so it feels like a new experience too.
This is probably the third time I’m doing this topic on here, and I always come up with something new because there are many books I’ve read that I’d love to reread. Here are a few more.
Beloved by Toni Morrison
I’ve read this twice already, and it’s been a while since my last reread. Enough time has passed that I’ve forgotten parts of the plot. I’d love to revisit it. It’s such a powerful, though spooky, tale.
Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks
Ugh! I really enjoyed these books (although parts of the second and third books annoyed me). I like stories about assassins and Durzo Blint and Kylar are such great fighters, and I just like their characters (although they sometimes annoyed me) and the other secondary characters, especially the sorcerer dudes (but, ugh! So mad about how the god-king prince dude turned out to be. Grr!!). I really need to reread this.
Linden Hills by Gloria Naylor
Oh my gosh! This is one of my FAVORITE books! I think I’ve only read it once… maybe twice…? Anyway, it’s SUCH a good read! It’s been such a long time since I last read it that I’ve forgotten much of the plot, but I do remember that it’s about Black folks chasing the American dream and that it’s set back in the day (probably during the Harlem Renaissance but I may be mistaken. Ugh!! Can’t believe I forgot this much) and is inspired by Dante’s Inferno. The neighborhood it’s set in resembles the different levels of hell.
Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
Another one I’ve read such a long time ago that I don’t even have a review of it on this blog (the same goes for Beloved and Linden Hills). I LOVED these books as a kid and would reread them as much as I do the Harry Potter books now, especially the first book (or second depending on the order you’re going by) — The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. These were some of the first fantasy books I read and what hooked me on the genre early on. I’d love to revisit them.
Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe, illus. by Roc Upchurch
Ahh!! Rat Queens! I had such a fun time reading this first volume a couple years ago and would love to reread it and continue with the series. It’s a fantasy comic about a diverse group of female mercenaries. It’s SUCH fun!