Top 5 Tuesday #53: Books I Want to Reread

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Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm, and now hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

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!


HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?

What book would you like to reread?

22 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday #53: Books I Want to Reread

  1. Fun topic! I recently re-read Beloved with my book group. It’s amazing how powerful it is — also, I found that while I remembered how the book made me feel, I remembered almost nothing about the plot except from the general outline. (Granted, it’s been 25+ years since I last read it…)

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  2. The only one I’ve read of these is The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, though I don’t recall much about it I read it so long ago. If I were to pick one book I’d like to reread now it would be The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, a Spanish book about a boy whose father runs an old book store, and also secretly helps look after the Cemetary of Fogotten Books, a special library where all the forgotten books are kept. The boy finds a book titled The Shadow of the Wind and is so engaged by it he tries to track down the author. I loved the story and have always wanted to reread it before I start on any of the books that came after.

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  3. The Night Angel trilogy has been on my list for ages – that cover keeps calling to me and I keep putting it off 😀 I’ve also meant to finish Narnia eventually.

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