Top Ten Books I Want to Reread

top-tenTop Ten Tuesday is a hugely popular weekly meme hosted by the lovely people of The Broke and the Bookish. I sometimes participate when the topic strikes my fancy – and it did this week, as I’m supposed to list the top ten books I want to reread. I reread a lot. I’ve even written about it here – but this is a list of books I haven’t reread yet but will do so in the future if I find the time!

The first five are all books in a series that have a sequel coming up (or it’s been a while and I want to continue the series) so I’m hoping to reread them in order to freshen my memory; the rest are those that are simply so good I want to go through them again.ttt-rereads1

  1. The Wise Man’s Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle #2) by Patrick Rothfuss. I reread The Name of the Wind before The Wise Man’s Fear came out and it turned to be a really good idea because the story is so detailed (and wonderful).
  2. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman – Shadow Scale is coming out this spring!!
  3. Sabriel (Abhorsen #1) by Garth Nix – I read this one years ago and can’t even remember what it’s about. I’ll have to change that soon!
  4. The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastards #3) by Scott Lynch – I know the next book won’t be out for a while, but I *love* Lynch’s writing.
  5. Linger (Wolves of the Mercy Falls #2) by Maggie Stiefvater – I’ve had Forever on my bookshelf for a while now and I want to finish the series, but I can’t really remember what happened. I want to read more of Stiefvater’s books, because I’ve read really great reviews lately.ttt-rereads2
  6. A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon – this is one of the few “family sagas” I’ve enjoyed. It’s brilliant, funny, and tragic and I cannot recommend it enough.
  7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – I’ve been wanting to reread this one because of the movie. I haven’t seen it yet, so maybe I’ll manage to get it read before seeing it.
  8. Les Aurores Montreales by Monique Proulx – these are perhaps the best short stories I’ve ever read. So beautiful.
  9. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami – I really like Murakami’s novels and this one was a favourite when I read it. I remember the awesome weirdness of the story and some great quotes (I read it in English translation, of course, not Japanese!).
  10. Watership Down by Richard Adams – I enjoyed this one very much as a kid (in Slovenian translation!), so I want to see if the impression still holds.

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Do you reread? Which books?

Which ones are on your TBRR (to be reread) pile? :)

Share your TTT links or just your thoughts, I love to hear from you!

  • I do re-read but not recently and I have a huge pile of books that I want to re-read but can’t find the time, it’s very sad. I’m the same as you where I have to re-read previous books when a new one comes out to refresh my memory although lately I’ve not be able to do so as I’ve shown on my TTT….

    My TTT  – Thea @ Gizzimomo’s Book Shelf

    • Kaja

      Hey, thanks for stopping by, Thea! :)
      Yeah, I sometimes wonder if it wouldn’t be better to wait until the entire series is published before starting it – but then I’d surely read some spoilers and I *hate* those!!

  • Yeah, I want to reread Sabriel too, especially since Clariel has finaaaaalllyyyy been published. Everybody keeps saying they want to reread The Book Thief but I just keep thinking how heartbroken I still am by it and that I don’t want to do that to my poor heart again :P

    • Kaja

      Oh, yes, you’re right about The Book Thief. I understand trying to protect your heart! :) But I seem to be a bit of a masochist when it comes to books – Les Aurores Montreales is another book where I cried like a baby and I’d really like to reread it soon!

  • A SPOT OF BOTHER!!! I love Haddon, he’s a great author. :D I have reread Sabriel like 4 times and always failed to finish the series. I will try again soon and force myself to go on. Something always comes up. I have yet to start the other books on this list but am excited for Lynch and Rothfuss very much!

    • Kaja

      I still haven’t read Haddon’s The Red House, I’ve got to get my hands on it. I actually realised yesterday that I never read Sabriel in English, just Slovenian, so I really have to read the whole series in the original. Thanks for stopping by ;)

  • I need to read some of these for the first time. So behind. Arghh! I’m in the process of rereading the Garth Nix trilogy, though. <3

    • Kaja

      I think I’ll be “behind” my TBR for the rest of my life, so I’m getting used to it – especially if I’ll actually be rereading all these books here… :)