{Top Ten Tuesday} Books I Could Re-read Forever

Posted February 27, 2018 by Bee in Top 10 Tuesday / 56 Comments

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Re-reading is one of my most favorite things to do. Revisiting old favorites, discovering new things to love about them,… It just makes me really happy. And some books get better every time I read them, it’s amazing. So I wanted to share 10(-ish) books that I can re-read until eternity.

10 – The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

This series used to be on top of this list. But over the years it has been topped by several other books and I think the reason is that I’m outgrowing them a bit. Rowling’s behaviour online is also a factor that makes me less enthusiastic about her writing. But nonetheless these books are still magic and there’s something about them that I’ll always love and they will always have a place in my heart. So I try to re-read them at least once a year.

9 – The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

This wonderful series is one of my absolute favorites and it’s been a while since I got to re-read it, which is a shame, honestly. I LOVE these books. They’re fairy tale retellings at their best in my opinion. Cress and Thorne is one of my most loved ships ever, period. Though I haven’t read Fairest yet and I’ve heard less than stellar things about Meyer’s more recent books, I still love these and I will find time to re-read them every now and then.

Picture found on Angie’s Book Blog.

8 – Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas

This book and its sequel just enchanted me. They have me completely under their spell and I can’t stop loving them. And my precious Ollie & Moritz. Everything from the characters to the writing is so 100% my thing. Even the audiobook is one of my faves and I generally don’t like audiobooks because I get distracted so fast. But I love this book and its sequel and basically I need more Ollie and Moritz in my life.

Image found at Downright Dystopian

7 – The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

I’m not a huge fan of books with heavy religious themes so I was hesitant to read this book at first. But then I did and WOW. It floored me. The writing alone is so damn gorgeous that I just want to absorb Jeff’s talent and use it for myself. But combine that with fantastic world-building and the most wonderful characters and you have one of the most beautiful books ever. So yes, also high time I re-read this one because it’s been too long.

6 – The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

It’s no surprise that Becky’s second novel is on this list. Her books are magic and wonderful and ever so re-readable. It’s just plain fun to return to her stories every time because they’re heartfelt and adorable and the characters are just the cutest. Molly and Reid are cute and adorkable and I ship it fiercely.

5 – Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Of course these books are on my list. OF COURSE. THey’re fantastic and amazing and I can’t stop loving them. I love a good heist story and this one has awesome banter and the best characters ever on top of that. Kaz Brekker is my precious. He’s cunning and smart but I think he’s secretly so soft on the inside, seriously. Somewhere deep down.

 

4 – The Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch

And the award for favorite squad goes to… the ever amazing gentleman bastards! I love these guys to bits these books just stand out on my shelves because it’s one of the very very few adult fantasy series on there and the ONLY adult fantasy on my all-time favorites shelf. Because they’re the best and omg Locke and Jean are my ultimate BROTP forever.

3 – Illuminae & Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

AIDAN. There, done. What more reason do we need for these books? Okay fine, I’ll give some more. Illuminae and Gemina are the best sci-fi books out there in my opinion. They’re original, exciting, jaw-dropping, tense, and everything you need an epic adventure like this to be. And on top of that the formatting is out of this world amazing and some pages are just works of art, to be honest. But also the audiobooks are the beeeest ever. My biggest tip? Read the hardcover books while listening to the audiobooks. Best experience ever. Also look at that amazing art by my super-talented friend Lexie over at The Honest Book Club.

2 – The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Wow look at me loving and re-reading a historical fiction book. I’m not big on those and rarely ever like them. But this one shot straight to the top of my list and Monty was forever in my heart. I MEAN. HE’S SO PRECIOUS. And him and Percy are the best ship ever and they’re so cute dammit. I love this book and I love their characters and I need Felicity’s book like right now thank you very much.

1 – Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I MEAN. Did you really not see this coming? BECAUSE YOU SHOULD HAVE. I’ve re-read this book more than any other book in the world and it gets better every single time and wow I don’t know how Becky does it but she’s magic. This book is my heart and my soul and I will defend and love it forever and ever until I die. And even then I will haunt everyone until they read it and love it too.

I MEAN. LOOK AT THAT CUTIE. If he doesn’t convince you I don’t know what will. And wow I really need this movie in my life.

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What are your favorite books to re-read?

Bee

Bee

Bee (born as Bieke) is 27 years old and from Belgium. (No she won't send waffles.) She's a strange, nerdy and anxious creature floating around somewhere on the ace spectrum. Oh, and she also writes books as Nelly B. Jones. Or tries to anyway. You can also find her on Novel Ink.

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56 responses to “{Top Ten Tuesday} Books I Could Re-read Forever

  1. I’ve heard SO (so) many good things about the ‘Lunar’ books, but alas, I’ve yet to read them. Hopefully soonish. 🙂 Glad to know they’re worth re-reading. Even if we don’t get the chance to re-read them, those that inspire this reaction are the best.

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  2. Well I KNEW Simon Vs would be on your list without a doubt.😂 And I so so want to reread Locke Lamora and Six of Crows this year!! There’s seriously not enough heist books out there so I just have to reread I guess.😂 And The Gentleman’s Guide afjkdsald…I read it twice last year and definitely want to reread again before Felicity’s book (WHICH I’M SO EXCITED FOR). Also the fanart in this post just slayed my little heart. Love it!!

    • Bee

      I KNOW RIGHT? So many talented people making fan art omg. And yes I neeeeed Felicity’s book right now or even yesterday.

    • Bee

      Me tooooo omg. I have to wait until April gahhhh. *cries* Oh but you must make an exception for Upside because it’s so adorable and precious.

  3. Yes to so many of these!! Most of them made my list too although I totally forgot to add The Gentleman’s Guide. My library has the audiobook so I’m hoping to listen to it the second time around, because I’ve heard good things about the narration. The Gentleman Bastard series is also one I’ve been meaning to read for a while. The synopsis sounds intriguing and I’m glad you love it so much! Great list 😀

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    • Bee

      The audiobook of Gentleman’s Guide is fantastic! And yes you should absolutely give the Gentleman Bastard series a chance! The first book starts out slow but then it gets soooo goooooooood.

  4. I definitely agree with some of these- I do want to reread The Serpent King and Upside! And I really want to reread Illuminae and Gemina before Obsidio, but will I? not likely. I need to read Simon for the first time (I know, I know), and I am currently reading Harry for the first time- but I feel you with JK’s behavior lately, she needs to get it together. Great choices!!

  5. I don’t keep up with what authors are doing online, so I’m out of the loop with J.K. I adore the Harry Potter series, though. It’s been almost five years since I read the series the first time, so I’m due for a re-read.

  6. Nathan

    I sometimes reread. I reread last year one of Monica Hughes books. She is no longer alive, but her books were ahead of their time and spoiled me on sci-fi. I read some of the Harry Potter books. I need to read The Upside of Unrequited and I recently bought Six of Crows.

  7. I love rereading too, for all the reasons you mentioned! Comfort, finding new things to love about the book, etc. I think it’s why I love rewatching movies over and over too! Harry Potter is of course at the top of my list; I hadn’t reread them in about 6 years and going back made them feel new again. I could feel all the draining Potter online stuff melt away haha. I’ve read Simon twice and it’s just the best!! Can’t wait for the movie. Someday I’d love to reread Six of Crows and TLC too 🙂

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  8. I love the Illuminae series, especially Gemina. that one blew me away! Something about the strike force and the battle for survival… I was on the edge of my seat! I can totally see re- reading those.

  9. Oof, I don’t think I’ve heard much about J.K. Rowling’s behavior since I’ve been busy doing other things (most of it procrastinating) aside from snippets. (This is when I know I’m out of the blogging world too much.)

    I’d reread Six of Crows as well because of KAZ. He’s got to be a soft and precious little bean on the inside of that very dangerous exterior, especially when it comes to Inej (I still ship those two).

    Also, I agree. The Illuminae Files are AMAZING on audio and I feel so bad for not paying close attention because I’m busy doing other things (likely procrastinating) while listening and looking as though I’m accomplishing some reading. (Ha!) I’m listening to Gemina now… with just as much little attention, unfortunately. 🙁

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    • Bee

      I don’t know everything about it either but I got most of it while being on a vacation from blogging. I tried to keep myself in the loop about these things. XD AND YES OMG. Kaz is such a soft precious thing on the inside I’m sure. He turns to fluff when it comes to Inej.

      Ohh you really need to set some time apart for the full Illuminae experience, as I call it. I binge-read and listened to the two in one weekend. BEST. WEEKEND. EVER.

  10. I’ve read and loved so many of these books! I agree with you most on Simon vs, I love that book a little too much 😭 it gives me all the feels. Can’t wait for the movie.
    Great choices! 😊

  11. What a great list of books you have along with art work. I’m going to have to add some to my list. I’ve never read Harry Potter, but I see it’s been a favorite on today’s topic.I really need to read the two Leigh Bardugo books.

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  12. Ah, such a great list! I completely agree about Harry Potter– that series has kinda taken a backseat to all the other incredible books I’ve read since, and JKR’s behavior only makes me less enthusiastic about them, but they will always hold so much magic and memories for me. I will also reread Becky Albertalli’s books forever and probably never get tired of them. I just finished my reread of Simon, and I’m thinking I’ll reread Upside next month!! And ah, I NEED to reread Six of Crows.

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    • Bee

      YES. I need to re-read SOC too but my TBR would crush me flat I think. I should find a month in a year that I can just dedicate to re-reading a bunch of stuff.

  13. Eve

    Haha HP made my list too! Oh I do so love the Lunar Chronicles and Six of Crows duology and can re-read them for sure. I also enjoyed Simon and want to re-read it for the movie. I also need to read for the first time the Illumine series and the Upside of Unrequited. Great list!

    • Bee

      Ohh if you love books like that I’m sure you’ll love Illuminae and Gemina! They are simple the most amazing books ever.

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