Rereading books and series can be just as fun as reading them for the first time! Depending on the book or series, and depending on factors in real life such as the time elapsed or how you’ve grown as a person, rereading can even be a better experience than reading it for the first time.
I haven’t done much rereading recently, and as a result I’ve ended up with a list of things that, whenever I think of them, inevitably come with a thought of huh, I want to read that again. So I figured I might as well write that list down! Or, well, some of it at least.
Without further ado, here is a list of series that I want to reread!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I’ve read this series multiple times already, but the last time I read it was before I made my Goodreads account in 2016. I’ve changed a lot since then, and I know that I would appreciate the details in these books more if I reread them now I’m older. I firmly believe that The Hunger Games gets blamed for a lot of sins in the YA dystopian genre that aren’t actually present in the source material at all, and are in fact a result of poor attempts to imitate it and capitalise on its success, kinda like how some people will disparage Lord of the Rings for tropes in the high fantasy genre that came about as a result of Lord of the Rings in the first place, and I really want to go back to this series now that I’m capable of understanding that for myself. Also, I haven’t read A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes yet, and I’d prefer to have the events of the original trilogy fresh in my mind when I do.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
I wanted to reread this series immediately upon finishing it when I read it a year ago, but I didn’t have the time so I didn’t. I know there was a lot of foreshadowing that I obviously couldn’t pick up on the first time around which would make these a lot of fun to reread! Knowing where all the characters are at by the end of the series will probably make the events of the earlier books an Experience™ and I’m sure that, when I get to it, I’ll have a blast! Also, I want to refresh my memory before continuing on with the Dreamer Trilogy.
The Grishaverse by Leigh Bardugo
I want to refresh my memory and knowledge of this series and world ahead of both the upcoming Netflix show and the release of The Rule of Wolves. If I’m honest with myself, I’m probably not going to manage to meet either of those ‘deadlines’, but even if so, I still want to do a big reread of all of it at some point. The Grisha trilogy is a fun time, I adore all seven of the major characters from Six of Crows, and for the most part I liked the direction that King of Scars was heading in. I’ll definitely enjoy myself rereading these books, and so I want to actually do that!
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
This series became an unexpected favourite of mine when I read it the first time around! I ended up naming my Animal Crossing island after the island that most of this series takes place on, Fennbirn, although my Animal Crossing island features significantly less murder. There isn’t a solid reason why I want to reread this series. It’s complete, so I don’t need to refresh my memory before carrying on with anything, and I’m not expecting to pick up on any deeper meanings or foreshadowing. I just really love the four main characters and the world they exist in and I want to revisit it at some point soon!
Yona of the Dawn by Mizuho Kusanagi
I’m nowhere near caught up with the English releases of this series. I’ve been slowly reading it since 2017, and the emphasis here is on slowly. It’s very regularly the case that I’ll pick up a volume having completely forgotten what happened in the volume before, and that limits how much I can enjoy it, which is a huge shame because I love this series and its characters! I prefer to read manga physically, but manga is expensive, and I can get digital copies of almost the whole series so far through my library, so at some point I’m going to set aside a few days and binge the whole thing from the start.
The Wicked + The Divine by Jamie McKelvie & Kieron Gillen
I’ve been wanting to reread this series for a couple of years now, and considering that it’s made up of just nine volumes, I really don’t have any excuses as to why I haven’t done it yet. There’s a major twist at one point in the story that, ideally, I’d have done a big reread just before, as it puts everything that happened up until that point in a new light, but oh well! I’ll just have to reread from the beginning and deal with the fact that I know what’s really going on while the characters don’t have a clue. Rereading it will be a great time, but if I could read it over again for the first time, that would be amazing! Unfortunately, that’s impossible.
That’s it for this list! I’m not going to calculate how many books this is in total, because the inclusion of Yona makes the total horrifically high and I don’t want to think about it too hard.
What about you? Are there any books or series that you want to reread?
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El is a 21 year old university student from the UK who loves to read and loves talking about what they read. They particularly like to focus on books featuring lgbtq+ main characters.