BOOKS I WANT TO REREAD ASAP // ft. old favourites, wondering if opinions would change and series continuations - Ruby Rae Reads
Hey hey hey people. This post has been sitting in drafts for aeons and it’s kind of ashaming. But that’s life for ya. I have to resist the urge to reread like ALL the books because otherwise, my TBR pile will murder me. And I’m still a youngin’ with a long life ahead of me so I think I should spend my time maybe not dying? Even though I kinda am already because the other books I read murder me anyway. You just can’t win tbh. Anyways, Idk if this post is dumb but I had a list of books in my mind that I wanted to reread and I thought why not do a whole blog post about them?? This post might be a failure, feel free to click out now. But um yeah let’s just get into this post?? PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS BY RICK RIORDAN This series was one of the first series I ever got into. I think I read them like 5 years ago? I even low-key really enjoyed the movies at first, until I read the books, and was like YEAH NOPE. But my siblings have been reading them and I just feel left out? Haha serious FOMO. I want to come back and laugh at like every page. I still have all of Rick’s new books to read because I’m trash and never read books on time. These books were just so hilarious when I first read them and I love Greek mythology. I adore Percy and Annabeth, a forever OTP. I just… want to feel like a 12-year-old again #wisechoices TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN BY JOHN GREEN Back in 2017, when this book was receiving SO MUCH buzz, I was like nah “I don’t like John Green, all his characters just die by the end of the book and I don’t get it.” But I received an unsolicited copy from the publisher, and since EVERYBODY was reading and loving this book I HAD to find out why. Obviously you know I’ve read this already since I want to reread (DUH LOGIC). And it was so good!! I just know I’ll appreciate on a whole other level now, especially the anxiety rep. I also just really love the Green brothers. I had to read The Fault In Our Stars last year for school (was a reread too hehe) and also do an oral about him. I did so much research and I’m low-key obsessed with them. They’re just so cool. We’re going to have a great time folks. SHADES OF MAGIC BY V.E. SCHWAB Yes, I did in fact just read book three at the beginning of the year. DON’T JUDGE ME. Let me explain: the reason I want to get back to this series is that I feel like I’ll love the first two books a whole lot more. I took me so long to get through book one, not because it was bad, just because I was never in the mood. And when I finally got to the second one, I put it down for like two weeks (only because an anticipated release had just come out which I HAD to read). Basically it just took me way too long to read them and I feel that maybe that hindered my enjoyment just a bit?? So yes, I feel like I’ll love the first two WAY more than I did the first time because the finale BLEW MY MIND. It’s one of my favourite reads of the year and such a fantastic fantasy novel. HARRY POTTER BY J.K. ROWLING This is so basic I’M SORRY. I love Harry Potter, not going to lie to you. Who doesn’t? But I’ve been disconnected from the series, it’s been WAY too long since I first read them. I’m also a terrible person, when I was reading for the first time I think I read them all out of order?? I’d seen the movies so I just started where I felt like it. I know big WHOOPS. So I’d like to actually read them all in order HA. Plus I don’t remember all the minute details from the books, I’ve lost my HP trivia touch people. I think I’m going to reread via audiobook, I have a soft spot for Stephen Fry’s audiobooks. I don’t know when I’ll actually read them though. Story of my life. SHATTER ME BY TAHEREH MAFI At this point in time, I am super conflicted about this series. I only just read the original trilogy last year and I LOVED them. But I’m don’t love new books, and I don’t know if it’s me or actually the books. My taste has improved a lot since last year, and I’ve become a bit more critical you know? I‘m really intrigued to see if I’d like the original series as much as I remember. I loved book two and I still think that will remain my favourite, but the third was also really good. I don’t know, I just want to see what I ‘d think and if my feelings would change? GAHHHH THE HUNGER GAMES BY SUZANNE COLLINS I feel like I’m not the only one who wants to reread this series, it’s been everywhere lately. Omg, I have been craving it so bad. I recently rewatched all the films with some friends and with the new book announced, I’ve just been in the BIGGEST HUNGER GAMES MOOD. I love this series with my whole heart. I think Suzanne is such an amazing writer. I’ve watched the movies countless times because I adore them. I love Katniss and Peeta. It’s all just so well crafted and gahh!! I don’t care unread books I MUST READ THESE AGAIN! I CAN’T WAIT!! Going to have a GRAND time. AND AHH THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES IS HAPPENING (ignore the ugly title and cover). I am SO READY FOR THG TO COME BACK NEXT YEAR *insert keyboard smash* ELIZA & HER MONSTERS BT FRANCESCA ZAPPIA This book! I always stay it’s my favourite standalone of all time, it was one of the first books that made me feel immediately seen and recognised. It spoke to me on so many levels and I just connected to it a whole lot. WOW!! IT’S JUST SO GOOD!! And I can’t believe I’ve only read it once? And I claim it’s my favourite book?? Don’t worry, I’m side-eyeing myself over here. I’m a SHAME!! Anyways, I’ll probably reread via audiobook because I’ve heard good things. SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE BY MORGAN MATSON I only read this book last year but it quickly became one of my all-time favourite books. I was going through a rough time and I read this book and felt as if the main character and I were going through almost the exact same thing (except I have no romance in my life obviously). It’ll always have a special place in my heart for that reason BUT I do know that it has flaws. I’m just curious to see if I’d still love it, I probably will because of the sentimental value BUT STILL. You get the point. Let’s move on. SIX OF CROWS BY LEIGH BARDUGO Don’t we all just want to constantly read this duology over and over? I have zero doubts that I’ll love it as much as I did, probably even more. I actually do have the audiobook of book one which I know is highly loved, it’s just super long and intimidating. I’ve just forgotten so much about the story (again I only read this like last year, my memory is terrible I know). I just miss these characters and I, OF COURSE, have to read all of the Grisha books before the NETFLIX SHOW. OMG wait let’s take a second to talk about HOW AMAZING THE CAST ARE!!!! I actually CANNOT. I follow them all on Instagram and they’re the actual greatest?? I adore them so so so so much!!! I’M DYING!! Just going to drag myself here because I also haven’t read the Grisha trilogy yet. I KNOW *shame* I also need to read these before the show. I’m behind on all Leigh’s book okay. It’s a sin tbh. I STILL WANT TO READ KING OF SCARS TOO!! GAHH!! I’m BAD!! THE RAVEN CYCLE BY MAGGIE STIEFVATER This dang series!! I actually did start rereading it, like as a side-book (is that a thing?? I just made it one), but I quickly figured out that that was a bad idea. The Raven Boys needs your full and undevoted attention so I put it down to pick up later. Later should be hopefully soon so that I can get to Call Down The Hawk. Which I’m SO pumped to get to OMG *pterodactyl screech* Anyways, the like 70 pages I did reread WERE ACTUAL GOLD. I forgot how much I loved these books. And I’m so excited to go back and see if any of my opinions change. I doubt they will, I think I’ll probably just notice details I hadn’t before. And that it’ll be A GREAT TIME. I AM READY!! Watch me shove these books back in everybody’s faces all over again!! I don’t know when I’ll actually get to reread any of these books. Some of them sooner than later because of those continuations coming out. As for the others, I apologise, dear friends, you’ll have to wait. Also again, I hope this post wasn’t a mess and that you somewhat enjoyed it hehe. Until next time. DO YOU LIKE REREADING BOOKS? ARE THERE ANY BOOKS YOU’VE BEEN WANTING TO REREAD? WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK TO REREAD? HAVE YOU LOVED A BOOK MORE AFTER REREADING IT? I’D LOVE TO KNOW! xo