So it’s already November. I’ve already booked flights back to my mother’s house. I’ve given my work my month’s notice (just to be nice – as a casual staff member I actually only had to give a day’s notice), I’ve given my new/old boss my start date, and I’m started to replenish my funds so that I can pay to have my clothes and books moved the day before I fly out. Uni ends on Friday and then that’s it for twelve months.
Everything is ending, and so everything is infinitely more stressful. Maybe that’s why I’ve been waking up at 6.30 every morning. Not that I get out of bed or anything. I try to go back to sleep for another hour but it never works. So I end up catching up on my emails. Because of this, I barely have time to read the books on my TBR list, let alone reread any of my old favourites. The Broke and the Bookish has given me the opportunity to list all of the books I’d reread if I had an infinite amount of time on my hands:
- The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. If you guys aren’t familiar with the series: it’s been around for about a decade before it was turned into a TV show (Starz in the US, Soho in Australia). Anyway, the latest book in the series, Written In My Own Heart’s Blood, came out earlier this year. Each of the books in this series is upward of 700 pages, with one of them clearing 1000 pages, and I have a policy of rereading a series before I read the latest instalment. Which means that I need to set aside about two months to re-read the preceding books, before I can get into the newest book.
- The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I love the movies, I love Jennifer Lawrence, and Peeta is just such a beautiful man. But I only ever read the books once. Hopefully I can reread the books before the last Mockingjay movie.
- The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. It’s been years since I read these books and I feel like this should be a crime punishable by forcibly taking my books away from me. Harry Potter got me into reading in the first place. Without Harry, Ron, and Hermione I may not have discovered any of the other amazing worlds that I have in my reading life.
- Anything by Neil Gaiman. I need to read these books again. And again. And again. Just to really appreciate the genius of them.
- The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. Will Herondale. ‘Nuff said.
- The Beautiful Creatures Series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I was so sucked in by the story that I think I missed some stuff. Plus, I want to take a better look at the writing style. I think I had a few issues with it, but the story was so awesome that I ignored them. Witches (sorry, Casters) were such a nice change of pace from vampires and werewolves.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This book is simply genius. Everything about it is amazing and it is one of the very few books that can make me cry. If you haven’t read this book yet, change that. Immediately.
- Are You Seeing Me? by Darren Groth. I loved this book. And it’s Aussie! Well, kinda. And I really want to revisit it.
- Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz. Moskowitz is younger than me and infinitely more talented. This story is so fresh and original that I just want to read it again to soak up Moskowitz’s talent.
- Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead. The last book in the Bloodlines series comes out next year, but I would absolutely love to reread the series where it all began. It was how vampire YA should have been: vampires who were actually vampires. None of that sparkly shit.
What about you? Which books would you love to reread if you had the time/space in your reading schedule?