Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I Could Re-Read Forever.
It was actually one of my New Year’s resolutions to get more re-reading done this year, and granted it’s only February but I’m doing pretty well at the moment. So far I’ve re-read the His Dark Materials trilogy and I really hope to pick up the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series soon as well. This week was the perfect week for me to search through some of the old books I read, and loved, and will maybe get around to picking up later this year.
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
It’s almost funny that Poison Study made my list this week when last week I had Dawn Study on my list of books I’d take off my TBR list, but this is a favourite of mine. Asides from my copies of Harry Potter, Poison Study is probably the most battered book on my shelves, that’s how often I’ve read it.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
For me this is that light-hearted and comedic fantasy book that I always re-read when I’m feeling down. I love the magic, love the humour, love the characters, and love the relationship between Simon and Baz. Whenever I’m stuck for something to read I’ll pick up my copy of Carry On.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
The Shades of Magic series is an all-time favourite of mine, so I don’t think anyone will be surprised to see it on my list this week. Now that all three books have been released this is a series I want to read from beginning to end, from page one of A Darker Shade of Magic to page 666 of A Conjuring of Light.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Again this is another all-time favourite of mine, and book I talk about a lot. I re-read The Night Circus last year and I was swept away by the magic in the world Erin Morgenstern created. Every time I pick up this book I fall into the story like it’s the very first time I’m reading it all over again.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Honestly, I feel like if this book wasn’t on my list this week I’d have to hand in my bookworm badge.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
In my opinion Illuminae isn’t just about the story or the characters, it’s about the format and the way the story is told within the pages of the book. It wasn’t just the fast paced adventure Kady and Ezra had that I loved about Illuminae, but the design and how gorgeous this book was from start to finish.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Fairytale retellings are a weakness of mine, and I don’t think there’s an author out there who’s written a fairytale retelling I’ve loved as much as Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series. I’m not sure if the series has finished for good with Wires and Nerve Volume Two, but I finished Winter in 2015 so it’s beyond time for a re-read of this series.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
When I talk about this book the main thing I mention is the setting. For me Laini Taylor put Prague on the map with Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I fell in love with the city as much as I fell in love with the story and the characters. This is one of my favourite series, and again it’s beyond time for me to re-read it.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
I recently re-read the first two books in the Red Rising Saga, in preparation for finally getting around to Morning Star and for the release of Iron Gold, and god they were incredible. I was on the edge of my seat, despite knowing how they’d end, and I feel like I’ll always feel the same no matter how many times I re-read them.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I’m not a massive fan of historical fiction but The Book Thief was just one of those stand out stories I had to pick up and that, once I did pick it up, I fell in love with.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know what books you would never get tired of re-reading.