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 Decided to DNF too Quickly.
I mentioned this in a previous Top Ten Tuesday post I took part in; I rarely DNF books, and I certainly haven’t DNF-ed enough of them to come up with ten for this week’s theme. Instead for this week I decided to go in the opposite direction, and instead of talking about the books I hated enough to DNF I’m talking about the books I loved enough to re-read.
Ever since I re-read His Dark Materials at the beginning of this year I’ve realised how much I love re-reading my old favourites, books I may have forgotten but which have been favourites of mine through the many years I’ve been reading. So this year I’m going on a bit of a re-reading kick, and I’m hoping to pick up some of the standalones and finished series I love before the end of 2018.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I’ve seen reviews from Sophie and The Orangutan Librarian who have been re-reading the Harry Potter books, and they’ve made me want to drop everything and pick up the first book right away. It’s been so long since I read this series, and it’s such a nostalgic one for me I just had to include it on my list this week.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This is a book I try and re-read at least once a year. The Night Circus is my favourite standalone book (as hard as it is to choose just one), and no matter how many times I pick it up it remains just as magical, just as incredible, just as brilliant as it was the very first time I read it.
Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab
For anyone who knows me seeing the Shades of Magic trilogy on my list won’t be a surprise. Ever since A Conjuring of Light was released and the trilogy complete I’ve been mean to re-read the series from start to finish so this will be the year I finally get around to it.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
It’s been so long since the first time I first read The Book Thief, but this really has been one of those books that has stayed with me that long. Granted it emotionally destroyed me (god that ending) but I’m now prepared to go through that all over again. I think anyways.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
The last time I re-read this series was way back in 2015 before Winter was released. Now three years have passed and The Lunar Chronicles is finally complete I want to go back and experience it all again; re-reading from the beginning to the end, from Cinder to Wires and Nerve: Gone Rogue.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Crooked Kingdom was my best read of 2016, and of all of Leigh Bardugo’s books this duology is my favourite. I remember being so shocked by some of the twists that were thrown my way, and I think even though I’ll see them coming this time around I’ll still love both books just as much.
The Elemental Trilogy by Sherry Thomas
This series was actually recommended to me by a friend, the same one who rarely recommends books, so I knew it would be good and it ended up being amazing. All three books are currently sitting on my shelves, and it’s been so long since I last picked them up I figured it’s about time I got around to re-reading them.
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
With Zu’s story continuing in The Darkest Legacy July and the movie being released in August (how amazing does the trailer look by the way) I really need to re-read the original trilogy before both come out. Right now, I can barely remember anything about the plot or the characters.
When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
Normally I don’t re-read magical realism books. I feel like it’s a genre you don’t need to re-read because the stories stay with you for such a long time, but When the Moon Was Ours is my all-time favourite magical realism book and I want to experience it all over again through re-reading it.
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Honestly, I’ll probably end up re-reading I’ll Give You the Sun and The Sky is Everywhere this year. Jandy Nelson is one of my favourite YA contemporary authors and for some reason both these books strike me as good pool reads, so I’ll be taking them (on my Kindle) on holiday with me in June.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know what books you decided you DNF-ed too quickly, or are you like me and tend not to DNF books? In that case let me know what books you’d love to re-read this year.