Before I started my blog, I rarely bought new books. I would find ones that I loved and read them over and over and over. My blog has enabled me to branch out and find incredible new stories but I do miss having the time to reread my beloved favorites. Of course, I do occasionally make the time but it’s more difficult now that I read something new every week.
I thought it would be fun to share what books I’m really wanting to read in the near future. I’ve reviewed some of these but not all of them, though I plan to change that soon. I hope this post not only gives you a look at some of my old favorites but also gives you some solid recommendations. Let’s get started!
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis are seven of my oldest and most beloved books. I heard that Netflix is planning to create a series based off the books and I really hope that they do. This collection really helped to develop my love of fantasy and as a Christian, I love the allegory within it. I’m planning to review each of these stories as weekend bonus posts very soon.
Another very old favorite of mine is Watership Down by Richard Adams. I have talked about this book multiple times and reviewed it here but keep in mind that that review is quite old. This is technically a book about talking rabbits who go on many grand adventures but there’s something about it that’s just so… human. It’s an epic story and unforgettable adventure.
The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare was EVERYTHING to me as a teenager. I loved all six of these books so much and made it a priority to buy each one on release day, something I almost never do. This was the first urban fantasy series that I ever read and I adored it. I haven’t read any of these books in many years. I’m afraid that they won’t hold up to my nostalgic memories but I would like to eventually review them.
Wideacre by Philippa Gregory is one of the strangest historical fiction books I’ve ever read. It’s like a weird mesh of Gregory’s usual style with a dash of V.C. Andrews. It’s book one of a drama filled trilogy but I don’t remember much about the other two books. The main character, Beatrice, is so absolutely horrible that it’s entertaining to be in her head. I personally haven’t read many books from the point of view of the “villain” so this one stands out in my mind. I’m sure I’ll get around to reviewing this one eventually.
The Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy by Elizabeth Chadwick is a standout in the historical fiction genre. I enjoyed all three of these books so much. They tell the entire life story of Eleanor of Aquatine, a queen of both England and France during the High Middle Ages. She was an educated woman and just a very interesting person. I have reviewed all three of these books but the reviews are older. I recommend starting with the first book, The Summer Queen.
I typically reread Pet Sematary by Stephen King every October but for some reason, I’m really in the mood to read it right now. If a horror story can be a comfort read, this is mine. I’m not a huge fan of horror but this book just does it for me. I love the Indian burial ground aspect and the extremely tough choices that the characters are forced to make. I have reviewed this book and you can see that review here.
I’m honestly surprised that I want to read the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas again. I liked these fantasy, fae filled books but I wasn’t obsessed with them. Maas is currently working on a new book in the series so I’d like to reread them before the new one is released. I have reviewed all of these books but I really don’t care for the reviews. If you’d like to read them, start with A Court of Thorns and Roses.
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig is a book I just reviewed a few months ago but I loved it so much that I already want to read it again. It’s a unique mix of fantasy and horror with a historical feel. You can read my review here.
That is all of the books that are currently on my to be read again list! Hopefully I’ll be able to get to them soon. I would love to know what books you like to read over and over again! Thanks for reading and have a great day!