As if I didn’t have enough books to read, I’m already thinking of all the books I’ve already read and how much I want to delve back into their worlds again. Here are just some of the books I want to get back to someday.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
All four of them. In one big bingey love fest of magical reading. I absolutely adored this series when I read it last year and with the Ronan Lynch trilogy underway and the script for the TV series being written AS WE SPEAK, I want to get back to these and fall for them all over again.
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
Yes, it’s back. As if my gushing about it last year wasn’t enough, I’m going to gush about it here as well. I loved this book so much, from it’s stark brutality to it’s simple, pure, gorgeous romance, I still get book tingles when I think about it. The prose, the characters, the story, everything about it is perfect.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I read this at school, and I remember loving it but a lot of the detail has been lost at the edges over time. Also, reading under duress never really allows you to fully enjoy the experience to its fullest extent, so I think I’ll love it even more the second time around.
The Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce
I read these books TO DEATH when I was younger. They were a part of my bloodstream, never mind anything else. Most people had Harry Potter, but I had Alanna, and have no regrets. But it was a fair few years ago since I last picked them up, and I would love – for nostalgia’s sake – to see if I still love them now. Although, I am slightly terrified that older me won’t like them so much … eep!
The Boy I Love by Marion Husband
This is one of my all-time favourite books. I can still taste the sticky marmalade described in those first few pages, the panic as the character hides in the pantry. But, like Mockingbird, I can’t remember a lot of the content. I remember being so totally blown away by it, and it is the first book I nearly threw across the room in rage over the heart-breaking ending (that I’m not sure I’m fully prepared for a second time). There are also a further two books that continue the story I haven’t even read yet, so this will be a perfect excuse to pick them up!
Do you re-read books? Let me know down below!