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T5W: Favorites You’d Like to Revisit

Top 5 Wednesday is a goodreads group created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and now hosted by Sam (thoughtsontomes). This week’s topic is Favorites You’d Like to Revisit.

What favorite books would you like to re-read? These don’t just need to be books, they can also be TV, movies, video games, etc.

There are many favorites I’d like to revisit, for different reasons.


For Review

These are favorite books I read before I started this blog.

Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter – I read this little weird book when it was released, in September 2016, and I reread it at the beginning of 2017. This blog didn’t exist yet, but I love this surreal modern-day retelling of Vasilisa the Beautiful and I want to review it here too.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik – I recently read, loved and reviewed Novik’s new book, Spinning Silver, and that made me want to reread Uprooted even more. It has been one of my favorite books since the beginning of 2016 and I want to talk more about it here too, even if it wouldn’t be a easy review to write.

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore – I have a review of Wild Beauty on this blog, and since I loved this one even more, I want to have a review of it too, on here and on goodreads. Anyway, it’s a magical realism story about self-acceptance with a Italian-Pakistani trans boy and a Mexican girl as main characters, and if you like magical realism you should read it too.


For a Sequel

I can’t wait to read all these sequels but I need to reread the previous books first.

Want by Cindy Pon – the sequel, Ruse, will come out in 2019 (can’t wait!) and it will be in Lingyi’s PoV. I remember why I love this book, but I don’t remember enough about the side characters and I want to revisit this before going into the second book. It’s an underrated series I don’t recommend often enough – if you want a dystopian book with an all-Asian cast that isn’t set in the US (it takes place in Taipei), you should read it.

The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May – I love the first book, The Falconer, and I loved The Vanishing Throne too, while I read it – but now I don’t remember anything about it. That’s why I haven’t read The Fallen Kingdom yet, even if it has been out for more than a year and I own it. I read The Falconer in 2015 and it is, to this day, my favorite series about faeries.

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi – this was fun in the way seeing a universe fall apart is fun, apparently. I don’t know, everyone was terrible and everything that was happening was also terrible but I couldn’t stop laughing? The second book, The Consuming Fire, will come out in October and I’ve forgotten too many details, so I want to reread the first one.


Because One Time Wasn’t Enough

I was in a hurry and that didn’t do any of these justice, or “that one time” was a long ago and I have forgotten everything.

Winterstrike by Yoon Ha Lee – the only thing on my list that isn’t a book. Winterstrike is a game (an interactive story? Almost choose-your-adventure?) that is free to play. It’s set in a beautiful sci-fantasy city that was destroyed by a magical winter, and the descriptions are so pretty I want to try it again – slowly, so I can focus on them and not only on the plot and mystery.

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour – this is a slow winter book to read on slow winter days. While I did read it in winter, I went through it too quickly. I need to reread it, it’s a quiet queer book about grief and unrequited love and I remember that it was beautiful.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I remember nothing. I mean, I remember loving it, but apart from that? Nothing. Maybe I’ll try to reread it this winter but it’s so long and there are so many shiny new books I want to read.


Would I Like Them Today?

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken – this was one of the books I loved before I started blogging – I read it when I had just discovered what goodreads was. It was my favorite book until I read Shadow and Bone, and I haven’t reread it since. I have no idea of what I would think of it today

The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black – unpopular opinion: this is by far Holly Black’s best book, and I know I would like it if I reread it today, but I don’t know if I would love it like I did in summer 2015.

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke – the writing was pretty and atmospheric, and that’s it. That’s the only thing I remember about this book, because I… have removed most of it from my memory and what I remember didn’t make sense? But I gave it five stars. So…?
I mean, I think I’d like it today too, because it’s one of the weirdest YA books ever, but I don’t know if I would give it five stars again.


Because I Love Them, That’s Why

Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee – I know I am going to reread this series again, many times, but I want to revisit Revenant Gun specifically because I read an ARC of it and I want to know if anything changed. Also, I miss all my mass murder magic math friends.

The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz – this is my favorite book taking place in a contemporary setting, my favorite 2017 YA release, and also one of the most underrated books I’ve ever read. I will never stop screaming about it but I would scream about it in a more accurate way if I reread it!

Anything in the Grishaverse by Leigh Bardugo – this has been my favorite series for a long time and it’s still my favorite YA fantasy setting, and I want to reread all of it – both Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows – this winter, because King of Scars.


Do you reread books often?

 

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4 thoughts on “T5W: Favorites You’d Like to Revisit

    1. I really need to reread The Night Circus.
      And Vassa in the Night is a very… niche book? It’s macabre surrealism and it doesn’t make sense if taken literally, but I actually loved that. It was exactly my kind of weird.

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    1. TNC was one of my favorites of 2016, and I need to reread it.
      And I hope you like Wink Poppy Midnight! That’s another I don’t remember much about but it’s a very weird, very short story with really pretty descriptions.

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