Top 5 Tuesday: Books I Want to Re-Read

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Book Worm and is now hosted by Meeghan Reads. This week’s topic is Top 5 Books I Want to Re-Read.

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Even though ACOTAR is one of my favorite series, I’ve actually never reread any of them. I’ve started to reread A Court of Thorns and Roses a few times but I’ve only ever gotten about a chapter in before I decided to move to a new book I haven’t read before. The first book is high up on my priority reread list because I’m really curious to see if I will like it more than the first time I read it when I gave it only 3 stars and a kind of brutal review on Goodreads.

2. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

I remember enjoying The Winner’s Curse the first time I read it but thinking it ran a bit slow for my taste. Other than that, I don’t have much memory of what happened in this book because I read it so long ago and I never finished the series. I think the covers are gorgeous and I own all of the books (I also met the author who is really sweet in person!) so I’d love to reread this soon so I’d be able to finish the series.

3. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Another series that has fallen prey to time, I’ve only Red Queen so far and remember maybe 10% of it. I actually started listening to the audiobook a few weeks back so that I could move on with the series soon and I literally was like “Who the heck is Killorn???” because I only remembered Cal and Maven. I actually really liked the book when I first read it even though it has a lot of mixed reviews. My Goodreads shows I gave it 4 stars and it’s definitely a series I hope to finish in the future but I definitely need to refresh my memory with a reread first.

4. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Another abandoned series by me, I need to read the last two books. However, I don’t want to reread this book just to get a refresher on what happened but I’m also curious to see if I will like it better the second time. I remember being a bit annoyed at how weak Laia was in it which definitely improved in the second novel but I’m a little less harsh on characters now than when I first read this. I’m thinking I might actually like her the next time around.

5. Perloo the Bold by AVI

This is such an obscure book that I’ll be shocked if anyone recognizes it. This was a favorite of mine as a child and I reread it several times back then because it was available in just our classroom library so I could snag it anytime I wanted. It’s actually out of print now but I was able to grab a used copy of it off Amazon about a year ago. Thanks, Goodwill online! I really want to see if this book is as magical as I remember it being as a child and I’m sure there are parts of it that I didn’t understand then that I would be able to now.

What would be your first pick for a reread? Do you like to reread books or do you prefer to read only new material? Let me know in the comments and happy reading!

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13 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Books I Want to Re-Read

  1. I’m so with you on Ember and The Winner’s Curse!! I also found Laia a teensy bit annoying in book one but her character development from there is just 👌😌 I hope you enjoy the rest of the series when you get to pick it up!!

    And I absolutely adored the first two books of The Winner’s Curse and then just… didn’t read the last one 😅 So I really need to reread them so I can finally finish the series!

    Great post Wren!! 💓

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    1. Haha, I’m glad it’s not just me who didn’t get on with Laia at first! I felt like when I first read it I was the only one who found her a bit annoying, but I definitely started to like her in the second book. I really need to finish the series soon. 🥺

      Ooh I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the second book of The Winner’s Curse! I feel like no one talks about it so I’ve wondered if maybe the series goes downhill a bit after the first book. The covers are so pretty, I’m going to just have to put them in a place I see them constantly to entice me to read them soon. 😊

      Thanks so much, Abby! I hope you’re doing well. 💕

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  2. You should definitely reread ACOTAR! It is one of those book series that is better on the reread in my opinion. They were written to reread.


  3. I should confess: I’ve never read Red Queen, but the recent news about the series has me intrigued. I just love getting hyped about fantasy adaptations (so Shadow and Bone coming out this year was *quite* the occasion for me), and I am 100% willing to jump on an unfamiliar train if it means more YA fantasy on-screen. As for me, I’m always overdue for a Lord of the Rings reread. Great list, as always! ❤


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