I have never been one of those people who rereads books they love over and over again. Starting this blog has got me thinking about all the books I love that I read years ago and I realized that I forget so much about them. I am also curious to see if I might enjoy books I disliked when I was younger. I decided to go through my goodreads and see which books I would love to revisit!
BOOKS I LOVED
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee– I always talk about how this is one of my favourite books but embarrassingly it has been over a decade since I have read it! I received a beautiful edition for my birthday and I am even more inspired to read about some of my favourite characters again. I still remember the major plot points of To Kill a Mockingbird but it is the smaller moments that are blurry and I would love to refresh my memory!
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline– I finished this book in one day! I absolutely devoured it! I saw the trailer for the movie the other day and it made me realize I have forgotten so much about this book! I really need to reread Ready Player One before the movie is released!
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson– I remember loving this book but I forget absolutely everything! I honestly don’t think I could tell you one thing about it. I really want to reread this book and then finished the series. I am so horrible at actually completing series but I will make this happen!
BOOKS I DISLIKED
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger– This is definitely one of those books that you either love or hate! When I read Catcher in the Rye in high school I definitely hated this book! I often say that Holden Caulfield is one of my most-hated characters but it feels wrong to say this when I haven’t read the book in years! I would like to reread it just to see if my feelings have changed or if Holden is as annoying as I remember him to be!
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley– This is another book I read in high school and I absolutely hated it! At this point I can’t even tell you why I disliked it so much so I think it is time I reread to see what my thoughts are now. I also did not like my English teacher and I wonder if that affected my opinion of this book. I have seen a few people talking about how much they love it and it makes me want to try again!
I think five books is a good place to start considering I very rarely reread books. I am hoping to review all of these when I finish them and let you know if and how my feelings on them have changed!
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Yes! To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my favourite books too, yet I haven’t read it for ages! I really need to refresh my memory. And I read The Catcher in the Rye when I was in college and liked it then (this was before I was a massive bookworm), so I’d love to reread it again soon to see if my opinions have changed! Marie x
If you do read them I would love to know if and how your opinions have changed! 😊
i’m the one loving “the catcher in the rye” 😀
It is my mom’s favourite book! I really want to give it another chance and go in to it with an open mind!
i hope you’ll like it this time 🙂
There are so many books I’d like to reread too, but there always seems to be new/new to me books that tempt me instead!
That is the problem I always have as well!!
I hated Frankenstein too. So much, I couldn’t finish the very short book lol.
Glad someone agrees!! I’ll have to see if I can even make it through a reread!
This is a great idea. I do re read some books over and over again but there are others I won’t go back to because I’m scared they won’t be as good as I remember. I am very tempted though to ‘re read the books I was “forced” to read in school and hated as a result. Animal Farm for example.
I look forward to hearing how your re reads go and if your opinions have changed.
I want to reread TKaMB at some point too, it’s such an incredible book!
I know!! I hope to reread it during the fall!
Hope you enjoy rereading these books! Usually I have almost no memory about the books that I’ve read years ago, so rereading them is like a brand new experience haha…. I’ve recently bought Catcher in the Rye and To Kill A Mockingbird and I am looking forward to reading them 🙂 Enjoy!
Thank you Sophie! I hope you enjoy both of the books as well!
I love re-reading my favorite books!! I’m actually in the middle of a re-read right now (and loving it!!!).
I haven’t read any of the books on your list, but most of them are on my TBR. I’ve always wanted to read Frankenstein, and I think I’ve just been intimidated by its age/length. Also, I really want to read To Kill A Mockingbird, but considering I somehow avoided doing that in high school, it makes me kind of feel like a rebel that I haven’t read it (does that make any sense?). Although this is the third place I’ve seen it on a must-read list this week alone, so maybe I should just read it already!
You must read To Kill a Mockingbird! But I totally get what you mean!
I definitely plan to reread Ready Player One before the movie is released! I still haven’t read To Kill A Mockingbird yet and the shame is strong!
Ah I’m so jealous that you’ll get to read it for the first time! I think you’ll love it!
That’s the book that’s sat on my shelf the longest. I keep saying that I’ll get to it but I never do! That’s one of my goals for next year!
I love re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird! I find I learn something new every time!!
That is what I am hoping for! I have a feeling it will affect me differently than it did when I was twelve!
Haha Holden is probably still as annoying as you remember him. I love that book myself, but I don’t mind characters like that, and I enjoyed the writing. I’ve read it a few times, but it has been years for me as well.
Haha maybe I will be alright with how annoying Holden is this time around!!
I’ve read TKAM three times in my life, and hated it more with each reading. The most recent rereading was when Go Set a Watchman came out (which I actually enjoyed more than TKAM).
Frankenstein is one of those books I had to read for school (a Myths, Gods, & Monsters class my freshman year of undergrad) and fell in love with it. I’d started it several times before then, but I always stopped. I’ve got a very nice copy in a matching Classics set now.
I love rereading books. My roommate is of the camp that books shouldn’t be reread. She may go back and reread scenes she really enjoyed, but rarely does she ever reread books. I probably reread a book for every three new books I read, or at least I feel like it. I love rereading my favorites.
I wish I was more like you. I want to get in to the habit of rereading. Definitely something I will have to work on!
I love re-reading books. It’s the perfect cure for my book slumps most of the time. I keep meaning to read Ready Player One but I just can’t find the time to do so. I read To Kill a Mockingbird in high school and really enjoyed it. Maybe I should give it a re-read in the near future.
You should definitely read it! Maybe just before the movie comes out?! We can’t go wrong with reread TKAM I don’t think!
These are all great books! I absolutely loved The Girl of Fire and Thorns books. I hope I can re-read them sometime as well. ❤
hehehe I love your reasoning for rereading Catcher in the rye- to be honest I enjoyed disliking him, so I don’t know if that’d improve for people who didn’t like him and so didn’t enjoy the book- I did empathise with him in the end though, so maybe going in with knowledge of him as a character would make me like him more. To Kill a Mockingbird are so worth a reread!! I loved Frankenstein- really hope you enjoy it the second time round!
I tend to like unlikable characters more these days so maybe there is a chance I will like it? We will see!
I hope I like Frankenstein! I really want to!
Ah that’s good!! Hopefully!!
I feel like this is such a good idea- I really want to try this with some books I didn’t like at some point!
I have a huge amount of books on my read again eshelf! It seems I always find new details when I go back and re-read my faves!!💜
I have feeling that is what is going to happen! Really looking forward to rereading these!!
I probably need to reread To Kill A Mockingbird again myself. And I am definitely planning on a Ready Player One reread (or two) before the movie release.
Reread is definitely something I always say I will do but never find the time to actually do it 😁 I’d love to reread TKAM and Frankenstein, I love them both!
I love hearing that people love Frankenstein! It gives me hope that I will like it this time!
Oo I hated Frankenstein. The premise was good. Someone else could have written it well. Not Shelley.
I loved To Kill a Mockingbird! Definitely worth rereading!
The premise for Frankenstein has so much potential! I really want to like that book!
I’m reading Ready Player One right now! I am not that far into it. The beginning is a little boring but it seems like it’s FINALLY moving into the story. There was just so much description and I got so bored – I feel like it might be because I play video games so I understood what everything meant without the backstory >.< I don't know. Glad to know you liked it though!
It’s been such a long time since I’ve read it but I think the story gets more exciting later on!!