This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is scheduled to be Unpopular bookish opinions, but I couldn’t thing of any to include to I went over the backlog of posts and chose this one. I hope you enjoy reading it. I am a serial re-reader, which is one of the many reasons why my TBR seems to never go down. My problem is that if I love a book, I always find myself wanting to re-enter the world, re-acquaint myself with all the characters and relive all the emotions I felt reading it the first time. These are my ‘desert island’ books, my ‘if you could only read 10 books for the rest of your life’ picks, and I honestly love them all so much. Are there any books you re-read, or are you a read once and move on kind of reader? Let me know in the comments.
Top Ten Tuesday is run by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.
Uprooted – Naomi Novik
I only picked up this book around 2 years ago and I’ve read it over 4 times since! Novik’s writing is beautifully lyrical and I adored her characters and world she creates.
Rebel of the Sands – Alwyn Hamilton
The romance in this book is one of the most ‘swoon worthy’ I’ve read. Add in that this book was one of the first I read focusing on another cultures folklore/ mythology & I quickly went around picking up any book I could find that mentioned Djinn.
Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
I read these books when they were first released and have read them nearly once a year since. I never get enough of the magical world of Hogwarts, and even at nearly 30, I’m still waiting for my acceptance letter.
A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab
Delila Bard is quite possibly my favourite character ever! I love her quick wit and her unflinching ability to just jump into any dangerous situation head first. This was one of the first Fantasy series I picked up and has cemented my love for the genre ever since.
The Winternight Trilogy – Katherine Arden
Another book which focuses on the folklore of another country, this time medieval Russia. I love everything about this book, the charatcers, the setting and the writing which was beautifully descriptive. I adored meeting all the different Cheryti and definitely had a soft spot for Cheluby & Deb Grib.
The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon
I literally only read this last month and yet it has quickly cemented itself among my favourite reads ever. Such an epic read and world building to die for. I flew through its over 800 pages and didn’t want it to end.
Greatcoats series – Sebastien De Castell
This is one of those lesser known series that I just throw at people like ‘here you need to read this!’ These books are equal parts hilarious and epic adventure. The quick wit of the characters and the effortless writing had me flying through these books, and I’m hoping that we will get more books in this world.
A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas
I love both of Maas’s series but this is definitely my favourite. I mean Rhysand!! And Cassian and Azriel, I love my little Illyrian boys. Add in the kick ass female characters and ‘rattle the stars’ romance and I get sucked in every time I re-read these.
Air Awakens – Elise Kova
I blazed through this series in a week, and if that doesn’t tell you how good it is then you should just pick it up and see its awesomeness for yourselves. Vhalla and Aldrick are one of my fave OTP’s, but what really makes this series for me is all the side characters. I literally bonded with almost every character in this book, and still haven’t forgiven the author for a certain death!
Witchlands – Susan Dennard
Baeduan! Hes such a cutie pie. This is another series with amazing World Building, and the relationship between Safi and Iseult, though not romantic, is one I live for reading. Complete opposites their scenes are hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking. There are three books and a novella out at the minute with more on the way.