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Top 10 Tuesday 27th February

on February 27, 2018

Welcome to another Top 10 Tuesday! Originally created and hosted by The Broke & the Bookish, Top 10 Tuesday now has a new home with Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there’s a different literary topic to focus on and this week it’s……

Top 10 Books I Could Reread Forever!

Awesome topic. I am a comfort rereader. I love picking up an old favourite when I’m feeling down and knowing exactly what I’m going to get. Some books just give you all the feels, no matter how many times you’ve read the story before. So here are a few that I can pick up anytime and have reread over and over.

  1. On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. Well pretty much any of her books but this one is an absolute masterpiece. Melina Marchetta is a queen of her craft and all of her books have that certain something that is hard to articulate that makes them so amazing. This is beautiful but also heartbreaking – reading it for the first time is an experience. I remember when I was reading it for the first time, someone told me they were jealous of me, experiencing that because at the time, you don’t realise how powerful it’s going to be. And now I know what they mean.
  2. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. This only came out recently but I’ve already reread it a couple of times and I’m sure I will more before the second book comes out. I just love the way the story evolves and how Jude is such a damn badass.
  3. Forget You and Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols. Oh wow, I was obsessed with both of these books when they first came out. I must’ve read them dozens of times and I still revisit them regularly. I always loved how the male characters were these steadying influences on troubled female characters, even if you didn’t realise it immediately (Doug).
  4. Every Breath by Ellie Marney (and Every Word and Every Move). I adore this whole trilogy. Smart, snappy writing, clever mysteries and the chemistry between Rachel and Mycroft is breathtaking. I’ve reread these in full (and in part) more times than I can count and they haven’t even been out all that long in the grand scheme of things.
  5. The Girl In Steel Capped Boots by Loretta Hill. An Aussie rural romance set in the Pilbarra, a mining area in northern Western Australia. Loved the setting, Lena’s job and the way she fits in in such a male dominated industry and the awesome love-hate relationship she has with Dan.
  6. In At The Deep End by Penelope Janu. Loved this. Harry (short for Harriet) is the daughter of explorers/adventurers who is afraid of the water & has to be rescued from Antarctic waters after her research ship sinks. She wants to go back but the family foundation will only let her go if she conquers her fear and enlist Norwegian Navy Commander and all-round action man Per (also her rescuer) to help her overcome it. There are sparks. Also the reason Harriet is afraid of the water is pretty damn understandable and so are her freak outs as she tries to conquer her fear.
  7. The Belgariad The Mallorean by David Eddings. Admittedly, it’s been a while since I’ve read these. I first discovered them at age 14 and must’ve read them at least once every year until I was probably about 23 or 24. I re-read them with a twitter friend in around 2011? I think? I’m probably due another read….I find these just good, clean, classic fantasy and the battle of Good vs Evil. The characters are all appealing and you care about what happens to them. I’d be keen to see if they hold up for me the same way into the future because when I started reading them, I was probably the same age as Garion but now I’m old enough to be his mother. Given that they’re 2x 5 volume series’ though, when you undertake a reread it keeps you busy for a while.
  8. Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar. My kind of new adult. I love this book something fierce. Also Summer Skin by Kirsty which portrays my residential college living at university so accurately.
  9. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. I’m hit and miss with Kinsella’s books. I love the earlier Shopaholic ones but Beckly was getting on my nerves by book 4 or 5. And her non-Shopaholic ones I tend to love or am completely disinterested in. This is one of the loves. I love the ending soooo much. Sam is adorable. Even just including this in my list has made me want to go and read this one again.
  10. It’s Not Me, It’s You by Mhairi McFarlane. For me, this is perfect women’s fiction. I love Delia and this book is hilarious but also has some heartbreakingly sad moments as Delia ponders the demise of her 10year relationship and what she really wants moving forward.
  11. Unsticky, It Felt Like A Kiss You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning. Bonus entries because I love these so much and I’ve read each of them what feels like a dozen times despite only really coming across them late last year. Still have quite a few Sarra Manning books to read, which I’m looking forward to.

I do reread less now than when I was younger – and had far less books, so I kind of had to reread. But every now and then I do find those books that make me want to experience them again and again. You can’t go wrong with a familiar reread.


27 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday 27th February

  1. Kay Wisteria says:

    I really liked The Cruel Prince! And all of Holly Black’s books ❤ ❤ (I have another of hers on my list!)

  2. Jellicoe Road is amazing and I have thought about rereading it. Books I Re-Read

    • It’s a masterpiece, the way that book is told. I think the first time is amazing because there’s so much you don’t know until so far into the book but when you sit down and reread it you get to appreciate the difficulty of the structure and Taylor’s situation just a little more.

  3. ChrissiReads says:

    I really enjoyed I’ve Got Your Number! Such a good book! Lovely list.

  4. Greg Hill says:

    Yeah I love a good comfort re- read, even if I don’t re- read as much as I used to. I think I read the Belgariad a few times in my teens, but I never read the Malloreon? Oh and The cruel Prince looks awesome, I’ve heard that’s good.

    • Ooh you def need to check out the Mallorean then. Same characters, about 15 years later I think and another battle of Child of Light vs the Child of Dark. I really enjoy them all.

  5. Mariela says:

    The Cruel Prince was super good! I am not a person that re-reads but I always go to read my favorite scenes.
    My TTT.

    • Yes tbh I do a lot of scene rereading too. Sometimes I don’t have enough time to reread the entire book but I have key chapters and scenes that I can just read over and over.

  6. I’m not big on Fae books but since it’s Holly Black I’m kind of keen on trying The Cruel Prince?? But also yay for Every Breath! I loved that book. ❤

    Bee @ Quite The Novel Idea

    • The Every series is perfection.

      It’s the only Holly Black book I’ve ever read so I can’t really tell you if you’d love it if Fae books are not for you. The Fae are a bit different tho and the focus is very much on the human aspect.

  7. Alienor says:

    Ahhhh Jellicoe Road is on my list again, with other books from her – they’re just so special, you know? I’ve read and really liked Raw Blue too and I’ve been meaning to read Summer Skin for quite some time, I need to get to it! Great post 🙂

  8. Agreed. When I was younger, I didn’t have access to anywhere near the amount I have now, so I had to re-read a lot. Now, though, I hardly ever re-read books. Too many new ones to get to. Of course, there are a few I don’t mind re-reading — they’re like old friends, right?

    Happy TTT!


  9. I haven’t read any of the books mentioned in your TTT post this week, but will be adding a few of them to my ever growing reading wishlist!

    Here’s a link to my TTT for this week:

  10. I really liked Every Breath, I have to get to the sequel some point soon!
    My TTT:

  11. I haven’t read any of these but they sure look interesting. I can’t re-read books.. like ever. Simply because my unread TBR is higher than the books that I have actually read! Yes, no time to re-read 😀

    My TTT:

  12. LHauser27 says:

    Hi! I feel the same about Sophie Kinsella. I’ll have to try this one 🙂
    My TTT

  13. The Cruel Prince is absolutely wonderful! 🙂

    Lauren @ Always Me

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