It’s a new year. A year to do new things, and learn new things. It is also a year to find new books and fangirl over them. And, it’s a time to re-read favorite books.
You’re never too old for re-reading a book, though it’ll never be the same as a first time read. I love The Lord of the Rings, but I can never get back that first time experience of being in Middle-earth. But each time I crack open my worn covers, I smile and say “I’m back.”
That is what I hope to do with these re-reads this year. These are books that I love and adore and have left a mark on my heart.
So this is the list I’m hoping to re-read. It doesn’t count the new books sitting on my shelf I want to read, or the new books coming out. 🙂
1. The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson
I’ve been putting off re-reading these for several years now. However, Andrew Peterson is going to be at the OYAN Summer Workshop, so it’s definitely a prompt to get cracking and revisit his world.
And can I just say how exciting it’s going to be to see him. The choice also lies before me of, do I give him this whole stack and ask him to sign them, or pick my favorite one? 🙂
2. The Hobbit
A year just isn’t a year without The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings in it. I’m re-reading The Hobbit for the I-don’t-know-any-more time. The only thing I have to decide is what copy to read from. 🙂
3. Harry Potter
I was going to re-read these as the illustrated copies came out. But that is a rather slow process so I’ve gone to using these copies instead. The first time I read Harry Potter was in 2016, so a re-read may be rather soon, but J.K. Rowling’s world was so vast and epic I feel like I missed half of it.
4. Numb by John Otte
As someone who isn’t a huge fan of science-fiction books, I was amazed that I loved, loved, loved this book. It’s been almost two years since I first read it, and I need more Numb in my life this year. If you haven’t read it yet, you need to. It’s so good and fan-girl worthy.
5. Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien / Christopher Tolkien
I love Beowulf, and it’s been about four years since I read this, so it’s high time to come back to this amazing tale. To me, the tale of Beowulf is real, and not a myth.