I looooooooove re-reading books especially really good books. Sometimes, however, there are books that I choose to re-read because I want to give them another chance which is actually the majority of the books in today’s post. Feel free to check out my Goodreads profile for a list of what I think are some really good books worthy of re-reading, they’re the ones with 5 stars! 😉
Before I get to my list I have to first mention The Martian by Andy Weir. I watched this movie in theaters and absolutely loved it and then I read the book for the first time in the summer of 2016. I really loved the book, it’s amazing and so funny. I re-read The Martian last summer and still enjoyed it and laughed… Mark Watney is one heck of a character and definitely one of my all time faves. I will most likely re-read it again for a third time this summer too but for some reason I forgot to include it in my photo above or else this post would’ve been titled “6 books I want to re-read” but whatever, I don’t feel like retaking the photo. Just know that I’m thinking about you, Watney!
The Twilight Wife by A. J. Banner
I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads but I believe my actual rating was a 3.5. I remember this book was easy to read with a good story that was easy to follow, a great twist and a likeable enough character. I don’t really know why I necessarily want to read it again but I just have this gut feeling telling me to pick it up again! (Is that weird?) Plus I really just like the cover, ok… *shrug*
At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
Oh, this book! I love this book so much. Actually this book and the book mentioned above were both on My Favorite Books 0f 2017 list! Maybe that’s why I have such an itch to re-read them both. At the Water’s Edge is definitely a 5 star book and I absolutely loved the story told. And this is coming from someone who doesn’t really “like” romance novels (I’ll stick with suspenseful thrillers, thnx!) but this one really moved me and maybe it’s simply because the main character reminded me of myself! She was very relatable and so was her relationship to her husband. Sara Gruen is a fantastic writer (she also wrote Water for Elephants which I LOVE) so get your hands on this book if you haven’t yet.
Witches of East End, Serpent’s Kiss and Winds of Salem by Melissa de la Cruz
Oh man, oh man. I think I read these books in 2015 when I was trying to “get into” reading. I checked these out from the library and they are definitely a bad choice for anyone trying to fall in love with reading, as I was trying to. The author uses so many big words that confused me and I remember honestly thinking that these books were horrible! However, I thought all of this back in 2015 when I was not a frequent reader and I believe I have gotten much better at reading and interpreting things and you know… *shrugs* I got smarter… or whatever. (lol) So I want to give these three books another chance. I want to see if I still think they are horrible or if maybe, just maybe… I will actually like them!?
If you’ve watched the Witches of East End TV show (which you one thousand percent should if you haven’t! Witches of East End is honestly one of my favorite TV Shows!) then just keep in mind that the books are nothing like the TV show. The books are still about the Beauchamp family but it’s just totally different. The TV show is actually better in my opinion. Anyways, I’m excited to buy these books and add them to my collection and hopefully (!?) maybe like them a little bit more than a did a few years ago.
Do you like re-reading books? What are some books that you want to re-read soon?