The Best Reads of 2022 is still going strong and today I want to tal about re-reads!
Many years ago I reread books all the time. And then, I just…stopped, only drawn to new shiny books.
In 2022, some very good booksta friends asked if we could read the All for the Game series. I was in and…loved it as much as the first time! So much that I decided to reread other books too.
My favorite where:
The All for the Game series by Nora Sakavic
After a reread, this whole series is still a 5 stars and should be made into a movie or TV show!
5 stars for the whole series!
“Fight because you don’t know how to die quietly. Win because you don’t know how to lose. This king’s ruled long enough it’s time to tear his castle down.”
Why is the author so mysterious? I would have loved an epilogue or, for once in my life, a novella about “after” like Christmas 5 years after or …
And I NEVER read novellas so that tells you how much I loved this.
But the author erased her Instagram account, Twitter is dead, she is not on Goodreads really and her site has no fresh news for years.
Wolfsong by TJ Klune
The second read was as good as the first! Still 5 stars!
TJ Klune writing is exceptional.
With short sentences he says so much and can convey so many feelings. I never would have believed I would love a M/M romance so much and yet I consider this book one of the best books I’ve ever read.
It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
This time around, my reread was even better than the first read! It went from 5 stars to 6 stars!
I still very much agree in 2022 with all the above BUT I realise that this reread made me disagree with this paragraph below that I wrote in 2016:
“Years later Lily will meet a handsome and very driven neurosurgeon, Ryle. For all his hotness, attentions, courtship and change of heart as he wanted only a one night stand in the beginning I never let myself fall for Ryle. It was like Atlas had stolen my heart and I had erected a wall around it, preventing me to love Ryle. He was a lost cause to me but I must admit he was charming, well behaved, brilliant and had very good intentions. He loved Lily but…I was biased from the start.”
If I still adore Atlas, this second time around made me fall completely for Ryle! Even knowing what would happen!
My heart truly broke for Ryle because Colleen Hoover made me see him for who he was: a good person at heart but who did bad things because of something dramatic that happened to him in his childhood.
The same as alcoholism is a disease, even if many don’t see it like that, what he suffered from was greater than him. I could feel his love for Lily and yet…
I DIDN’T WANT HIM TO BECOME THAT! I wanted Ryle to also be happy.
This second read truly opened my eyes to all the nuances of that very sensitive and dramatic topic. Nothing was clear cut and everyone suffered!
I cried buckets at the end!
Thanks for reading!
I re-read It Ends with Us too but I think that was my only re-read of the year. Wolfsong is one I really want to read soon!
And I hope you will!
haha yeah this is the first year that I haven’t done a ton of re reading. But love the books that you re read there. Wolfsong is amazing so that one is worthy of a re read.
So true! 😉
I have such a long list of book to read that I cannot bring myself to re-read. I have, a few times, listened to the audio after reading the book.
I know that you are a reading machine Sam!
ALL FOR THE GAME! I’ve reread this already this year and reckon I will next year too!!!
I so very rarely re-read – there are so many books to get through on my TBR! – but when I do it is a really special book to me, and I know I have these on my list to get to so I will move them up!