Hi dear friends!
Today I am not home but I’ll be sleeping at the hotel and training hard the whole week! So I had to schedule most of my posts this week hence my choice to keep this Top 5 Tuesday nice and easy.
When Shanah @bionicbookworm asked us about our top 5 re read I decided to choose books that moved me deeply or astonished me so much that I would love reading them for the first time again!
As I am still a rebel (a leopard does not change its spots) I can’t promise to stop at 5!
And sorry but you’ll see many favorites I’ve already raved about but…there is a reason why I love them so much!
In the category of “destroyer of the soul” I woud love to read for the first time ever:
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma; A Charm of Finches by Suanne Laqueur and The Silver Cage by Anonymous
In the category “so beautiful it elevates your soul” I would love to rediscover:
Making Faces by Amy Harmon; Radiance by Grace Draven ; Wolfsong by TJ Klune ; Stolen by Lucy Christopher; Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens; Mists of the Serengeti by Leylah Attar and The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz
In the category “controversy and hard topics/triggers” I would love to read anew:
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Brynn Greenwood; It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover; Captive in the Dark by CJ Roberts; If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
In the category “favorite historical” I would choose:
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys; From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon and Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T Sullivan.
Pfew here you have all the books that touched me deeply.
Now do we have some in common? What books would you love to re read?
Thanks for reading!
There are a few I would re-read. Like Sadie, The Rachael Caine series, Outlander and of course Pride and Prejudice! Those are some of my top 5s. I have more tho!
Oh yes Sadie was a fantastic read Mary!!
So many gorgeous covers!
I loved Salt to the Sea and would definitely read that one again at some point.
If we could do it with totally new eyes Suzanne!
Gah…Forbidden and A Charm of Finches STILL make my heart go pitter patter!!
I don’t re-read books much unless I forget the first book when I want to jump into its sequel! I haven’t read Captive In the dark but it’s on my TBR list for ages!
Raven I used to do so much more Rereads in the past!
I think Radiance is in my TBR but I still haven’t read it. Most of the books I still haven’t re-read yet are series, like Hush Hush, Cyborg Seduction, The 100 etc. I also need to re-read Carry On before Wayward Son comes out.
Oooh Jamsu Radiance was just extraordinary! I will go check your wishes as soon as I am back home this weekend!
Looks like some fun, dark reads here! Hope your training week is going well. 🙂
The training is going very well Greg but the schedule is crzay busy! I am so behind replying and commenting bad it’s awful!
I love staying in hotels. Even if it is a business trip. LOL Hope the AC isn’t wreaking havoc on you!
No the AC is good but I barely sleep 5 to 6 hours because we finish the day so late Laura!
Hope your trip is going well!! I have to agree with you about Forbidden being a “destroyer of the soul”!
It is going well but it is crazy busy Nicole! I barely have 15 minutes free time from 8 AM to 11 PM! It sucks if I want to reply to comments!!!
Grace Draven is on my radar as I read a short story of her in an anthology which I really liked but I still haven’t gotten around to reading any of her books.
Great list of *uhem* your 5 re-read 😉
Thank you so much Flora!!!
Can you believe I’ve not read any of these for the first time yet although several are on my TBR and I Will get to them one day!
I rarely reread books because I hate knowing exactly what is going to happen. If I love a book enough that it could be a reread, I have to leave it until I’ve forgotten most of the story. Weird, I know!
Not weird Stephanie! I also wait a loong time before rereading for the exact same reason!
I just reread Making Faces for the book challenge and it was wonderful, but alas, not as good to me as the first time since I already knew what was coming. Don’t you wish you could erase your memory of a book right before rereading it so you can experience it all over again “new”?
EXACTLY! I would love to read them with virgine eyes and mind Tracey! To experience them for the first time ever!
AS always, you make these posts so uniquely your own, and I love what you’ve done here, choosing in categories with some great choices.
Thank you so much Alexandra!!
I haven’t read any of these but I’m certainly going to check them out now!
Oh please do Caro! I know some will end up being your favorites
I’ve had Forbidden sitting n my shelf for *at least* 5 years and still haven’t read it. It’s one of those that I keep passing over and thinking “oh yes, I need to get to that soon.” I really want to re-read All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. That one made such a huge impact on me and I’d love to go back, read it again, and see what else I take from it.
Well Tanya get ready because Bryn has a new book coming this year!
I haven’t read any of these books ONCE, let alone twice!
Hahah I am not surprised Joe as they are not your typical reads!
Don’t mind me…… I’ll just add each and every one of these to my wish list….. I LOVE that you put these all into their own category. If I did that, my list would probably be 50 books long! LOL
Well Shanah one day you can just do a top 5 LOL