Hello Virtually Readers! December seems to have totally snuck up on me. The festive season is upon us and of course I have low key lost track of time and can’t say I was *that* prepared for this blog series we do every year. As always, feel free to participate (we’ve always said that, but nobody ever has haha. That’s okay though because we don’t mind doing it by ourselves). There’s something about rereading that is comforting, like a warm hug. Kind of like what Christmas can be. So we write reviews and thoughts we have about books we’ve reread each December.
This month I haven’t been too prepared (yet). So here’s a list of books I want to reread and why.
- Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. This is being made into a movie next year! See the trailer. The first book I read of the series was Book 4, The Opal Deception, when I was 10. It’s a very creative and interesting story, although definitely middle grade. It has a special place in my heart and I’m excited to read it.
- The Wouldbegoods by E. Nesbit. (This is the only one I have reread so far) I think we have this book at home (where I am not), but I checked it out of the library in the meantime. It’s the sequel to The Treasure Seekers, and is a children’s classic about the hilarious exploits of rambunctious children who were sent to the countryside for the summer. I rediscovered it in my childhood library last year (see my review) and I think it will be a lot of fun.
- Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (see my original review here). When I read this back in February I thought it was simply incredible, and I want to see what I think upon rereading. It’s not too long so I should be able to handle it.
- City of the Beasts by Isabelle Allende. My dad read this to me when I was about 8, and I think I reread it in about 2012/2013/2014? I know I read the rest of the series (or got partway through the last book) then. Anyway, I think this author is probably really good and I would really appreciate the book upon rereading.
- The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater. I just really love this book and I’ve been doing some riding recently (on nice tame horses, not wild ones) and I feel like I would enjoy rereading it.
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. I really liked this back in 2014? I might enjoy it again? I’m not super committed to reading this book and I just want to beef up my list.
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I know I really enjoyed this, but maybe because it made me feel smart? Possible?? AAAA? I’m interested to see what I would think of it upon rereading.
- The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore. This was a really well written and interesting book and I feel I would enjoy it upon rereading.
Those are all the books I can think of, and I have various levels of commitment to rereading them. I’ve been looking at lists of books I’ve read in the last few years and finding remarkably few that I really really want to reread. Is this growing up? Did I just read a lot of nonsense for a lot of my life? Am I okay? I don’t know. At any rate, I’ll keep you updated!
What do you want to reread? Are you going to participate in our challenge (go on, you know you want to)? Are there a lot of books you want to reread or do you like to leave them in the past? What shall I reread?