Books I Want to Reread in 2020

This past year I was buried in 2019 releases and 2019 ARCs, and I kept having a hankering for re-reading old favorites. But I had a TBR ten miles long and quite a bit of a time-crunch, particularly towards the end of the year.

So many books, so little time, amiright?

One of my 2020 goals is to slow things down a little.

Enjoy the books (well, still read fast). Re-read some things. Read for joy.

In 2019 I re-read three books—The Prince and the Dressmaker, Squire and The Scorpio Races—and it got me thinking: why did I stop re-reading books?

I used to be a fierce re-reader, back in the days of high school and college. And sometime around my junior year of college I stopped re-reading as much. Now I re-read very, very little. Books have become like tissues—used once and then discarded. Although unlike tissues, I do keep my favorite books on an increasingly groaning bookshelf.

Some of the books on this list I read last year—but most I haven’t read in…probably over 10 years. Some over 15 (because high school was yikes spikes 15 years ago).

And I own all of them!

The Recent Publications

Let’s start easy! I generally don’t re-read a book within a year, but these two were so fucking amazing and brought back nostalgic memories of fantasy books gone by. I read Sorcery of Thorns in May (or June??) and I wanted to instantly flip it over and read it again! That never ever happens. I had a similar feeling with The Lord of Stariel, although I might not get through a re-read since The Court of Mortals comes out this January and (fingers crossed) I’m hoping to get an ARC.

The Recent-Ish Re-Reads

I can’t believe I haven’t -reread Sabriel since 2012 (and same with The Road Home). It seriously feels like I just finished it yesterday. And yes, 2012 is what I mean by recent-ish. Emphasis on the ish. Likewise my feelings with The Blue Sword, which I first read in middle school and last re-read in 2013 and honestly feel like I’m still reading because I love it so much. I think a lot of my astonishment for not having re-read these recently was that these all had such a huge impact on me when I was growing up, and all for different reasons. Sabriel was my sexual awakening (helluuuuuuuu Touchstone), The Road Home was my introduction to war and misogyny, and The Blue Sword was my soul.

I read Fangirl in 2016, and hot damn do I wish that this had come out when I was in college, because it me. And The Royal We was the Kate Middleton fanfic I never knew I wanted (also read in 2016). There’s a sequel coming out in 2020, and I am soooo ready for it, particularly after all of the shady details that have been spilling out of the palace recently.

Coronets and Steel is a weird one. I thought for sure that I had read this in college, but Goodreads tells me I read it in 2012 and I don’t think I’ve ever re-read it? I remember loving the series and wanting to go back to this world but not knowing why.

Haven’t Read in Forever

Forever being, Before Goodreads. I’m sure I re-read these in college, but I didn’t track my reading at all then and so have no idea. I average 150 books a year—I don’t remember when I read anything.

All but The Snow Queen I have re-read multiple times. At one point, Sunshine was my favorite book ever. And I absolutely adored all things Mercedes Lackey, but, getting annoyed with the goody-two-shoes nature of the Heralds, I tended to veer more towards the side-ventures, particularly with Tarma and Kethry and their grand-daughter Kerowyn.

So will I get to all of these in 2020?

Probably not, since I have a lot of backlist titles that I haven’t read before that I want to read as well, along with a buttload of 2020 releases that have me drooling in anticipation.

But these are the re-reads that have been calling to me.

Are there any books you’ve been dying to re-read?

4 thoughts on “Books I Want to Reread in 2020

  1. I hope you can reread them all!
    For some reason recently I feel the need to reread the vampire academy haha, but I’m pretty sure I’m not going to like it as much as I did when I read it the first time!


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