I don’t tend to reread books, but I have had to think about this question in my quest to declutter. (And I just have waaaaayyyy too many books.)
1. The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
This is a world I want to sink into forever. I could reread this book for the rest of time and still find something new and enchanting about it with every page. THIS BOOK is just amazing.
2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J K Rowling
Look, I’ve had some crises about the author this year, but this series is such a huge part of my childhood that it has to be on this list. Rereading these books is like returning home. And the third book is my favourite. Because Sirius. Duh.
3. Vicious – V E Schwab
This book messes with my brain and I love it. I am particularly drawn to the ethics of scientific experimentation, but also just the fact that the whole book has a really smudged line between good and evil. Plus, there are totally messed up superheroes, and that’s just awesome.
4. The Princess Saves Herself in This One – Amanda Lovelace
This poetry book really speaks to me. Every time I need to feel empowered, inspired or just not so alone, I can dip into this and come away feeling like I understand myself a little bit better and have the strength to face the world again.
5. The A-Z of You and Me – James Hannah
I don’t know what it is I love SO MUCH about this book. But love it, I do. It’s about a young man who is dying, and he is thanking every part of his body in alphabetical order for the role it has played in the story of his life. The vignettes are short, some are devastating, some are happy, some are funny. All of them are brilliant, and the ending is perfect.
1. The Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Every time I’ve read these books I’ve ended up binge reason the entire series, and then starting from the start and binge reading it a second time back to back. Every single time. I don’t know what it is about these addictive reads, but every time I get sucked in and I’m never disappointed.
2. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Because duh. I think this is going to be a series re-read by everyone for many years to come.
3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Every time I feel a slump coming on I normally reach for Anna. It normally stops me from entering a reading slump and for that I am forever grateful.
4. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
This is a book I haven’t re-read yet, but it was one of my favourite reads of 2017 and I’m already looking forward to when I do get to re-read it. I absolutely loved this one, and I feel as if it’s going to be the kind of book that with each re-read I’ll notice more things previously missed.
5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I didn’t think Cassandra Clare would make it to this list, but as I sat here looking at my shelves and trying to contemplate who should be my last pick for this prompt, I realised that it made the most sense for Cassandra Clare. Although I don’t love her books to the extent that I once did, I have re-read them a lot and think about re-reading them again quite often. I always think I’ve maybe gotten to the point where I’ve had enough of Cassandra Clare, but then with each new release I still end up reading her books. And so that’s why I think she deserves to be on this list.
Which books could you reread forever?