Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Books I Want To Re-Read

I've read a decent amount of books over the last few years, and currently for 2019 I'm on book #31 which I'm pretty happy with. I've always been a bit of a book worm and that's only intensified since the start of last year so that means I've read some really great novels, some that I know I want to re-visit one day. So, here are 6 books I'm hoping to re-read at some point, all for quite different reasons!
stack of books - Everything Everything, One Day In December, The Wife Between Us, One Perfect Summer, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

One Perfect Summer by Paige Toon

This is the first book that came to mind when I decided on writing this post. I've said many times that Paige Toon is one of my favourite authors and I've honestly enjoyed every book I've read of hers so far. One that always stands out to me though is One Perfect Summer, and every time I spot it on the bookshelf, I'm always tempted to pick it up and read it again. It tells the story of Joe and Alice who meet at 18 and soon fall in love. Unfortunately turbulent families get in the way so they are soon separated, but surely people who are meant to be will always find a way back to one another? It's one of those love stories you can really get so invested in and truly root for each character. I'd read most of Paige's books again but there's something special about this one.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

This was the first book that really gave me my love for reading back. Instantly it was one that hooked me in and I just couldn't put it down. I loved the main character Eleanor and the complicated, endearing woman that she is, and she was someone I could really relate to and feel for. I think the way Gail has written the book is fantastic - the way little bits about Eleanor's past are revealed, the theme of loneliness being touched upon which is something I'm sure a lot of people can relate to, and of course the big twist at the end. I said in my review that the reveal made me want to go right back to start and see if I could spot the signs, because it was something I genuinely wouldn't have predicted.

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

The only thriller in this list, because I find with books of that genre, once you get to the end and you know the 'twist', or the big reveal that pieces everything together, there's no real need to go back over it. With romance novels though, I find them more easy to connect to, and they're not always trying to be this big book with lots of twists and turns, just an easy read, telling a beautiful story. One thriller that does stand out to me though is The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. It was a book that genuinely left me speechless and I needed to just sit and think once I got halfway through and something massive is revealed. It was just so cleverly written. Despite now knowing the ending, it's one that just baffled me at the time so I'll definitely be re-reading it at some point and going into it looking for certain things.

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

I love how unique Everything Everything is. It tells the story of Maddy who has never been allowed to leave her home due to an illness that could kill her if she steps outside. One day Olly moves in next door and she soon realises for love, she'd be prepared to risk it all. I actually watched the film before reading the book and I just adored it, it's the perfect romantic film to snuggle up to, but the book impressed me just as much. It's all short, snappy chapters so it's such an easy read and it also has a lot of the dialogue through emails which was a nice change. I just think it's a gorgeous book and it's honestly one you can read in just one sitting, it flows incredibly well.

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

I picked this book up around the time it first came out so there was a lot of hype around it and ultimately I was disappointed. I'm not sure if that's because of the book itself or if because SO many people were raving about it, that I went into it expecting to be wowed and maybe didn't approach it in the best way if that makes any sense at all. I in fact don't even have the book anymore but I'm really keen to give it a go again one day as after watching the film a few times since, I think maybe I was a bit unfair about it. If you haven't read the book or watched the film, it's focused on Rachel, a woman who does her fair share of people watching on her commute. The issue is that the people she's looking for are her ex husband and his new wife, and the perfect couple next door Scott and Megan. One day she realises all might not be so perfect though when she witnesses something shocking and Megan goes missing. Due to her problems with alcohol though and turbulent relationship with her ex, she has to figure out if her mind is playing tricks on her and if not, how to convince the police she's telling the truth.

One Day In December by Josie Silver

I could definitely see myself re-reading this book each Christmas. I said in my review of One Day In December that if you like the film Love Actually, you'll like this book. It just has that cosy, Christmas vibe to it and I found it to be so uplifting and heartwarming. After their eyes meet at a bus stop, Jack and Laurie feel like something magical just happened, but there's no way of finding one another, they don't even know each others names. But then one day Laurie's best friend brings home her new boyfriend, and it's Jack. It's a proper love triangle and a real, will they ever end up together? I genuinely didn't know how it would end and there were several moments I had to stop and take a breather because it was just so emotional! It's another book I look at and think is it too soon to read it again? I'm trying to wait it out until the end of the year for now!

I'd love to know if you've got any books you've read over and over? or any you'll never get rid of? I love it when a book is so special that you just have to go back to it!

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rewuest said...

I'm trying to re-read books I read in my adolescence, like Percy Jackson, and old favorites like The Green Mile. But 95% of the time I'll go for a new book.

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Lady Writes said...

I really need to re-visit Eleanor Oliphant as I just couldn't get into it x

AlishaValerie said...

I love re-reading books, my favourite to read over and over is The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. I'm sending you all of my love! πŸŒΈπŸ’œ

With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

Heather Nixon said...

I never really re-read but I think I should x

jennyinneverland said...

I do love a re-read! I'm hoping to re-read Wild again soon, as I re-watched the film last week and forgot how much I adore it!


Tiffany Timms said...

I want to go back to some of the books I loved when I was younger too! x

Tiffany Timms said...

I hope you give Eleanor Oliphant another chance! It does seem to be quite mixed with people x

Tiffany Timms said...

I need to read The Secret! x

Tiffany Timms said...

I don't re-read often but all of these keep calling me back!

Tiffany Timms said...

I need to read Wild! I've been meaning to watch the film for ages xx

Joy said...

Eleanor Oliphant has been on my list for a while now. I should get around to it soon.

Sophie said...

I've still never read or seen The Girl on The Train. I don't know where I've been πŸ™ˆ. The Wife Between Us sounds really interesting x


Cora - Tea Party Princess said...

I haven't read any of these, but I've heard of all of them. If they're reread worthy I think I should bump them up my TBR!
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