Welcome to Blogmas Day 2, you guys! For today’s post I wanted to talk about three books (yes, I know I said 2 in my title and it’s 2 in the end!) that I reread this year and still loved as much (if not more) as when I first read them!
I think I’ve established on the blog that I am a big fan of rereading books (even more so now that Goodreads actually counts rereads towards the reading challenge) as discussed in this post *hint* and I’ve actually reread quite a few books this year (to be exact, 10 out of the 58 books I’ve read so far have been rereads) and I wanted to share the ones that stood out to me as books that I still love as much if not more than I did during my previous read throughs!
I know that a lot of people have their opinions on Sarah (as both a writer and the person they think she is), but I’ve been a fan of her’s ever since I read Crown Of Midnight in a matter of days. And while I enjoy the Throne Of Glass series, my absolute favorite book by Sarah is without a doubt A Court Of Mist And Fury. I’ve read it twice in its entirety but I’ve also spent countless hours just rereading certain scenes over and over again because I just love this particular book so, so much.
Sarah introduces us to a new set of characters in this book and expands the world beyond what we saw in the first book and by doing that, my enjoyment of this series went through the roof. Whenever I think about characters or groups of characters I love, I always come back to the Inner Circle as one of my favorite examples.
More importantly, Feyre and Rhysand’s entire relationship in this book was so, so good. They went through quite the ordeal in the first book both together and on their own and to see them pick up those pieces and put themselves and each other back together was again, so, so great.
For me, the way Sarah writes makes it impossible to put her books down. I keep turning page after page because I just need to know what happens next. I’ll stay up all night to finish reading her books just so I finally know what happens in the end.
I wouldn’t recommend this book to young teenagers as it features pretty explicit sex scenes and I don’t know if young teenagers should be reading the series for that reason.
Earlier this year, I did an ‘8 Best Books Of 2017 – So Far‘ post and guess which book had already made it onto my favorites list and is probably going to be showing up on my overall 2017 favorites too. Yep, this one.
My second returning favorite of 2017 is the Six Of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo! I feel like if you’ve been following me on social media you probably have seen me talk about how much I love this duology before, so this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to you. But yes, I absolutely love the Six Of Crows duology with all my heart. I’ve read it a total of three times since it was released (and weirdly enough, always around the same time each year) and I can without a doubt say, that this book holds up over rereads and doesn’t lose any of its awesomeness.
I adore the characters (they are usually my second example for groups of characters I love) and the dynamics within their little group. And these aren’t ‘good’ characters. They are all morally grey and they are allowed to be that. But they also evolve over the course of the duology and become these people that I feel the need to protect.
Another aspect that I love about this cast of characters is how diverse they are. We have Kaz, who has a limp and needs a walking cane to get around, Nina who is a fat girl who loves her waffles and is pretty freaking awesome, Jesper and Inej who are both people of color and Wylan who is unable to read.
The world Leigh created within her Grishaverse is so fascinating and I love getting to see a different part of it in Ketterdam which is this city that’s full of gangs and violence and con artists but that’s also what makes it such an interesting setting for the story!
I think we all know that a great setting, fantastic characters and storyline also need amazing writing to really pull it all together and give the reader the best experience possible – and that’s exactly what Leigh did here (and in her other books)! I liked her writing in the Grisha Trilogy but everything that has been released since definitely put her on my list of all time favorite authors. Any book Leigh releases, you can bet money on the fact that I’ll read it. This year alone, I’ve read a total of four Leigh books. And I loved every second of it!
As I’ve mentioned before, I want to you guys to get involved too and share your posts for each of the prompts and pingback to me so I can see them too. I also decided I would feature you guys’ posts at the end of the following day so my readers can have a look too! So please, if you do 12 Days Of Blogmas, make sure to pingback to me and I’ll include your posts at the end of my own! So, for Day 1’s prompt of writing a love letter to your favorite book of 2017 I’ve got:
- Siobhan over at I Am A Book Drunkard shared an actual love letter to her favorite read of 2017!
- Books And Love Always also shared an actual love letter to their favorite read of 2017!
- Tasya at Literary Huntress shared her favorite book of 2017 (which I’m actually currently in the middle of reading too)
- Caro at Book Cheshire Cat shares a love letter to one of her favorite 2017 reads
How about you guys? Are you the type of reader who likes to reread old favorites? Or do you prefer to just read new-to-you books all of the time? What have been some of your returning favorites this past year? Let me know in the comments down below or in a post of your own (in which case, make sure to leave me a link so I can check out your posts too!)!
See you guys on Wednesday with my Top 3 Young Adult Debuts! I am so excited to share my love for these debut authors that I’ve really come to love this year! Hope you’re excited too!