Blogmas Day 2: 2 Returning Favorites

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!

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acomafI 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.

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six of crowsMy 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!

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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:

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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!

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25 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 2: 2 Returning Favorites

  1. Unfortunately I DNF-ed A Court of Mist and Fury after several chapters, even though I quite liked A Court of Thorns and Roses 😦 It just wasn’t to my taste. But glad you enjoyed the series more!

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  2. i can totally understand, why “six of crows” is on this list. i loved that book! i haven’t read the ACOTAR series, because i am currently reading the “throne of glass” series. but i will get to them! 😀
    i don’t reread much unfortunately. there are just so many new books i want to get too 😀

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  3. yaaaaay six of crows! i’ve done a lot more rereading this year and it……..mostly hasn’t gone well but sometimes the books are just as good as i remember and that’s always an absolute pleasure

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  4. All of these are such great reads. I’ve already re-read (at least my favorite scenes) in ACOMAF multiple times. And what edition is that? The cover looks different/gorgeous!

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  5. I’m not a big re-reader unless I’ve managed to completely forget what’s happened in a book, but I should probably reread books more often to help me get out of any slumps. I have Six of Crows on my TBR for this month and I’m so excited to read it because I’ve had a personalised copy since around the time it was released and I still haven’t read it yet.

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    1. That’s so exciting! I really hope you end up enjoying Six Of Crows – especially since it’s a personalized copy and everything!

      Oh, I forget stuff all the time! Which is why I usually try and reread the previous books in a series before the new one gets released but if it’s a BIG series that’s just not possible!

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  6. OH YAY I LOVE REREADS although I don’t do it too often because I often can’t find the time and I’d rather read the 67 unread books on my shelves! However, I do want to make an effort to reread more books next year and I definitely hope to finally get to the Legend series!!! I think I finished the series in 2014 and I just miss it SO MUCH. And I read them in German at the time so I definitely need to read my English copies soon!

    And I’ll definitely reread Simon VS next year like just before the movie comes out because it is now one of my ALL TIME FAVOURITE BOOKS and it just means so much to me and I need to relive that cuteness.

    I really like the books you’ve chosen to highlight in this post! I read both of these for the first time this year but I DEFINITELY see why you deemed them reread-worthy! I really want to reread the ACOTAR series again but that might have to wait a while! Same with Six of Crows because I gotta get to Crooked Kingdom first XD

    BY THE WAY THAT ACOMAF COVER IS SO PRETTY????? It looks so different from all the editions I’ve seen so far omg I NEED IT ❤

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    1. I can’t quite decide if I want to reread Legend or not because I haven’t read anything dystopian in years and I don’t want anything to taint my positive memories of the books – but I also want to know what my 28 year old self would think of them now! It’s weird.

      Oh yeah, I’ll definitely be rereading Simon next year too! But then in physical form so I can tab and write notes into it and stuff! I mean, this particular book should 100% reflect how much I love it.

      I feel like it might be a fan edit or something? I’ve had it saved to my computer since I started blogging and it was the only cover that had matching size dimensions so I’ve pretty much been using it ever since. Weirdly enough, no one has commented on it until this post! xD

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    1. Oh, there definitely are so many new books out there that I want to get to, but sometimes I just want to be back with some of the worlds and characters I already know! Especially since I HATE reading through world building and character introductions. I love just jump into the story right away – which obviously isn’t possible. xD

      Audiobooks are the best! I’ll sometimes get an audiobook copy of a book I have yet to read so I can listen to it while I read along. Or to listen to while I’m out and about.

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  7. OMG, I’ve never ever seen that ACOMAF cover!!! Where did you find it??? XD I love your picks, and I really need to finish the Grisha trilogy to start Six of Crows as soon as possible!

    I’m doing 24 days of Blogmas so I will be posting every single day just for fun. On day 4 (dec 4th), I wrote a post about my Favorite Bookish Candles, and it was so much fun. Up to now, I’ve been posting a new thing every day, and I’ve never had so much fun on my blog before!!

    Here’s my Day 4 Post: https://bookslikewolves.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2017/12/04/Blogmas-Day-4-Favorite-Bookish-Candles-On-My-Wish-List

    Thank you for sharing your favorite returning books!

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    1. I’m pretty sure it was a fan edit or something? I found it months and months ago and have been using it ever since. And yes, you absolutely need to finish the Grisha books so you can start on Six Of Crows! Leigh has definitely gotten better at what she does by SOC and I loved seeing that! Also, have you met the character Stormhound yet?

      Oh, my! how are you doing it though? I used to post every day but there were two of us blogging back then! I’ll be having a look at your posts in a second! 🙂

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