This weeks topic is ‘Rereading books’, which I love!
Do you reread books? How often?
I love rereading books! I almost only reread books that I consider favourites, so I just want to go back to my favourite characters and places! Or when a series I really love has a sequel coming out and I want to refresh my memory! I don’t do this for every series, since that would take too much time haha. While typing this I’m actually rereading The Poppy War, then I will reread The Dragon Republic, so that I can dive right into The Burning God once it arrives!
I actually do not reread books very often, I really want to reread more often. But new books are very distracting haha! At the moment of writing this I’ve read 252 books, of which 12 were rereads! (not counting poppy war towards this, since I have not finished it!)
Do you reread a series before reading the newest book?
Not always haha! Really depends. As I said I’m currently rereading The Poppy War before the release of book three, both because I want to refresh my memory, but also because I really loved the series!
Soon book four I the An Ember in the Ashes series will release, I also really loved this series, but I read the first three books for the first time this year and I can still remember pretty well what happened!
So it really depends if I feel like I can remember everything (or most things) still, and if I liked the previous books enough to reread haha. Sometimes I just go right into the sequel in the hopes there is a recap, or maybe the story will get back to me while reading the sequel!
Is there a certain book or series that you always come back to reread?
The only series that I have reread multiple times is Harry Potter! One other series I think I have read at least three times is Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier, this was my absolute favourite when I was younger!
Do you count rereads towards your monthly/yearly goals?
Yes, I spend time reading them so why not?! I probably read them faster then when I read them the first time since I already know the story, but I still think it counts.
Do you feel guilty about rereading books?
Kinda? But also I do not reread that often, but every time I do I’m like ‘I could have read this new book in this time’. But it is so stupid to feel guilty about it, we read to enjoy so if I want to reread a book that I will enjoy, why not?!