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Books I Need To Re-Read

I’m doing it. I’m hosting a readathon.

As someone who never re-reads a book, I want to make a change. There are so many books out there that I’ve read, loved and forgotten or read, felt luke warm towards and also forgotten. But as my TBR pile grows and more new and exciting books get released, books that I’ve already read are not a priority. But I’m changing that mind set right now. From midnight of the 31st August – 2nd September, I’ll be hosting #ukrereadathon over on Twitter. It will be a weekend of re-reading your favourite books, or maybe giving some of your three stars another go. This is what I’ll be reading:

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

#ukrereadathob vicious by v.e. schwab

With the sequel, Vengeful, releasing in September, Vicious seems like an obvious option. There have been countless times where I’ve read a sequel and couldn’t remember what had happened previously, and enough is enough! I read Vicious some time in 2015 when my blog was only a year old and, looking back at my review, I wasn’t in love. It wasn’t until I read A Darker Shade of Magic did I fall in love with V.E. Schwab’s writing. So, because it’s been so long, and because I clearly didn’t appreciate Vicious the first time, I’m going in again.

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

#ukrereadathon the young elites trilogy by marie lu

Now if you’ve read Hollie’s Fantasy Recommendations, you’ll know that The Young Elites is one of my favourite series. But, like Vicious, it’s been a while. I managed to get the first two books at a decent price and so read them without much space between them. But The Midnight Star? I couldn’t find it in hardback to match the others at a normal, non-inflated price. Thankfully, after a book trade on Twitter, I managed to get a hold of copy.

But…what happened in The Young Elites again?

To really appreciate The Midnight Star, I’m re-reading the whole series. They’re not very long books, and I’m excited to get back into this villain origin story.

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

#ukrereadathon truthwitch by susan dennard

Ah, Truthwitch. A few years ago, on payday, I decided to splash out on a US hardcover of Truthwitch, purely because I wasn’t a fan of the UK edition. I read it, and I remember feeling a little disappointed. I don’t think I completely understood what was going on, and decided to disregard the rest of the series. I put it up for trade, and that was that.

But with the release of Bloodwitch, I’ve gotten excited.

Aeduan, the bloodwitch of the series, was the character that intrigued me the most. And now, with a sequel coming out in his point of view, I think I want to give this series another go. Especially after receiving a nudge from new friend Karen at a meetup, I now want to see if I can get into Truthwitch properly this time. I know I’ll also have Windwitch to read before I get to Bloodwitch, but I’ve heard by many that the books do get better over time, and so I’m not intimidated at all. Not at all. OK? Good.

As someone hosting their first readathon, I would love for you to tag me in any blog posts, bookstagrams or Youtube videos about #ukrereadathon if you’re taking part! If not, let me know in the comments what you’ll be reading! Also, don’t forget, at 8pm BST (GMT+1) I’ll be hosting a round up chat all about the books we’ve re-read. So please join in, and don’t forget to use #ukrereadathon on your social media!

 

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7 Comments

  1. kirstyreadsblog

    August 28, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    I wasn’t gonna take part bc I have SO MANY new books to read but I’ve been thinking about rereading The Unexpected Everything for weeks

  2. TeaPartyPrincess

    August 29, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Fab TBR 🙂 Good luck!
    I’m so excited for this rereadathon, I just need to finalise my TBR.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk

  3. Kate (Reading Through Infinity)

    August 29, 2018 at 11:26 am

    When you reread Vicious please send me updates during every chapter so I know where you’re up to. 😉 If I’m not away at the weekend and can take part, I’ll be rereading A Gathering of Shadows, and possibly Six of Crows!

    1. Hollie

      August 29, 2018 at 12:34 pm

      OF COURSE I WILL. Yes please I’d love for you to take part!

  4. Ashleigh

    August 29, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Oh my god you will SLAY this if you manage to reread them all! I’ll be taking part but I’m busy all three days, so I’ll just be happy if I manage to reread Vicious (especially because I’m a slow reader and it usually takes me a week per book).

    1. Hollie

      August 29, 2018 at 10:01 pm

      It’s gonna be a struggle! I expect to at least finish Vicious and The Young Elites, but it would be great to get through a bit of Truthwitch! YES. You WILL get through Vicious with me!

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