Books I Plan to Reread This Year!

One of my goals this year was to reread a lot, so I’ve come up with a lot of books I want to try to get to this year. I was originally going to make a schedule of when I wanted to reread everything, but that’s really not who I am.

One of my goals this year was to reread a lot, so I’ve come up with some books I want to try to get to this year. I was originally going to make a schedule of when I wanted to reread everything, but that’s really not who I am. These are in no particular order!

A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

I had lukewarm feelings about the first and third book of this series, and with the next book coming out soon-ish, I want to give these a reread. ACOMAF was an all-time favorite of mine, so I want to see if my opinion has changed on that.

THE BOOKS OF BAYERN

I’ve read The Goose Girl probably close to 10 times, but I’ve only read the other books in this series once, maybe twice. I finally bought them all when they came out with these gorgeous new editions! They are gonna be super quick reads.

SIX OF CROWS

I really loved this series when I was reading it, though I do remember being confused by Crooked Kingdom. I would like to savor these a little bit more this time around because I was definitely rushing the first time.

MISTBORN

As I am writing this, I just started reading The Eleventh Metal, a short story to go with this series, and it gave me a HUGE rush of nostalgia for these books! The atmosphere, the characters, the magic, I loved it all! I can’t decide if I want to reread the second era as well. I think I would enjoy them more the second time around because I know what to expect.

THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO

I seriously adored this book the first time around! I want to feel that way again. This book is unlike anything else I’ve read before.

STRANGE THE DREAMER

Laini’s writing is absolutely stunning and I want to experience it again! Also, these books just speak to my soul, okay I need to reread them.

AKEMI DAWN BOWMAN BOOKS

I related to Starfish when I read it more than any other book I had read before. Both of her books are beautifully written and are so powerful. I can’t wait for her next book!

THE LUNAR CHRONICLES

I read this series right when I started getting back into reading and I loved it! I know I got a little burnt out on them by the last book, so I may try and space them out a little more this time.

THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS

This book is absolutely gorgeous! I don’t normally love books of short stories, but the artwork combined with the creative and memorable stories makes this one of my favorites.

Do you have any goals to reread this year?

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Books with Satisfying Endings!

This might seem like a late post about how bad the Game of Thrones ending was, but nope (I jumped ship on that one years ago), I’ve just been pretty disappointed with book endings lately. There have been so many books that I’ve loved, then the ending just falls so flat, so it got me thinking about books that actually have satisfying endings!

This might seem like a late post about how bad the Game of Thrones ending was, but nope (I jumped ship on that one years ago), I’ve just been pretty disappointed with book endings lately. There have been so many books that I’ve loved, then the ending just falls so flat, so it got me thinking about books that actually have satisfying endings!

While writing this post, I realized that I have a specific type of ending I love: wrapped up, but still somewhat open-ended, so you can imagine what the characters are up to in the future. I don’t like it when endings are super neat and easy.

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

I just reviewed this book, but I loved it so much that I need to talk about it again! The ending to this book was really, really good. It has been one of the only satisfying romance endings that I have read recently. It doesn’t feel rushed and pretty much everything is wrapped up, but it is left open enough that you’re not absolutely sure what happens in the future. The ending to this book also left me feeling super hopeful!

The Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson knows how to write a damn good ending, both for each book in a series, as well as for the series as a whole. His endings leave me absolutely breathless. Usually, the climax is so action-packed, but at the same time, everything makes sense within the world that he’s made. The Hero of Ages, the last book in the original Mistborn series, had a spectacular ending! I’m pretty sure I walked around in a daze for the rest of the day after I finished this book because I just couldn’t stop thinking about it.

The Strange the Dreamer duology by Laini Taylor

It has been a little while since I read these books, but I remember feeling so satisfied with the ending! It wraps up the conflict of the story, but it is open enough that, once again, you can imagine what happens to the characters next. The ending of this duology was great, but honestly, these entire books were SO good!

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This is the only book on the list that doesn’t end in an open-ended, anything could happen next kind of way. It has a pretty definitive ending, but it just felt really powerful and I left the book feeling very satisfied. This book gets recommended everywhere, but it is so worth it.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

The ending of this book definitely gave me a classic “lay in bed and stare at the ceiling while thinking about the amazing book you just finished” moment. This is a big book, so there is a lot to wrap up, but it was done so well. Things that needed answers got answers that made sense considering the world.

Fantasy Favorites

I haven’t talked about myself much yet on this blog, so I figured the best way to introduce myself would be through my favorite books! I won’t be giving a synopsis for each book (Goodreads does a much better job at it than I do), but I will be talking about why I love them or what makes them special to me.

I haven’t talked about myself much yet on this blog, so I figured the best way to introduce myself would be through my favorite books! I won’t be giving a synopsis for each book (Goodreads does a much better job at it than I do), but I will be talking about why I love them or what makes them special to me.

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

I read this book when I was in middle school, and I immediately fell in love with it! It was actually my family’s roadtrip audiobook, but we finished the roadtrip before the book ended, so I remember sitting in my room with my boombox so I could finish listening to the cassettes. I did enjoy the rest of the series, but this book is just so good that I’ve read it at least 7 or 8 times.

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

This whole series means a lot to me. It really got me back into reading when I was in a really dark place in life. I know it definitely has some issues, but I think overall the story, the characters, and the relationships will be some that I remember and hold dear for a very long time.

The Strange the Dreamer duology by Laini Taylor

I had heard so many people saying great things about this book, so I was skeptical when I first started it but oh man, it really ended up being one of my favorites!! It is so unique and interesting, and the language is magical. Whenever I read Laini Taylor’s writing, there will be a sentence that just makes me stop and think “wow“.

The Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo

If you read my King of Scars review, than you already know I love this duology. I was also skeptical going into this one because I didn’t enjoy the Shadow and Bone series by Leigh Bardugo, but I was proved wrong. This book doesn’t even include that many fantasy elements, but I love groups of misfits and outcasts coming together!

I’m realizing that I have too many fantasy favorites to justify putting them all in one post, so this will have a part 2 eventually, but I will finish off the post with an important favorite:

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter is one of the first books I remember reading. I have a super specific memory of my mom and I sitting at a table in the kid’s section of Barnes & Noble, and her telling me that we should get this book because it was getting popular. I was only in first grade at the time (like 6 years old) so it was too advanced for me to read on my own, so my mom would read it to me and I would follow along. I really think this started my lifelong love of reading and of fantasy! The series will always mean a lot to me no matter how much JKR makes a fool out of herself by coming up with more content for it.

Stay tuned for part two of this post, as well as posts about my favorites from other genres!