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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YA Retellings

There are sooo many books that are retellings of other stories out there these days! I feel like in 2018, the trend was The Little Mermaid retellings, and this year so far it’s Beauty and the Beast. Here is a big list of retellings if you are looking to get into them, or if you just want to read more of them!

There are sooo many books that are retellings of other stories out there these days! I feel like in 2018, the trend was The Little Mermaid retellings, and this year so far it’s Beauty and the Beast. Here is a big list of retellings if you are looking to get into them, or if you just want to read more of them!

The Little Mermaid

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

This book is more of a backstory for Ursula, but I think villain backstories still count as retellings! I thought it was interesting because you’re wondering how exactly the main character will become the villain you know.

The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill

This book is definitely the closest to the original story that I’ve read. It is a feminist retelling, but the world is so misogynistic that it kind hurt to read, though the end makes it worth it.

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

This one was a bit different because the main character is a siren that gets turned into a human as punishment. I think this one could have been longer, but it was definitely an interesting take on a classic story.

Beauty and the Beast

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

This one is definitely the most loosely based on Beauty and the Beast. The main character gets taken and is forced to live in a castle, but that’s about where the similarities end.

Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer

This book is actually an East of the Sun and West of the Moon retelling, but it takes elements from Beauty and the Beast, as well as some other tales. I had never heard of East of the Sun and West of the Moon before, so when I read the book, I definitely thought it was a Beauty and the Beast retelling.

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

I haven’t read this one yet, but I do know that a prince is cursed to repeat the same autumn until a girl can fall in love with him. It has a pretty high rating and I’ve seen good reviews for it, so I think it will be good!

Others

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

This is a retelling of Snow White and it follows both a princess and her stepmother when she was young. This book was so unique and interesting, from the magic to the relationships!

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

This is a retelling of The Goose Girl, which I had never heard of before this book. It does seem to follow the fairytale pretty closely, but it is still a very enjoyable book!

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

This is a retelling of Alice in Wonderland, specifically a backstory for the Queen of Hearts. This is definitely one of my favorite (and most heartbreaking) retellings! This one leads me into my final category.

The Lunar Chronicles

This is an entire series of retellings set in the future by Marissa Meyer. The books include Cinder (Cinderella), Scarlet (Little Red Riding Hood), Cress (Rapunzel), and Winter (Snow White). Fairest is a novella that is a villain backstory based on Snow White. This series is one of my all time favorites because the fairytale elements are done so well and the overall story and characters are so good!

How many of these have you read? I know there are so many more than these, so do you have any recommendations?