1. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Nivan
Obviously, I have read this one as this is a ‘books I want to reread list’ but I cannot remember anything that happens. I read this one back in 2014, and I do remember liking it. I know a lot of other people really enjoyed this book as well, so I think it would we worth the revisit.
2. The Faraway Tree series by Enid Blyton
I mentioned this book series on my podcast (go check it out here) and it’s been on my mind. I already reread Harry Potter in 2017, maybe this is the year to reread some childhood favourites. I just really want to revisit this wonderful world, because I’m sure it’s still just as magical.
3. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
This book was, to be very pun-ny, simply Wonder-ful. Since hearing that this books is being made into a movie (watch the trailer here) I’ve thought that I should go back to the book. I read this one in 2014 and the unlike some previous mentions, I do remember most of the story! Still would like to reread it before watching the movie though.
4. Maestra by L.S. Hilton
I have raved about this book often. At the end of last year I was so so so excited to read its sequel, Domina. In typical Caitlin fashion, I have not read it yet. Now I feel like I’ve waited so I could wait some more and maybe I’ll reread Maestra. That way I could read the books right after each other and review them both. On the other hand, maybe I won’t.
5. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusack
I read The Book Thief for English class in Year 12. I actually also read The Messenger in Year 11. Because of that, I don’t think I really appreciated either of them. Would be good to go back now and read these books without having to analyse them to write an essay or perform a monologue. Purely for enjoyment.
6. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Like many people, I read this book when it first came out simply because J.K. Rowling wrote it. Looking back, I was too young to appreciate or even fully understand the story. It’s been almost 5 years, I’m older and I sure hope I’m wiser. I think that I would appreciate J.K. Rowling’s adult novel a lot more now.
7. The Alchemist by Paul Chohelo
I first read this book in 2015 when I was lent a copy, so though I own this book I have never read my copy. Even though I have only read this book once, I always knew that I would reread it. It’s one of those books that people reread throughout their lives and get something different out of it each time. I think it’s almost time for me to read The Alchemist again for that new meaning.
8. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
When I read this book, I was reading it at the exact right time. Since, I’ve realised that it’s the only times that has happened to me. It’s probably why I haven’t reacted the same way to the rest of John Green’s books. With all of the different types of friendships and relationship themes in this book, there were so many lines that really hit me. Like I had to put the book down for a second and think about my life. I think that this book would be interesting to reread because I wouldn’t have that this time. Would it be different?
9. Looking for Alaska by John Green
I did not like this book. So many people do, and I’m not sure why I didn’t. Maybe, like I mentioned just before, I read it at the wrong time. I think I’d be willing to give this book another go, but I’m just not sure. I actually have a lot of different opinions about John Green’s work, maybe I should do a whole post about that?
10. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
I don’t know when the last time I read this book was, so it must have been a long time ago. I’ve always loved the story and the movie. I even talked about how I would love finding old keys, imagining they’d let me into a special garden of my own in my Favourite Children’s Book post.