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Re-reads: January 2016

Rereads January 2016

I’ve always liked to re-read books but in 2015 I re-read a lot more books than I usually do, especially during the last few months. I was having a blast! I didn’t care how many new releases are out there and that there are so many other books that I haven’t read yet. I was just having way too much fun (or pain but as I like being in pain…). So I set myself the goal for 2016 to keep going like this and re-read at least three books each month.

Re-reading books in a series for the release of the next book is almost a necessity for me because my memory sucks and I forget pretty much everything. That means that I spend a huge part of January re-reading just one series in preparation for the only January release I was interested in: The Bands of Mourning (Let’s not talk about the fact that I didn’t end up getting a copy in January but still have to wait another few days).

What I re-read in January

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I actually re-read (almost) all Harry Potter books back in December and just didn’t manage to read the last 90 (NINETY! Urg!) pages of the last book before the year was over. I’m now questioning my own life decisions because WHY HADN’T I RE-READ THEM BEFORE? I’ve only re-read the first three before and was reminded of how amazing these books are but for some reason didn’t continue. I’m glad I finally re-read them all and I already see myself re-reading them again in the not so distant future. 

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

These days I’m just always in the middle of one of the Raven Cycle books. This time I only re-read bits and pieces over a few months which was great because I had daily doses of Ronan Lynch but still got to read many other books. I guess I don’t have to mention how much I enjoyed The Dream Thieves… 

Mistborn #1-4 by Brandon Sanderson

ASFDGSDFHDFKDHGKDF. WHAT EVEN WAS THIS RE-READ? I’m seriously questioning my ability to remember ANYTHING. I mean, I know I forget things but there were some that I kind of remembered differently? I’m convinced someone tempered with my copies of the series (we all know who!) because I swear some things I read about during my re-read were completely new to me. 

It was also a very good decision on my part to read the Alloy Era books right after the original trilogy this time because I saw/understood more connections than I did during my first read of Alloy of Law.

10/10 would recommend to re-read more books

It wasn’t any surprise to me that I still loved or loved these books even more than the first (few) times that I read them, but I’m glad that I did. It didn’t get to read many other books because of these many (and long) re-reads but NO REGRETS! January was definitely a fun (and painful) reading month for me and can’t wait to re-read more in February.

Do you like to re-read too? How often do you usually re-read? Have you (re)read any of these too?