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This week's Top Ten Tuesday prompt asked us to come up with books that we could re-read forever. Mariela and I have wildly different approaches to re-reading, she doesn't do it, and I do it too much!
I do not re-read books because I already know what happens. But I do re-read my favorite scenes.
I guess If I was a person that re-read things, I would chose my favorite books that I have read.
There are no words to describe just how much I fell in love with this book and the characters.
I love Jamie so much!
I love this series! I love Dimka!
Such a good fantasy story!
We all need a Magnus in our lives!
And of course I have to list my new favorite book!
Honestly, I am the dirt worst about this. And it's not just limited to re-reading books. I re-watch movies, television shows and Kdramas and re-play the same old video games. I spend way more time re-consuming old entertainment than I do taking in something new. I am an incredibly picky person. It is hard for me to find something I love. And I have become crotchety in my old age; if I don't love it, I'm not wasting my time on it. Which leads me to A LOT of re-reading, re-watching, and re-playing. Heck, it was hard to cut my list down to 8, I couldn't bear to cut it down even more to 5!
Really, this one can encompass all of Tamora Pierce's Tortall books. I am such a fangirl for her. I re-read her books at least once a year, and I have recently gotten super addicted to audiobooks because it lets me do other things while also getting in my re-reading. Tamora Pierce's Immortals quartet is a full-cast audio, and it's freaking amazing. I could listen to it constantly, much like I do with the Stephen Fry Harry Potter audiobooks.
Speaking of, I spend an obscene amount of time listening to these books. I usually fall asleep to them most nights. Stephen Fry just has the most amazing voice, and I love listening to him talk. And of course, Harry Potter is so amazing, and long, so by the time I get to the end of the 7th book, I am ready to start over again on book one.
Also, I have been buying my older brother the illustrated editions each Christmas, and I just borrowed the first three from him and re-read them. If y'all haven't checked them out, they are gorgeous. And really add so much to the world! They are just lovely.
I have mentioned my love of this book numerous times in the past. It's just such a good story. Red and Sorcha are just forever in my heart. It has its emotionally damaging parts, but for the most part, it's just such a sweet story of courage and love. I re-read this at least once a year. And since I discovered I like audiobooks, I have listened to it quite a few times in the last year.
Much like Tamora Pierce, this really could be just about anything by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Although her most recent book was a huge miss for me, I love all of her works that I have read so much. Her stories are always entertaining and her characters are easy to love. I am in the middle of listening to Match Me If You Can again right now, and it's just so good, even after the 10th time of reading it.
You might be sensing a pattern here. I really, really love Jennifer Crusie. I mean, like a crazy amount. I worked at a book store in high school, and I still remember the day I saw Tell Me Lies and Crazy For You come in as a trade in. I stuck them aside cause they sounded funny, and I am always down for a good romantic comedy. This is the kind of romance I yearn for when I pick up a new book. Funny, sexy, but not super dirty or graphic. I swear, I'm not a prude, I just read romance for the romance, not the sex scenes. Not that there is anything wrong with reading things for the sex scenes! I just love the cute, funny, sweet stuff better. I'm also in the middle of listening to the Tell Me Lies audiobook, and it has a great narrator.
Side note, I'm gonna need Ms. Crusie to publish something soon! It's been almost 8 years since Maybe This Time, and I am absolutely dying for something new.
Now this one I can safely say that it isn't one that is for everything by the author. I have tried other Elizabeth Lowell books and they just don't do it for me. Even when I re-read this book, I laugh at it a little cause it's just so cheesy. And look at that cover! I definitely do not read it in public whenever I am down for another re-read. There isn't much special about this, other than I first read it at the ripe old age of 13, probably a lot younger than I should have been reading it. So it holds a special place in my heart as being one of my first forays into more adult fare.
I really, really love Cherry Adair, guys. Her romantic suspense novels are just so good. They always leaving me wanting more. I haven't read much of her new stuff, but the first 5 TFLAC books always make into a pretty steady rotation of reading them once a year or so. If you like sexy leading men, and women who can save themselves, then these are the books for you!
I couldn't believe it, but I almost forgot about this one! Which is shameful, as I re-read her stuff all of the stinking time. Elena and Clay are hands down my favorite thing about fiction. Period. The audiobooks are surprisingly amazing, too.