Today I wanted to talk about re-reads. Over the last few years I have re-read a lot of books. some of my all-time favourites, and some not. And sometimes I have actually ended up enjoying the book more the second time around. And today I thought that I would talk about those books. so, let’s do this!
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
I read this book for the first time 3 or 4 years ago, it was one of my earliest review that I posted on here. And while I didn’t hate it, I didn’t love it either. I found it boring and predictable and honestly just a bit dull. Well last summer I ended up re-reading it on a whim and really enjoying it. there was a lot more depth to the story then I realised the first time around. It really drew me in a lot more the second time and I was able to appreciate the themes and storylines a lot more. in fact, I enjoyed it so much that upon finishing it, I immediately ordered all but one of Keplinger’s other books (one was out of stock at the time)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This is actually a book that I ended up DNFing the first time I read it. I only made it about a third of the way through before giving up. I just didn’t like it. I found it incredibly slow and dense and just straight up boring. It was one of those books that I felt like no matter how much I read, I never made any progress. Nut about 2 years after trying to read it the first time my sister badgered me into trying again (it is her favourite book) and I ended up falling in love with it the second time that I read it I was actually able to appreciate how beautiful this story is. The writing is almost lyrical and so atmospheric. I just wasn’t able to appreciate that the first time. This book actually ended up becoming one of my all-time favourite books. that is how much more I ended up enjoying it the second time.
Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding
This is actually a book that I did enjoy that first time that I read it, but I re-read it on a whim just after Christmas and I definitely enjoyed it more the second time. I found it funnier and more entertaining and much more relatable. I really, really enjoyed it the second time.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
I openly admit that I love this whole series. a couple of months ago I decided to re-read the whole series since I loved it so much. and I am honestly enjoying it more this time around. I am noticing all the small things that I missed the first time and I am also picking up on the hints of the future scattered throughout the books and I am loving it.
And there we have it. those are a few books that I enjoyed more upon re-reading them. do you ever re-read books? do you ever enjoy them more? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon