This week's theme: Top Ten Books I Want To Reread (or if you don't reread...would reread in an ideal world). I do reread, though not as much as I would like to (time, time, time). Here are a few books or series that I am either rereading at the moment or will be rereading hopefully in the near future (if the bad shiny new books would stop glinting at me... stop it! Stop glinting!)
The Malazan Book of the Fallen
I am rereading these at the moment and have just finished the first, Gardens of the Moon. I’m aiming to read one book every two or three months and am reading along with the Tor.com reread at the same time. Great stuff!
The Wheel of Time
One of the rare series that I have read and reread at least four times, I have just started a new reread although I’m doing it very slowly, following along with the Reread of the Reread over at Tor.com. The ultimate epic fantasy series for our times, IMHO, I love returning to WOT!
The Count of Monte Cristo
My all time favourite book, this is the one I am most likely to actually reread, probably sometime next year. I try and read it once every two years.
The Lord of the Rings
Another great book, one that I am ashamed to say I have only read a couple of times. I keep on meaning to pick it up again but get sidetracked by all those shiny new books. Damn them! Damn them all! J
The Shannara Saga
Another likely reread sometime next year, I would love to reread all the Shannara books in chronological order, starting with Running with the Demon through to the latest book released this year. If I do, I’ll probably try and blog about it, something along the lines of the Malazan and Wheel of Time rereads done over on Tor.com.
It has been years since I have read any Clive Barker, although I devoured all of his books in one fell swoop a few years ago. I would like to go back and reexplore these dark and twisted words sometime in the future.
I recently did a rewatch of the films with my wife (we watch them once a year) and as usual got the urge to go back and reread the books. Hopefully another project I’ll get around to at some point.
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
One I would love to reread but doubt I will ever get around to it. Perdido Street Station blew my mind when I first read it about a decade ago and I would love to see if it stands up all these years later.
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A definite reread at some point, probably before the last book in the series comes out (whenever that will be). My second favourite book of all time, Shadow of the Wind is a pure joy and I cannot wait to take another crack at it.
His Dark Materials Trilogy
This trilogy had a huge effect on me when I first read almost ten years ago, so this is another one I am really looking forward to reexploring. I’ve planned a reread a few times over the past few years but never got around to it. Hopefully in the next couple of years...
What about you guys? What books would you like or hope to reread?
Please share in the comments! :)