I wrote a post last January about books I wanted to reread in 2018 (which was, in turn, inspired by Lauren’s post), and my rereading this year ended up being so successful that I decided to make a similar list of books I want to reread in 2019! (In case you’re wondering, I got to 4/5 of the books on my 2018 list!)
I already have fairly concrete plans for a few of these, and the rest are some I’d love to get to if time and my TBR permit! Let’s get into the rereads I have on deck for next year.
potential 2019 rereads
(Covers link to Goodreads.)
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (series) // Okay, so I will definitely be rereading these in 2019, because I already have plans to do so with my bff and fellow Shadowhunters trash, Jane! We reread The Infernal Devices and The Dark Artifices together this year in preparation for Queen of Air and Darkness (which we also read together), so this just needed to happen. And it’ll be perfect timing, since The Red Scrolls of Magic comes out in April! Excited to love and hate my favorite garbage book series all over again.
The Archived by Victoria Schwab (duology) // The only series from my 2018 list I didn’t manage to get to this year! I definitely plan to reread the duology early next year. These were the first Schwab books I ever read, and I’m curious to see how they hold up for me now that I’ve read all of her other work (and now that her catalog has expanded so much!).
The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo (trilogy) // It seems like everyone and their mom has decided to reread the Grisha books in anticipation of King of Scars, and it’s motivated me to wanna do the same. I’m not a diehard fan of the original trilogy, but it’s been so long since I read them that the series definitely warrants revisiting.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid // I honestly can’t believe it’s been over a year since I first read this masterpiece?? An all-time favorite, and definitely one I want to revisit. I’ll probably pick it up when Chandler and Dylan get to it during the Taylor Jenkins Reid-along they’re hosting through next year.
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord // I’ve reread The Start of Me and You countless times (and tbh, I’ll probably reread it again next year in preparation for the sequel coming out), but I also wanna make time next year to return to the other Emery Lord book that’s on my list of forever favorites.
Black Iris by Elliot Wake (published as Leah Raeder) // You know those books that you loved so much the first time around that you’re scared to reread them? Black Iris is that for me. This is one of my favorite books of all time, ever, and I just… need to read it again. I’m also super intrigued to see how knowing about the huge *~plot twist~* will inform my reading experience this time around!
Also, let’s be real, we all know I’ll reread The Girl with the Red Balloon again in 2019 (and probably every year), and I have no shame. Gotta stay on-brand, ya know?
Do you enjoy rereading? If so, which books would you like to reread in 2019? Do you plan to revisit (or visit for the first time!) any of the books on my list?