Thoughts on Rereading | Tea Talk Thursday (2)

Posted November 17, 2016 by Madalyn || 11 Comments


Tea Talk Thursday is a semi-regular discussion feature on the blog, where Madalyn (your resident tea barista) recommends a tea she’s been loving recently and discusses whatever bookish thoughts are on her mind.

the tea

Recently, I’ve been feeling pretty anxious, so I’ve been trying to cut back on my caffeine intake by drinking more herbal and fruit teas (which are caffeine-free). I’ve been especially loving Just Add Honey’s Mint to Be blend.

the talk

Let’s talk about rereading! This is a topic that’s discussed fairly often in the blogging world, but I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. Since my mental health has been so dodgy this semester, I find myself seeking stability and comfort in the pages of my favorite books. Personally, I’ve always been a huge fan of rereading favorites. Not only do I find rereads comforting, but I also enjoy looking for things I might have missed the first time or the previous times I’ve read the book. I especially love finding instances when the author has perfectly set up the story by foreshadowing events that occur in future books in the series (or just later on in the book, if it’s a standalone). Plus, I often feel as though I’m a totally different person than I was when I originally read the book, so I usually find meaning and enjoyment in different elements of the book upon rereading. I find that my ratings and reviews often change significantly from my original reading to my rereads.

All of that being said, let’s discuss some of my favorite books and series to reread, as well as some books that I hope to reread soon!

My Favorite Books to Reread:

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Books I Want to Reread:

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What are your thoughts on rereading? Do you have any favorites you return to time and time again? What are some books you want to reread?

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11 responses to “Thoughts on Rereading | Tea Talk Thursday (2)

  1. I am so not a rereader. I think I have reread one book and that is it. I found myself like skimming through it since i knew what happens lol. That is why I give away books because I know I will never read them again. There are a few books I would like to listen to though that I have already read thinking it may be a different experience. Great discussion!

  2. Ooooh great choices! I can’t wait to reread Great and Terrible Beauty! It’s been so long since I’ve read that series and want to see if it holds up. I’d also love to reread anything Emery Lord or Morgan Matson.

    • Yes! I just reread the Gemma Doyle Trilogy for the first time in seven years earlier this year, and it made my heart so happy!! Ugh, those books hold such a special place in my heart. I like rereading all of Morgan Matson’s books in general!

  3. I do like to reread, but I feel like I never have enough time for it! I usually do a reread of The Hunger Games at least every year, but I haven’t so far this year and I am kind of running out of time. Actually… now that you mention it, I am almost done with my current ebook, and don’t have an eARC to review until January 31. So… maybe I should do it! I have them in ebook form, as well as like 10 sets of physical ones, and some in languages I don’t speak bwaha. I love this idea, I am SO doing this, it is so soothing! I hope you get to reread the ones on your list to read soon! Love this post!! Thanks, you have inspired me ♥♥

  4. Morgan @ Gone with the Words

    Tea talk! Love this! I love rereading and used to do it much more often- the amount of times I’ve read Harry Potter! Since I started really growing my TBR and blogging I don’t make as much time for it because I feel guilty…. but it really is so comforting and I’m always so glad to reread when I do! A couple of my favorites are Ella Enchanted, The Art of Lainey, and The Hating Game. I really want to reread Simon vs and The Start of Me and You! And oh my gosh, The Raven Cycle might be one of the most rewarding rereads besides Harry Potter- SO much nuance, so many small pieces of foreshadowing- it’s really brilliant and I fall more in love each time.

    • Thank you! 🙂 Yeah, that definitely makes sense. I loved Ella Enchanted when I was younger (now that I think about it… definitely worth a reread), and I just finished reading The Hating Game for the first time and really enjoyed it! I have reread The Start of Me and You SO many times; it’s kind of become my ultimate comfort read. I think that a reread of The Raven Cycle is very much in order, because I totally agree that there is so much nuance hidden in that series. Such brilliant writing!

  5. I totally agree! I love rereading, even though I don’t do it much. Some people don’t because, granted, it takes up a lot of time, but what’s the point of having a favorite or group of favorites, or even owning books, if you never read them again?

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