Books I Might Want To Reread
I’m not typically a rereader, but there are some books I wouldn’t mind rereading. I don’t know if I ever will, but if I do, these books could be the ones I reread. As much as I love the YA I’m reading these days, I couldn’t come up with many books I’ve read in recent years to put on the list.
01. All-of-a-Kind Family series – I read and loved these books when I was a child. This Jewish family in early 1900s New York City was so different from my own small-town midwestern Catholic upbringing more than half a century later. It was a glimpse of another way of life, another culture, in another time.
02. Ramona Quimby series – Who didn’t love Ramona? (Please don’t tell me if you didn’t.) Stephanie Lucianovic recounts her experience of reading Ramona as an adult and shares some details that she missed when she read the books as a child. I love that those nuances were included and most of us probably missed them completely.
04. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – You have no idea how many years I spent searching for the title of this book. Yay internet! Being locked in a museum overnight is probably second only to being locked in a library or bookstore. A distant second, but still fun to think about.
05. Harry Potter series – I’ve actually reread most of the books in this series once, but I’d like to do it again someday, especially now that the whole thing is done. I’m not great at remembering the little details, so it would be interesting to go back and see if I can pick up some of the things I know other people noticed the first time around.
06. Twilight – Just the first book this time because it’s my favorite. I would listen to the audiobook again because Ilyana Kadushin is an amazing narrator and I’m not interested in the other books she’s narrated so I haven’t been able to listen to her again since finishing this series.
07. The Hunger Games – Again, just the first one because it’s my favorite.
08. Sweep series – Now known as the Wicca series, this is one of the first YA paranormal series I read. I don’t remember a lot about it, but I’d like to revisit it sometime. The books are pretty short and if they were written now, they would probably be four to six longer books instead of 15 short ones.