Books I Plan to Reread in 2018

Next year I want to take the time to revisit some of my favourite books.  I chose titles that I can’t get out of my head recently (must be a sign I need to reread).  Have you read any of these books or are they on your to-read list? 

Ps. I also plan to reread Harry Potter.  But since an annual dose of J.K. Rowling is good for everyone’s health, you probably don’t need me to explain this one.
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Adult Fiction

Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

barracuda-book-coverPUBLISHER: Allen & Unwin
RELEASE DATE: 
November 1, 2013
GENRE: 
Contemporary Adult Fiction
PAGE COUNT:
 516
MY RATING: ★★★★★
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I’ve already read Barracuda twice while writing an essay for uni.  Four years after publication, its themes of home, dysphoria, displacement, and identity are equally timely and topical.  I want to revisit this book because I often find myself playing back moments in my mind.


Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

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RELEASE DATE: 
2005
GENRE: 
Dystopian Fiction
PAGE COUNT:
 288
MY RATING: ★★★★★
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I remember being blown away by how real the characters of Never Let Me Go are.  I finished reading it with the impression that it was a pitch perfect masterpiece.  This is a sad book that often haunts my thoughts.


Atonement by Ian McEwan

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PUBLISHER: Jonathan Cape
RELEASE DATE: 
September 20, 2001
GENRE: 
Historical Fiction
PAGE COUNT:
 351
MY RATING: ★★★★★
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My lasting impression of Atonement is that every sentence deserves to be savoured.  It’s easy to forget about truly beautiful writing when you read so much perfectly adequate writing – another good reason to revisit your favourite books.


Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

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PUBLISHER: The New Yorker
RELEASE DATE: 
October 13, 1997
GENRE: 
Adult Fiction
PAGE COUNT:
 55
MY RATING: ★★★★
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My lecturer recommended this novella as a great example of symbolism through setting (the mountain setting is a metaphor for the romance).  I remember reading it in one sitting and contemplating it for a long time afterwards.

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Young Adult Fiction

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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PUBLISHER: Penguin
RELEASE DATE: 
April 7, 2015
GENRE
Young Adult Fiction
PAGE COUNT:
 303
MY RATING: ★★★★
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Simon vs. made me insanely happy when I first read it.  Since then, I have recommended it to countless people.  I want to save this book for a rainy weekend when I need an injection of joy.


More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

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PUBLISHER: Soho Teen
RELEASE DATE: 
June 2, 2015
GENRE: 
Young Adult Fiction
PAGE COUNT:
 304
MY RATING: ★★★★★
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More Happy Than Not was the first YA novel I read that I really connected with.  Adam Silvera writes about mental illness without romanticising it or redeeming the person experiencing it.  For once, a representation of depression feels true.  This is a great YA book that has a lot of reread value.

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Non Fiction

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

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PUBLISHER: Little Brown and Company
RELEASE DATE: 
June 3, 2008
GENRE: 
Memoir; Autobiography
PAGE COUNT:
 323
MY RATING: ★★★★★
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This memoir collection is where my love for David Sedaris was born.  Since then, the infatuation has blossomed into an undying bond.  You can never reread David Sedaris enough!  He is evergreen.

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Junior Fiction

National Velvet by Enid Bagnold

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RELEASE DATE: 1935
GENRE: 
Junior Fiction
PAGE COUNT:
 245
MY RATING: ★★★★★
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When I read National Velvet in my early teens, it struck me as a gorgeous and detailed story.  The details were so memorable in fact that I can still picture Velvet’s world as clearly as my own childhood.  I want to revisit this book like exploring an old scrapbook.


The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

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PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
RELEASE DATE: 
1970
GENRE: 
Junior Fiction
PAGE COUNT:
 252
MY RATING: ★★★★★
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I am yet to read a children’s book as heartfelt and captivating as The Trumpet of the Swan.  It’s such a classic, timeless adventure story.  I want to revisit it for my own pleasure, and then spam my future children with annual rereads.


A Single Stone by Meg McKinlay

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PUBLISHER: Walker Books Australia
RELEASE DATE: 
May 1, 2015
GENRE: 
Dystopian Fiction; Junior Fiction
PAGE COUNT:
 272
MY RATING: ★★★★
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A Single Stone is a can’t-tear-your-eyes-away story.  The unique concept inspires my imagination.

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What is your opinion on rereading books?  Growing up, I read my favourite stories over and over but never made time to reread as an adult.  If you’re like me, you’re always on the hunt for your next good read.  But I want to slow down and reflect on why these particular books have been on my mind so much recently!  What books will you reread in 2018? 

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2 thoughts on “Books I Plan to Reread in 2018

  1. Kathy @ Books & Munches says:

    I honestly rarely reread books. The only ones I actually reread were my Harry Potter-books and The Mortal Instruments. I just feel guilty every time I even think about rereading certain books? Probably because of my huge mountain of unread books, haha.
    I hope I’ll someday get to the point of having slain my TBR quite a bit so I can reread some favorites without guilt eating me up.

    Until then, I’m just going to admire the people who can actually reread books, haha!
    Happy reading. 🙂

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  2. Paige @ Paige's Pages says:

    Hi Kathy, I can relate to that feeling of guilt. I’m trying to remind myself that pausing my hunt for my next good read to revisit the books that shaped me/made me happy will ground me and be a fascinating adventure 🙂 Merry Christmas!

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