Afternoon everyone! It’s time for another Six for Sunday with a wonderful prompt from Steph! With my TBR growing by the day I very rarely manage to go back a reread books I’ve loved before, and reading a lot of crime fiction means rereads aren’t as rewarding as the first read, a whodunit loses a little well you know who did it!
However there are some books that I could read again and again, they’re like a cozy jumper that you pull out every winter and snuggle into – So I’ve slightly twisted the prompt and I’m sharing five books I could read over and over, and one I really want to read again!
Books you want to reread
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling – So cheat number one, this is a series a not a single book! I have always been a bookworm but when Harry Potter was released it cemented my status as a true book lover. I was 9 when the first book came out, and 10 when I discovered it thanks to my year 6 teacher reading it to our class during fruit time. Growing up with Harry, and Hermione especially, was magical and 20 years on I can still happily pick these up and lose myself in Hogwarts
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee – This was one of my assigned texts for GCSE and I absolutely fell in love with it. Being mixed race this book spoke to me particularly but is full of valuable lessons for everyone. Atticus’s lesson on courage is one of my favourites! Everyone has a book or two that they collect and this is one of mine, I have 3 or 4 different editions of this because I keep falling in love with the different covers! I must confess I’ve not picked up Go Set A Watchman yet because I’m afraid it will ruin the magic!
The Book of the Year by No Such Thing As A Fish – I don’t read much non-fiction but I love this! From the team behind the No Such Thing As A Fish podcast, a group of QI Elves, it’s full of weird facts from 2017 I love dipping in and out and discovering, and reminding myself of some of the stranger parts of 2017! Their 2018 edition has just been released so I’ll be adding that to my collection soon!
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer – I fell in love with Juliet and Declan when reading this, they’re both such brilliant characters and it’s another book that makes you think. More Than We Can Tell has sat on my TBR for far too long so I really must get to it!
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman – Cheat number 2 with another series! Lyra and Will’s adventures with everyone they meet along the way are just magical and form another tale I just will never tire of reading! I had meant to reread it before starting La Belle Sauvage but I ran out of time hopefully I’ll have a chance to before The Secret Commonwealth is released!
Fearless by Francine Pascal – Another cheat as it’s a series, but more closely aligned to Steph’s original prompt as I’ve not re-read these. Much less well know than her Sweet Valley books Fearless is centres on a girl named Gaia who doesn’t feel fear. The books are full of action, special agents and spies and teenage me was obsessed with them! I’m not sure how I’d find them if I read them again now but I’d like to think they’d take me back to a nice innocent period in my life when I didn’t have to think about work and paying rent! Next time I’m back at my mum’s house I’ll have to try and find the box with them all in!
They were my #SixforSunday! If you’ve taken part leave a link to your post below and I’ll be sure to check it out!