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Let’s Chat // Bring on the TBRR! (To-Be-Re-Read)

Hey everyone!

Are you a fan of re-reading? To be honest, I haven’t been the most faithful re-reader. I am impatient so I’m always chasing the next shiny book on my TBR. When I hear about a book that sounds super interesting that I haven’t read yet, I want to read it right away. There are so many new and exciting books out there, and I barely have the time to keep up with my TBR, never mind re-read any of the books that I’ve already read. So…… Because of all this, I don’t pay as much attention to the books that I’ve once fallen in love with.

However, the more I think about it, the more re-reading sounds like a good idea. Recently, I reread Brokeback Mountain. It is a short book that I read for the first time last year, but re-reading it again this year made me even love the book more.

Soo….. Here are some of the reasons why I think it’s a good idea to reread!

1: Re-visit a book that you are guaranteed to enjoy.

The thing is, when we read a book that we haven’t ever read, there is no guarantee that we will like it. The book might have glowing ratings and reviews on Goodreads and a lot of hype on the blogosphere and social media, but the only way we know whether we will like it is if we read it for ourselves. I’ve definitely had high hopes for a book before getting disappointed.

However if we’ve already read (and loved) a book, then we will most likely love it again when we read it a second time!

2: Get surprised again by all the plot twists!

Confession time, you guys. I have a terrible bookish memory. If it’s been a year (or even a month!!) after I read a book, I will barely have any recollection of what happened in the story. Because of this when friends ask me for book recommendations, I gladly ramble off a list, but if they ask me more details, I’ll be like, “umm… it’s just AWESOME okay???”

Because of this, when I actually do reread a book, I am always pleasantly surprised. There are moments when I am like, “whoa! That plot twist did not happen the first time!”

3: Break out of a reading slump.

Reading slumps are the worst, aren’t they? For me, I find that they often happen when I’m trying to read a book that don’t inspire me. SO then I don’t read at all. For a long time.

What’s a better cure for reading uninspired books, than to read a book we are guaranteed to love?

4: Fall in love with the characters again.

For me, characters are the most important aspect of a great book. A character that I care about is what pulls me into the story and makes me want to read on. Often, when I fall in love with a book, it is really the characters I fall in love with. Sometimes I am sad to finish a book because I will have to say goodbye to the characters. Isn’t re-reading a great way to get back in touch with the characters that we love?

5: Re-create a favourite world.

Another reason why I read is to travel to a different (and much more magical) world than the one we live in now. I love some books not only for their characters but their world, which seems to live and breathe and have personalities of their own. Yes, I’m talking about Harry Potter and A Darker Shade of Magic!!

Here are some of the books that are on my TBRR!

Do you like to re-read? Which books are on your TBRR?

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18 thoughts on “Let’s Chat // Bring on the TBRR! (To-Be-Re-Read)

  1. I love to re-read! Most of my favorite books I try to make a point to re-read through out the year. For example, I try to re-read The Night Circus in the fall, and The Book Thief in January (which is when I read it for the first time years and years ago) and because of that the seasons have certain books I associate with them! I also have Six of Crows on my re-read list like you, lol πŸ™‚ All of these books have great characters and I just feel so much more relaxed with these books like their old friends ❀

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    1. The Night Circus is definitely one of the books that I want to go back and re-read as well. It’s been so long that I only remember the general gist of the plot, so I’m sure it’ll almost be like reading the novel for the first time which is great πŸ™‚ I really liked The Book Thief so I want to reread it as well!

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    1. Sounds like you have a good memory for books then haha. I forget books pretty quickly so sometimes rereading feels like I’m reading a book all over again XD
      In general, yes I am always up for new stimuli and new books which is why I don’t actually reread often though there are some books that I do want to reread πŸ™‚

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  2. I definitely love the idea of rereading but truthfully, I haven’t been much of a re-reader, which is kind of sad because I would totally love to jump back into some of my favorite worlds again. And I do think they would be fantastic to get you out of a slump or keep you from falling too deep into one because you do already know you enjoy the story and the characters, especially if it’s a favorite.

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    1. Hi Laura! Same here actually, as much as I love the idea of rereading books, I haven’t had the chance to reread a lot of the books that I enjoy although I do want to do more of this in the future πŸ™‚

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  3. I love rereading books although it can be hard to do when you have so many unread books to get to too. (Most of the ones on your TBRR are on my TBR πŸ˜…). I love rereading series before the last one comes out too to refresh my memory – which is how I still need to finish TOG, TDA and so many more.

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    1. Hey Charlotte! Yes I know what you mean. It’s hard to get to my TBRR when I’m still trying to keep on top of my TBR haha πŸ™‚ It’s a great idea to reread the previous books in the series before the next one comes out. I think I’m really going to try rereading Carry On since Wayward Son is already out!! πŸ™‚

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  4. Great post, Sophie! I don’t do rereading as often as I like because well, I get easily overwhelmed with my TBR too. However, I reread PJO and HP in the past 2 years; I really enjoyed them and would love to reread more books! My series to reread this year is The Infernal Devices. I always said it’s my all time favorite series (which is true) but I never actually reread it so it’s interesting to see how it will turn out this time πŸ™‚

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    1. Hey Tasya! Yes the TBR definitely feels overwhelming which is why I don’t reread as much as I would like as well. That’s great that you finished rereading HP! (I’m still on book five but I should continue haha.) It’ll be interesting to reread books that we used to love and to see if we still feel the same way as we did in the past πŸ™‚

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  5. All good points! And “TBRR” – haha, I like that, I should make a Goodreads shelf for it. I like that you start this list with re-visiting a book you’re guaranteed to enjoy. I think that is the biggest draw of re-reading for me (although sadly I don’t re-read as much I would like to, either).

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