5 books so good I had to read them again

hopToday’s Book Blogger Hop question inspired this 5 Books Friday post. I used to reread books all the time, but that was when I didn’t have access to a lot of books and I wasn’t working at a bookstore where people expect me to have read something from every genre.

Q: How many books have you re-read? If you have re-read books, please tell us the book’s title and why you re-read it. (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) by Becky Chambers: After reading the second book in this series, I was tempted to go back and reread both of them again. This series is so good, and there’s so much I missed during the first reading. It was really interesting to be able to go back and see all the hints that were leading up to the plot of the second book. I can’t wait to see what happens in the third book. I’ll probably do a full rereading of books 1&2 just to prep for it.

Synopsis: A multi-species crew from all over the universe live and work together on a worm-hole drilling ship. Rosemary, the newest member of the crew, is trying to escape her home world and is basically thrown into the deep end of interspecies protocol with this new job. When an amazing job opportunity presents itself, captain and crew must decide if they can handle a long trip that will test each of them in unexpected ways.

All the Weyrs of Pern (Pern, #11) by Anne McCaffrey: I’m a fan of the majority of the Pern books, but this is the one that has stuck with me from the beginning. One of my favourite characters in the series has a really moving and intense scene in this book, and whenever I think of the series this is one of the scenes that defines it for me.

Synopsis: Discovered on the Southern Continent, the AI named Aivis begins working with the dragonriders to finally eradicate Pern’s skys from the threat of Thread. The weyrs, crafthalls, and holds are thrown into upheaval when some people call to question the knowledge and education that the AI has told them is necessary for their mission to be successful. Many people wonder, what will the dragonriders do if they don’t have Thread to fight anymore?

Dicey’s Song (Tillerman Cycle, #2) by Cynthia Voigt: The first time I read this book I was struck by how relatable Dicey and her family was for me. I just felt a connection with this girl who felt responsible for her family at such a young age. It is a book that I often revisit when I’m feeling nostalgic about my youth. It also reminds me of my hometown library, which was a very special place for me during a very trying time in my life.

Synopsis: Now that the four abandoned Tillerman children are settled in with their grandmother, Dicey finds that their new beginnings require love, trust, humor, and courage.

The Clan of the Cave Bear(Earth’s Children, #1) by Jean Auel: The first four books of this series sat on my family bookshelf for years until I felt like I was ready to read it, and then I read it again and again many times. Each time the author published a new book I would reread the whole series to prep myself for the new material. It’s full of interesting facts, as well as engaging characters and a unique perspective.

Synopsis: A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. As the girl grows, she must learn how to communicate and become a valuable member of their society, but she can’t seem to think the way that Clan people do, and things don’t always come as easy to her as they do for the other young people in the family.

The Oathbound (Valdemar: Vows and Honor, #1) by Mercedes Lackey: I bought this used when I was in my teens, and I’m pretty sure it was the first book that I purchased by myself. I loved the cover and was really into sword and sorcery fantasy at the time. These strong female characters were the heroes I needed, and this book got me through some really difficult times. I reread it to keep the monsters at bay.

Synopsis: Two young women come together to take down the evil mercenaries who hurt them both, but can they overcome their differences now that their initial mission is over? One is an asexual warrior hurrying back to her homeland before her clan is declared dead; the other is an earthy sorceress who will do anything to avoid the city she fled from years ago.

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    1. I really hope you do! I absolutely loved the first 4 books. It took her a long time to come out with the rest of the series, and I don’t think it lived up to my expectations. But maybe it’s just because I have loved those first 4 for so long. 🙂


  1. Welcome to The Book Blogger Hop!!

    So nice to see a new blog. I hope you have fun and join in each week.

    You answer is marvelous – so thorough. I am really enjoying the answers this week.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and Happy Hopping!!

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer


  2. My husband (then boyfriend) introduced me to the Mercedes Lackey’s books and I devoured many from her Valdemar world books. Oathbound is a great one. The Last Herald Mage trilogy is my favorite of the bunch. I haven’t re-read it, but someday perhaps. The books made quite an impression on me and I think of them very fondly.

    The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is one I would like to read someday.

    I re-read so few books. I try to only keep books around the house I either haven’t yet read and want to or books I have read and want to read again. Unfortunately, the time to re-read them hasn’t come yet for most.

    I hope you have a great week. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Now that I read more about the wayfarers series I’m so going to read that one soon too! It sounds incredible! I haven’t read many of the pern books but the couple I have read I did enjoy… I’m thinking part of the reason I haven’t read more is that I picked up oneoffs and now don’t know where to start…so now I know! I loved all the books about Dicey and her Family! I agree I so connected with her! Such a great list…

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    1. If you are going to read the Pern books, I suggest starting with Dragonflight. It was the first one published and does a great job of setting up the rest of the series. McCaffrey always said they should be read in the order they were published and I have to agree.

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      1. Good to know… actually I think I read that one… this is the trouble with only using goodreads 5 years ago… all the other years of reading are lost… I’ll probably have to start again from the beginning! Thanks


  4. I loved A Long Way To a Small Angry Planet! I read the first seven or eight Pern books. I guess I should have kept on going. I read and loved the first two Clan Of the Cavebear books and loved them. The third one got a bit samey samey for me so I wasn’t too interested in the fourth book, but maybe someday I will read the rest of them. 😦


    1. I totally get what you mean about the rest of the Clan of the Cavebear series. That’s why I only reread the first four. It’s more about the nostalgia for me with those ones… the rest of the series just seems to follow the same themes over and over. And the last book really disappointed me. It literally has a song that keeps getting repeated over and over. It was like Auel needed to hit some word count and was like “no one will notice if I just keep using this song as filler!”


  5. Have you reviewed any Lackey books since you started blogging? I’m going to read Oathbound and some other Lackey novels in 2020 (I’m still reading a bunch of the Valdemar novels in 2019, but not Oathbound). I love to have you read along with me next year!


    1. I haven’t read any of her books in some time, nor reviewed any here. I would love to read along with you! Some of her other series are really very good. I hope you like them as much as I do. 🙂


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