Today’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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