With all the fabulous unread books calling my name, I hardly ever do rereads. But sometimes the mood (or the slump) strikes and I find myself reaching for old favorites. This fun tag is all about rereads.

Found this @KristinKravesBooks

The rules:

A childhood favourite that you could read 100 times and still love.

I read this when I was just starting to get interested in Japanese culture. This is one girl’s quest to save her sister from the underworld with the help of a tengu.

Tengu is a mythical creature that’s half bird, half human. That’s the guy on her sleeve there.

It’s a fascinating adventure that I’ve reread countless times. I love the cultural bits that taught me about some nuances in the Japanese culture. There was a neat little romantic subplot that continues in the sequel that I didn’t know exists until recently.

A book you DNF’d but would be willing to give a second chance to.

I was super excited to read this conclusion to T.J. Klune‘s epic shifter series, Green Creek. Sadly, Carter and Gavin’s book was too slow and repetitive. Still, I want to see the Bennet pack story through to the end. Just waiting for the right mood to pick this up again.

A newer favorite you would reread.

I read this psycho romance at the tail end of 2020 and was utterly captivated. The Handled audiobook was released recently and I wanted to hear Nathan and Gray speak. For some reason, I expected Gray to have some posh British accent. Too much Hollywood on my part, I guess.

A book you hated and never want to read again

The Artist and the Soldier is probably a good book. I had such high hopes given the historical WWII, childhood friends to lovers premise.

But never had I been so turned off by a scene than that where one of the MCs slept with his guy’s mother right after having sex with him. Why oh why would he blindly follow that woman into her bedroom when the sweat on his back had barely even cooled?

It occurred for no reason other than a lame excuse to separate the two boys. It was senseless and too much like the cheating bi stereotype.

A classic you read in school but want to try again.

Technically not part of our academic curriculum but my literature professor in the university at that time was young and and had good taste. She was the one who told us to read for fun and not because of moral lessons or some other reason that we think we should have when we read

Anyway, she recommended The Sandman. I had to borrow from a classmate because comics are super pricey ’round these parts. Needless to say, these comics are some of the most unforgettable creations I’ve ever read. I wanted to reread these before the TV series comes out.

An author you would reread anything from

A Cat Sebastian book is always a joyful affair and she is probably the author I had done the most rereads. I have read all The Turner Series books twice. And in the case of The Ruin of a Rake, three times already. Now, I have plans to give Two Rogues Make A Right another go

A series you want to reread for the fun of it

Four Kings Security is such a memorable contemporary romance series that I still find myself recalling some of the funny scenes to this day. I already read Diamond In the Rough twice, so I’ll probably read the rest again any time soon.

A book you’ve read but want to listen to the audiobook

To My Future Number 1 Fan is a super adorable book about a guy who asked for an autograph from a then aspiring actor working as a waiter because he said the next big thing could be him.

I read the ebook some years back. Now, I wanted to see how my favorite narrator Michael Ferraiuolo bring this story to life. Especially, the actor’s acceptance speech where he thanked the guy for believing in him when he was still an unknown. That scene had me teary-eyed.

What are some of your favorite rereads?



  • zakarrie

    Oh I love this tag…thank you for sharing your favourite rereads, I now have a fair few to go and add to my goodreads ‘to read’ shelf🥰 My most reread childhood book is The Happy Prince…and my most reread mm romance is ‘Beneath the Stain’, I suspect. I’ve revisited many biographies over and over again; my favourite historical figures, musicians, actors, I never tire of those, no matter how many times I read/listen to them. ❤️

    • neverhollowed

      Wow, I didn’t know The Happy Prince was a book. Now the title of that Oscar Wilde biopic makes sense. I’ve seen Beneath The Stain on my GR wall before but I never got around to reading it. Thanks for putting these books on my radar. ♡✧( ु•⌄• )

      I haven’t read that much musician biopics. Mostly the beatles stuff. I have a couple of other books about REM, Sex Pistols and Manics. I bought them for the pictures (≧ڡ≦*)

      • zakarrie

        It is indeed🥰 And remains every bit as heartbreaking as the first time I read it.😳 Oh, Beneath the Stain is brilliant…and the audiobook book is beautifully done too, if you’d prefer to listen. Aw, you’re welcome ❤️
        😆They do tend to have fabulous pictures – rarer ones too – so I don’t blame you one bit!😁

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