Kernels of Nonsense: Five Books I’d Love to Reread

Yes, it’s been months since I put together a Kernels of Nonsense post, but the end of the year is fast approaching, so I wanted to make sure I got at least one more of these posts in. There is no denying it any longer, I am officially in a reading slump. While I do think this is the best time to be in a slump (I completed my Goodreads goal and all but accepted meeting the Debut Author Challenge to be out of reach), it is the worst time because although the stress of meeting certain goals is gone, there are still a number of books I wanted to get to by the end of the year. Instead I am just sitting here staring at said books and wondering where the heck my motivation disappeared to. About a week ago I tweeted that I had the urge to just drop everything and reread old favorites and now that this slump has set in, I’m starting to think that’s not a bad idea. So bearing in mind my slump doesn’t extend into rereading territory, here are five (technically six) books I’m seriously considering rereading to close out 2018.

1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

I think it’s safe to say that Holly Black’s The Wicked King is one of the most anticipated 2019 reads in this community. I loved The Cruel Prince and have already preordered the sequel. This was one of my earlier 2018 reads and it feels like I need to a refresher before the sequel’s release. I’ve been itching to do a reread of this one for the last couple of months and there is no time like the present.

2. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho is one of my very favorite books and one I’d like to see get more attention in the community. It feels like I’ve been waiting forever for the sequel and now that we finally have a date (The True Queen, March 12th 2019), I want to experience everything I loved about this first book again before the next one is out.

3. Truthwitch & Windwitch by Susan Dennard

Another highly anticipated sequel of mine is Bloodwitch. I feel like this series found its perfect pacing and balance between plot and characters in the second novel. But it has been almost two years since I read Windwitch and I want to go into the third without scratching my head trying to remember what happened in the previous novels. February cannot come fast enough.

4. Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Do you ever feel like you just want to reread something that wows you? Well, Naomi Novik’s Uprooted did just that and with Spinning Silver sitting on my shelf, I sort of feel like I need to revisit this one. I also have a feeling I’ll end up adjusting my rating on this one from four stars to five with a reread.

5. The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I think ending the year with a reread of one of your favorite books is the best way to go out. I read Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s The Beautiful Ones way back in February and all those warm and fuzzy feelings are still there. I keep saying it but this is one of those rare instances where a novel felt truly perfect to me.

Do you do a lot of rereading throughout the year? What’s the last book you reread? A book you’d like to revisit if you could? Let’s talk in the comments!

42 thoughts on “Kernels of Nonsense: Five Books I’d Love to Reread

  1. I actually don’t re-read books, unless they are like my absolute favourite books ever (like Wuthering Heights, which I try to read every year as a tradition). I blame lack of time and not wanting to be disappointed on my second time around.
    But I’m glad you loved these enough to want to give them another go! I hope you manage to do it soon 😊

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  2. I’m in a bit of a slump myself and unfortunately I haven’t met my reading goals yet haha. I’m glad you have! I am a huge fan of rereading and think that sounds like the perfect way to end the year. I reread 9 books this year, although I wish it was more. Uprooted is one I’d love to revisit- I need to read the rest on your list for the first time!

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  3. I felt myself sliding into a little bit of a slump recently, and I was just about to start rereading some old favorites. Then I just happened to pick up a backlist book I was interested in and loved it, and hopefully the slump is gone!

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  4. I like that you’re hyped about the Truthwitch series. I’ve been meaning to try it. Right now, I really want to reread the Red Rising series in preparation for Dark Age on July 2019 😀

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  5. God, I’m on a severe reading slump too! I hope it’ll get better soon for us!! Re-reading is always a good idea when you are in a slump! Happy reading Alicia 💕

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  6. I do love to reread, but I don’t do it that often. Most of the time, it’s when I want to read a sequel but can’t remember what happened in the first one. Oops…

    I have had Sorcerer to the Crown on my shelf for so long, and I still haven’t read it. Hearing it’s on your favorites list makes me want to move it up my priority list though.

    Happy rereading! I hope it’ll get you out of your slump.

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