Friday Favorites: Read & Re-Read Edition

Posted April 20th, 2018 by in Blog, Features, Friday Favourites / 11 comments

Friday Favorites:

 

 

Read & Re-Read Edition

I have a tendency to get a little obsessive about books. It’s just that sometimes I read something so good I simply cannot help myself from reading it again and again. And again. Okay, and maybe just one more time.
 
Some books or series just feel like coming home. No matter what is going on in life – the good, the bad, and everything in-between – there are a few books that I always circle back to because I know that I can count on them. Sometimes, your heart and soul need a book where you know exactly what is going to happen. No surprises. No plot twists.
 
What I love most about a re-read though is discovering how my interpretation of a book changes based on where I’m at in life. It’s pretty amazing how an old favourite can read like it’s brand new when you’re at a different place in your life. Man, books are so insanely cool and powerful. It blows my mind sometimes.
 

Katharine’s Top Five Read & Re-Reads

 
Act Your Age by Eve Dangerfield. I don’t know what it is about this book, but I just love it. The angst is so realistic. I love the characters; they are unique but not so different that you can’t related to them. The ending is so satisfying. Really, it’s everything I’m looking for in a good romance.

Melting Point by Kate Meader. I. am. obsessed. This is hands down one of the sweetest and sexiest books I’ve ever read. Every time I open it I think that maybe this will be the time I get sick of it and put it down. It never happens. Even after close to 25 re-reads of this one I still binge read it in a single sitting each time. It’s pure gold.

How to Date A Douchebag: The Failing Hours by Sara Ney. In my humble (an mostly irrelevant opinion) this is new adult romance at it’s absolute finest. Zeke and Violet are surprising sweet. The plot has just enough angst to make it a romance read, without all the doom and gloom. There is something really lovely about first love.

Breaking Free by Cherise Sinclair. I am so in love with Nolan and Beth it’s hard to put into words. They take me on a beautiful journey each time I step into their world. There are times where I feel like I shouldn’t be reading their story because it strikes me as so intimate and loving. Nolan’s steadiness and Beth’s strength are stunning to see.

Thrown Down by Tessa Bailey. This is first class second chance romance. Vaughn and River hold a ver special spot in my heart as the couple who brought me back to loving romance novels. After a loooong break from reading them I picked up this book and fell in love. When I need a reminder of all the good that exists in the world I go join them and their little girl to read about the bad boy from the other side of the tracks who wins back the love of his life. Sigh. It just doesn’t get better than this.
 
 

Comment Below! What are your most re-read titles? How do you feel about re-reading books?

 
 

Katharine

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11 Responses to “Friday Favorites: Read & Re-Read Edition”

  1. library addict

    I love to reread and my favorite rereads list is large.

    I’ve reread Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series and JD Robb’s In Death series multiple times (I also have favorites within each series I’ve reread more than just during complete series rereads).

    Other favorites include Shannon Stacey (Exclusively Yours and Love a Little Sideways in particular), Nora Roberts (Three Fates, Tears of the Moon, Rising Tides, Birthright, Northern Lights, and numerous others), and Jayne Ann Krentz in her many guises (Trust Me, Absolutely, Positively, Falling Awake, Ravished, Scandal, Deception, Fabulous Beast, etc.)

    Additional titles I often reread are Cindy Gerard’s Show No Mercy, Meg Benjamin’s Long Time Gone, Christine Feehan’s Shadow Game and Deadly Game, and the Cleo North trilogy by Merline Lovelace. I’m sure I’ve left out several others.

    I’m very much a mood reader, so if nothing in my TBR appeals I tend to reread.

  2. Michele H

    I agree there’s something very comforting about re-reading a favorite. I tend to when I’m in the midst of a book slump or when I need a pick-me-up emotionally. Kate Meader and Tessa Bailey are two I can totally see re-reading pretty much anything they write. ūüėČ

    My go to books are (in no particular order): Molly Harper’s Nice Girls series, RaeAnne Thayne’s Haven Point series, anything Jill Shalvis, Real by Katy Evans (okay, anything she writes actually) and anything by Alice Clayton. Too many others to mention, but these are my perennial faves.

  3. Amy Rickman

    I reread books and relisten to audiobooks all the time, Kristen Ashley is my most reread/relisten author with Sweet Dreams, Heaven and Hell and The Gamble at the top. I also like the first 2 books in the RL Mathewson Neighbors from Hell series as rereads and I must do both when rereading (weird quirk). I also enjoy rereading books by Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, Penny Reid, Charlie Cochet and Aurora Rose Reynolds to name a few.

    • Kat Ann

      I also have a re-read quirk like that! Sometimes you just need a couple books in a series to really round things out. Thanks for reading!

  4. Teresa Williams

    I reread a lot of books.Fifty shades of grey series and all of Carolyn Brown’s books.

  5. wendy rinebold

    I have re-read Lord of the Flies a number of times throughout my life. Its my favorite classic novel.

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