Project Reread Update #1

One of my goals for this year is to reread more. Ideally I’ll have 2/3 of my collection reread, so far I’m at about 1/4 reread. Here are some of the books I’ve reread this year:

Still Alice by Lisa Genova
First date read: <2013
First rating: 4.75/5 stars
Second date read: January 5, 2020
Second rating: 4.5/5 stars

Thoughts: I didn’t enjoy Still Alice quite as much the second time around. I think this is definitely one of those books that requires the right mind set going into it as you know Alice’s condition is going to get progressively worse. Rereading Genova’s debut just made it apparent to me how much she has grown as a writer.

The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski
First date read: April 17, 2017
First rating: 4.25/5 stars
Second date read: January 12, 2020
Second rating: 4.5/5 stars

The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
First date read: April 27, 2017
First rating: 4.5/5 stars
Second date read: February 14, 2020
Second rating: 4.25/5 stars

Thoughts: The Winner’s Trilogy is consistent in its quality. I really think this is a timeless story that has aged well.

Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
First date read: August 22, 2017
First rating: 4.5/5 stars
Second date read: January 17, 2020
Second rating: 4.5/5 stars

Thoughts: I much prefer reading WWI stories over WWII stories, and my favourite war stories are the ones that involve the daily lives of everyday people. Rilla of Ingleside is both these things with amazing character development to boot. I do think this can be read as a stand–alone and I know this is a story I’ll return to again and again.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
First date read: April 10, 2016
First rating: 4.25/5 stars
Second date read: January 17, 2020
Second rating: 4.5/5 stars

Thoughts: The Secret Garden is one of the first books I listened to as an audiobook, and it really got my love of audiobooks started so in that regard I’ll always be fond of it. It also helps that The Secret Garden has several really amazing audiobooks and that revisiting this story always feels like reading a fairytale.

Age of Myth by Michael J Sullivan
First date read: May 3, 2017
First rating: 4.5/5 stars
Second date read: January 23, 2020
Second rating: 4.25/5 stars

Thoughts: MJS writes some of my favourite plot twists, and his stories always surprise me. Unfortunately, without the element of surprise I didn’t quite like this one as much the second time around. Still, I love the world of Elan, and I think this series is a great expansion to it.

This first batch of rereads was immensely successful, and I enjoyed each of the novels I reread.