The Re-read Challenge

The 2015 Re-Read Challenge

Heya, another challenge! This is the last of the year long challenges I’m signing up for this year (probably…). In 2012 and 2013 I kept a Goodreads shelf of books I re-read – 18 in 2012, 8 in 2013 but then so few in 2014 that I didn’t make a shelf. I want to change that this year. I’m going to aim for one book a month, but I hope I surpass that goal. Here’s a photo of the books I brought with me to Japan – favourites that certainly deserve a reread. The full list of potential rereads is below.

  •  The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  • The Sight by David Clement-Davies
  • Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  • Zen Keys by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • In The Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Stripped: Depeche Mode by Jonathan Miller
  • Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Time Was Soft There by Jeremy Mercer
  • Wild by Jay Griffiths
  • The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke 
  • Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Three books on this list I’ve read every year since my first reading – LotR,  The Hobbit and White is for Witching (except…I didn’t read it last year ;_;). I’ve already tackled Stardust. I blazed through it in an afternoon a few days into the new year.  The best books I know will always be the books I’ve read before… so I want to reread those best books and remind myself why I love them!

What books do you want to re-read this year? Are there any books you read annually?

  • I don't have anything I consciously reread every year, though I tend to go on binges. A couple of years ago when I finally took out the books I had in storage at my parents' house I had a real orgy! It's been interesting to reread some of my childhood favorites and find how they (and I) had changed.

  • Agreed, it's interesting to come at them with a new perspective! When I was a child I didn't like The Last Battle but I was too young to understand why. Rereading it for university, I was finally able to pin what irked me about it when I was little.