Books I Could Re-Read Forever (& Ever & Ever…) {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today is all about those books we could re-read forever. I don’t re-read a lot (though it’s my goal to do this more), but when I do re-read, I usually go for one of these two categories:

  1. The feel-good contemporary romances. The books that make me smile. The books that make me swoon. The books that make me feel good and always manage to cheer me up, no matter what.
  2. The epic fantasy worlds I adore. For when I really want to escape reality and just live in another world for a while. For when I want to help fight dragons, rebel against evil overlords, go on dangerous heists or save the world, all from the safety and comfort of my couch.

Taking both categories into account, these are the books you’ll most likely find me re-reading:

>> The Feel-Good Contemporary Romances <<

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

It’s no secret that Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda is my go-to feel-good book. It never fails to make me smile and as such I will continue to re-read as much as I can. Will I get one more re-read in before I see the movie (Probably yes, since it’s only releasing in June here in Belgium *cries*)

TheseΒ  Stephanie Perkins books

Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
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Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
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These are pure romantic fluff and sometimes I just crave a good fluffy romance. It also help that these books have such gorgeous settings that fill me with Wanderlust.

These Morgan Matson books

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
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Amy and Roger's Epic Detour
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More romantic fluff, except these books also delve into some deeper issues. Either way, I adore them and can re-read forever.

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

When I finished this book the first time, I immediately went back to page one and started all over again. And then I did it a third time. I think it’s time I go back in for my fourth re-read.

>> The Epic Fantasy Worlds I Adore <<

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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How could this not be on this list? It’s my favorite fantasy world of all time.

The Red Winter trilogy by Annette Marie

Dark Tempest by Annette Marie
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Immortal Fire by Annette Marie
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I adore this fantasy world, filled with Japanese mythological creatures such as yokai and kami, and my personal favorite: kitsunes <3

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
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Winter by Marissa Meyer
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A sci-fi take on classic fairytales, with amazing characters, adorable romances and squad goals to end all squad goals.

The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

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Greek mythology! I mean seriously, this series is based on Greek mythology. That says it all. It’s another must on my re-read list.

The Grisha World by Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
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Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
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Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
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The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
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This world. These characters. Nikolai. Nina. I love you all.

The Throne of GlassΒ series by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
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Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
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Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
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Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
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Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
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Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
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This series is what got me back into fantasy after a long reading slump and what eventually got me to start my book blog, so it’ll always have a special place in my heart. I am not always 100% content with the way things have played out, how certain characters have been treated or how Sarah writes her romance, but overall I can’t help it. I’ll re-read this forever and ever and ever.

Which books could you re-read forever? Do we have any in common?
do you go more for the feel-good contemporaries or the epic fantasy worlds when it comes to re-reads?

42 thoughts on “Books I Could Re-Read Forever (& Ever & Ever…) {Top Ten Tuesday}

  1. Rissi @ Finding Wonderland says:

    All the “Six of Crows” love!! Someday I AM reading those. πŸ˜€

    I feel like if I did re-read (I don’t either because I have too many new TBR books, though I’d like to re-read), I’d opt for those that make me smile. Plus those are the books that would likely be the easiest to enjoy re-reading. Love seeing Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson on the list (another reminder I *need* to read more of their respective books). Also, as I recently acquired a copy of “The Hating Game,” it’s fun to see that one make your list today. πŸ™‚

    Happy Top Ten Tuesday!
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    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Haha, I hope you’ll really enjoy Six of Crows when you get to them!
      And Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson of course! I think you’d really enjoy their books especially! AND The Hating Game too, definitely πŸ™‚

  2. Poinsettia says:

    Love your list! I like to escape into books like Harry Potter as well. I’ve finally started reading the Lunar Chronicles! I’ve read Cinder and Scarlet and just started Cress. I’m really enjoying the series so far. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Yes, exactly, it’s such a pity! I just hope it will actually be in movie theatres by June, because I’m worried it might not be popular enough in Belgium to show in the theatres… Finegrs crossed πŸ™‚

  3. Sim @ Flipping Through the Pages says:

    Nice list! I guess Harry Potter is going to be on everyone’s list today πŸ˜€

    There are so many books on your list that I want to read badly. I have started Simon just yesterday and gosh, I am loving it πŸ˜€

    I can’t re-read books.. like ever. Simply because my unread TBR is higher than the books that I have actually read! Yes, no time to re-read πŸ˜€
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    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Ahhh I’m so happy you’re enjoying Simon!
      I’m terrible about re-reading but I’m working on re-reading more because I do usually enjoy it when I actually do it πŸ™‚ But yes, the guilt of not working on that ever-growing TBR is also haunting me!

  4. Lara @ Words WIth Lara says:

    I think the Harry Potter series is the only series that I have reread over and over and over and I’m still not sick of them. I feel like I’m always midway through a reread of Harry Potter (currently on number five) and I love it so much. You’re right about Morgan Matson though, I’ve only read one book by her, but I feel like she’s definitely a very rereadable author.
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  5. Rebecca says:

    One of my favorite re-reads is a little childish. It’s The Hobbit. I don’t know why. But I’ve re-read it every year since childhood. I could probably re-read HP again even though I didn’t read that until it came out (I was in my 20s). OMG – I am so old!

  6. Di @ Book Reviews by Di says:

    I’m not a contemporary reader… But I do want to read Simon (how many times have I mentioned this on your blog alone?? Ha ha).

    I LOVE all of your choices in the fantasy section though (obviously) and I’m so glad I wasn’t disappointed and I saw Red Winter on there! πŸ˜‰ I agree with all the pics and I also want to reread the Grisha books AND Red Winter AND all the SJM. πŸ™‚

    Awesome list.
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    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Haha, I love that you want to read Simon even though contemporary isn’t your usual genre! It’s one of my favorites so I do hope you’ll enjoy it when you get to it! I’m so excited for the movie too!
      I think I’m making it my personal mission to include Red Winter in EVERY SINGLE TOP TEN TUESDAY POST, haha. Or as many as possible anyway πŸ˜‰

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