So, I had an idea the other day for a mini series for my blog. I’m going to try and read some of my old favourite books, both from my childhood and from my teenage years, review them, and see if I still love them as much now as I did back then. I’ve compiled a list of some of the books I’ll be including in this post, some of which have been featured on this blog before, others won’t have. I’ve gone through my Goodreads ‘read’ list and my bookshelves and chosen a few books which I think will be good to reread. My goal is to do one post in this series a month (hopefully). I’ll be looking back at my rating for each book on Goodreads and seeing if my opinion has changed or if it’s still the same. I reckon that I’ll be able to read these old favourites quite easily, alongside whatever I’m reading at the time, as a lot of them are quite short or aimed at younger readers.
So, let’s get into the list:
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling. It’s no secret that I love Harry Potter, and the Prisoner of Azkaban is my favourite book in the series. I’ve not reread this book in a few years and would love to do a detailed review of this book/the series at some point. I may start with this book and then reread the series later on and write a long review for the series as a whole then, but I’ve not decided on this yet.
- The Faraway Tree books by Enid Blyton. I’ll probably reread the first book first and see if I reread any others at a later date.
- Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo. This is one I’ve been meaning to reread for a long time, so I can finally finish reading the series as I only have one book left to read that I never got around to when I was younger.
- Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz. I can’t remember when I last read an Alex Rider book, but I do remember that I enjoyed reading them when I was younger.
- What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge. I loved the Carr Family books when I was younger. I have a couple of copies of this book, one of which is quite old as it belonged to a family friend.
- The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke. I remember my dad reading this book to my brother and I when we were little, and I remember enjoying it, so I’m eager to see if I still like it as much now as I did back then. I enjoyed reading her Dragon Rider books this year and last year, so I’m looking forward to rereading this and seeing how different it is now.
- Looking for Alaska by John Green. I read all of John Green’s books when I was a teenager and loved them. I’ve not got around to reading Turtles All The Way Down yet, and don’t know when I will. However, I’d like to reread this to see if I like it as much now as I did when I first read it.
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I loved reading Rainbow Rowell’s books when I was a teenager, and I still do, but I’m still yet to read Carry On. That being said, I’d like to reread some of her other books as well as reading Carry On later this year (hopefully)! I’ve chosen Eleanor & Park as I’ve not read this in about five years and would like to revisit it to see whether I enjoy it as much now as I did back then.
- Beyond the Deepwoods by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. This is a book I read as a child and still have my original copy to this day, and it is falling apart. Literally. It’s taped together and everything. I think some of the pages are even taped together where they’ve torn slightly! My mum first read this to me when I was a child, and I remember loving the story and the world.
So that’s my list. I’m hoping to get to at least one of these a month, or every couple of months. There are some on here I’ve not read for years, others I’ve read again and again over the years, but I’d like to write my thoughts out in a blog post (mainly Harry Potter). I may add more books to this list once I’ve gone through my shelves again properly, so there may be some posts in this series about books I’ve not listed.
Have you read any of these books? Are any on your TBR? Have you reread any of your old favourite books and found your opinion has changed? Let me know!
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