This week’s #SixForSunday prompt is yet another topic that I had been thinking about recently: the books I want to re-read. I will admit I used to be a firm believer in not re-reading books, however, over the years I have changed this mindset. The books featured in this week’s prompt are all books I’m hoping to re-read at some point this year, although I had better get my skates on!
Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard | A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard | Super Awkward by Beth Garrod
I love Sara Barnard and her books, and yes, I am still annoyed at myself for being an idiot when I met her at YALC. Beautiful Broken Things is one of my favourite books ever, so when I heard that a sequel is here in 2019, I was absolutely DELIGHTED. Believe me, there is no question of whether or not I will be reading Fierce Fragile Hearts but I had better re-acquaint myself with Suzanne, Cady and Rosie before reading.
No, I won’t apologise for including another Sara Barnard book. I greedily gobbled up A Quiet Kind of Thunder back in 2017, and I would love to re-read it and experience the sheer wonderfulness of Steffi and Rhys all over again. Can I just take a moment to appeal to the gods and ask for a sequel to this book, too?! *praying hands emoji*
I know I go on about it a lot but I think Super Awkward by Beth Garrod may actually be one of my favourite books. Why didn’t I realise it before? I read it quite a few years ago now, but I still distinctly remember laughing out loud pretty much at every chapter, and I want to experience the hilarity all over again. I will re-read Super Awkward, and possibly even Truly Madly Awkward if I can, before rewarding myself with the third book in the series, Access All Awkward. So much awkwardness.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | Dietland by Sarai Walker | Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill
Even though I have already read The Handmaid’s Tale twice before, I am hoping to attempt another re-read now that I have finished watching season two of the TV adaptation. I’m not going to lie, I’m still traumatised by episode ten.
Speaking of TV adaptations, a series that might have escaped your attention is Dietland on Amazon Prime. I remember reading the novel by Sarai Walker a few years ago, and I’ve watched about 3 episodes of the TV series so far. However, I want to re-read the book before I continue watching, as I am interested to see how much the show stays true to the book.
When I originally read Only Ever Yours, I hadn’t yet read The Handmaid’s Tale, so I couldn’t understand or appreciate the comparisons that were made. Now that I have read The Handmaid’s Tale, and perhaps even squeezed in another cheeky re-read, I’ll be taking on Louise’s debut once again.
What books do you want to re-read?