Top Ten Tuesday: Old Favorites I’m Itching to Reread

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This week’s TTT topic is a freebie! At first, I thought I’d discuss fairytale retellings I’ve loved, but quickly got overwhelmed looking at all the ones I’ve read over the past decade+ (I have been obsessed since middle school, so needless to say, that is a project for another day, not Monday night, lol). Reflecting on past reads from my childhood did get me nostalgic, which then reminded me how I’ve been weirdly itching to reread all these books I loved during my pre-teen and teen years?!?! I’ve already reread Ash and I, Coriander this past summer, and since I seem to failing to pick up new books of late, I’m wondering if I should just start doing all the rereading?!? *nervously edges away from all the new, unread books on my shelves now glaring at me*

To further clarify, I am limiting this list to books that I already own and to standalones or books in a series that I have already completed. I have already talked about books I need to reread in order to finish series’ in a past TTT post.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


1-3. Graceling Series by Kristin Cashore

My writing buddy and I have been discussing this series of late, and with the 4th companion releasing in January (not sure how I feel about that tbh), I’m eager to revisit the series! There’s so much I don’t remember, and I’m curious to see how they compare to my current standards for fantasy.

4. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

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AKA my favorite book ever which I weirdly have not mentioned in a while?!?! So odd. I’ve read this book 3-4 times now but let’s be real: no number of reads will ever be enough! Some day I also want to get around to rereading the companion books, but I weirdly don’t own them? I really need to amend this travesty…

5. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

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In addition to being obsessed with Shannon Hale as a pre-teen, I also adored Gail Carson Levine! This is a Snow White retelling and the protagonist has this cool ability where she can imitate anyone’s voice and can also throw her voice around the room and ahhh, I still think about how cool this magical ability is.

6-8. The Girl of Fire and Thorns Trilogy by Rae Carson

I adored this trilogy as a high schooler! I still think about the first book a lot, though I am afraid I don’t remember a lot of the rest of the series! With a recently released new companion to the series (and because I also received these new editions as a Christmas gift last year), I think it is definitely time I picked up this series again!

9. Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

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When I originally attempted to compile a fairytale retelling list for this TTT, I was reminded of this sleeping beauty retelling! Well, the protagonist is actually suppose to be Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, but still! Aurora has the ability to control any man she kisses, and wow, even though I know what happens, can you imagine if the author had taken the MC and made her a villain with an army of enchanted men? That would epic…(someone please go write this for me)

10. The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon

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Not actually a book I read during my childhood, but one I read about 3 years ago. Definitely not a favorite, but I found it to be a decent read, and I am eager to revisit its interesting magic system and world!


Have you read any of these books? What did ya think of them? What books do you keep meaning to revisit?

If you participated in TTT this week, feel free to link up your post in the comments below–I would love to check them out!

17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Old Favorites I’m Itching to Reread”

    1. RIGHT? Gail Carson Levine’s books gave me life when I was a middle schooler! I also really wanna reread The Two Princesses of Bamarre but when I was a pre-teen I loaned my copy to a friend and never got it back and I am now forever mourning its loss 😭😅

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  1. I reread books I love all the time, even though I have tons of “new” unread books to read as well. I’ve been thinking about rereading the Graceling books, too, especially with the new book. It’s been so long since I read the first one!

    I haven’t read the Girl of Fire and Thorns books yet, but I did just buy used copies from my library’s book sale. Maybe I’ll get around to reading them soon.

    Great list idea!

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    1. Thanks! I love rereading, tho I feel as though I never prioritize it enough?! This summer will hopefully be the time that I change that!
      Right? I looked it up and Graceling came out in 2008. I’m pretty sure I read it within a couple years of its release, so it’s probably been like 10 years since I read it, which seems crazy!
      And oooh, I hope you love the Girl of Fire and Thorn books when ya pick them up!

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  2. I love re-reading old favorites! I can’t seem to find the time to actually sit down and read them, though… there are too many new books out there, but when I do re-read (usually around the holidays for some reason) it’s such a wonderful experience!

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    1. Bahaha, even though I didn’t end up theming my TTT list around fairytale retellings, a good chunk of this list still ended up being retellings, didn’t it? 😅 Ah, they have been one of my fav things to read for a long time, so I guess that makes sense!

      And I still can’t believe Graceling is getting another companion book! I can’t remember where I stumbled upon the news, but I didn’t believe it at first! Keeping my fingers crossed it’s good.

      Happy reading to you too! 😀

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