It has been a good while since I have done a structured readathon and I feel it was time I dove into one and got those pages turning.
I have decided to take part in this round of the Re-readathon, created by Merphy Napier and hosted by a multitude of booktubers/book bloggers and bookstagramers! This readathon focuses on re-reading books, from old favourites to giving a book a second chance to impress you.
Re-readathon takes place over seven days starting today:
March 10th -16th 2019
There are seven challenges, but there is no obligation to read seven books. You can double or triple the challenges for books, or, you don’t even have to do the challenges. I will be doubling up on some of the challenges myself.
During the week each host has giveaways meaning there are 21 giveaways to enter! Details of these can be found on the readathon Twitter, which also holds reading sprints throughout the week.
Giving a book a second chance
A recent Favourite
An Old Favourite
Game Changing Book
Giving a Book a Second Chance
The Dresden Files #1
I should have loved this book. I adore urban fantasy where is is focused around a magical detective, Ben Aaronovich’s Rivers of London is my favourite series. Paul Cornell’s Shadow Police series is just as high on my TBR and I have an ARC of Breaking the Lore by Andy Redsmith, which I am highly anticipating. I know many people that adore this series but when I started it I just couldn’t over how the female characters were described. We got more about their measurements than how they conducted themselves in their work etc. I just put it down. I have been assured that the series does loose that misogynistic voice so I want to push through to see if I can enjoy this series.
A recent Favourite
Sebastien De Castell
If you have been following my blog you will know that I have an ongoing re-read of the Spellslinger series as part of my Count-down to Queenslayer series. As we are in the third month of the year I am reading the third book of the series! And I will be doing a Thoughts on Re-reading for this book!
An Old Favourite /A Popular book
The Night Circus
I think this classes as an old favourite as it is now over 8 years old. I own two copies the UK hardback and a paperback (my original copy that I bought on my final trip home from Ohio) that I have always wanted to annotate. I also must have re-listened to the audiobook about 20 times. I just adore this book but it has been far to long since I poured over its pages. I might actually annotate it this time.
A Game Changing book
And Then There were None
Of course the Queen of Crime is a game changer. I always loved crime fiction and read a lot of Christopher Brookmyre in my mid to late teens but I had never picked up anything by the Queen until I found And Then There Were None. I am now a huge Christie fan working my way through her 63 mystery books as part of my Christie Challenge.
Underrated/Unpopular Book and Childhood Favourite
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less
This is a strange one to explain. I remember listening to the audio book of this with my parents as a young teen and I adored it. It was around the time of the release of the modern Ocean’s 11 (2000 I think) and I was loving all things heists and my parents directed me towards this. I remember it being a fantastically witty book with a great twist. The reason I have selected this as unpopular is Jeffery Archer was a British MP/Former Mayor of London that fell into disgrace and was imprisoned for Perjury and perverting the course of justice in 2002. He still remains a popular author in some circles (mainly middle aged Brits, I think) but I doubt he would ever get talked about in the Booktube/blog/insta community so I think it classes as unpopular.
Are you participating in the re-readathon? I would love to know what you are reading over the week.
Would you be interested in me doing a Thoughts-on-Re-reading post for any of these books? (My Charmcaster post will go live in April).
I would love to chat all things bookish with you! You can comment down below or find me on Twitter or Goodreads!