Sunday, February 7, 2016

Series I Want to Reread

Something I've learned over the past few days: I apparently have absolutely no time to write new blog posts during the week. I'm not exactly sure why I'm surprised by this, but in any case, it explains why this post is a little bit later than anticipated. I'm going to do my best to have more scheduled posts from now on.

About a week ago, I posted the list of standalones that I want to reread. These two were going to be in the same post, and then it got way too long for that. 

I probably won't be getting to all of these anytime soon. Rereading an entire series is much more of a commitment than rereading one book, and I want to marathon all of the books in each series. 

The Peter and the Starcatchers series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson: This is probably the one that I'm most excited to reread. I haven't been able to get it out of my head lately! I don't actually want to reread the entire series for this one - the fifth book seems like it's mostly separate, and I never had any interest in it. I absolutely need to reread the first four, though.




The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan: I've been meaning to reread these forever, and it just hasn't happened. As much as I like the Heroes of Olympus series, I miss the original Camp Half-Blood cast and Percy's humor. I also want to brush up on my Greek mythology, and I figure that since this is where I started in the first place, it's a good place to restart.

The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart: This is another series that I haven't been able to stop thinking about. The entire series is a twisty scavenger hunt full of riddles and puzzles, and I loved every second of it. I unfortunately remember the answers to most of the riddles, so that part won't be quite as fun, but I don't remember much of the plot beyond the first book.

The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan: If you read my list of books I can't believe I haven't read yet, you'll know that I haven't actually finished this series. I somehow haven't gotten around to reading the third and final book. However, it's been so long since I read the first two that I think I need to reread those before I can go any further.

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket: I reread the first book in this series a while ago, and I was surprised at how much foreshadowing I'd missed the first time around. I was very happy to find that I liked it as much as I had the first time, and I'm very excited to go back to the rest of them.

The Leviathan Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld: I pretty much remember two things about this series: 1) steampunk World War I, and 2) I liked it. A lot. Fortunately, the gaps in my memory mean that rereading it will be even more enjoyable. Unfortunately, they also mean that I have nothing else to say here.

The Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins: Whenever people give contemporary recommendations, this series is always near the top of their list. I remember liking it, but I don't remember enough of it to really know what the fuss is all about. Next time I need a good contemporary, I should remember to try these again.

The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare: When going through the Mortal Instruments series, I figured out that I really had to be in the mood for paranormal books to enjoy them. I have a feeling that this is why I had such mixed feelings about the series. I think that if I reread it when I'm more in the mood for paranormal, I'll like all three of the books as much as I liked Clockwork Prince.

The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer: I can't actually remember whether or not I liked these books the first time I read them. I was in elementary school (which I don't think was a great time for me to be reading book 4, though I do remember liking it the most). I was surrounded by people who loved it, and then when I switched schools, I was surrounded by people who hated it. I want to remember what my own opinion was. Even if it turns out that they're not my thing, I do remember that Alice was great, so I'll still get to read about her again. 


The Darkest Minds Trilogy by Alexandra Bracken: I think about half of my posts so far have included at least one Alexandra Bracken book. I'm very okay with this. I picked up The Darkest Minds in the middle of one of the worst reading slumps I can remember and could barely put it down. I know that I remember the overall plot of this one, but I've definitely forgotten some of the details, so I can't wait to fall in love with it all over again. I also want to try including the novellas in my reading order, which I didn't get to do last time.

The Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi: I remember having very mixed feelings about this. I loved the writing, I didn't care too much about the plot, and I was pretty evenly split on the characters. I actually tried the audiobook sampler for the first book, and I really enjoyed it. The writing style shone, and I was sucked into the story all over again. It made me want to try rereading them all using the audiobooks. I don't usually have the time for audiobooks, so I'll have to wait for this one, but I think it'll be worth it.

Which series do you want to reread? How often do you do series marathon rereads? Are there any more of these that you think I should try on audiobook? Tell me in the comments!

6 comments:

  1. AHHHH I LOVE LEMONY SNICKET. I actually own the whole set because it was my #1 childhood obsession series...but I really want to reread it now and catch the foreshadowing and clues and things. XD If you like audios, I totally recommend them! I listened to the first 3 narrated by Tim Curry (hilarious XD) and then a few more by Lemony Snicket himself. He is such a GOOD narrator. So they're definitely awesome.

    Also I reeeally want to read The Darkest Minds and Peter And the Starcatchers. EVENTUALLY. XD

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    1. Thanks for the tip about the ASOUE audiobooks! That might also work with me not being able to find time for audios, too, since they're so short.

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  2. Peter and the Starcatchers is just amazing. It's on my reread list too and I CAN'T WAIT. The Mysterious Benedict Society was totally amazing, as was Leviathan. You have a good taste in books :)

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    1. Thanks! I think that revisiting those 3 in particular is going to be even more fun than the first time I read each of them. Hopefully they don't get pushed to the back of my to-read list again...

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  3. YES, PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS. I reread the first one just recently, so I won't be doing that one, but I have the next three and I've been itching to get back into those (although, for whatever reason, I never read the third one because my library never bought it, so that one will be new, but the other two will be rereads). And I haven't read the fifth book and don't really plan to because it looks so separate and, no, it just doesn't catch my interest.

    I never read the last book the The Kane Chronicles either, but I guess my library has the whole trilogy, so I will get that out at some point and reread the first two before tackling the last two. *cracks knuckles*

    I haven't read anything by Cassandra Clare, and I haven't read the Twilight series, but I hope to tackle that this year as well. I'm in a bit of a holding pattern because Twilight has been checked out from my library, but as soon as I can get my hands on it, I will eat it. :)

    Yeah, there are a lot of books I need to read. :P

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    1. Oh, I remember LOVING the third one! I can't wait to see what you think of it!

      My library almost never has the whole Twilight series in at once. I think that's why I've waited so long to reread it. Hopefully, I'll be able to get my hands on them all sometime soon!

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