JuneReReadathon ~ My (June) TBR list

Hi everyone!

Confession of your local awkward bean.

There are three things I don’t usually do when it comes to books: 1) tolerate spoilers, 2) enjoy a story when I know how it’s going to end, 3) re-read.

But you know me, and I’m all about incoherence.

I broke the first two rules-not-really-rules in the past month: 1) I read The Selection after a friend of mine spoiled it to me in the most exact details, and 2) I loved Heartless to bits despite knowing it’s the backstory of the crazy Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland.

And, you see, since “no hay dos sin tres” (“these things always come in threes”, but the Spanish version is better because it literally translates as “there’s no two without three”), I’ll tackle number 3 in June.

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Celebrating my incapacity to follow any rule or plan.

To be honest, #3 is the one I’ve wanted to break for the longest time because there are a few books that swept me off my feet the first time I read them and I want to feel their magic again. But you know the bookworm dilemma: there is too little time in one life to read all the books I want and re-reading means taking more time away from that I can dedicate to my never-ending TBR! And to be completely sincere, I’m also afraid some of these books won’t feel as amazing without the surprise effect on their side.

But!

Meg, who book blogs over at The Bookish Linguist, is hosting the perfect June readathon. The JuneReReadathon is the extra push I needed to definitely launch myself into re-reading some of my favorite books, and I’m terribly glad to post this TBR and prepare to smash my third rule-not-really-a-rule by the same occasion.

I only plan on doing it with five books, to keep some space for ARCs and new reads. To spice things up a bit, I also took notes of what kind of content for the blog I want to get out of these re-reads.

Without further ado…

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1- The Night Circus ~ Erin Morgenstern

see my review

Why: I just want to pay more attention to Morgenstern’s writing and style. I was too entranced by the story to fully appreciate these two aspects during the first read.

I’m also going to try to get a better image of the circus in my head, down to the most minimal detail.

Funky content: I’m thinking about a playlist. Or maybe a list of words.

2- The Girls at the Kingfisher Club ~ Genevieve Valentine

see my review

Why: I think I got over my Roaring Twenties excitement for the moment, but I’m craving the vintage setting and joyful atmosphere of the Kingfisher Club.

I also want to see whether Valentine’s style will have the same effect on me the second time.

Funky content: *crosses fingers and toes* An interview with Valentine, and interview with Valentine, an interview with Valentine…

3- Six of Crows ~ Leigh Bardugo

I haven’t finished the Grisha Trilogy yet, but I want to re-read SoC. That’s me in a nutshell.

Why: I miss the characters, I miss the banter, I miss the dark mood, I miss the adrenaline of the impossible heist, I miss the criminal atmosphere, and I miss Ketterdam.

Funky content: Pair each main character to a movie. Or “X reasons to read Six of Crows“.

4- The Help ~ Kathryn Stockett

Why: I was supposed to re-read this one for the Women’s History Month Readathon, but I was unable to, so instead I’ll do it in June.

It’s such an important, sensible, and at times fun book. The first time I read it I was 13, the second 16, and I want to read it at 19. I want my thoughts on it to mature as I evolve.

Funky content: Quotes and life lessons from The Help.

5- Joker Book

Why: I’ll see what book I’m in the mood for then. I know for sure it’s a very bad idea to force myself into re-reading something, bad both for me and the book.

Possibilities: The Count of Montecristo by Alexandre Dumas | The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater | Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen | Maze Runner by James Dashner (as a buddy read)

The Raven Boys

Do you often re-read books? Why or why not? What’s your favorite book to re-read? Are you going to join the JuneReReadathon? Tell me in the comments!

26 thoughts on “JuneReReadathon ~ My (June) TBR list

    1. Ooooh, The Starless Sea is on my TBR, but I’m so afraid of reading it. I think my mortal mind won’t be able to compute another one of Morgenstern’s divine books.

      And thank you so much for the readathon! I can’t wait to get started. I’m looking forward to your updates.

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  1. I love this idea! I’m the kind of person who rereads books all the time, but I definitely understand the worry of getting behind on new books. I’m sure you’ll have a lot of fun revisiting these favorites and discovering new things to love about them!
    Ahhh I’ve been dying to reread Six of Crows. I also miss everything about it! Good luck with this rereadathon – I hope it goes well for you!

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    1. Thank you, Margaret!! I admire you so much for being able to reread. We can miss so many details during the first read.

      Six of Crows is… just wow. I hope you’ll get the reread it soon! Happy June! (in advance)

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  2. I swear, all I’ve been doing lately is re-reading. It’s shameful but also my little corner of safety so I won’t exchange it for anything. This June ReReadaThon sounds fun, but also way too much commitment for my weak self at the moment. I wish you the best of the luck with it! You have some great books lined up!

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    1. Aaah yes, the commitment part is… Ik Fate is somewhere being skeptical. I’m pretty sure if she could waste her time talking to me, she’d say something along the lines of “Right, like you’re going to stick to some plan.”

      What books are you re-reading/what are you favorite re-reads?

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  3. Great post Alice! I don’t usually reread books because… well idk why, most of the times i want to read so many other books that i don’t reread unless it’s an absolute favorite of mine. I won’t be joining the readathon for those reasons but for june i’ll be participating in the myth taker readathon!

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  4. I really enjoy re-reading books, even if I don’t do it that often. I usually reread books when I’m in a specific reading mood. Like if I’m in the mood of a romance but a specific kind I might reach for Red, White, and Royal Blue or The Kiss Quotient. Many times I’ll do what I call a skim re-read, where I just read over my favorite parts, although other times I read the book in its entirety.

    Most recently when I was in a more melancholy mood I picked up Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe for the second time and it was such a great decision!

    Good luck with all your rereads! I hope you end up enjoying them just as much, if not more, this time around!

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