As a bookworm, I never used to see the point in re-reading books. Why re-read a book when there are SO many more books to read for the first time?! However, I’ve recently found myself re-reading some books that I read years ago, just to see if I still felt the same after I finished it. Would I enjoy it again? Would I suddenly hate it? Here are three books that I want to re-read very soon.
Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne / The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky / Asking For It By Louise O’Neill
The book that started my re-reading idea is Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne. The second book in the “Normal” series, How Hard Can Love Be?, is published on 01 February and I just can’t wait that long. I’ve been relentlessly checking Waterstones and Amazon to see if the publication date has changed, or whether I could sneakily get my hands on it a few days (read: weeks) earlier. I can’t. *sobs violently* I will have to be patient and wait until 01 February, even though I really don’t want to. *stamps feet impatiently* I’m hoping that by re-reading the first book in the series, I will be able to survive for a few more weeks.
The classic book that spawned a million blog names… (I jest, I jest!). I remember feeling ALL the feels the first time I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It is definitely one of my favourite books that I have ever read. I read ‘Perks’ at a time when I really needed to read it, if that makes sense. I would love to see how I feel after reading it again now I am a lot happier and in a much better place.
And now for a book that isn’t so nice; Asking For It by Louise O’Neill. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean that this book is terrible as in badly written, because it isn’t. It is terrible as it is about a young girl in modern day Ireland who is raped, and the resulting aftermath. It is not an easy read. When I originally read it last year, I was in such a state of shock after finishing it I couldn’t bring myself to review it. I do want to talk about it though, so I hopefully by re-reading it so I can bring you the best review I can.
Do you have any books that you want to re-read?