Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Really Need to Re-Read

Top Ten Tuesday is weekly book blog meme now hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl!

This week's topic: Books I Really Need to Re-Read
The initial topic was 'books I could re-read forever', but honestly... there are a lot of books that I want to read again and I don't think I can narrow it down to any number even remotely close to ten. 
Because of this, I decided to tweak it every so slightly to books that I feel I need to re-read, whether it's because I missed stuff the first time or because another book in a series is coming out and I forgot important details from the previous book.

Shades of GreyAmerican Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the WestPreludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman, #1)Godblind (The Godblind Trilogy #1)

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde - Review
So the 'need' to read this one is really just immense optimism on my part that Fforde will actually follow through and write a sequel. I have no idea if Fforde is still planning to do so, but if he does I will absolutely re-read this one to refresh my memory (and because I love it).
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American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee - Review
I first read this on my Kindle as a galley and it was really hard for me to keep track of some of the wolves (many of which are referred to by number) and other fine details since I couldn't flip back and forth between pages (the downsides of a Kindle). Thus, I would really like to re-read this one and digest more of it.
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The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
I read all of these a few years ago and although I do remember some major plot points, I would really like to go back through these to cement what I know. I would also like to read some of the spin-off stories, and I'd like have a solid background for that.
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Godblind by Anna Stephens
I mainly want to re-read this one because the next book is coming out this year and I don't remember the intricacies of this book. I can picture a lot of scenes in my head, but none of the more specific details of the politics/religion.etc,
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BeowulfThe Dragon’s Legacy (The Dragon's Legacy, #1)The OdysseyThe Empire's Ghost

 I haven't read this since high school and I'd like to get back into this and read a few different translations--specifically Tolkien's.
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The Dragon's Legacy by Deborah A. Wolf - Review
The next book in this series comes out this year and there were so many details in this book that  I have to re-read this one if I want any chance of being able to fully understand the next book.
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The Odyssey by Homer
I've read The Odyssey quite a few times already (it comes with the territory when you study Classics), but I plan to make it my next translation project it after I finish my current translation, so I'd like have to have it fresh in my mind! I've been translating mainly Ancient Greek plays and histories lately, so I'd like to move into something a bit different (and more intimidating).
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The Empire's Ghost by Isabelle Steiger - Review
This is another one that I read first on my Kindle and found myself wishing I could go back to double-check on things. A re-read would be extremely helpful since this is such a political intrigue-heavy/detail-oriented book.
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Shadowsong (Wintersong, #2)Heroes or Thieves (Steps of Power #2; The Kings #2)

Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones - Review
I loved this book, but I also read it as my before-bed book, so I was pretty tired and not as focused for a lot of it. I really think that I could enjoy this one more when I'm more alert.
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Heroes or Thieves by J.J. Sherwood
I was really enjoying this series, but for some reason that I can't imagine I just... stopped? I'd like to pick up the third book and I really don't remember a lot from the second, so... time for a re-read!
Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

Have you read any of these books? What books do you feel like you need to re-read? 

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  1. I've heard of Shadowsong and seen decent reviews for this authors books, too, but haven't looked real close at the plot! Perhaps I should give the series a second look. :)

  2. I still need to read Shadowsong but I'm scared since I've seen a lot of mixed reviews. I really want to read The Empire's Ghost, that cover is beautiful and it sounds so good!

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  3. American Wolf looks like it would be interesting, and I haven't read Beowulf since high school either. That would be fun to revisit.

  4. Great list! I definitely want to reread the Sandman series too!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  5. Nice list. I haven't read any of these but they sure look interesting.

    I can't re-read books.. like ever. Simply because my unread TBR is higher than the books that I have actually read! Yes, no time to re-read :D

    My TTT: http://flippingthruthepages.com/2018/02/10-tv-series-worth-binge-watch/

  6. I've heard of half of them but I haven't read any of them!