5 Books Friday

5 books that I need to re-read

When I was younger I used to re-read all of my favourite books over and over again, mainly because I didn’t have access to things like digital libraries and ever changing bookstores. It was a comfort to go back to those books each time, to find something new or relive the adventures with my favourite characters. I often miss those days, so here are a few books that I really feel like I need to re-read some day…


Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger – I really want to reread this whole series because I enjoyed it the first time and haven’t been able to give it a second reading since then. There are just too many books on my plate right now, but as soon as I get some time or need to just have some fun reading I’ll have to crack these open again.

Synopsis: Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire–and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – I’ve already read this book a number of times, but it’s been years since I picked up the beautiful leather bound copy a friend gave me. I have never loved a classic book the way I love this book, so that makes it extra special to me.

Synopsis: A humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife. The five Bennet daughters; the beautiful Jane, the clever Elizabeth, the bookish Mary, the immature Kitty and the wild Lydia.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) by Becky Chambers – It’s been less than a year since I read this book for the first time, but I feel like there is so much happening in it that I need to give it a re-read. Plus, it’s come out in trade paperback now and I’m kind of thinking that I need to own a physical copy of this book.

Synopsis: Somewhere within our crowded sky, a crew of wormhole builders hops from planet to planet, on their way to the job of a lifetime. A young Martian woman, hoping the vastness of space will put some distance between herself and the life she‘s left behind. An alien pilot, navigating life without her own kind. A pacifist captain, awaiting the return of a loved one at war.

Here, There Be Dragons (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, #1) by James A. Owen – This one is more of an enforced re-read for me because I want to finish the series but I’ve forgotten so much from the first few books that I feel like I need to go back. This is another series that has so much going on in it that it’s hard to remember things when waiting for the next book to come out.

Synopsis: An unusual murder brings together three strangers, John, Jack, and Charles, on a rainy night in London during the first World War. An eccentric little man called Bert tells them that they are now the caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica — an atlas of all the lands that have ever existed in myth and legend, fable and fairy tale. These lands, Bert claims, can be traveled to in his ship the Indigo Dragon, one of only seven vessels that is able to cross the Frontier between worlds into the Archipelago of Dreams.

Kingmaker’s Sword (Rune Blade, #1) by Ann Marston – This whole series is a favourite of mine, but I haven’t read them in years. There was a time in highschool when I wanted to have a single braid behind my ear like the characters in this book, but was afraid that I would be judged by my peers. Ironically, the braid was supposed to symbolize bravery and strength.

Synopsis: The Skai and the Tyr were one people long ago. But that day is lost in the mists of time. And now the Skai have sent a warrior to find the Rune Blade that could slice through the darkness of blood and violence that had falled across their land.


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