Hi, my name is Arin and I have a problem. I cannot stop rereading books. I know what you’re thinking and its “Arin, you literally can. Just pick up a book you haven’t read and read it for once in your life” but that’s just not how it works in this household. In this household, you spend forty minutes thinking about all of the books you need to read, send at least 5 spam messages to Brianna about the books you need to read, then you pick up City of Bones by Cassandra Clare for the eight time and think to yourself that you have a problem.
I am slowly working on this problem, for example, I have only reread the City of Bones once this year and by this time last year I had already done that three times. I also haven’t reread Elementals by Brigid Kemmerer or The Selection by Kiera Cass (yet). Progress, slow and steady wins the race.
But for now let’s just completely ignore all of that progress and talk about all of the books that I will (most likely) be rereading even when I’m in a nursing home in my late eighties.
I’ve been rereading Elementals at least once if not three times a year since I first read them in middle school. I remember there was this one summer when I got through the first two books and then decided I should reread them again immediately instead of reading a new book, or you know, just the third book in the series. I know it sounds super cliche, but rereading these books feels like going home. I know everything about these books, I could probably quote the first chapter of the first one but sometimes life just isn’t going your way and you need to read something familiar and these books are the first I turn too.
Also this series is very underrated and that makes me sad, so you should all check them out. Just go in with the expectation that they’re very much 2012 paranormal romance and know what that entails.
I don’t think I’ve made it a secret that I love these books with all my heart. I mean, my twitter bio says “Clary and Charlotte Fairchild stan for life” and that basically says it all. This series means so much to me, it is the reason I actually joined the online book community instead of just lingering on goodreads. I have an unconditional love for all of these books and all of these characters and I don’t think I will ever stop rereading their stories. There is too much iconic content within these books and sometimes I just need revisit that. I mean, the ten percent scene? You can’t blame me for wanting to revisit that.
Hi my name is Arin and I love Cameron Post.
Okay, on a somewhat more serious note, this book means everything to me. It helped me discover so much about myself and I love it so much for that. Thus far I have only reread this once and it took me almost an entire month to get through so I do not think it will become a common reread, but I get the feeling that I won’t ever stop going back to it either if that makes sense. Everything else on this list I typically read at least once a year if not more, and I don’t know that Cam will ever be that kind of book because its so heavy and takes a lot out of me emotionally, but I think that I will be returning to this book and putting myself through that pain over and over again for years to come.
I don’t even know where to start with this one, these books are just so much fun? I always love love love getting to reconnect with Percy, Annabeth, Grover and the rest of the Camp Half-Blood gang. If you’re ever in need of a fun series to distract you from stressful times, I would 110 percent recommend reading (or rereading, as I clearly think that’s a very valid option) these books. Percy is hilarious and relatable, despite the fact that he is twelve years old at the beginning of the series. I reread the first book the other day and I had four or five quotes marked as relatable, this series just doesn’t get old, folks.
I know that the fact that this series is on this list could be shocking to some people, but I cannot express how much I love this series. America? I’d die for her. Maxon? Alexa, play “King of My Heart” by Taylor Swift. Aspen? Eh, he’s there. We don’t need to talk about him though. The point is, I love everyone in these books. Are they high class literature? No, but I could not care less. These books are so much fun and I think about them constantly. I’m pretty sure I’ve spent like five hours this past week thinking about America and Maxon and their children and how happy I am for them.
Do these books frustrate me sometimes? I mean, yes. Sometime I just want to find a way to jump into these books and yell “America, I’m gay, and even I know Maxon is the better choice!” but as of yet I have not figured out how to do that. But while sometimes these books are frustrating, they are also fun, funny, and heartbreaking and they always make me feel all of the things. I can picture 50 year old me rereading these books for the 50th time because they make me genuinely happy and that can be hard to do sometimes.
Okay, I could probably keep going for a long while because there are a lot of books that I constantly reread but I think I’m going to cut myself off their because I’m pretty satisfied with this list. How about you, are there are books or series that you will never stop rereading? Let’s chat in the comments!