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This post allowed us to take a trip down memory lane. Though the books listed are books we wish we could read again, there are some books we do occasionally read from time to time.
Eragon (The Inheritance series #1) by Christopher Paolini
I wish I could read this book again for two reasons. One, it’s been a while since I’ve read a YA fantasy novel and from what I remember it was action-packed and fresh.
Two, I still have to read the fourth and final instalment of the Inheritance series, but since it’s been almost seven-plus years since I read book one I would need to re-read the series from the beginning.
Though I wish I could read this book again, I’m not sure I will.
Hitorijime My Hero by Memeco Arii
There are 10 published volumes of this manga right now. Every time a new one is published I read the series from the beginning.
Reading from volume 1 to the latest volume is a new habit of mine and one that allows me to see little things I may have read the first time around. I don’t have to wish I could read this book again because I occasionally do.
I bought the first 7 volumes at once, so I’ve only re-read the series four times now.
House of Night series by P.C. Cast
Though I don’t particularly remember liking the House of Night series, I didn’t get a chance to finish the series because, by the time the next book came out, I was well-passed my YA fantasy stage.
I wish this was a book I could read again, but sadly, it wasn’t very good.
Song of the Lioness series by Tamara Pierce
Alanna was the first female MC I read who took no shit from anyone, specifically men. There was no romance in the first book just pure fantasy and one kick-ass woman.
The Song of Lioness series are books I wish I could read again because they left an impression on my young mind and I don’t remember much of the plot anymore. I think, if I read them again, I wouldn’t be disappointed.
The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater
Even though Sam didn’t make it on my list of fictional crushes list, his yellow-eyed mellow nature and the quiet way he and Grace fall in love makes this one of my favourite YA romance novels.
I wish I could read the series again because it’s so innocent and that innocence is nostalgic and you’re filled with cynicism.
The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
I have very fond memories of this series. My good friend and I used to read them in our dorm rooms together and discuss our favourite scenes and characters.
I used to be part of a forum that was Iron Fey everything, it was bliss. I can’t go back to that time because the forum no longer exists and I like the nostalgic memories that come with these books.
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
This was the first Sherlock Holmes book that I ever read. I was already fairly familiar with the concept of Sherlock Holmes but had never read any of the original stories. I joined a book club and this was the first thing we read, then we watched the corresponding episode of BBC’s Sherlock beginning my love of Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock Holmes, and mystery novels.
I wish I could read this book again for the first time because it reignited my love of mystery and was so intriguing.
The Bride Quartet series by Nora Roberts
This series is one of my favourites of Nora Roberts. I was obsessed with the concept of four best friends running a business together. Reading these books again for the first time, discovering the characters and their friendships with each other would be a great joy for me. I think, my relationship with Sash is very similar to the characters.
An Earthly Knight by Janet McNaughton
I don’t actually remember the first time I read this book, I just know I loved it, which is why I wish I could read it again.
An Earthly Knight is a YA fantasy romance novel. It is more like a light romance novel though as it focuses more on the romance aspect of the narrative. This book was probably my first YA novel even if I didn’t really know what a YA novel was then.
Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
I think I read this book when it first came out. It’s been a while since I’ve read it but I remember loving it. Reading it again will be like reading it for the first time since it’s been so long I guess. For some reason, I didn’t finish the series and I wish I could read it again as it is the only Tamora Pierce book I’ve read.
I remember reading it for the first time and being enraptured by the world and characters that Tamora Pierce built.
The Heartland series by Lauren Brooke
I was obsessed with horses, and still kind of am, when I was a pre-teen. So I read this series like I was popping M&Ms. Every time a new book came out I read it as soon as I could get my hands on it. I loved the alternative medicine and training methods that were used in the books. I even briefly considered becoming a horse trainer because of these books. I would love to go back to the first time I read these books, back when to when I was obsessed with horses and riding every week.
I was so excited when CBC came out with the Heartland TV show. Though the plots and characters changed radically the core values of loving horses and animals remain.
RS @ The Idealistic DaydreamOctober 5, 2021 at 20:53
As someone who just reread the Immortals quartet for the first time in 20 years with a similar dim memory of the plot…I do not think you would be disappointed! Wild Magic stayed my favorite, but I couldn’t believe how intensely my love flooded back.
I only read a couple of Heartland books because I was 15 or 16 by the time I found them and they were a bit young for me, but it looked like a PERFECT series to me, even better than the Saddle Club books I devoured. Lucky you getting to enjoy them! For some reason I still haven’t watched any episodes of the TV series yet, but I’ve long anticipated that, too. There are never enough horses on TV — except on this show, apparently!
Also, your memories of the Iron Fey series sound so lovely. I’ve had a lot of great talks about TV on forums, but never discussed specific books with anyone, online or off.
My Book JarOctober 26, 2021 at 23:41
So sweet. I agree there aren’t enough horses on TV. I heartily recommend it if you get a chance to watch it, but it is only marginally based on the books. CBC took the premise and some of the characters and ran with it, expanding and discussing current concerns of the horse community. I actually totally forgot about the Saddle Club books, which I also read, so thanks for reminding me. Did you ever see the movies they made based on that series?