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I am a re-reader. Books that I love and treasure, I will reread them at least every year. Several books I have had to purchase new copies of because I DESTROYED the books by throwing them in my purse, backpack or car.
I like to consider a well loved book a little like this:
Most of these books I have been reading since the middle school era so they probably fit into the Young Adult category.
HOWEVER, DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TOO GOOD FOR YA BOOKS!?!?
Some of the best books I have ever read technically fit into the Young Adult section of the bookstore. And while I generally look over both shoulders before I sneak into this area of the bookstore, I have no shame at all recommending these books to you.
The Tattered Cover Collection
The start of the Old Kingdom Series by Garth Nix. One of my first exposures into fantasy. A girl (who also has sword) leaves her boarding school to find her father who is lost in the Old Kingdom.
Death, Magic, Necromancers, a Fairy Tale kiss to wake the Hot Guy… What more do you want?
The Blue Sword
First fantasy book I read after coming out of my only “Little House in the Prairie” phase in middle school. Another girl becoming a warrior but it is SO SO SO much more. Technically a prequel to “Hero and the Crown” but you can take or leave that book. Just read “The Blue Sword”
My husband and I have been having the same argument for the past 12 years we have been together. I consider rereading my favorite books being a kin to reconnecting with my besties. He sees rereading as pointless as you already know the ending so it’s just a waste of time.
So what are your most well loved books? What books have you had to rebuy after you destroyed them with too much love?