Some books were made to read a thousand times. You know, those books you totally adore and you read over and over, and some other, althought not always, are made for the plot twist.
Sure, you can reread a book that has a massive plot twist again and look for all the foreshadowing leading to that moment (i’m looking at you We were liars) but it’s not the same, at least for me.
So, while thinking about More Happy Than Not (by the amazing Adam Silvera), the other day, i thought to myself… If I had the oportunity to erase my memory of a book, which books would i want to have the ability to reread for the first time?
It’s not an easy question… not because i’ve read that many books, but because there are those i don’t mind rereading them knowing what is going to happen, actually i’m mostly looking forward to it.
So, what are actually the books i would want to reread for the first time… and why?
I know, i know… this is not a “mystery” book, but not knowing who is Jerusha’s Daddy-Long-Legs is actually quite a mystery on the book. I remember the mindblown i got the first time my sister finished reading the book to me… i was… i could not believe it (well, i was 8 or 9). I wish i could try to resolve it again at my age, see if i could figure out the truth… I still enjoy the foreshadowing. This is a book i still read and read… and it’s one of my favorites of all time.
Another one of my favorite books of all time… I wish i could go back and rediscover who Blue was. I remember i got it the day it came out and i loved it so much i just couldn’t put it down and i tried and tried to figure out who Blue was but i did not discover it myself. I wish i could go back and try again.
Before i got into YA, i was a huge fan of thrillers. My favorite author back then was Harlan Coben and i read all the book that were out back then. Until i realized they all were pretty much the same. But this ne stuck with me and i really love it. I wish i could go back before the massive plot twist.
A book that had me guessing and guessing all the time i was reading it… i wish i could go back and try again to understand what the heck was happening, i did figure it out but just before it was revelead in the book.
The book i wish i never read, period. Don’t get me wrong i absolutely ADORE this trilogy, Half Life, but i was not ready, nor will ever be for that ending, okay? Can all the people who read it agree that never happened? This book never came out.
(i love this book so much i have more than one copy of it).
Last but not least … this book. Okay so much happens in this book, i could never reread it without knowing… i wish i could erase my meory of it and read it again for the first time because so many powerful plot twist. If you haven’t read it yet and you don’t have a problem wth books making you vry you should give it a try.
What are the books you wish you could read for the first time again? Leave your answers and comments down below!