09 May 2015

Favourite books to reread - romances all the way



When rereading books, which is something I do quite regularly, I mostly stick to my favourite romances, primarily contemporary romances, some of which are sweet, others are hot.

When choosing romances to reread my first choices are books Nora Roberts, as you can see I love The Bride Quartet and pretty much everything else she has written, also books by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Match me if you can and Natural Born Charmer), Roberta Leigh, Betty Neels, short romances by Mills & Boon / Harlequin, Sarra Manning (Unsticky and You don't have to say you love me), Kerry Reichs (The Good Luck Girl / Leaving Unknown). The last books might be considered Chick-lit by others, but in the end they are romances, at least imo.

I also like the Sweet trilogy by Christina Lauren and older, hot books by authors Lauren Dane, Maya Banks and Jaci Burton. And don't be shocked, I have also already reread the Fifty Shades of Grey books because I have a good time when reading them. 

When talking about romances I love to reread, I have of course also to mention books like "Pride & Prejudice", "Persuasion" and "Jane Eyre". 

And I like rereading sports romances, for example books like "See Jane Score" and other books from Rachel Gibson from a few years ago, also sports romances by Deirdre Martin and Kate Angell to name at least three authors in this subgenre.  Like I said in my post on these books - Looking for new contemporary romances - they have a special place in my heart. 

Light romantic suspense books with a heavy focus on the romance, of course, are also always an option. The In Death series, other books by Nora Roberts and books by Linda Howard (Blair Mallory books and older) are often my first choices when rereading books in this genre (subgenre?). 

If things get really crazy I also like to reread paranormal romances, a few weeks ago I reread books by Jennifer Estep and Victoria Laurie

YA romances don't play a major role when it's about rereading, however books like "Anna and the French Kiss" and "Lola and the boy next door", both by Stephanie Perkins, and cute romances by Elizabeth Chandler ("Summer in the City" for example) and Jennifer Echols (for example "Major Crush" or "Going too far") are also an option.
I also like to reread "The Host" by Stephanie Meyer even if the focus might not be on the romance, bit I still love the story and like to reconnect with it again and again. The same goes for the Lunar Chronicles by Marisa Meyer and the Eon duology by Alison Goodman

The pile of books on the picture above is my current rereading pile, I'm nearly through with it and loved revisiting the characters and stories. Since taking the picture I added two more romantic suspense books to my rereading pile, High Noon and Black Hills, both by Nora Roberts.

My next rereading pile might look completely different, because even though the books mentioned above are my usual picks for rereading, every book I have in my book room is one I might reread when the moment is right. That's the joy of only owning books you like. 

I'm a rereader and I love it. 

Do you reread books? Which are your favourites to reread?

8 comments:

  1. I do like to re read books as well, most of mine are historical and paranormal. But I do enjoy Nora Roberts and Joan Johnston.

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    1. I'm not sure if I have already read a book by Joan Johnston, I need to check that.

      Happy Reading!

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  2. Yeah, I've got a few books I like to revisit, most prominently Arthur C. Clarke's "2001 - A Space Odyssey" and Ray Bradbury's "Something wicked this way comes", and there's Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes".
    Nancy Garden's "Annie on my mind" is a lovely YA romance that is new, as in under five years old, on my reread list of books.
    Ward Greene's "Lady and the Tramp" (German: Susi und Strolch) is a childhood fave I sometimes return to.

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    1. "Annie on my mind" sounds nice, I need to check it out. And I still haven't read a book with Sherlock Holmes, I have a several stories at home and plan to give one a chance soon.

      Happy Reading!

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  3. I don't reread that often. But I do have two favourite books that I reread a couple of times in the last 15-20 years: "Jurassic Park" and "The Lost World", both by Michael Crichton. The last time I reread them the first time in the English version (all the other times in German, I own them in both languages which also shows how much I like them, I don't own any other book in both languages). Everytime I do a reread of them I still love these books, they are my absolute favourite books of all times. And I think it's fascinating how my understanding of the content changed over the years. The first time I didn't understand the scientific parts in German at all and mostly jumped over these parts and nowadays I don't even have a problem to understand them in English. :-D

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    1. I have to confess that I have never read anything my Crichton, don't know why, but his books just don't appeal to me. But I can still remember how I felt when I watched Jurassic Park for the first time, I was so afraid and couldn't look at the screen that often. And yes, I might have been too young to watch the movie. ;)

      Happy Reading!

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  4. It is rare that I like something enough to re-read it. I will have to try a couple of these. Loving romance right now.

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    1. My sis and mother are the same, they rarely if ever reread. But I have done so for years and think that I will never stop with it.

      Happy Reading!

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