It’s been a very long time since I’ve made a post! I blame finals, those bastards. But today I have a bit of time, so I’m going to do a top 5 Wednesday! This week’s theme is Top 5 rereads. Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey, and here is the link to the rest of the posters if you’d like to check them out. This topic is going to be a bit of a challenge for me because aside from only a few books, I typically don’t reread them. My TBR list is huge, so I can’t really justify rereading books t5oo often. But I’m going to try this one out anyways!
5. Rurouni Kenshin by Nobuhiro Watsuki. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve read this one, honestly. If you’d open my copy of volume 1, it lays flat with no resistance. The cover is actually starting to pull a bit away from the rest of the binding on the front half. When I was in high school, I basically read this series on repeat for two years, with other things dotted through. But it was very very unlikely I’d come to school without at least one volume of it in my bag. I just love all the characters, the plot, the humor, the art. Everything. If you’re looking to get into manga and want a bit of everything included, I highly suggest this. I’ve kinda raved about this series in a lot of posts now, but I just can’t get over it.
4. Inuyasha by Rumiko Takahashi. Aside from Dragonball Z and Pokemon, this was my gateway anime (well, technically manga, but you know what I mean. I watched it before I read it). I will be forever in love with this series. I will cry, laugh, spill my feelings on the floor, you name it. It’s about a girl in modern day Japan (well, late 90s, since that’s when the series was written…) that falls down a well and is transported back in time to Feudal era Japan. And said era is full of all the youkai and spirits from Japanese mythology. It’s so wonderful – there’s comedy, romance, angst, action, I just LOVE it. I currently have a little less than 20 volumes of it, there are sooooo many more, but the ones I have are well loved and well read. I hiiighly suggest checking this one out too.
3. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. I think this was actually my first reread ever. I remember checking this book out from the library over and over again before I got my own copy when I was younger. I’ve probably read it twenty times. Come to this of it, I should pick it up again. I miss it. It’s a retelling of Cinderella with a magical (more magical) twist. I suggest that you check it out if you have a preteen or few years younger girl who is looking for stuff to read.
2. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. I need to preface this by saying while I love and reread probably the first four books or so, I couldn’t finish this series. I know there are seven or eight books now, and I couldn’t finish the seventh. The fifth and sixth were just okay, and the seventh was goofy, so I put the series down. But the first four books are golden and I love them and I will always love them. This book is about a twelve year old mastermind and his butler as they capture a fairy. This fairy though is written differently than any other fairy you’ve read, I assure you. I say give it a go if you’re looking for a middle grade book with a bit of action and fantasy elements
1. Harry Potter by JK Rowling. Need I say more? This one was kind of obvious, don’t you think?
So there are my Top 5 rereads. And now having completed a few top 5 lists, I’m noticing a lot of repeats in my book selections. This just means I need to read more books faster with more energy!!