Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 books I want to re-read

Hello everyone! Today’s prompt is a freebie, and I chose top 5 books I want to re-read. I cannot remember if I’ve done this topic in the past, and I’m too lazy to look. lol. Regardless, I’ve been giving re-reads a lot of thought recently because it is one of my goals this year to re-read at least six books. We’re almost to the middle of the year, and I’ve re-read NONE. So, I’m hoping this post will help motivate me to pick up at least one of these books soon. The covers all link to the book’s Goodreads page, and I’ve included the official covers and synopsis when available. Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted at Meeghan Reads!

The City of Dusk by Tara Sim

The City of Dusk

I loved this book the first time I read it. It has competing gods and tons of court intrigue. I recently got the eARC of the second book and really want to re-read this one before moving on to the sequel. So, hopefully I can manage it soon.

The Four Realms—Life, Death, Light, and Darkness—all converge on the city of dusk. For each realm there is a god, and for each god there is an heir.

But the gods have withdrawn their favor from the once vibrant and thriving city. And without it, all the realms are dying.

Unwilling to stand by and watch the destruction, the four heirs—Risha, a necromancer struggling to keep the peace; Angelica, an elementalist with her eyes set on the throne; Taesia, a shadow-wielding rogue with rebellion in her heart; and Nik, a soldier who struggles to see the light— will sacrifice everything to save the city.

But their defiance will cost them dearly.

Set in a gorgeous world of bone and shadow magic, of vengeful gods and defiant chosen ones, The City of Dusk is the first in a dark epic fantasy trilogy that follows the four heirs of four noble houses—each gifted with a divine power—as they form a tenuous alliance to keep their kingdom from descending into a realm-shattering war.

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Red, White & Royal Blue

I loved this book when I listened to it on audio a couple years ago. I’ve been wanting to re-read it before the movie adaptation comes out in a couple months. So, maybe I’ll make this one a priority for Pride month in June.

First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince.

As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?

Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule

Light of the Jedi

I really want to re-read all of the first phase of The High Republic before phase three starts later this year. I doubt that’ll happen since it is 6+ books and tons of comics, but I’d love to make it happen.

Long before the First Order, before the Empire, before the Clone Wars…Jedi lit the way for the galaxy in the High Republic.

It is a golden age. Intrepid hyperspace scouts expand the reach of the Republic to the farthest stars, worlds flourish under the benevolent leadership of the Senate, and peace reigns, enforced by the wisdom and strength of the renowned order of Force users known as the Jedi. With the Jedi at the height of their power, the free citizens of the galaxy are confident in their ability to weather any storm. But even the brightest light can cast a shadow, and some storms defy any preparation.

When a shocking catastrophe in hyperspace tears a ship to pieces, the flurry of shrapnel emerging from the disaster threatens an entire system. No sooner does the call for help go out than the Jedi race to the scene. The scope of the emergence, however, is enough to push even Jedi to their limit. As the sky breaks open and destruction rains down upon the peaceful alliance they helped to build, the Jedi must trust in the Force to see them through a day in which a single mistake could cost billions of lives.

Even as the Jedi battle valiantly against calamity, something truly deadly grows beyond the boundary of the Republic. The hyperspace disaster is far more sinister than the Jedi could ever suspect. A threat hides in the darkness, far from the light of the age, and harbors a secret that could strike fear into even a Jedi’s heart.

A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske

A Marvellous Light

This series is ending later this year, and I REALLY want to re-read the first two books before I read the last one. I’ve been stalking NetGalley for an eARC of the final book for months, but it hasn’t been posted yet. I honestly think I’ll cry if I don’t get one. lol. Just kidding… Maybe.

Set in an alternative Edwardian England, this is a comedy of manners, manor houses, and hedge mazes: including a magic-infused murder mystery and a delightful queer romance.

For fans of Georgette Heyer or Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton, who’d like to welcome magic into their lives . . .

Young baronet Robin Blyth thought he was taking up a minor governmental post. However, he’s actually been appointed parliamentary liaison to a secret magical society. If it weren’t for this administrative error, he’d never have discovered the incredible magic underlying his world.

Cursed by mysterious attackers and plagued by visions, Robin becomes determined to drag answers from his missing predecessor – but he’ll need the help of Edwin Courcey, his hostile magical-society counterpart. Unwillingly thrown together, Robin and Edwin will discover a plot that threatens every magician in the British Isles.

If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich

If This Gets Out

It has been a couple years since I read this one, and I’ve wanted to re-read it since it was released in December 2021. It was the first book I ever pre-ordered after loving the ARC so much, and I’ve never read my physical copy. I need to remedy that soon (hopefully).

Eighteen-year-olds Ruben Montez and Zach Knight are two members of the boy-band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. Along with their bandmates, Angel Phan and Jon Braxton, the four are teen heartbreakers in front of the cameras and best friends backstage. But privately, cracks are starting to form: their once-easy rapport is straining under the pressures of fame, and Ruben confides in Zach that he’s feeling smothered by management’s pressure to stay in the closet.

On a whirlwind tour through Europe, with both an unrelenting schedule and minimal supervision, Ruben and Zach come to rely on each other more and more, and their already close friendship evolves into a romance. But when they decide they’re ready to tell their fans and live freely, Zach and Ruben start to truly realize that they will never have the support of their management. How can they hold tight to each other when the whole world seems to want to come between them?

So, there you have it. My top 5 books I want to re-read. Do you enjoy re-reading books? What books are on your re-read pile? Let me know down in the comments!

13 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 books I want to re-read

  1. I highly recommend rereading RWARB bc I loooove that one. I’ve read it at least three times now. Definitely will have to reread The Last Binding series just so I can get a feel for the whole thing all together!

    • I really loved RWARB when I read it a couple years ago. I’m excited to see what they do with the movie. That’s also pretty much why The Last Binding made this list. I want the whole experience at once.

  2. Fun choice for a topic this week! I used to reread a lot when I was younger, but I don’t do it as much anymore now that it’s so easy to find a ton of new books I want to read.

    • Yeah. That’s pretty much my problem too. I’ve read so many new books and accumulated so many favorites I’ll never be able to re-read them all. All the while, the re-read pile continues to grow.

  3. I love to reread books and don’t reread as much as I would like to lately. I have a couple that I need to reread at the moment as I have sequels to read and I want to remind myself of what happened in the previous books. I especially need to reread the The Forever Sea as it’s over 2 years since I read it.

  4. Rereading is my jam! This year alone I’ve reread over 30 books just because they bring me so much comfort. It’s why I purchase books in the first place (since I don’t buy books I haven’t read)… so I can revisit them over and over again! I hope you enjoy going back to your old favorites! 🙂

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