Hey guys! Today I’m going to talk about books that I’d love to experience again for the first time and I’m actually surprised I haven’t done this before on my blog. There’s so many books I’d love to read again for the first time, but these ones are really special and I have a different reason for each of them. So let’s get into it!
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I read this in 2013 and it has remained one of my all-time favourite books. I’ve talked about it a lot on my blog, especially in book tags. Any opportunity to talk about this book, I’ll grab it with both hands. Literally, any time someone asks me to recommend a book or asks me what my favourite book is, this is always the first one I talk about. I was really hesitant to read it at first because it’s set in Nazi Germany during World War II and I thought that I wouldn’t enjoy it because I was reading young adult and fantasy books at the time but it’s such an emotional and powerful story. It’s so captivating and even though I read it so long ago, I still think of the story and the characters every now and again. I cried so much while I was reading it, especially at the end. It was incredibly sad story, but Death made for such an interesting narrator and it’s what makes this book stand out for me. Now that I’m a lot older, I’m curious to know what my experience would be if I were to read it now. There’s not many books that make me cry now honestly, so I’m wondering if I’d still cry a lot. I probably would, there was a lot of really emotional scenes.
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
I don’t want to say too much about the plot for this because I really do think it’s better going in blind, but it had one of the most shocking plot twists I’ve ever read and I would definitely want to experience that again. The first half of the book is incredibly sad as it focuses on the death of a little boy but then the second half was completely wild and honestly such a rollercoaster. I’m curious to know if other people saw that twist coming because I didn’t and it definitely had more of an impact on me. This is one of the most shocking, intense and thought-provoking books I’ve read and it made me view the whole story in a completely different light. Clare sets it up in such a way that you never see it coming and it’s brilliant. This is one of those books where the reread won’t be as good because you know what’s coming and you won’t get to experience that same shock. I’d love to be able to forget about this just to experience that twist for the first time again. Honestly, this book should be up there with Behind Her Eyes for the most shocking twist. It deserves more recognition!
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
This is a hugely popular YA series so everyone probably knows what it’s about and it’s easily one of my favourite series. I would absolutely love to experience this again for the first time and fall in love with this world again. I honestly thought I’d hate it because it would be focused on romance but I was so wrong. It was a great concept and was executed perfectly. I loved how magical and mysterious it all was and the danger that was involved as well. I felt like Tella at times because I was completely swept away by Caraval and Legend. I was really intrigued by Legend’s character and I was dying to find out his identity. Even though I can’t experience this series again for the first time, Stephanie has wrote a spin-off about Jacks, which is coming out later this year. I wasn’t too bothered about his character honestly, but I’m so excited to dive back into this world and I know it will be just as magical as Caraval.
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Out of all of Cassandra Clare’s books, I’d definitely want to experience Clockwork Angel again for the first time because this is my favourite series she’s written and I love how she completely changed my view on love triangles. Normally love triangles are horribly written, but Cassie’s worked so well and seeing how much Tessa, Will and Jem cared about one another was so wholesome and really beautiful. I actually wouldn’t mind forgetting the entire trilogy and reading it again for the first time just for that ending. For Jem to be alive at the end, for Will and Tessa getting a happy ending and then Jem and Tessa getting their happy ending… this was just everything I wanted and I wish this series had the chance for adaptations and not just The Mortal Instruments. I’d love to see these characters brought to life although I’d probably be really picky since I love them so much.
So these are the books I’d love to read again for the first time. If you had the chance to do this, which books would you pick? Feel free to leave a comment below. I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading!