So far in my experience, there are two types of love for amazing books. There’s the book you finish with a smile on your face, you even give it a little hug before you slide it back onto your shelf, with a loving sigh full of lovely love. You will make heart eyes at this book for all eternity and have polite conversations about how highly you recommend this book.
Then there’s the other type… the type that leaves you staring at the last page for 20 minutes, trying to process those last words. And, when you do… you hear nothing but your own heartbeat for awhile as you
are dragged come back to reality, and then it hits you… the ANGUISH!
We are SCREAMING, we are CRYING, oh no, actually I think it’s better described as WAILING!!!
FOR ALL WE KNOW WE’RE DYING! OUR HEARTS HAVE JUST BEEN TORN OUT BY WORDS! WE DON’T HAVE HEARTS ANYMORE! ONLY VOIDS FULL OF PAIN!
Once we have worked through the grief enough to walk back out in society (even if we are mere shells of what we once were), the anguish lies in wait. And it continues to wait, until you find someone, anyone, everyone! And they say the fateful words that all readers lie in wait to hear; “What books do you recommend?”
*brain immediately lists the Top Ten Books That Caused You The Most Pain*
And yet, no matter how much turmoil they cause us, we will most likely read them again ourselves.
Because suffering at the hands of a book is the best kind of suffering. The only suffering I would like to experience pls.
That being said, and as the title suggests, I’m going to list my top ten books that I will reread in the future (unless I cave and reread them this year… which still counts as the future I guess) becauuuuuuse today is Top Ten Tuesday!!! And it’s a freebie! So, I get to scream about whatever topic I want!!! MWHAHAHA! THERE ARE NO LIMITS TODAY FOLKS!
In all honestly this post was inspired because I’ve being looking longingly at ACOMAF on my shelf and I am super tempted to reread, even though my TBR is so vast it gives the Universe a run for its money!
All covers will link to their respective Goodreads pages so you can check out these books too!
A Court of Thorns and Roses and Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
I enjoyed these series so much I can’t even BEGIN to describe! They just have such a consuming vibe to them that I can read 100 pages easy and be sad that I have to take a 5 second break to drink.
Although to be honest I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first books?? Or maybe that’s just because I loved the other books in their respective series more? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
I loved this book so much! So whimsical and enchanting although I haven’t read the second book in the duology yet! I think it was that cliff hanger. I took so much emotional damage… I’ve yet to recover.
But! I know for a fact that I will love this book for eternity!
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
This book might just be my favourite standalone fantasy EVER! And I’ve loved almost every standalone fantasy I’ve read thus far… this one is just GOD tier!
I mean, libraries, demons, magic and a tall, sword-wielding librarian as the main character and a soft sorcerer who makes big heart eyes at her for whacking a demon in the face with a pipe. True romance!
Angelfall by Susan Ee
I’ve read this trilogy 3 times and I love it so much. You will catch me reading it again… probably very soon.
I’ve been meaning to write a review for this trilogy, to properly convey my love! Which was the intention of my last reread… but I didn’t write a review… sooooooooo iT lOokS LiKE I hAvE tO rEaD iT aGaIn!!!
Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
Jenn Bennett is one of my favourite contemporary authors but of all her books (that I have LOVED!) Serious Moonlight was by far my favourite! It probably helped that it was Summer when I read this, and the story takes place over the course of Summer. So, the Summer vibes were all aligned!
Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel
I enjoyed the first book Black Bird of the Gallows and was immediately intrigued by the world Meg Kassel had created but this book. This companion novel really sealed the love deal for me! I loved it so much. It was equal parts sweet as it was nerve-wracking. Like, edge of your seat tier stuff!
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I know the format this trilogy of books is written in throws people off, and at first I was a little perplexed (and concerned that I wasn’t going to like it, because it’s a book set in space and I love space and people loved this book and that seemed like an excellent opportunity to scream about space with people and I didn’t want to miss it), but luckily after 50 pages I was CONSUMED!
I loved the reading the physical books, but I have to say the Audiobooks are phenomenal! Full (amazing) cast! Music for dramatic purposes! SPACESHIP NOSIES! SPACE!!
The only struggle that I see myself having with these books is which format I want to read them in!
What books do you recommend to people knowing full well the emotional pain it’s going to put them through?? What books do you love so much that you’re certain you’ll love them just as much (maybe more!) in the future??
Feel free to link your TTT post! I’m excited to see what everyone’s come up with!