How many of you re-read books? Until I read Twilight, (I know….Twilight? But those sparkly fucking vampires renewed my love for reading, big time) I don’t think I ever re-read anything before. But I noticed I enjoyed them just as much, if not more than the first time.
You can be so caught up in the story the first time, you almost rush through with excitement. But the second time, you find all those delicious details you may have missed, you read more into it, you pass the infatuation phase and fall in love. I also prefer to re-read the last in the series before getting the newest book. Herein lies my problem.
I try to read as much as I can, as fast as I can for you guys. So I continually have books to recommend and you guys stick around! Therefore, re-reading a book, especially one that I have already reviewed seems counterproductive. But I started this blog because I LOVE to read. And I miss doing re-reads. So here is the thing. 3 sequels are out now (or coming quickly) and I HAVE to re-read the previous books.
Right now I’m re-reading Naked (The Blackstone Affair #1) by Raine Miller before All In (The Blackstone Affair #2) comes out tomorrow. I know, I just read that! Well, I’m loving the re-read, and since this is short, I don’t mind. I’m glad I’m getting in that breathless mood already and will be sucked right into All In.
Cherrie Lynn’s Leave Me Breathless (The Ross Siblings Series) came out yesterday. I really want to re-read Rock Me first. It’s been a year and a half, and I’m not sure what I remember (besides the penis piercing!). Since I loved it the first time I know I’ll love it again. Iced, by Karen Marie Moning (The Fever Series) came out last week. I have been so excited for so long about this! But it has been so long since I read Shadowfever, and this is one confusing world, I feel like I need to do a re-read. But damn, that is one long book! So I’m debating on these. Who has read them? Do you think I need to re-read the previous books?
Do you re-read books? What books have you re-read numerous times just for pleasure? (Fifty Shades anyone?) Do you save certain sex scenes for re-reads at the right time, and if so what are they ;-)? ( I like Olivia Cunning…) What series have you re-read the previous book in? Am I the only freak that does that?
So many questions I have! Let me know what you guys do. Inquiring minds want to know! (Don’t forget, you are entered in the monthly Reader Appreciation drawing for each post comment you make).
Gator Girl says
All the time! Heck I re read the 50 series 7 times until I found another author to read. If its a series book I’ll reread the previous ones right before to remember stuff (when you read 4-6 books a week you tend to mix up things). Plus I’ll reread when there’s nothing new out or I just want to revisit some of my favorite charters.
Just like me. Now I’m re-reading The Proposition, because I’m waiting for All In tomorrow.
I re read the previous book(s) in a series before the new one is released. I do this because I like to get a refresher in the story. Sometimes you find that you forgotten some parts or somehow missed some altogether. I normally don’t re read books just to read them again. But I don’t think I wouldn’t do it ever.
Lisa Jennings says
I re-read my favorite books pretty frequently. There are times when I just need to revisit my favorite alpha males (Tack in Kristen Ashley’s “Motorcycle Man,” anyone?), and then before a new book in a series comes out, I tend to jump back into the previous story so I can hit the ground running in the new book. Sometimes I pick up a book because there’s NOT a new book coming out: WHEN is Laurell K. Hamilton going to write another book in the Princess Merry series? And JR Robb’s Roarke in her “In Death” series: I need me a Roarke fix!
Kimberly Cook says
Tack:) Can it get any hotter???
I love Tack too…
Kimberly Cook says
I re-read 50 Shades 5 times so far. I Love It!! Since I found Kristen Ashley’s books, I re-read them all the time! Especially when I can’t find something else to read or I have to wait for payday to buy a new book, lol.
Kerry Genova says
Oh yeah, Im totally a re-reader 🙂 Every since 50. Usually I read the books I really love at least twice…and then skip through to the sex scenes or the pivotal scenes.
I LOVE to re-read! I do it all of the time. I don’t always re-read when a sequel comes out, though. For instance, I would not re-read Rock Me. It was a great book, but an easy read that not too much happened to affect the story of the next book…I call these fluff. 😉 Now I would DEF re-read Shadowfever… Having JUST read all five of the fever books, I know I skipped lots of things that were probs important. Shadowfever is not fluff….way too much went on in those books. And since it has been awhile for you, you might need a refresher.
And this is also why I am not a book blogger/reviewer. I read too much and too fast to get everything out of a book. I am not a planner. And I LOVE to re-read. You can’t re-review a re-read can you? lol That is why I tip my hat to you…I don’t know how you do it and I admire it. 🙂
I have a few re-reviews up, but I don’t do it often, usually for books I reviewed before I started the blog.
I just started Leave Me Breathless the day it came out. I do like to re read the previous book in a series but did not re read Rock Me. I don’t feel it was necessary. The book does some reviewing and picks right up.
I re read Bared to You and agree that you fall more in love and pick up the details. I tend to fly through on the first take. I’m saving 50 shades to re read in a dry spell, but thanks to your recommendations that hasn’t happened!!
Constance O. says
I have lots of books that I’ve re-read. Those are the ones I know I’ll never part with. Usually those are the favorites but I’ll make an exception if I’m getting ready for a new book in a series. Then I’ll do it to refresh my memory of what’s going on in that series.
Yes all the time. Some of my favorite ones I have read three times. I just finished rereading the Fever series since Iced just came out.
Yes I re-read books. I am so excited to read them the first time I miss somethungs. s. I just finished Backstage Pass and I am reading it again before I read Rock Hard and Double Time.
Oh yes I re-read! Fifty at least 5 times, many of my favorite Kristen Ashley books, the Ross Siblings, the Tina Reber books, and because it seems to take a lifetime between JR Ward releases…
Lisa w says
Yes, I will re-read a great books and favorite scenes. Esp. when the next in a series is being released
Jan Riggs says
Never until the unflux of continuing stories & cliff hangers. I re-read 50 shades as each book came out to keep the emotional flow, also Bated To You series. I hate cliffhangers and continuing stories, because I read so many books (165 so far in 2012) that If I have to wait too long I forget story line and the characters, so Ij just pass on them. Too many good books and life is so short. I will wait for a complete series like the Fever Series and I read all of Kristen Ashley books in a row. It took me about a month. I don’t know how my favorite bloggers do it. I love their organization and recommendations
Too many books are similar nowadays too, so they get mixed up in my head.
I re-read all the time! Especially Kristen Ashley’s books, she’s one of my favorite authors.
I’m almost always reading at least two books at a time, a new book and re-reading a book I love and need to re-visit. Twilight started it, followed by Fifty Shades and now inludes Kristen Ashley books as well as Beautiful Disaster and a few of the Shadowlands favourites. I love reconnecting with favourite characters and, as you said, I almost always find new details or forgotten gems in the story. As a rule I always re-read stories when the next book in the series is released…but I don’t know if I can wait and re-read the Ross Sibling books (esp as I didn’t really like the first one) or the Sinners series before launching into the new releases…I’ve looked forward reading about Trey for too long!
That’s how I feel….
I actually don’t re-read books while there are some that I would consider rereading though. One because I am not a fast reader. I don’t skip nor do I skim through! I read every single word. I have too (OCD I GUESS). Two, there are so very many great books out there that I would never be able to move forward lol. Just my 2 cents worth :0)
I just have to say that I love your blog! Your reviews are insightful and your recommendations always respectable. Thank you! The Twilight saga was my first re-read and the inspiration for my renewed love of “series”. I hate waiting for the sequel but love knowing the story continues. I have a tendency to read quickly just to know the end – instant gratification. When I re-read, I truly digest the book and my love for the story/characters usually deepens … 50 Shades (of course) and Bared to You are just two of my favorite re-reads. I am VERY disappointed that Bared to You’s third book (Entwined in You) has been postponed from December to March … WTF. I need to know it has a happy ending:)
Thank you! And I agree 100% with you. Twilight was my first too, now I re-read the last in most series before the next comes out.
I have only retread few. But there are ones I will be rereading soon. First up unleashed and rock me.
I read the Twilight series 3 times. I’ve reread the Harry Potter series, 50 Shades, and the Black Dagger Brotherhood (my favorite). If it’s good, I want to relive it and pick up tidbits I may have missed the first time.
Ali g says
If I love the book ie sylvain Reynard gabriel series , raine millers blackstone , twilight or 50 shades if it touches my soul n my mind and the only thing being published is Just a cheap imitation of the originals then I will always go back to the originals