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ridiculous reread

sometimes when i'm recommending a book to someone i get so excited talking about it that i want to read it AGAIN right in that moment. but then i remember all the books i have yet to fall in love with...how will i experience their awesome glory if i get sucked into re-reading my old loves? but i LOVE my old loves...

recently, i made a mix-tape of book suggestions for my bestie Whit. while putting the list together, i kept thinking to myself  'oh MAN that book is awesome' and 'HOLY moly i forgot how much i loved that one' and 'i can't wait until she reads THIS one' etc. 

being the nerdy list-maker that i am, i've decided to make a re-read list for 2011. that way, i have some old friends back in my TBR pile to look forward to amongst all the new literary acquaintances. 

i'll see you soon!
books i plan to re-read in 2011...at some point...seriously.

13 Reasons Why - Jay Asher. i remember this book hitting me so hard. it was all i could talk about for weeks...and now i fear that i've forgotten some of the elements that made the read so special. never fear, Mr. Asher. i shall remember why i loved your book so dearly sometime soon. and by soon i mean in the next 11 months.

Looking for Alaska - John Green. this was one of the first ya books that i read where i fell head over heels for the main character. Pudge, i miss you. let's hang out again soon, okay? also - the first time i 'read' this was on audiobook...so a paper or ebook version is totally necessary.

How I Live Now - Meg Rosoff. okay seriously, this book pops up in my memory all the time. i have no idea why, but there are some seriously vivid scenes of hiding and hope and desperation that i keep with me. i love that we, as the reader, know the true intentions behind the actions but the other characters don't and we have to hope and wait and hope and wait that things turn out. plus, there's quasi-incest. bow chicka bow wow. 

Robot Dreams - Sara Varon. the first graphic novel/comic i ever read. and what a doozy. a dog. a robot. friendship. heartbreak. YES. i may read this tonight, tbh. it literally takes like 14 minutes to read and is so beautiful.

Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling. i decided last year that i would make an annual re-reading of the HP books around Christmas. i intend to stick to that. i fall in love with Ron all over again! and Neville! and i just cannot get enough of book 4. the only thing that MIGHT hold me back is book 5. i do not care for book 5. at all. stupid Umbridge wasting our stupid time.

Chaos Walking Trilogy - Patrick Ness. i don't know when i'll re-read these...but they are most certainly my favorite books to date. SUCH a close second to HP for my favorite YA series of all time. i recommend these books to people all the time...and then get to squee with them when they come back and say "Lisa, you were so right. these books are the best thing ever". instead of wasting precious time saying I TOLD YOU SO, we launch into a discussion of how incredible they are. i'll be with Todd and Viola again this year. i will.

Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis. my favorite book/series/children literature of all time. hands down. it's a little tricky when people ask what my favorite book is...because it's Chronicles of Narnia. sure, it's a series. but it's published in single volume too so i don't care! i love this story! plus, the opening of the series (Aslan singing the world into being) and the finale (running over the tops of mountains) are phenomenal. love love love these books, and it's been too long since i've spent time with them. plus, i haven't reviewed them on the blog! perfect excuse to reread.

if i have time...
it's not you, it's me.  i still love you i just don't have time for you right now...

Graceling/Fire - Kristin Cashore. what a GENIUS, that Cashore. such excellent fantasy books with twists, unexpected views on romance, and legit fleshed out and developed female lead roles that kick ass. the details and character development are second to none. one of the best fantasy ya authors out there, imo.

Keesha's House - Helen Frost. i don't read enough poetry to know what i like and don't like in the poet department, but i know that i adored the idea behind Keesha's House. the different residents providing different back stories and voices to add to the narrative and created a cohesive story that sticks with me. 

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen. let's be real, i could read this book monthly and love it. seriously, P&P forever.

i've got it cut out for me.

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. If you are going to re-read the Chaos Walking books, I highly recommend listening to them on audio. The narrators are amazing!

  2. that's a GREAT idea! thanks for the suggestion. :B

  3. Your intro to this was amusing, I love your 'voice'.


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