Today I thought I would do another discussion post today on rereading books. Rereading is something that I have started doing more the longer that I have been in the book community. I reread books for a range of different reasons; a lot of them depend on my memory and my mood.
There are lots of different reasons as to why people may want to reread books, so I thought that I would list some of my likes and dislikes with rereading books.
Why I like rereading Books
One of the reasons as to why I end up rereading books is due to my terrible memory. I have no issue remembering song lyrics from years ago, but when it comes to remembering book plots, I have significant problems. This becomes a real problem when there has been a massive time gap between book releases, and I will have forgotten most of the intricacies of the plot. So I have to reread the whole series before the new one comes out.
Wanting to review them
Another reason as to why I have started to reread books is wanting to review them for my blog. There are lots of books that I have read in the past few years that I would love to review for my blog, mainly because they are underrated and I have not heard anyone else talk about them. But for me to be able to review them thoroughly and feel like my review is good enough, I would need to read the book again.
Loving the book
My other reason for rereading books is that I love them. If a book is my favourite, I will want to reimmerse myself into the story and rediscover all of the magic. This means me rereading the series once again. This is especially true if the book has lots of different meanings and different things that I will be able to pick up if I read it a second time.
Why I don’t like rereading books
I have enough unread books
One reason I don’t like spending my time rereading books is because I already have more than enough unread books. I have over 100 unread books at the moment, and I need to get to them all. In all my unread books I’m sure that I will be able to find new favourites, which means I should get on reading them.
Wanting to give new authors/series a try
In all my unread books I have lots of debut novels that I really want to give a try. I always love giving support to new authors, as I think they are something that the community always needs. So if I can review a new book, hopefully, someone else may be interested in picking it up. So if I am spending my time rereading books, I don’t have time to pick up any new ones.
There you have it my reasons for why I like to sometimes reread books. In the future I am definitely going to prioritise new books over rereading, but I am still going to reread some of my current collection.
What do you think to rereading books? Let me know in the comments!