I’m very much a mood reader. I’ve tried other methods of choosing what to read, like using a TBR jar or sticking to a schedule based on publication date, but the truth is none of those ever stick because if I don’t feel like reading something, I just won’t do it.
Recently, my mood has been single-minded in its reading choices: all I want to do is reread. Maybe my Harry Potter reread triggered it, but I can’t stop thinking about all the books that I would love to reread right now. Like new releases briefly sparked my interest and consumed me (I just had to read Ashes to Ashes and The Infinite Sea right away), but my mind keeps going back to rereads. I just want to grab all my favorite books and hide.
It used to be that I would reread the same handful of books every year, like my favorite Dianne Wynne Jones books, the Abhorsen trilogy, Sarah Dessen books. Ever since I started blogging, I’ve barely done any rereading. I’ve been caught up in reading what everyone is talking about. Other bloggers know the feeling: the guilt if you’re not reading something new since our TBR piles are ever growing. There are so many books published and how can you not want to read ALL THE THINGS?!
And unfortunately, the things I want to reread are all series, like His Dark Materials or the Throne of Glass series (which I literally just read Heir of Fire and already I want to reread the entire series). Sometimes, you just have to listen to the reading mood. Rereading to me is like comfort food: it makes me feel nostalgic and content. Sometimes, you just have to indulge.
Let’s chat! Have any of you ever experienced the rereading bug? Do you reread even if you have new books waiting for you? Are there certain books you reread all the time? Are you a mood reader like me or can you stick to a schedule?