Let’s be honest, the second half of the year was a major bust with me when it came to reading and reviewing books. I majorly sucked at it. Actually I kind of just gave up even trying which isn’t fair to the authors I love to support, the books I have read and loved, and my awesome readers. In the new year I have been trying to be better about reading and reviewing (I already have a couple of reviews for spring releases already written) but I still want to and need to go back to a few gems I read in 2015-2017 that I never reviewed.
Over the weekend I noticed that Alexa of Alexa Loves Books had a post called Read of Die ’18. In the post she mentions how it is similar to The Picky Pledge that she does with Hannah of So Obsessed With. It got me thinking about my own kind of pledge that I should make to myself and my readers, and that lead me to this post, my ReRead and Review Pledge.
What is a ReRead and Review Pledge? It is my promise to you that I will reread and review 7 books I have read over the last 3ish years that I was such a slacker on. What are those 7 books? Well since you asked:
Coming Up for Air– Miranda Kenneally
Read: June 21-23, 2017, I did read it as a BETA reader so this will technically be my 3rd read.
Rating: 5 Stars
A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J. Maas
Read: May 1-3, 2017
Rating: 5 Stars
Tower of Dawn – Sarah J. Maas
Read: September 5-12, 2017
Rating: 5 Stars
Letters to the Lost/More Than We Can Tell – Brigid Kemmerer
Read: March 24, 2017/July 23, 2017
Rating: 5 Stars for both books
When We Collided – Emery Lord
Read: April 7-11, 2015, this was read as a draft so I could be blurbed for the ARC.
Rating: 5 Stars
The Lies About Truth – Courtney Stevens
Read: July 23 – 25, 2015
Rating: 5 Stars
There are countless more books I could add to this list, but I’m starting small and starting with these 7.
If you have any books you would like to pledge to reread and review, share so in the comments. Or feel free to create your own blog post.
Wish me luck!
Imagine this. You are sitting down with your eReader or looking at your bookshelf. You can all the titles you have staring you in the face. So many great books just waiting for you to read. Some you have been dying to read for a long time. Others you have just recently gotten. Your eyes go over and over everything and suddenly they land on a book you love. A book you have read before. You pick it up thinking: “I’ll just read the beginning” and before you know it…you are 100 pages in and have no plans on stopping.
What are we talking about today? The accidentally reread.
The above situation just happened to me this morning (not the 100 page part because I can only read so much on the train). I was looking for a Kindle book because I had to leave my physical book at home. I scanned all of the books I have (87 pages of options) and my eyes landed on Parallel by Lauren Miller and an accidental reread began.
Actually, if I’m honest, this has happened on multiple occasions. I am the queen of the accidental reread. I have done this so many times I have lost count. As I have mentioned before, I find comfort in a reread. It is like hanging out with an old friend. I get drawn into the idea of revisiting the love and down the rabbit hole I go. I can’t help it. To be honest the biggest culprit has been I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios. I always get sucked into that book and I’m not sorry.
In fairness I know there are so many other books waiting for me to read. Trust me, I look at my shelves and I see this and I feel terrible about it. But sometimes I just accidentally start reading an old favorite and you just can’t stop. But I do apologize to all of you new shiny books waiting for me. Someday you may be an accidental reread but until then…
So tell me, have you ever done an accidental reread? What book sucked you in?
Back in January I mentioned my love of rereading and some of the books I planned to reread this year. It has been 2 months since that post I have already reread 4 of the 7 books on that post.
Honestly I just can’t help myself. I get a book in my head, a book that I loved, and I can’t get it out of my system until I’ve read it again. And sometimes that doesn’t even work. I’ll Meet You There is an example. There are many times someone will say the name Josh and I immediately want to reread that gorgeous book. Truthfully, I just reread it and I want to do it again already (so if you haven’t read it, do it for me please!)
Since it is only March and I have read 4 of the 7 on my original list, I figured I should add a few more to go with the original 3 that are left:
The Sea of Tranquility: This is one of my favorite NAish books. The characters and the story break my heart but I love it all the same.
Something Like Normal: When ever I reread I’ll Meet You There I feel the need to read about Travis and Harper all over again. This Trish Doller book is one of my favorites.
What Happens Next: I still think this book is one of the most underrated books I have ever read. It is so great and it makes me sad that fewer and fewer people talk about it. Corey Livingston is the best!
Froi of the Exiles: Ah, the book that almost wasn’t. Probably my favorite books in the Lumatere Chronicles. When I reread this beast it will be on audio because the audio is fantastic.
The Program: I recently just did a post on why you should read this series. I finished The Adjustment not that long ago and I feel like I want to read all the books now. Stay tuned in the fall for when I plan to do a readalong.
What books do you think you will reread? Have you read any of these?
Every now and then I see people on Twitter looking for answers on how to get a reread to count towards their reading challenge for the year. As book nerds there are occasions when we read a book for the second time and we want it to count towards our goals for the year. After reading Anna and the French Kiss for the 3rd or 4th time I knew I had to find a way to get my rereads to count and I have.
Here are all the steps I have taken to get all my rereads to count towards my challenge goals.
1) Search for the book. Enter the name of the book in the search bar as you normally would.
2) Click on the book you have reread or will reread. Whether you are starting your reread or have finished it, you need to click on the book title of the book you have already read.
3) Click on Other Editions. This will bring up a list of options that is vital for you being able to add a different version of the same book.
4) Select the new edition you want to add. You can pick any version of the book that hasn’t been marked as read. It is important that you DO NOT click on the “Switch to This Edition” link. That will change the version of the book you have already read to the new one you selected.
5) Select “Review this edition”. After the initial book info you will see a line that says “My Review Review this edition | Switch to this edition”. You will want to click on “Review this edition”. It is important that you DO NOT click on the “Switch to This Edition” link. That will change the version of the book you have already read to the new one you selected.
6) Proceed as you normally would. You can now mark the book as read with dates, as currently reading with the reading start date, to read, whatever you need to. The new version will now show up in your Goodreads Challenge when you have finished it.
And there you have it. My 6 steps to adding a reread so it counts towards your Goodreads Challenge. I hope it makes sense. If it doesn’t feel free to contact me by email, over Twitter or email me. Or just comment at the bottom.
*Click on the pictures to make them bigger.
**yes, I was searching for Shocktop Beer when I screen-capped these. 😉