The Best Of: Books I Wish I Could Read For The First Time Again #2

It’s been a few months since the last post in this series and sadly, I haven’t read anything recently that I’d want to read for the first time again. So, this series is very limited right now, but I do have enough books for a good amount of posts. 

If you have any life-changing books that I absolutely need to read, please don’t hesitate to let me know!

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I’m going to cheat a little and talk about both books in this duology in separate posts as I love them both, but for different reasons. Also, I have the physical book but for some reason haven’t used it for a picture. I may need to update it at some point as I don’t think this picture is very good.

Until a few years ago, this was the longest-standing book on my Goodreads to read shelf. I’d wanted to read Six of Crows for a stupidly long time and luckily I didn’t build the hype too much to the point of it being a disappointment. This is without a doubt a five-star read. 

I didn’t realise how much I love heists until I read Six of Crows. Oh, how I wish I could have this book erased from my memory so I can experience it for the first time again. I’m very much in the mood to do a re-read of this series, but I need to wait until I have time off work so I can give it my full attention. It may have to be a Christmas holiday read (sorry to mention that so early). 

If you haven’t read Six of Crows yet, you absolutely need to. It’s one of my all time favourite books and I adore these characters so much. 

Synopsis: Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone. . . .

A convict with a thirst for revenge

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager

A runaway with a privileged past

A spy known as the Wraith

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Yes, I was one of those annoying people that would not shut up about these books back in 2011/2012. I’m pretty much still that person and I’m not even sorry about it. 

I’m definitely planning to re-read at least the first book in the series this year as it’s been so long since I last read them and it really is an excellent series. I do have the fear that I won’t enjoy them as much this time around, but I don’t think that will be the case. 

Again, I’m going to cheat a little and mention each book in this series in separate posts as I have different reasons for wanting to read them for the first time again. My reasoning for the first book is because it started my love for the series. 

P.S do you like my special edition covers? I’ve never actually read these ones before, but I don’t have the originals anymore as I gave them to my mom. I used to really like these covers, but I’m not sure about them anymore. 

Synopsis: Could you survive on your own in the wild, with every one out to make sure you don’t live to see the morning?

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weight survival against humanity and life against love.

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