This trend is ALL over TikTok, and I thought why not bring it over to the blogging community! Like the title states, here is a list of all the books I’d sell my soul to experience again for the first time and whose reading experiences brought me so much joy, heartache and wonder.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – This book earns a spot of my list because of its incredibly detailed and magically crafted world building that is utterly breathtaking. Morgenstern includes every element you’d want in a book, a whirlwind romance, a beguiling mystery and peculiar characters that drive the story. This truly captivating adventure is proof that magic does exists.
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – Bardugo manages to combine two of my favourites things: heists and a fantasy adventure filled with a unique characters. Words can’t describe how excited I am for the Netflix adaptation, and from the looks of things a lot of thought and care (and money) has been put into this series, so it’s fair to say that I’ve got high expectations.
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas – This series means the world to me, words can’t truly comprehend my feelings towards these books but I’m envious of anyone starting this series. Brace yourselves, you’re in for a ride.
- Atonement by Ian McEwan – I loved this book so much that I based my dissertation around it and even after multiple re-reads and in-depth analysis this book still remains another favourite.
- Eagle in the Sky by Wilbur Smith – It’s been ten years since I read this book and it still remains one of my favourite books ever. I’m scared to re-read it as I’m terrified that I’m not going to love it as much as I did but the opportunity to have the same experience again would be ideal.
- Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – I don’t think I’ll ever stop gushing about how incredible this series is, everything is crafted and created to perfection. This series left me in awe and I’d give anything to experience that feeling of heart-stopping euphoria again.
- Out of Love by Hazel Hayes – Hazel posses the rare ability to craft an effortlessly real and raw narrative, that takes its readers by the hand and invites them to experience the intimate inner-workings of her characters psyche and emotions. Hazels trademark cynical humour and witty sarcasm masks the true sentiment of a break-up, creating a warming sense of security that successfully avoids the sappy cliches of many contemporary love stories. It’s cliche but this book took me on a rollercoaster of emotions that I would happily ride again.