Reading

Rereading Planning

As I’m a highly picky mood reader, I tend to reach for my favorites a lot, but as I also tend to tire/bored of things thanks to my obsessive repetitiveness, I try to space out my reads. I’ve handwritten lists, but this time I added another tab to my books excel file (for my TBR lists, one tab that is interlibrary loan, one for those at my library), to which I added all my favorite books using Goodreads as a guide, the dates I’d read them previously (if I had them) and the dates I could read them next, generally 4-5 years. I ended up with 30 books and authors I could read in 2020.

I have an Evernote workbook dedicated to fun. And I was working on seasonal files (food, activities, movies, books, etc.). I’d already had a general breakdown of books for the seasons, and I used my 2020 reread list to update this for this year (and will add to it each year, unless I get bored and find another system . . . which is also a habit of mine). As it currently stands here is my seasonal rereading possibilities list:

Winter

  • Narnia
  • Lord Peter Wimsey
  • Entwined 
  • Wildwood Dancing 
  • Middlemarch, Eliot
  • Dickens
  • Aunt Jane’s Hero
  • Scott’s Poetry and Ivanhoe 
  • Evelina
  • Romeo and Juliet (February)
  • Friendship and Folly and all the ones I haven’t read

Spring

  • Anne of Green Gables series
  • Grandma’s Attic series (towards summer)
  • Spring-ish (not main ones) LM Montgomery
  • Gail Carson Levine
  • Gaskell novels
  • Little Women and sequels
  • To Have and to Hold 

Summer

  • Magic for Marigold 
  • Jane of Lantern Hill
  • A Tangled Web
  • Snicker of Magic 
  • Eight Cousins and Rose in Bloom
  • Key to Extraordinary 
  • Sarah’s Journey series
  • Annie Henry series
  • The Borrowers series
  • To Kill a Mockingbird 
  • Katherine Patterson books
  • Much Ado About Nothing 
  • Mother 
  • Abby books

Fall

  • Blue Castle (end of summer/early fall)
  • Emily trilogy
  • Pat duo
  • Celtic mythology book
  • Brontë novels
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • An Old Fashioned Girl 
  • Thirteen Secrets trilogy
  • The Screwtape Letters

Christmas needs a little work, but I have plenty of time before that comes around again.

4 Comments

  • Hannah Deno

    It’s so cool how organized you are with your reading! I also want to reread a lot, but I just have a shelf of favorites that I allow myself to pull from when I’m in the mood. Good luck with all these great reads!

    • Livia Rose

      This is my reading in theory. My reading in fact is SO mood based. I’m just hoping I can push myself a bit. I can follow my rereads, most of those I will be quite in the mood for, I just want to space them out and not read them all at once and then give up reading for the rest of the year.

    • Livia Rose

      Yeah, we’ll see, I think I’ll like it though. It’s part of my trying to follow the seasons as themes for fun stuff.

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