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

  1. 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!

    1. 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.

    1. 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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