Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Books I Want to Reread

May 7, 2019

A weekly meme hosted by Bionic Book Worm where we list 5 books for the given topic. We all love lists, right?

Top 5 books I want to reread

This first pick is because of all the books I’ve not read the sequels to, this is the one that I most wish I had made the time for. Now that its been so long, I feel like I need to re-read it before continuing the series.
Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Books I Want to RereadThe Dragon's Path (The Dagger and the Coin, #1) by Daniel Abraham
Also by this author: The Dragon's Path
Published by Orbit on April 7, 2011
Pages: 555

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All paths lead to war...

Marcus' hero days are behind him. He knows too well that even the smallest war still means somebody's death. When his men are impressed into a doomed army, staying out of a battle he wants no part of requires some unorthodox steps.

Cithrin is an orphan, ward of a banking house. Her job is to smuggle a nation's wealth across a war zone, hiding the gold from both sides. She knows the secret life of commerce like a second language, but the strategies of trade will not defend her from swords.

Geder, sole scion of a noble house, has more interest in philosophy than in swordplay. A poor excuse for a soldier, he is a pawn in these games. No one can predict what he will become.

Falling pebbles can start a landslide. A spat between the Free Cities and the Severed Throne is spiraling out of control. A new player rises from the depths of history, fanning the flames that will sweep the entire region onto The Dragon's Path-the path to war.

This one is because when I when I featured it for Throwback Thursday, I became very curious what I would think of it were I to read it now.
Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Books I Want to RereadThe History of Luminous Motion by Scott Bradfield
Published by Vintage Contemporaries on August 11, 1990
Pages: 288

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An astonishing debut novel--Blue Velvet meets Oedipus Rex--about an eight-year-old psychopath in (where else?) Southern California.

The next three books are pretty much my 3 favorite series, so any chance to re-read them (not just the first one, but entire series), would be very, very welcome.

Hobb’s books are such an emotional roller coaster. Any book that can drag my emotions through such highs and lows and leave me wanting moreis worth a re-read.
Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Books I Want to RereadAssassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1) by Robin Hobb
Also by this author: Fool's Assassin
Published by Spectra Books on March 1, 1996
Pages: 435

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In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.

Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chivalry Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals - the old art known as the Wit - gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility.

So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways and embrace a new life of weaponry, scribing, courtly manners; and how to kill a man secretly, as he trains to become a royal assassin.

One can never have enough of Locke Lamora and his crew of thieving orphans.  These books are a great mix of fun and darkness
Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Books I Want to RereadThe Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott Lynch
Also by this author: The Republic of Thieves
Published by Bantam Spectra on June 26, 2007
Pages: 722

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Librarian note: an alternate cover for this edition can be found here.

In this stunning debut, Scott Lynch delivers the thrilling tale of an audacious criminal and his tightly knit band of tricksters. Set in a fantastic city pulsing with the lives of decadent nobles and daring thieves, here is a story of adventure, loyalty, and survival that is one part "Robin Hood," one part Ocean's Eleven, and entirely enthralling....

An orphan's life is harsh--and often short--in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous, fooling even the underworld's most feared ruler. But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly.

Faced with a bloody coup that threatens to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own brutal game--or die trying....

I feel like this series has the most complex and interesting characters. I absolute love the progression of them through the series, not to mention all the political scheming, backstabbing, etc.
Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Books I Want to RereadA Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) Published by Bantam on August 6, 2005
Pages: 848

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Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.


Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.

Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.



  • Melliane May 7, 2019 at 6:24 am

    I haven’t read any of them either I confess

  • Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy May 7, 2019 at 9:25 am

    I can only dream about rereading books. I don’t know if I’ll ever have time!
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  • Maddalena@spaceandsorcery May 7, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Daniel Abraham’s “The Dagger and the Coin” is an amazing series that grows with each new book: the first one still suffers from some… growing pains, and like you I waited a long time before moving on to the next one, but now that I’m reading book nr. 4 I’m delighted I did, because it’s getting better and better . 🙂
    And unlike his friend and mentor GRR Martin, Abrahams *finishes* what he started….
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  • Caitlin G. May 8, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Ooooo, re-reading Lies of Locke Lamora sounds like an excellent idea…
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  • Nadine May 9, 2019 at 6:26 am

    As soon as I found out James S.A Corey was two people and not one, I looked into their other books and I’ve had The Dragon’s Path on my TBR since. It keeps getting pushed down, but I might pick it up sooner rather than later if you’re willing to reread it!
    I’m currently in the middle of a reread of A Game of Thrones. A Chapter a week, so it’s slow going.
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  • Lynn Williams May 10, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Ditto Tammy’s comment. I wish I could reread more but then I always get distracted by the next lovely looking release. What can I say, I’m like a goldfish, just call me Dory!
    Lynn 😀

  • Lisa @ waytoofantasy May 13, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Great list. I feel like I’d probably appreciate Assassin’s Apprentice more on a reread now that I’ve completed the first trilogy.