Forgotten Favorites

Whenever I have a book hangover or a book slump, I like to turn to some of my favorite books to help get out of it. Recently I've been looking back at my Goodreads shelves and thought about the 'forgotten favorites,' the books I read long ago and enjoyed. I liked these books, but they've been pushed aside and out of my mind by newer favorite books! So I thought I'd just revisit some of these old favorites through rereads and showcasing them here.

Vampire Academy is such a fun series! I miss the VA crew. And for those of you who haven't read it, you totally should. Then you'll understand why every lusts over Adrian Ivashkov. I loved the grit and tribal aspects of Under the Never Sky. Angels and werewolves were all the rage when both Unearthly and Nightshade first came out. I liked these two series! Even though I wasn't much a fan of Twilight, I loved Meyer's other book The Host. It is SO much better than Twilight even though The Host movie was a disaster.

What are some of your forgotten favorites?
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  1. I completely forgot about The Host, even though it was one of my favorites too! I never read Twilight due to all of the bad hype surrounding it. But I wanted to give her other book a chance, and I am extremely glad that I did. The alien aspect was completely different from Twilight. I think it was more sophisticated than Twilight as well. I am still hoping for a sequel, even though it is not really likely anymore.
    I also enjoyed Unearthed, but I have not read the rest of the series yet. The angel phase has left, so I just kind of forgot about the reading the rest of the series. But I hope to pick them up again soon!

  2. I haven't read The Host but I really want to! I was one the few people who actually enjoyed Twilight (I was 12 at the time, so I'm not sure if I'd still love it now?!) so I'd like to give her other book a go. I also really want to read the Vampire Academy series as I've heard they're great but I'm quite nervous of reading vampire books because blood and bleh, I'm squeamish haha!

  3. I only managed to finish the first book of the VA series, so haven't gotten to meet Adrian yet! But you're right, everyone seems to love him around the blogosphere! I only managed to get through a few pages of The Host, and never ended up revisiting it for some reason, other books just kept popping up and then I completely forgot about it eek.

    Some of my forgotten favourites include the Northern Lights series and the Narnia series. These books are soooo amazing, I really want to reread them soon!

  4. I remember reading The Host back in 2012(?!) and I really enjoyed it. Though, it was pretty slow for the first few chapters. I haven't read any of these other books though I've been looking into pretty much all of them. I've been wanting to read VA and Under the Never Sky for a while so I may have to pick those up soon.
    Great Post, Rachel!

  5. I LOVE rereading so I go back and look for old favorites ALL of the time. Last summer I went back and reread two series I loved in elementary school (The 39 Clues and The Sisters Grimm) and while I didn't like them AS much being older and such, it was still a super interesting experience.

  6. Aw, this list is awesome! Under the Never Sky is definitely a forgotten favorite that needs to be remembered (I remember staying up all night to wait for the next book to come out so I could download it on my Kindle in middle school LOL)

    I can't think of a forgotten favorite right now (although I'm sure there are loads) so I guess they're truly forgotten in my mind. :D Whoops. Either way, I love this post! We really need to have a reread for some of these oldies (but goodies.)

    - Aila @ One Way Or An Author

  7. The Under the Never Sky series will always be one of my favourites. I loved the tribal aspects but what I loved the most was the friendship between Perry, Roar and Aria and seeing them develop throughout the series.
    The Host definitely lives in Twilight's shadow but to me is the better of the two.

    As for my forgotten favourites, I'd say that Burning Blue by Paul Griffin is one that has slipped into the background.

  8. I am a big re-reader (or re-listener to be accurate).

    Unearthly is finally getting close to the top of my TBR. I didn't enjoy Under the Never Sky. I do own and did enjoy The Host.

    (I am now following you via RSS.)

  9. I loooooove Under the Never Sky! Such an amazing series. And I also loved The Host. The movie was not great, I agree, but I don't even see HOW it could have been- it was such a weird thing to try to make a movie of, considering how much of it is internal dialogue. I really need to read Vampire Academy, too!

  10. I forget about The Host at times, but I really liked that one! The beginning was slow for me, but it ended up being pretty great. 😀

  11. The Host was so great! A forgotten favorite, Vampire Diaries! I read the first two books and enjoyed them a lot. Soooo different from the tv series.

  12. I was addicted to the Host! I was soooo disappointed by the movie! It's kinda funny because I was just talking about the Host and how awful the movie was just the other day. I read some of the VA books, but I have no idea where I left off because it was so long ago. I really need to start reading them again!

  13. I definitely like doing something like this too! The Host is a personal favourite of mine and I can never get enough of it. I'm always rereading that one when I want to reread something fun!

  14. Man, I loved every single one of these series so much. The only one that I haven't read is the Nightshade series, but it is one that I have wanted to try.


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