Hannah @ So Obsessed With and Kelly @ Belle of the Literati are hosting a new, fun challenge for bloggers in 2015: The Re-Read Challenge! Not much of a “challenge,” per se, because why wouldn’t you want to re-read and re-experience some of your favorites? Sign up and start re-reading!
Book #2 of 2015:
WHEN I First Read
March 2014, exactly one year ago! *hugs book*
WHAT I Remember
I remember Cath being a very introverted character, with high social anxiety. I remember Levi being incredibly understanding. I remember her obsession with Simon Snow, a character similar to Harry Potter. I remember that her roommate had a bit of a forceful personality, and that Cath sometimes felt insecure around her twin sister, The Better One.
WHY I Wanted to Re-Read
If you have eyes and ears, you’ve read and listened to my ramblings about how much I love this book. I’d keep saying over and over, “I am Cath!” But am I really? Was it just first-time-reading shining through and blurring reality? I was curious to see if that connection still held. Plus, Levi.
HOW I Felt After Re-Reading
In short? Even more in love than before. I’d forgotten just how extroverted Levi and Reagan were, how wild Wren got, how damaged their father was, how uncomfortable Cath became around her writing partner Nick, how unsure she felt making up her first semester final for Fiction-Writing, how pressured she was to finish Carry On before the final Simon Snow book came out. But on each and every page, I felt like I was reading a version of myself in high school and college, a little bit of who I am now. Cath, I wish you were real! We’d be best friends.
WOULD I Re-Read Again
Oh, of course. I’d probably wait longer than a year. It’d be interesting to see this again at 28 or 30. Would I still feel like Cath? Would I remember all the other stories wrapped around her first year of college?
What books have you re-read recently?
10 thoughts on “#ReRead2015 Book 2: Fangirl”
I don’t believe that I haven’t read it when everybody has.
Really liked this post!
P.S I’m doing a giveaway if you like to enter x
Glad to see someone who likes this book as much as I do! Cath’s arguments with her Creative Writing professor are what inspired my research for my senior Capstone paper. I can’t say enough about this book, it really is great!
Oh, interesting. Were you talking about the definition of fanfiction in your paper?
That was the original idea, but it morphed into something else entirely. 🙂
I also chose this book for my second re-read this year! It’s just sooo good!
I love Fangirl so much! Levi is pretty much one of the best book boyfriends ever. I need to re-read this, too.
I love how you set up your review, btw!
Thanks! I can’t take credit for that, though. Hannah @ So Obsessed With has the reviews set up this way for those participating.
I loved this post and I loved FANGIRL. I need to reread this soon. 🙂
Jordin @ A Bottomless Book Bag
I loved Fangirl! I read it for the first time this past December, and I also related a lot to Cath. I recently reread Attachments though, and I just love everything that Rainbow Rowell writes.
It’s like Rainbow’s got the magic touch or something.