Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is going great. Otherwise, I hope that it will start looking up in the coming days. It is my fervent hope that it will usher in positive energy, blessings, healing, and forgiveness for everyone. I hope and pray that 2022 will not only be a good year but a great one. As it is Tuesday, it is also time for a Top 5 Tuesday update. Top 5 Tuesday was originally created by Shanah @ the Bionic Bookworm but is now currently being hosted by Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads.

This week’s topic: Books I Want to Reread in 2022

Honestly, I am not much of a rereader. In fact, I can only name three books that and I only reread them because I have no other books to read. The only thing that is constant is change. Years later, my reading list has grown exponentially, hence, I have very little time to do some rereads. Interestingly enough, I have been thinking about books that I want to reread. I had this thought this morning as well although the idea has been lingering for a couple of days now. Without more ado, here are some titles I want to reread. Happy reading!

1. I want to read the abridged versions.
I want to reread Tsao Hsue-Chin’s Dream of the Red Chamber and Lady Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji for the same reason. I have read the abridged versions of the two literary classics and now I want to read the unabridged version even though both books are daunting. The unabridged versions of the two books are at least a thousand pages long! But first, I must obtain a copy of the unabridged versions. Obtaining a copy of all the volumes of Dream of the Red Chamber poses a challenge though.

2. I want to write a review of these books.
In the case of these five books, I want to reread them because I want to write a review on them. Besides, they are all short books which, I think, wouldn’t make too much of a dent in my reading landscape. I also enjoyed all of them but I wanted to remind myself why. Moreover, except for Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, these are all my first reads from these authors.

3. I want to understand what I was missing out on
I have already read the ebook copy of Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore. However, I had a challenging time understanding the essence of the story. The book barely made sense to me. Perhaps this is due to it being one of my first Murakami novels? Maybe. However, several of my fellow book bloggers and readers have been singing nothing but praises for the book. Did I somehow miss something? This book is actually one of the first books I have been meaning to reread. I even bought a physical copy of the book. However, it was left to gather dust on my bookshelf. Nonetheless, it remains on my list of high priority books to be reread.