The following is a list of my total reading times for the Redwall Series. I decided on a whim months ago that I wanted to reread the series, and now I have finally begun my path to do so. Below I have listed the order of my reading.
Important to note that technically, this series has two orders: chronological by timeline, chronological by publication. I chose to read in chronological by timeline, after the first two books. I did this because: nostalgia. Redwall and Mattimeo were the first two books from the series I read (in order obviously) and I had to reread them in order, then the rest of the series by timeline.
When starting this, I had these fond little memories that replayed in my head of this series over and over again. This is the series I read as a child when mysteries and horror novels were boring me. In many ways, this was my first fantasy series I read all on my own. I have loved this series ever since. A part of me is scared that the series will lose its magic. However, I want to see it through.
Has the series lost its magic? No. I feel in some ways I understand these books better, remember all the details instead of moments of nostalgia. It was the fear of losing this that led me to take a massive breaks. Reading them came easily.
In a perfect world, this would be a series I collect editions for (mass paperback, the taller paper backs, hard covers). Alas, that’s a dream for a world where I have that sort of money to spend.
Note that I have “Breaks” here. These are estimates. I forgot the exact amount of time between when I took breaks. However, I will be able to know about when I started, as well as when I end for a better true total count at the end.
When I finally finished this, I felt very accomplished, especially with how long it took me to finally read all the books. I’m so happy that I reread this series and I got a few quotes to add to my book of quotes from these books. This was nice.
The nostalgia has stuck itself to me for these books and forever will. After all, its the first real fantasy that I can remember reading.
Redwall (Reading Day 1) 2hr
18 day break
Mattimeo (Reading Day 2) 1hr 40min
15 day break
Lord Brocktree (Reading Day 3) 1hr 36min
Martin the Warrior (Reading Day 3) 1hr 42min
Mossflower (Reading Day 4) 2hr 10min
The Legend of Luke (Reading Day 4) 1hr 40min
Outcast of Redwall (Reading Day 5) 1hr 20min
40 day break
Mariel of Redwall (Reading Day 6) 1hr 20min
The Bellmaker (Reading Day 6) 1hr 28min
30 Day Break
Salamandastron (Reading Day 7) 1hr 10min
The Pearls of Lutra (Reading Day 8) 1hr 40min
The Long Patrol (Reading Day 9) 1hr 16min
35 Day Break
Marlfox (Reading Day 10) 1hr 54min
The Taggerung (Reading Day 10) 1hr 35min
Triss (Reading Day 11) 1hr 40min
Loamhedge (Reading Day 12) 1hr 15min
Rakkety Tam (Reading Day 13) 2hr 6min
High Rhulain (Reading Day 15) 1hr 52min
Eulalia! (Reading Day 14) 1hr 36min
Doomwyte (Reading Day 16) 1hr 24min
The Sable Quean (Reading Day 16) 1hr 30min
The Rogue Crew (Reading Day 16) 1hr 43min
TOTAL TIME TAKEN: 35hrs 37min
TOTAL READING DAYS: 16
TOTAL READING TIME: Nine Months, 16 Days, 35hrs 37min