Favorites to Re-Read

We had a great discussion in the comments of my post on my Recent Bookish Thoughts. One of the things I talked about (and others shared their thoughts on in the comments) is re-reading books. You can check out that post HERE.

So I’ve been thinking….I’d love to hear what books YOU like to re-read. Being not much of a re-reader, there’s only a few books that I read for myself that I’ve re-read. So I’d love to hear what books have been YOUR favorites to read over again. And maybe again and again… πŸ™‚

I’ll start by sharing three books I have re-read. And if you’ve been a reader of my blog, then you will recognize these because I’ve talked about them before. πŸ˜‰

The Reading Promise

I’ve read The Reading Promise twice and can see myself possibly reading it again. I’ve mentioned before that I was just drawn into the author’s world. Sometimes I found myself laughing…..sometimes I would find my eyes watery with tears. This book illustrates the power of reading aloud and the power of books in general. If you haven’t read this one, I highly recommend it!

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

I just finished reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society for the third time last week. I really like the way it’s written…it’s written in the epistolary style and I think reading letters back and forth can really draw the reader in. I am also a huge fan of historical fiction and this book most definitely is that. I also appreciate the snarkiness of the main character and think the author(s) did a brilliant job of mixing humor with the heavy (the setting is just after World War II). But beyond all that, or maybe because it’s the combination of all those things, there is just something about this book that is a comfort read for me. If you don’t like this book, just don’t tell me. I may just be heart-broken. πŸ˜‰ Just kidding. πŸ™‚

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Finally, I LOVE The Invention of Hugo Cabret. It’s a moving story and also has absolutely stunning pictures! I’ve read it twice now and can’t wait to read it aloud with my daughter! You can read my thoughts on it HERE.

So those are three favorite books of mine that I have re-read. Now it’s your turn! What books have you read more than once and why?

P.S. – Just a reminder that I will be hosting a book club here on my blog for The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. You can check out my post Book Club Coming In May for more details of the spring/summer line up of book clubs beginning with The Remains of the Day hosted here and then the other book clubs Silvia will be hosting. I will be putting up a post next week introducing the book and giving the schedule. Be sure to subscribe to my blog over in the sidebar so that you don’t miss a post!

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6 thoughts on “Favorites to Re-Read

  1. You know I am loving rereading more and more every year. I have reread many books, but #1 is Don Quixote, I have reread 3 Ishiguro’s books, and I have loved them more the 2nd time, and The Meditations on Don Quixote by Ortega y Gasset I have read 2x, and I plan to read once every year (since it’s really short.)
    I love rereading Homer too, though I have only read his Odyssey 2x.
    I plan to reread The Magic Mountain and The Gray House, and… I want to reread so many books!

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    • So many books….only so much time. Such a dilemma for readers, isn’t it? πŸ™‚ You’ve re-read a lot of books! I don’t know if I’d want to re-read The Iliad. Ha! But I actually think a re-read of it would be good at some point just because I read the Samuel Butler translation and I think at some point, it might be good to read it in verse. And it’s going to be great having you lead a book club for Don Quixote!!!

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      • Thanks for your faith in leading DQ.
        I too think it will be good to reread the Iliad in a different version. I read it partially in prose in Spa, then Fagles, and I think I may try Lattimore.
        I have also reread Pride and Prejudice, and I intend to reread more of JA.

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  2. I kept thinking about this while I was cleaning today. I’ve reread other books such as After You Marco Polo, Robinson Crusoe, or Farm Animals, A Brave New World, some Spanish titles, -the last mentioned because I read those so long ago I wanted to see how they felt as an older person. But what I call rereadability, or the quality of never getting old, no matter how many times you read them, it’s something only a few authors possess. My rereadable authors are Ishiguro, Cervantes, GaldΓ³s, Ortega y Gasset, Homer, and Jane Austen. And though I have not re-read yet, the Russian authors I’ve read are all re-readable. Add George Eliot too.

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  3. I enjoy rereading childhood favorites like Narnia and/or Anne of Green Gables. I’m rereading LoTR and have read the Hobbit a couple of times. I’ve read A City of Bells by Goudge four times now! πŸ™‚ Pilgrim’s Inn, I’m reading again also. Jane Austen, I’m rereading them slowly all again for the ? time, although this will be only the second with Mansfield Park. I’m trying to think of others I’ve reread…I think that’s mainly it…I can see myself rereading Jane of Lantern Hill and others by L.M. Montgomery, or Gladys Taber. Oh, and I’ve reread a few of the Charlotte Mason volumes a couple of times, the Bible, and favorite devotionals or poetry. I’ve for the pass few summers reread Karen Andreola’s A Charlotte Mason Companion.

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  4. Silvia and Amy, you all have re-read so many books! That’s awesome! And gosh, I feel like there are just so many good books I haven’t read yet! Silvia, you mentioned Farm Animals…did you by any chance mean Animal Farm? If so, I read that in high school but want to read it again. In fact, I pulled it off my shelf no too long ago. I would read Pride and Prejudice again. That was such a fun read! Amy, I’ve yet to read any Tolkien. My husband is a huge Tolkien fan and has read The Hobbit and LoTR many times. And can you believe I’ve never read the Anne of Green Gables series??? It’s on my TBR list though. I love the Kevin Sullivan productions of the books (the ones with Megan Follows) but I’ve been told most of them don’t follow the books very well. So I definitely need to get those books read!

    Oh and guess what??? I read a book of poetry by Mary Oliver this past week and I enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

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