Re-reading books? Where do you fall on the spectrum?
I know some people who HATE to read a book again because they already know how it will end or because they have new books to read. I know others who LOVE to re-read books because it’s a trip down nostalgia lane.
Do you re-read books?
I am on the LOVE end of the spectrum. All the way there. So far towards LOVE that I’ve considered spending a whole year just re-reading all of my favorite books. Some I’ve definitely read more than 5 times but I need to read them again.
Here are the books I’m dying to read again (even if I never will, who knows):
Confession: I listen to the audio book of this every January. 2017 will be my 5th year in a row, with 3 time read in 2013. This book holds a special place in my heart. This book triggered my intense desire to write books. Before that I dabbled with poetry as a means to express emotion, but after reading this book I needed to write my own.
**Click HERE for my review of Edenbrooke
2nd confession: I listen to the audio book of Austenland following Edenbrooke every year. Who doesn’t need a funny, witty, play on Jane Austen. This is one of my most favorite delightful reads. And the movie is just perfect. (If you haven’t read the book, the movie will seem silly. Read the book first for sure.)
This is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE books. Seriously, so good. But I will admit, I like the abridged version better. The unabridged is great, but I didn’t feel like I missed a whole lot with the abridged. Oh, also, it’s not like the movies. Like at all.
Because I need a book that makes me feel as much as this one does.
Because I want to host a night circus party and I need to get all the details again. Also, I’ve read this one three times and I really enjoy it despite its lack of romantic plot. The details are amazing though.
I have been itching to read this book again. It’s one that comes up every few years or so and I just have to read it again. Talk about ALL THE FEELS. This book. Wow. One of my few 5 star ratings. (Disclaimer: If you were to read it based solely on my love of the book, don’t judge the first parts of the book. Its written in diary form by a girl who is still learning to read and write. Lots of spelling errors on purpose.)
Because I love it way more than Pride and prejudice but when it comes to the movie, Pride and prejudice totally wins.
Because this is the perfect teen romance. Emma and Jake…*squeal*
Last but not least, All of the Kasie West books: The Fill-In Boyfriend, The Distance Between Us, On the Fence, P.S. I Like you. Add in her two new releases this year (one this month!!), and her Pivot Point books. I’d read them all.
As Honorable mention: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Because I just re-read this. Talk about a walk down nostalgia lane. I read that book for the first time almost 9 years ago exactly (it was Thanksgiving day to be precise), and multiple times since then, but when the Twilight fad died out, so did all my re-reads. This was fun. It didn’t have the same impact on me as it did the first time I read it. But I enjoyed it all the same.