February 19, 2015

Favorites for Re-Reading (Yours and Mine)

I love re-reading* favorite books. There's something so comfortable about it - like hanging out with an old friend. There's nothing better than browsing along in a bookstore or at the library, and spotting a well-loved title.

Some of my favorite books to reread?

  • L.M. Montgomery's books - Anne of Green Gables, The Blue Castle, Emily of New Moon. I love them all. And I feel oddly nostalgic for Prince Edward Island, even though I've never been there, just because I've read Montgomery's books so many times!
  • Georgette Heyer's books - I can't tell you how many times I've read The Grand Sophy or Frederica or Charity Girl. And yet they still make me chuckle each time I read them again. They're so comforting, and re-reading a Heyer title is a sure-fire way to get myself out of a book rut. 
  • Harry Potter - I've been rereading the series every three years or so, and they just get better and better. I love getting to live in the magical Potter world again and again. I think Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle will end up this way too. I reread the first two in anticipation of Blue Lily, Lily Blue last year, and I think I'll re-read the first three before The Raven King this September.
I asked on Facebook what some of your favorites for re-reading are. Here are a few of the responses:
  • Angi rereads The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as Nancy Drew books and The Stand.
  • Elise likes to read Beauty by Robin McKinley, Yolen's Briar Rose, the Percy Jackson series and Sarah Dessen's books.
  • Amanda likes to reread Gone with the Wind and she agrees with me that L.M. Montgomery is great for rereading.
  • One of Jenni's favorites is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
  • Lloyd says he doesn't have time to re-read.

How about you? What are your favorites? 
Do you re-read often?

*I'm pretty sure rereading is actually correct, but somehow it makes my eyes cross. So I often use re-reading instead. Or really, I think I use re-reading for the present tense, and reread for the past. Hmmm. 

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