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February 28, 2018

top ten tuesday: books i could re-read forever
posted by soe 1:16 am

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday question asked which books I could read over and over again. Since I’ve embarked upon a last-minute re-read of A Wrinkle in Time and feel the same warm feeling I get whenever I spend time with an old friend, I thought it a reasonable question to consider. In no particular order:

  1. The Harry Potter series
  2. Little Women
  3. Anne of Green Gables
  4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  5. A Year in Provence
  6. Ballet Shoes
  7. Pride and Prejudice
  8. The Eyre Affair
  9. The Secret Garden
  10. A Wrinkle in Time

I’ve only included books I’ve re-read as an adult and only ones I’ve actually read multiple times, as opposed to ones I intend to read again, which let out things like The Night Circus, A Man Called Ove, and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Looking at the list, I’m unsurprised to find a combination of favorites from childhood and comfort reads from my adult years, but I do also see that the list is very white (and leans British), so I’m thinking I should make a point of re-reading some of my five-star favorites by authors of color to reacquaint myself with The Color Purple and The Joy Luck Club.

How about you? Do you re-read? And, if so, which books do you have the greatest affinity for?

Category: books. There is/are 3 Comments.

Speaking of White and Leans British, Bridget Jones Diary and Evening Class by Maeve Binchy are on my list of re-reads more than once.
The Anne series I’ve read many times, most recently on audiobook; still excellent in any form!

Comment by raidergirl3 02.28.18 @ 10:41 am

I just reread Jen Hatmakers book on her faith. It is a bit different than my experience, but very fun and it hits home on a wonderful level. Al rereads Expecting Adam each December. Its her thing 🙂

Comment by kathy b 02.28.18 @ 1:25 pm

@kathy b: I never understand people who don’t like to re-read anything.

@raidergirl3: I agree with you on Anne 100%!

Comment by soe 03.10.18 @ 1:36 am