There are some books that when you reread them, the feeling that you get is just like the first time you read the book and re-experiencing that magic is awesome, for other books the reread lets you appreciate it in a whole new way and you notice things that you didn't the first time...sometimes a reread can turn a book you liked into a book that you love. Sometimes if you reread a book enough, each time you read it, it feels kind of like revisiting those characters is visiting old friends - characters who have become so real to you, that you know so well, and that's a great feeling.
But anyway, questions:
1. Re-reading, yay or nay? Do you re-read books?2. Which books have you read more than once? Which book have you reread the most?3. Are there any books that you want to reread but haven't gotten around to yet?4. Thoughts on any of the books I want to reread (which I am going to list below)?
I used to reread the Harry Potter books a lot, particularly the fourth one - not sure why that one is the one I reread most really...I guess I just liked that one best at the time (the books beyond that weren't out yet in the years where I could still freely reread books all I want or I'd have probably reread Deathly Hallows, Half Blood Prince and Order of the Phoenix more too). And I used to reread a few Point Horror books a lot too -- they were just fun, not exactly literary masterpieces but they were good to reread (ones like The Lifeguard, The Babysitter, one of the Nightmare Hall books etc.) and I reread a few of the Blair Witch Files books by Cade Merrill (The Witches Daughter was my favourite).
Books I want to reread:
Jellicoe Road, Saving Francesca, The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta
She is one of my favourite authors and Jellicoe Road has been at the top of my want-to-reread list for ages but I want to reread the other two as well because The Piper's Son is a companion to Saving Francesca but a few years had passed between the time I read SF and when I read TPS, so I want to read them both one right after the other.
Looking for Alaska by John Green
This is a book that I have reread before but I haven't had a chance to do so again in ages. John is another of my favourite authors and this was the first book of his that I ever read (because it was the only book he had written at the time I read it) and it's awesome.
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
I've wanted to reread this one since I read it the first time, it's amazing. The writing is beautiful and the story and just...I want to see if it has the same impact the second time through.
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
Broken Soup by Jenny Valentine
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
These three are amazing books but they hurt to read, they're so sad but they hurt in that way that makes you feel alive and makes the story feel alive because it just...it makes you feel.
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
It was an e-book of this one that I read and I hate e-books, I loved the book though - I want to reread a physical copy of it.
More books I want to reread:
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Divergent by Veronica Roth