So I like to read books more than once. Apparently not everyone does this. I know this because my spouse will spot me re-reading a book and say, “So you’re reading that again?” Yes. Yes I am.
I’m not proud of my re-reading habits, especially since the library is full of books that I haven’t read. Shouldn’t I be improving my mind by encountering new ideas, characters, settings? Yes. But sometimes it’s not what my mind wants. My mind wants to slip into a familiar place. It’s like wearing an old sweatshirt. It feels good.
Here are some books that I’ve read more than once:
- The Secret History – Donna Tartt
- Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
- The Cracker Factory – Joyce Rebeta-Burditt
- The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – J. R. R. Tolkien
- Just Listen – Sarah Dessen
- Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
- Harry Potter 1 – 7 – J. K. Rowling
- The Other Boleyn Girl – Phillipa Gregory
- The Sparrow – Mary Doria Russell
It’s kind of a weird hodge-podge of stuff, isn’t it?