This week, I wanted to pass along this link from the Huffington Post which asked readers to submit novels they enjoy rereading. Personally, I think it’s great when I can pick up a book and read it cover to cover, enjoying each page along the way. It’s even more rewarding when I read a book that makes such an impact that I find myself interested in revisiting it, either soon after or even years later. I know, for some, rereading a book is just not in the cards—I’ve read it once, why do it again? I can understand that, but often I find that rereading a novel will introduce me to a new novel entirely: depending on how much time has passed, the themes and meanings might resonate with me differently, not to mention that many times I’ll find something in the second read that I had missed the first time around. Either way, I think the list given offers some excellent examples, with To Kill a Mockingbird and The Picture of Dorian Gray among my favorites. I think I’d also include A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, but that’s just me.
Do you have certain books in particular that you find yourself rereading?