Some people could not fathom picking up the same book twice, but I have a few reasons why you should!
They give us comfort.
Reread one of your favorite books to feel the same emotions you felt the first time. There is a reason why it’s your favorite, it felt good to read.
The movie adaptation is coming out.
I do this over and over again. I read the book but it is turning into a movie, so I need to brush up on the book to make sure they stick to the roots!
You read the book as a kid, or for required reading and you want to give it another go.
You missed it the first time.
You read a book thinking it would open your mind to something new but you didn’t quite get there…but you should read it again to explore new possibilities.
Maybe you have or want to start a tradition where you read the same book every year or so to reflect a special time in your life.
You know all the facts.
It is great to reread a murder mystery when you already know who did it! Find out all those clues from a different perspective.
Why do you reread your favorite books? Let us know your must reads!
I read the Hobbit and LOTR 12 times. It was my escape from a tough family life as a kid. I totally get that, but now there are so many good books I don’t have time reread.
I love rereading the Little House on the Prairie series, Gone with The Wind, Roots, and The Grapes of Wrath.
Great picks! I remember Grapes of Wrath being one of my required readings in school, I definitely have to pick it back up again!