Tuesday, July 2, 2013

re-reading books


This year I made the insane goal of reading 100 books.  I am seriously behind in case you were wondering!  You can see what I have read on my 2013 book list page and also can find me on Goodreads here.

I was thinking about all the books that I want to read this year, the list is very long.  There are so many new and interesting books that are coming out, and a number of books that I have had on my list for a while.  Unfortunately, a lot of these books are books that I am requesting from the library, and I end up being on a wait list.  Not that I don't love the library, I do, but when I have to wait for books, well it is a little frustrating.

What does one do when waiting for books - or money to buy new books - well, turn to books in a personal collection.

I was slightly ambivalent about including books I had already read on my 100 books list.  But, then I thought that if I am reading the book, it didn't really matter if I had read it before.  So, I am starting to add some of those titles to my lists.

Then I started thinking about the books that I am re-reading, and realized that most of these books are books that I tend to read every year.  Here are some of the ones that I am constantly revisiting year after year.

The Harry Potter series
The Twilight Saga - I may or may not have some Edward issues
Pride and Prejudice
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids - I read this for the first time last year, and am starting to read it again, it is excellent
Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet
The Backyard Homestead
Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living

Do you have books that you read and read year after year?  Do you only read books once and then move on?  And well loved books that you want to suggest?

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8 comments:

  1. I'm behind on my reading this year too. That parenting book sounds good.

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  2. I am mostly a read once and move on kind of person, but there are some I will read again. Most years I re-read The whitest Flower http://www.amazon.com/Whitest-Flower-Brendan-Graham/dp/0006510507 Its the book that re-hooked me on reading when I was 18 after a few years off and I love to revisit it.

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  3. I have Edward issues too :) Right now we are reading The Nature Connection and also doing the outdoor workbook, it's been really fun!

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    1. I haven't heard of that! Will have to look it up!

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  4. I'm a ver big reader and I have actually found myself re-reading books. There's one that's always on my list that I've read since I was in High School (that's a very long time ago) but I keep going back to it. I just love the story. It's the Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Such a great story. I'm also getting my toddler in book reading as well. You're never to young to start reading. BTW I'm now following on bloglovin. :)

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  5. wuthering heights, emma, HP series (but of course) and that's all I can think of, oh wait, and A tree grows in Brooklyn

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  6. I only read books once then move on. I don't think I've ever read a book twice before! Although I am thinking of re-reading "The Secret Life of Bees."

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  7. When I was younger reading was hit or miss...especially when required. I think the ONLY required reading I enjoyed was A Tale of Two Cities! Finally when I was in my young twenties I found a love of reading in the historical fiction genre! Then several years ago I expanded my library when my coworker and I decided to read ALL of Jane Austin's books...I had read Pride & Prejudice the year before (loved it) and that became the first book I ever read more than once! (I've read it a third time too!) The only other books I've read more than once is the Hunger Games Trilogy (I have an addiction!)
    As far as other books to recommend that I've enjoyed? If I had the time I'd reread...The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy, The Forest by Edward Rutherford, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber, and The Jester by James Patterson...just to name a few! Currently I'm reading the Game of Thrones series...love it! Happy Reading!

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