It has been my experience that people do not go back and re-read a book. And in this never ending world of having to have the next best thing or staying up on the most current trend, people are disinclined to go back and do something over. At the library many of the comments are: “Well, I think I’ve read that..” or “I was going to get this book, but I’ve already read it.” Now to me, there is nothing wrong with going back and re-reading a good book. To me, it is like visiting friends or going back to your favorite vacation spot. And, of course, having already read the book you can then take your time and enjoy the book more thoroughly the second time around and maybe get a better grasp on the dry wit that can pop up in a book.
Lately, all I have been doing is re-reading my favorite books. I do have books that are coming out or have recently come out for me to read, and yes, it thrills me to death having those books. But to tell you the truth, re-reading a book is almost more fun for me than starting a new book. I love the thrill of remembering when that funny moment is going to happen. Since I’m such an avid reader, I tend to forget some of the books that I’ve read; it happens. Re-reading is a way to be surprised again and again while remembering why I loved the book in the first place. Here are the books that have made me remember why I fell in love with them in the first place. Go pull those dusty books off your shelf and give them a re-read! You’ll be glad you did!
Amanda Quick – Mischief (1997)
Dean Koontz – Life Expectancy (2005)
Mary Higgins Clark – Pretend You Don’t See her (1998)
Wendi Corsi Staub – Kiss her Goodbye (2004)
Nora Roberts – The Villa (2001)
Stephanie Laurens – Devil’s Bride (1998)