Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Re-Read Countless Times

Like many readers I have “old friends” among my books. Volumes I pull out when I’m sad or lonely or bored or between books or on a book hangover. The book falls open to a favorite passage and I enjoy reading. I’ve reread these books entirely too many times to count. My life is comforted by the giggles Scarlett’s wedding night with Charles gives me, or Kerry’s discovery of the maid Moira in bed with Uncle H.A. or the wonderful weekend with Sam or- poor Calvin enduring his mother proselytizing on an Italian bus using the Gospel Walnut. many scenes in so many books. I also have nonfiction pieces that I have reread so many times. Helene’s wonderful letters to Frank, which led me to Pepys (I haven’t read the whole Diary even once but I make progress on it at times like this).  So many old friends.

Yes, I exceeded 10! 11 fiction and 5 nonfiction. Math was my worst subject.



I could easily add double this number. Before the internet I re-read a lot when I was bored. Now I have other distractions.


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What about you? Do you have any “old friends” you visit and re-read? Leave me a comment or link to your post.

26 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Re-Read Countless Times

  1. I have a fear of rereading! What if it’s not as good as I remember? The only ones I’ve reread lately are The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (I loved it even more the second time and was surprised by how much detail I had forgotten!) and Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society (although a lovely read, I didn’t enjoy the reread as much as the first….but I was glad to refresh my memory before the movie!). I’ve been tempted to reread Gone With the Wind but I don’t want anything to tarnish my memories of falling in love with histfic when I was in high school!). Probably any book on my lifetime favs list, would also be on a reread list!

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  2. I haven’t reread many (well, not counting children’s books. I’ve read many of those MANY times). I did read Jane Eyre twice, and will probably read Wuthering Heights again one of these days. Oh, and I’ve read the Bible multiple times. I like your description of books as “old friends”; that really rings true.

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  3. I don’t actually reread very often, unless I end up choosing a book I’ve already read and would like to read again for book club, or unless it’s been a very long time since I’ve read it. There are always so many new books clamoring for attention! I usually listen to a different version of A Christmas Carol on audio every year, although I’m partial to the Patrick Stewart rendition. I just read my first Pat Conroy book ever — and I just turned 59 — South of Broad. I guessed the ending early on, but it was still a good story! Need to try The Great Santini!

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  4. I only read three of your books, Gone with the Wind, 84 Charing Cross and Skipping Christmas though I have only re-read the first one but I loved them all. What a lovely list.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier. Your link to your page didn’t work but I found you through the TTT page.

    Have a good day.

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      1. Sometimes it’s the website, sometimes just a typing error, it happens quite often but I always think it’s best to inform the owner of the blog.

        And yes, I always like to see what the readers who wrote on my entry wrote themselves.

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  5. They are like old friends, aren’t they?? I have Skipping Christmas on my shelf but I still haven’t read it. Maybe this month!


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