Given that I have an endless TBR, it may be a bit surprising that I love to re-read books. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve revisited the Harry Potter series at this point, and I read Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of Witches twice last year.
But there are a select few books that stick out in my mind as definite old friends. Books I can turn to when I’m in a slump or I need to bounce back from a particularly difficult read. So here are 3 books I will read over and over again:
Just typing this paragraph makes me want to go pick up my tattered paperback copy of The Hobbit and let Gandalf whisk me away on an adventure. Maybe I have a soft spot for this book because secretly, a hobbit’s life sounds pretty sweet. They’re a pretty laid back folk, they like to eat, and they stay home. Yep, a hobbit’s life for me.
I remember exactly where I was the first time I ever read this book. My 6th grade science class, while others were working on makeup work, I was curled in the corner of the room by the bookshelf, devouring Dickens’ classic. I read this book every year, rather I gig out my physical copy, or listen to Tim Curry’s fantastic reading. For some reason, A Christmas Carol holds Christmas magic for me, and I keep it in my heart as the years go by.
Though I’m not sure when my love of horror came about, I think Dracula had something to do with it. I checked out a copy of this book in high school that nearly gave me nightmares – the illustration of the deadly Count had eyes that seemed to follow me around the room. Stoker’s book is a classic horror tale that sneaks its way onto my reading list every fall.
So there you have it, my 3 book BFFs. Are there any books that you’ll read over and over again?