I’m a rereader. When I’m feeling down, I pick up a favourite book to lift my spirits. I have books on my shelf that I’ve read three, four, five times. And this past year, I’ve found a few more to add to my favourites list.
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday Topic:
Books I Could Reread Forever
Here are my feel-good books that I will reread over and over again.
1. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
My first blog name was inspired by this book. I wrote my first year political science paper on politic opinions in Jane Austen novels. My husband proposed with this book. I own at least five copies of this book. There’s so much snark in it. It’s absolutely one of my favourites.
2. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
I read this book so many times in high school. It’s a beautiful piece of historical fiction that was the perfect bridge for me to more advanced, adult reads.
3. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
I read this book twice last year and have already read it once this year. It’s super snarky and fun and has made me fall in love with contemporary romance. It’s one of those books that I have in multiple formats, audio and print right now, and will likely get in ebook soon too just so I can always have it with me.
4. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
This book was my grade six book report read. At that point, it was the longest book I’ve ever read by myself. And I immediately fell in love with Anne’s courage, self-possession, and imagination.
5. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
This may have been my introduction to fantasy. Lucy was and will always be a hero to me. She is grace, empathy, and courage all in one.
6. Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Simon is another book that I discovered last year and that I know I will read over and over. It is so incredibly sweet. And yet, at the same time, wondrously powerful. Also, the movie (Love, Simon) is coming out in a few weeks and is simply lovely.
7. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Part and parcel with my discovery of Becky Albertalli’s Simon, Upside tells the story of a girl who I identified with so, so, so much. Being the girl who watched everyone else get boyfriends, who never felt like she quite fit in – Molly is a girl I needed to read about when I was sixteen.
8. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder renewed my love for YA books. I love the mix of sci-fi and fairytale and action with a few drops of mystery. This book, and the whole Lunar Chronicles series, are books I will be rereading whenever I need something fun.
There you have it, my top rereads. All but one of them has romance as an important thread in the story. What can I say, I love me some love stuff.
What books are on your reread list?