Sunday, August 13, 2006

Books Worthy of Re-Reading

After I wrote about My Antonia, one response I got was that it was a book my friend plans to re-read every so often for the rest of her life! That made me think ... what books do I re-read? And I have to admit I can't think of any off the top of my head.

What books do you re-read? Or what books do you plan to re-read, even if you haven't done it yet?


shawn said...

Ok, anyone who knows me, knows that I have read and re-read and re-read a few more times, the Harry Potter books. I know, it is lame.. but well, at least I am reading... right?? Actually it is nice to just get away with those books, and it gives me something to look forward too.. What happens when #7 is done?? I am not sure, but I do love to read the books. Also as I have been trying to get my daughter to read more, I came across "Uncle Whiskers" which I read in like 3rd grade.. when I re-read it, it took me back...

Mark and Carla said...

I, too, do the Harry Potter frequently. If I were a teen or pre-teen it would be my "go-to" book forever. Especially now that movies are out and I think Harry Potter is just about the cutest thing around for the teen set!

I love Gone with the Wind. Hardly anyone I know has read the book--just seen the movie, and that's too bad. The book has such great information about motives and social expectations.

And The Stand by Stephen King. Love the battle between good vs. evil and I'd read it every chance I got.

I posted this same thing on Calandria's site, where everyone else's favorite books are Russian classics, Shakespeare, etc. so I guess I represented the trashy reading set. Not that I haven't read all of those books...and loved them...and was deeply affected by them...just not what I usually pick up lately.

Calandria said...

I guess I was kind of a post-stealer, wasn't I? Well, it was an interesting post, Karen, and quite worthy of stealing. Here are a few I mentioned on my blog:

Scriptures. Old and New Testament, Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price, Doctrine and Covenants.
Chronicles of Narnia
Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, and probably some other Austens
Shakespeare's plays
Christy, by Catharine Marshall Maybe some of you think that's an odd one to read over many times, but that book really hits me!
Anne of Green Gables
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Brothers Karamazov

Mark and Carla said...

See what I mean? Look at Calandria's list--wholesome, edifying, enlightening, classic.

Inspiring. Not a Stephen King within 100 miles.