Posted by: p-la | July 26, 2011

Summer of Re-reading

Did you know that I love to read? Do you know what I love more than reading? Rereading! (Don’t ask me which I like better, reading or knitting. Depending on my mood will affect my answer.) There are times in my life when I don’t want any surprises. I want to know what is going to happen and when it’s going to happen. Be it happy or sad, I need to know the future. With my divorce, juggling expenses of my son’s therapies, and just plain trying to figure out what’s going on in my life I needed to have some stability. Needed to have a safe place. So, I went through my bookshelf and started re-reading. In no particular order, here is my summer of re-reading list:

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien (for the umpteenth time)

Lightning by Dean Koontz (the 4th reading?)

The Movie Set by June Flaum Singer (the 2nd read)

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen (I’ve read this 3 times now)

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (2nd read)

Too Much Temptation and Never Too Much by Lori Foster (everybody needs a little sexy summer read! 2nd time read)

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (2nd read)

The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson (2nd read)

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins (3rd read)

The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling (3rd read)

My favorite book to reread is The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Generally though I find that to be a winter book to reread. I don’t know why either, don’t ask.  I am on the 4th book of the Harry Potter series and have decided that when I finish the series it’s time to pick up something new.  So I grabbed my handy, dandy book of wish list books:

 Here you can see a page inside :

And I head off to my local Half Price Books.  Besides my little wish book, I take with me 4 boxes of books that I’m ready to let go of. Two hours later I walk out with this:

 Two bags full of new (to me) books to read. Wonder how many will make it to the re-read list for later? Do you have a favorite re-read?


  1. Well one of my rereads is one of yours. I think I reread The Movie Set once every 2 years since I was 11. Another reread is Lucky by Jackie Collins. I am a big Jackie rereader. Just nice and light and I know it will make me happy.

  2. I have a stash of books I call “comfort books”, and I reread them when I am stressed out. It feels so good to revisit those familiar stories and characters.

  3. I don’t re-read much, but there are two series that I have re-read. The Chronicles of Narnia (twice) and the Chronicles of Amber (three). I think I have a thing for Chronicles… 😉

  4. You are shockingly organized about this all. (Not shocking because you’re organized, but shocking that anyone can be that orgainzed about books when I, blatenly, am not!)

    I wish I had more reading time in my current schedule, but I choose to knit (or watch TV or sleep) instead. (I tried to word that careful as not to inadvertintly wish for someting.)

    I do love books – new, old, and in between, tho.

  5. I am constantly rereading because i read so many series. I am addicted to series and have a hard time reading single books because of it. So every time a new book comes out in the series, i tend to read them all again before I get to that one. 🙂

  6. My favorite re-reads are:

    –all of Jane Austen’s books
    –The Age of Innocence & The Buccaneers (Edith Wharton)
    –Hotel Pastis (Peter Mayle)
    –any of the Amelia Peabody series (Elizabeth Peters)
    –any of the Mary Russell series (Laurie King)

    I highly recommend Hotel Pastis for a fun, light read.

  7. shoot …i never read, and i certainly never re-read. 🙂 i admire all you guys’ reading and re-readings. haha.

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