In the world of book lovers, there are two distinctive types of readers. There are the read-it-once kind of readers, who having read a book once, move on, following the adage “so many books, so little time”. A new reading experience takes precedence over re-reading any book, after all, you already know the ending!
Then there are the re-readers. These are the readers in agreement with the esteemed Oscar Wilde who was quoted as saying “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all”. These readers re-read their favourite books for a variety of reasons. It may be that these books transcend time, resonating with the reader, sometimes providing a different perspective of the story when it is re-read at a different stage of life. Much loved characters have often become much loved friends and the experience of re- reading a particular book evokes feelings of warmth, familiarity and even comfort. The quality of prose may hold the appeal, or the fact that re reading a book captures details missed or not quite understood the first time around.
Obviously not all books make the grade as a re-read. There are particular books though, with the power to entice people to want to re -read them over and over again. These books would surely be considered amazing reads.
The list of books below is probably familiar, and may even include some books you have already read. Why don’t you try re-reading one or more of them, or maybe even read them for the first time, and discover why they have been deemed as not only amazing reads, but worthy of being re-read.
Great expectations by Charles Dickens
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen
Emma by Jane Austen
The great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
The Lord of the flies by William Golding
Brave new world by Aldous Huxley
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee
Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery
Little women by Louisa May Alcott
1984 by George Orwell
The catcher in the rye by J.D Salinger
Lord of the rings by J.R.R Tolkien
Treasure island by Robert Louis Stevens
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The Belgariad by David Eddings
The Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Dracula by Bram Stoker