I love being able to go back and re-read an old favorite. It’s so nice to step back into a familiar world you loved. Unfortunately, my TBR stack is so constantly out of control that I feel like I never have time to! I know there’s a lot of value in re-reading inspiring, well-written books. I always pick up on foreshadowing that I missed, I get a chance to analyze the writing style, and, of course, I get to revisit some friends! Here are a few books that I’d love to re-read should I ever get the chance.
1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
I wish I could just read this one over and over. I’ve only read through this once, and, seeing as Tolkien has been such a huge influence in my life, I would love to go back and re-read this trilogy with a careful eye.
2. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The witty humor in this book was just perfect. I want to memorize every line.
3. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
This and a cup of tea would be the best afternoon. Alas, I don’t have a physical copy (I listened to the audiobook version the first time around) but this is the kind of book I’d like to actually read. It’s not too long, either.
4. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Okay, this one is so short that I really have no excuse to not re-read it immediately. It’s a children’s book with the cutest story and the cutest characters, and it brings such joy to my heart!
5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I read this as a young teenager who did not want to read it, and so I didn’t get as much out of it as I should have. Since then, I’ve read most of Austen’s other works, and I’ve seen film adaptations of Pride & Prejudice, but I’m hoping at some point I’ll get to re-read this one!
The fact that 3/5 of these books included the word prince or princess makes me wonder if I have a type when it comes to reading… Probably. Have you read any of these? What are some books you’d love to re-read?