Happy Tuesday, book lovers! Are you a re-reader? I am, although I confess I don’t have as much time for re-reading as I would like to. There are so many great books releasing all the time it’s hard enough to keep up with them, let alone re-reading my favourites as well. Nevertheless, there are some books that I have re-read numerous times, and there are others that I know I would re-read numerous times if I had more hours in my day.
As I compiled this list, I learned that loving a book doesn’t necessarily mean I could re-read it forever. Sometimes, once is enough, because you can’t recreate the experience of reading it for the first time; sometimes it’s just too emotionally intense to submit yourself to the story over and over.
But sometimes there are books you just want to immerse yourself in again and again. Maybe it’s the beauty of the writing, maybe it’s the emotional pull the characters have on you, or maybe it’s just the sheer delight and enjoyment that never grows old, no matter how many times you read it. These are those books.
These are the books that get me smiling and laughing no matter how many times I read them. Some comedy grows old once you know the punchline, but the best comedy is funny every. single. time. It’s all in the delivery, folks!
Sometimes it’s the characters that keep me coming back, and most often for the compelling way in which they’re written. The only way to spend time with them in the pages of their book! Morgan Spencer (Breath of Dawn), Max Jacobs (Nightshade), and Suzanna Wilton and Paul Rustin (Reclaimed) fall into this category.
Sometimes it’s the world of the story I want to immerse myself in. (In the case of Tamara Leigh, you could pick any of her Age of Faith series. The Unveiling is simply the first.)
And sometimes it is the magic of the writing.