To often, as book bloggers, we focus on reading as many "new" things as possible. And I don't mean just books that are being published now, but books that are recommended to us by other bloggers, friends, the library, etc. And too often, we are distracted by all the new books and we ignore the books that have been there for us before!
I know I am not alone when I say that rereading used to be a huge part of my life prior to book blogging. And while some of that is because I lacked new books (I can't say that anymore-I buy books like crazy), it was because I LOVED revisiting books that I had read numerous times before. For me, rereading a book not only brings back that story, but also where I was each time I read it.
So, with that in mind, I'm setting a goal to reread as much as I can. I've made an initial list, but I might venture off of it, or add/remove as I go forward from here. As a secondary goal, I'm aiming to finish 15 rereads by the end of December 2014 (I have myself 15 titles to start).
Books to Reread:
- The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
- The Dollmaker by Harriette Arnow
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- Germinal by Emile Zola
- The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
- Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
- Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Bleak House by Charles Dickens
- Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
- The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
- The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen: Reread completed August 2015
- Emma by Jane Austen
Gone. With. The. Wind.ReplyDelete
That is all.
I knew you would like that! I actually think I might listen to it. I'm trying out some audiobooks while I clean, etc and I think my reread books would be perfect for that! :)Delete
I've listened to the audio book for this one! It's VERY good. (Just seeing this note.) :-)Delete
Germinal was one of the first books I read for my 250 Project, and I STILL think about it. It's just SO GOOD.Delete
I recently reread all of the books in The Giver series. Did you know that they made The Giver into a movie?! I always thought it would make a great movie...I imagine the apple being tossed...black and white, then red...it's a powerful book and I hope that translates over into the movie.ReplyDelete