This year there are some books that I would like to re-read. Some books just captivate you that much, you have the desire to re-read them. Also, when you re-read books, you pick up on things that you might have missed the first time you read the book. With that being said, the following is my list of re-reads:
1.) Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis- I absolutely love this series and for many reasons. There is something so magical about the books, and I love how I get taken away to another world with these books. They are beautifully written, and I can always see images in my head when I read them.
2.) Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling- I always love re-reading the Harry Potter series, I always seem to rethink what certain things mean. I usually always re-read the books in December, because they are the perfect winter reads. I just love all the magic in them.
3.) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien- I read this a while ago, maybe back in middle school. I haven’t read it since, but I think now might be the right time to read it again. The reason, I feel like now is the right time to read it again, is because I’ll actually be able to give it my full, undivided attention.
4.) The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien- I love these books. They’re filled with so much action, and adventure, that it’s easy to miss things if you don’t pay attention. I’ll probably re-read these after I read the Hobbit, as the Hobbit is the prequel.
5 & 6.) Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn by Mark Twain- I had to read these for school so I couldn’t enjoy them, so I’m hoping that by reading them again, I’ll be able to enjoy them. I’m also hoping that by reading them again, I’ll have a better understanding of the important historical context.
7.) The Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis- I think I read this book in fourth grade and I absolutely loved it, so I would like to read it again.
8.) Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingells Wilder- I loved this book growing up, and it’s been a really long time since I have read it. I’m really hoping that I enjoy it now as much as I enjoyed it when I was younger.
9.) Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White- This is another one of my childhood favorites. I love he story of friendship and since it has been quite a while since I have read some of my childhood favorites, I want to re-read them. Seeing as how I’m older, I’m curious to see if I have different thoughts about things in the book.
10.) Moneyball by Michael Lewis- I’ll probably read this one sometime between April and October, which is baseball season. This book goes deeper into the statistical side of putting a baseball team together. I read it once and was fascinated with what I read.
11.) Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer- I had to read this in one of my college classes and I found it difficult to read. I think the class read this the last week and half of the semester, so it was rushed read. I feel that if I take my time reading it, it won’t be so difficult.
12.) Beloved by Toni Morrison- There are things that I didn’t understand the first time I read this book, it may have been the historical aspects or something else that I didn’t understand. If I take my time reading it and less time analyzing, I might end up enjoying this book.
13.) There Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston- I don’t remember how long ago I read this book, but I saw it in my bookcase and thought I would read it again.
14.) Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit- I read this book so long ago that I forget what it’s about. I do remember, that when I read it, I absolutely loved it. Sometimes, I feel that it’s good to revisit books that were childhood favorites as an adult.
15 and 16.) Zodiac and Wandering Star by Romina Russell- OMG I am in love with this series, that’s all.
These books are definite re-reads. There are two books that are possible re-reads and those books are Finding Fish by Antwon Fisher and The Color of Water by James McBride