I can honestly say that it is very rare if ever that I reread a book. I don’t know why it is just one of those things that I do not do. Well, I am going to change that. As I have gotten older, a lot of books that I enjoyed when I was younger I am curious to see if I will feel the same about them now. There are also books, that I didn’t feel I fully absorbed. For the month of December I guess you can say I am re-gifting some great books to myself. Every Friday, I will be reviewing a book I have previously read and seeing if I still feel the same about the work.
Wicked by Gregory Maguire – I read this approximately 5 or 6 years ago. I enjoyed the book, but don’t feel I got the full story. Books that I really absorb I can remember for years as if I read them yesterday, but this book I cannot do that. So, I decided to add this to the list.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett – I absolutely LOVED this book. It was not until recently that I heard that there was controversy surrounding this book and the writing. I don’t remember feeling negatively about it, but I will say I have become a different person since reading it all those years ago. I will admit I was very jaded about race relations and what it meant to be a African American, even as a woman of color myself. I want to see if I will feel any differently about this work.
Little Bee by Chris Cleave – Loved it, loved it, looooooved it! Hoping I still feel the same.
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden – I was approximately 15 years old when I read this. I don’t remember much of this book. I remember liking it, but recently a friend of mine read it and said she didn’t like it! We generally have similar tastes in books. I am wondering if my mind will be changed this time around.
How do you feel about rereading books? Are there any that you can read over and over again? I would love to hear about them :-)!