I feel I never have the time to re-read my faves because I’m just so busy reading all these new books (new being a relative term of course since I’m almost always reading classics). I can’t even remember my last re-read but I’m pretty sure it was a Shakespeare play.
So, if I had my way and never had to work again (let’s go lottery that I never ever play! show me the millions!) and could spend all my time reading and doing whatever I wanted, then I know I could get around to some re-reads. So then, what would be the 10 I would re-read first? Let’s see…
1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: Duh, it’s my favorite book people! You knew I was going to say that one.
2. Animal Farm by George Orwell: After reading 1984 for the first time this past year, it’s really made me want to go back and read this one. I first read it when I was in the 8th grade so I don’t really remember it like at all. But I do remember liking it! And I LOVED 1984 so…
3. The Catcher in the
4. The Devil in the
5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: It was one of my favorite books as a little girl but I haven’t read it since. Why?
6. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding: Now this was a book that I really really didn’t like in high school. I only remember bits and pieces but it sounds like a book that potentially I’d feel very different about now. I’d like to give it another go.
7. Anything by Charles Dickens: I was forced to read a bunch of his stuff in school and I didn’t like any of it. In fact, it felt like torture at the time. However, I’ve heard from so many people that they adore his stuff and I simply must try again. Well one day, I swear, I’ll re-read something of his. One day.
8. Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare: Okay, I’ve read this play probably about a dozen times. But who says I can’t read it at least a dozen more? It’s my favorite of his works!
10. Macbeth by William Shakespeare: I had to end the list with Shakespeare (and had to put him down twice because he’s THAT awesome). And Macbeth is probably my second favorite play of his, though I still haven’t read them all yet…
What 10 books would you re-read if you had all the time in the world and an empty TBR pile?