I’ve made an effort recently to add reading back to my everyday list of Things I Can Do Instead of Look at My Phone. It’s bad enough that it has slipped off that list, and after a prolonged period of guilt and self-afflicted scolding (You’re a writer! You know better, Joy!), I’ve picked myself up and dove back into the scene.
Some books I’m excited about (this is next on my list), but I’ve also spent a lot of time picking up a book only to put it down half an hour later. So, I started thinking about the books I’ve read already but would enjoy re-reading. It was harder than I thought!
Growing up, my friend’s mom would crack open her favorite Jane Smiley book every Christmas, and re-read the whole thing while the ham was in the oven. The only book I clearly remember re-reading is The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, and it was during an especially boring airplane delay. I’ve always thought I should re-read both The Great Gatsby and Catcher in the Rye — books I read in ninth grade (I have a feeling a lot of it went over my head!).
Do you ever re-read books? Do you have a few that you could never get sick of? Also, feel free to add any book recommendations in the comments!