TTT: 10 Books I Could Re-Read Forever


I have a confession to make: I`m not great at re-reading books. I have a terrible memory, so I should probably do that more often. But I always pick a new book instead of an old one because there are so many books out there, and so little time (or motivation, patience, etc). I do have a couple of favourites that I`ve read or will read more than twice, including the following:

1. "The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
This is my all-time favourite book, and I know it`s hard and consuming, but I adore it with all my heart. In a world filled with moral corruption, the innocent and pure are looked at with suspicion. I understand that Dostoyevsky`s writing is difficult, but I strongly believe that this book speaks so much, especially for today`s society obsessed with status and image.

2. "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
Ok, so this book might be tied with "The Idiot" in my preferences. Again, it`s a timeless classic that is relevant for today`s society. Atticus Finch is one of the greatest literary heroes, and he made such an impact on society.

3.  "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
Every December I get the urge to read this book because it puts me in a Christmas spirit. I am sometimes a Grinch around the holidays, due to the high volume of work I have to do. And every time I finish rereading this book, I`m more thankful for what I have. Great literature indeed!

4. "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Saenz
One of my favourite books of 2016, it`s also one of the best coming of age books that I have ever read. Saenz has such a lyrical writing that reading his phrases is almost like poetry.

5. "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling
I`m technically cheating on this one, but there are 7 books in the series. Unlike other people, I`ve read the books late (in my 20s), but I still loved every minute of it. Now I try to have a reading/movie marathon every year, and I must say, it`s a hoot every time I do it.

I am sorry that today`s post is shorter than usual, but I am struggling with a flu for over a week now. I just want to stay in bed and read, possibly overindulge in waffles.

* TTT is a weekly meme/feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

20 comments

  1. I don't re- read much anymore either, with all the new books, but there are a few I like to revisit. I remember wanting to read Aristotle and dante, heard it was quite good.

    Hope you're feeling better!

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    1. I hope you get the chance to read it, it`s amazing!

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  2. Apart from the Harry Potter series, I haven't read any of the books on your list (and I've only read the first three Harry Potter books, I'm awful!). I can see why you'd want to reread To Kill a Mockingbird, though - I have a few friends who reread it at least once a year, because it's just such a powerful novel.

    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday!

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    1. To Kill a Mockingbird is phenomenal! I also recommend the movie!

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  3. The only one I haven't read from your list is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - based on your other suggestions, I think I'll have to read it!

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    1. It`s such an amazing book, one of the best YA contemporaries out there!

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  4. I like rereading the Harry Potter books and watching the movies - I always seem to find something new, no matter how many times I've read it!

    Hope you feel better soon!

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    1. I know what you mean, there`s always something new to discover.

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  5. Apart from HP I haven't read any of this but Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe sounds so good and I love the title!

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    1. It`s such a touching YA, seriously recommend it.

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  6. Great minds think alike! TKAM, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and HP are all on my list today, too. I love classics that are accessible, relevant, and thought-provoking no matter what time period they were actually written in.

    Happy TTT!

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    1. Find accessible classics can sometimes be a chore, but once you find the ones you love, it`s always a delight re-reading them.

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  7. To Kill a Mockingbird is such a good book! And I adore the Harry Potter series!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

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    1. Amazing books, always a pleasure rereading them.

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  8. Harry Potter was on my list this week too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/27/top-ten-tuesday-148/

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  9. These are some classics in this list! I hope you feel better soon love!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Thanks. I really hope I start feeling better soon, I took everything and no results:(

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  10. I'd like to read some Russian literature, so maybe I should try The Idiot.I think I cold reread the MOntmaray series and any Laini Taylor book repeatedly without getting bored. Virtually Read

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  11. Rereading isn't something I do often, usually only for memory refreshers/ favourite series traditions of mine, or when I'm in the mood for a particular book as a comfort read.

    Harry Potter is a series I want to buy and reread in physical copies. I borrowed the audiobooks from the library for my first time reading a few years ago.

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