Books I’d Like to Re-read

I read a review of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility today at The Bookshelf of Emily J.  It was a re-read for her and she “yawned” through the novel even though she remained aware of the importance of Austen’s work in terms of women’s issues in her time.

That got me thinking…would I agree or disagree with Emily on this?  How would I read books now that I loved in my younger years?

It’s not like my TBR list isn’t long enough, but I’d like to plunge into these books for a second (perhaps third) time and see if they will impact me the same way as they did when I first read them.  In no particular order:

I loved this book.  I had a journal full of quotes from Ellison’s work.  The protagonist was so utterly lost and trying to find himself.  He had no idea where he belonged…the journey of self discovery…a very real journey for most people in their early twenties.  I wonder if I’d read it with the same passion now that I feel “found”.

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After reading Emily J’s review, I would add this to my list.  I didn’t love Sense and Sensibility as much I loved Pride and Prejudice.  I wonder if Austen’s works can still work their magic on me.

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This book left me confused yet enthralled.  Garcia Marquez’s writing is unbelievable. I almost feel the need to read this novel again so I can absorb the beauty of the author’s writing, hopefully understand it and maybe, I’ll still love it.

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I really hated Estella and Miss Haversham.  Would I feel the same way today?


What books from your younger reading days would you reread?

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2 thoughts on “Books I’d Like to Re-read

  1. I’m with you on the long list I would like to read for even the first time, but if we’re talking about rereads I would have another go at The Great Gatsby (and no, I didn’t see the movie), The Grapes of Wrath (I did see that one), and The Jungle. Thanks for a thought provoking post.


    1. Oh, good choices! I’ve taught Gatsby so many times that I feel I know it inside out and still love it. The other two are good candidates. Thanks for reading!


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