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Books to Reread that I Really Loved (and some that I just need to figure out why I loved)

I was thinking about this this morning (as an annoying tweeting bird decided I’d slept too long). Books that I really loved or enjoyed the first time reading and how I always think I should read them again, but haven’t, for whatever reason. These are books to be reread due to love of story, not because I’m teaching it (that’s a different motivation altogether).

  1. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton (I even have the 50th edition!)
  2. Dracula by Bram Stoker (Read back in 2004, started my love and intrigue for vampires…I mean, would I even have watched Buffy without it? I can’t imagine a life without Buffy.)
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (No need to explain, but as it was only one of two fiction novels I got to read during the entire year of AP Lang in 11th grade, so I wonder if I just liked it because it wasn’t nonfiction.)
  4. The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray (there’s a choice the author made in the last book that I didn’t understand and made me angry and I keep thinking that maybe if I reread the series all in one go, it’ll make more sense.)
  5. Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume (and others)
  6. Bunnicula by James Howe (and the rest of the series)
  7. Julie by Catherine Marshall (I reread it way back in high school/college, but I loved it and I really want to know if I still do)
  8. Anything I read by Francine Rivers (Voice in the Wind trilogy, Redeeming Love, The Atonement Child, The Last Sin Eater) back in the day. In reading her newest, I wasn’t as impressed and I wonder if what I liked before has changed due how I am as a reader now, or perhaps the new book just wasn’t as good.
  9. Houseboat Mystery (Boxcar Children) by Gertrude Chandler (This, other than the original, is the one I remember the best and I cannot find it at my used bookstore. But I want it!)

There’s probably more to add, but these were the ones I’ve been thinking of lately, and wishing that I would just read them, but I have other stuff to read!

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