Is it just me, or is there a lot of pressure to always be reading new books? It’s probably just me. Some people like that, and that’s fine. I certainly enjoy discovering new, wonderful stories. And I certainly feel a lot of guilt about having not yet gotten to a book someone told me about that I promised I would read two
years months ago. But I also love developing a relationship with a book. (I know—I take this way too seriously.)
There have been a few books I’ve met that have really swept me off my feet—left me breathless, wanting more. I want to know the book better, spend more time with it, let it all sink in. But we all know that a relationship takes commitment. And that’s what I’m scared of.
Here are the books I want to read again, and behind them is just one shelf (you can’t see this, but it’s two rows in one shelf) of books I haven’t read yet that I’ve been meaning to read for a while.
But these books… these are the books I still wonder about. I don’t want to let them be the ones that got away.
So in case you can’t read the titles from the picture:
Yep, I’ve already re-read this. I’ve probably read it four times. But there is so much there, and I don’t have the greatest memory. I know there’s more to re-learn.
This book changed my life when I read it the first time. Dostoevsky is a ton of commitment, though.
3. East of Eden
This book made me love John Steinbeck. And one of my favorite lines of all time is in this book. I bet you can’t guess what it is!
I have been an evangelist for this book—I’ve loaned it to friends, told countless people about it. And yet I’ve only read it once. Clearly, this one deserves more time.
I usually go for big, deep, thought-provoking books. This one just gives me plain, old-fashioned fuzzy feelings. And that’s ok.
6. Jane Eyre
Well… this goes without saying. (But in case I need to say it again…)
My favorite opening line of all time. I’ve been meaning to re-read this since I first read it as a freshman in college. I’ve learned so much more about Virginia Woolf since then.
Another Virginia Woolf. She’s such an enigma to me.
Another that I’ve already re-read. The story is timeless, though.
So do you like to re-read books? What’s on your TBRR list?