Ten Rereadable Books Every Home Library Needs

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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People are creatures of habit.  We find a routine, and then we stick to it.

I'm sure you will quickly agree... I mean think about when you drive to work every day, or when you take your kids to school, you probably have mapped out the perfect route, and take it every day. When something happens to knock that route off course it can add a hurdle to your day you just do not want to deal with.

This pull towards routine often leads to readers finding comfort books that they return to often. The characters become friends almost that they want to visit with again and again...



rereadable books on Top Ten Tuesday list for Reading List


A friend of mine once said she keeps a list of those re-readable books so that when she picks up a few books that are not so good, or leave her wishing for something better, she can jump over to her trust collection of standbys that will always remind her that there are excellent stories out there.

So the issue is, how do we know which books are worth keeping on our shelves so that when we need to visit an old friend, she is there waiting?

Well thanks to the  Top Ten Tuesday on That Artsy Reader Girl prompt for top re-readable books, I'm going to share with you my go tos. Maybe add one or two to your 2018 list because I'd be willing to bet you will love them!

And to be honest, finding 10 was harder than it should have been... I guess that's a good thing... maybe my memory isn't completely shot!



10 Random Books Worth Re-Reading... Often...

  1. Anne of Green Gables - I know this story is very dated now... and for some, they are bored by it, but the simple focus on life, friendship, family, and focus on working each day for something, is often lost in life today.  Plus the determination to persevere of Anne can help lift anyone's spirit.
  2. The Screwtape Letters - While some might scoff at the religious nature of this story, the deeper meaning and look into what the darker side could be like is fascinating... besides we only know the true power the light because of the starkness of the dark. 
  3. The Chronicles of Narnia - And because CS Lewis wrote so well, the stories of Narnia, are a must for young readers, and the truth they hold carries over to adults who could learn so much by picking these up again and again. 
  4. Lord of the Rings - The masterpiece of Tolkien is often the inspiration for many fantasy worlds and adventures now, so why not look and see what inspires others?  Who knows you might find a new favorite friend amongst the large cast of characters. 
  5. Harry Potter - Clearly everyone knows of this chosen character who takes on evil and wins... but the series shows that while Harry might have to take a stand on his own at points, he draws upon the strength, wisdom, and courage of his friends and teachers to hold him up and give him a firm foundation.


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  6. To Kill a Mockingbird - Another classic that truly teaches the importance of firm morals and self-confidence, even if life and society refuse to acknowledge it.  While we are working towards our goals, others are watching, how do we want them to remember us? Scout might be telling this story, but it is more about Atticus than most students learn. 
  7. The Hunger Games - A newer series that might get washed away in time, but shouldn't.  Society will never be perfect because it is made up of people. And because of that, we need to remember to always keep fair checks and balances in place to keep mayhem from taking over and spiraling people into such a horrific situation... way too many parallels are made in this book for it to be ignored.  The more you read it, the more you will see. 
  8. The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales - And because this is my list, I'm ending with books that I adore, and wish more people would!  Don't get me wrong, Disney is fun... but Grimm's fairy tales hold so many more lessons, especially for older readers... life is not always pretty and clean, there are grey spots... and ugliness...
  9. A Court of Thorns & Roses - For me, this series, particularly book one and two, fill my heart with determination to keep on trying.  Life will beat on us, and we can take the time to heal from some of the blows, but other times we must be prepared to strike back. 
  10. The Selection Series - Another collection of books that are just plain fun... why watch the Bachelor when I can read a better take on it??  Maybe this one is just for some... but still super fun.










Clearly, I could add a ton more in different genres and such, but these are all works of fiction that make statements about the world, and that world, while always changing, will always have people... These books make statements that will stand the course of time.



rereadable books on Top Ten Tuesday list for Reading List



Which books do you keep on your shelves because you want to read them over and over?






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14 comments

  1. I can not re-read books but I love to re-read my favorite scenes. My TTT.

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    1. oh no! But I guess favorite scenes are still good too

      thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a beautiful list! And you're right, choosing just ten is almost an impossible task!

    Tolkien is an author I can read continuously over and over. There's nothing more magical to me than Middle Earth :)

    My TTT

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    1. I agree Middle Earth is amazing, for my imagination and my own creativity... just his ability to craft it so completely - amazing!

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  3. I do not re-read, but as a kid, I did love to re-read fairy tales. Fun fact: I took a class in college where I studied the Grimm's fairytales (but we read them in German). You list has a lot of wonderful old and new classics too. Fabulous list!

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    1. I took a "classic fairy tale" course too! We did fables and fairy tales from the world... it was fabulous

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  4. Great list! I am re-reading a lot of Grimm's fairytales to my 1 year old now :)

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    1. Aw that's so fun! I have totally used my kids as a way to re-read books - especially now that they are older and I can read them chapter books

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  5. To Kill A Mockingbird made my list this week too!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post this week:
    http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2018/02/top-ten-tuesday-top-20-books-i-want-to.html?showComment=1519763870518#c5107883999471523910

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    1. it's such an amazing story of perseverance I love it! Can't wait to see your list.

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  6. 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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  7. Yes to THG and I can't wait to re-read The Chronicles of Narnia, when I read them to my kiddos when they're a little bit older. I definitely have missed that world. ♥

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    1. YES!!! I love having kids to use as my excuse to reread MG books and live in those worlds again... :)

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