As we have often discussed, commiserated about, and listed, every reader has his or her reading list. It’s most likely longer than is feasible in a human lifetime, constantly being edited to change as you do, and, despite the editing, forever expanding. I love a good reading list, so today I wanted to ask you what’s on your rereading list.
I spend a lot of my time (too much perhaps!) bemoaning the precedence my reading list takes over my rereading list. In a world where I only get 80 or so years to read everything on my reading list (baring the possible existence of some afterlife where I get to spend all my ghostly time in a well-stocked library), I sprint ahead with it, much to the detriment of ever rereading anything.
I’ve been writing for LT’s Rereadings series for most of this year in an attempt to rectify the situation, but there are still books I want to reread. Off the top of my head, The Odyssey, Catherine Called Birdy, and possibly The Great Gatsby spring to mind. And, if I were ever brave enough, tackling those books we were forced to read throughout secondary school could only be a worthy exercise. Maybe I secretly do like Lord of the Flies or The Giver and they were just victims of circumstance for me. Time will tell!
In the meantime, do let me know what your rereading list looks like and how you form it. Are they old favorites you want to reread or books you think deserve a second shot at your affections?