Do You Ever Re-Read Books You’ve Read Before?

Have you ever read a book that was so good you read it again? I have, but only a few.

Lola Reading - c GBR

Among the books I have read more than once are The Witness by Nora Roberts, The Forgotten by David Baldacci, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, A Necessary Woman by Helen VanSlyke, and now, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, is one of them.

OutlanderIn fact, the whole Outlander series fits that description. A couple of years ago, between December and March, I read all eight books of the Gabaldon’s wildly popular time-travel / historical fiction series.

In this series, Claire Beauchamp Randall accidentally steps between two standing stones in a place similar to Stonehenge. She suddenly finds herself in 1743, and her life is changed forever. Eventually, she meets several historical figures, and saves lives with her knowledge of modern medicine and sanitation.

Book 2:  Dragonfly in Amber

2 Dragonfly in AmberI am currently reading the series again, and am now reading book two, Dragonfly in Amber, and am enjoying it as much as I did the first time. I notice things I either missed, or simply did not pay attention to in my first reading. It’s the same as when you see a movie more than once. You pick up on things you missed the first time, especially near the beginning of the story.

Do You Like to Re-read Old Favorites?

Do you like to re-read favorite books, especially if it has been a few years since you first read them? What are your favorites? If you know of a great book, please share it’s title. I may need to read it, too.








About Maria Logan Montgomery

Maria lives with her husband and Maltese dog, "C.C." in central Florida. She is an avid gardener, history buff, prolific reader, public health educator, grant writer, artist, photographer, former part-time university faculty, and former consultant to non-profit organizations.
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2 Responses to Do You Ever Re-Read Books You’ve Read Before?

  1. I’m rereading a book I just read because I’m getting ready to review it. I also just reread a children’s book, The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson. It’s a Newbery winner, and I loved it the first time around. I think it’s a must read for anyone who is or about to be a foster parent of older children or a foster child of school age.


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