Books We Could Re-Read Forever

*happy sigh* Have at.

Jane

I rarely reread books, simple because I have sooooo many books I need to read and far too little time. Here are a few of the rare books I’ve enjoyed so much I’ve read them more than once!

  • Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer – The gripping account of an Everest expedition gone terribly wrong.
  • Pretty much anything by Erik Larson. A true master of engaging narrative nonfiction, whose titles I have read and reread.
  • Into the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick – What a thrill ride! This account of the true story that inspired Moby Dick is absolutely fascinating, though not for the faint of heart.
  • Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery – This is one of those books that I just keep returning to, especially when I need a comforting read. I love all of the books in the series, but this one has a special place in my heart.
  • Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne – Another favourite of my childhood, I love revisiting the 100 Acre Woods every few years to reconnect with my old friends Tigger, Piglet and Winnie the Pooh.

 

Janet

Unlike Jane and Nafiza, I am forever rereading. I love those books whose narratives reveal different aspects and new lights with every reread.

  • The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner. One word: Eugenides. Two more: Helen, Irene. Three: Sophos, Costis, Kamet. Four: the Magus, Teleus, Relius, the Minister of War. Five: Pol (oh, Pol), Heiro, Ianthe, Aristogiton, the woman whose name I have forgotten who tells Kamet to run. Six: Moira, Eugenides (the god), Hephestia, the unnamed goddess, Ennikar, Immakuk… I can go on, but you get the drift: who doesn’t love everyone in this world? (Except Nahauseresh. He can die.)
  • The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. Maia is a remarkable protagonist. Watching him adapt to life in court in which he is emperor — and watching him shape that court more to his liking — is infinitely satisfying.
  • Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho. Every page will have your heart singing out yes, yes, yes.
  • By Diana Wynne Jones: Howl’s Moving CastleHexwood, and Deep Secret. You already knew DWJ’s books would make this list, yes? Right.

Nafiza

 

Yash

 

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